For those with an interest in the rise and fall of the wacky Worldwide Church of God, good news: major excerpts from Greg Doudna's ground breaking book, Showdown at Big Sandy, are now accessible online, and the full version, originally quite expensive, has come down in price. Published in 2006, this is one of the few really essential treatments of this singular American sect, once a major player in the apocalyptic marketplace.
Greg writes: ... I have extensive excerpts of Showdown at Big Sandy newly available on my website, www.scrollery.com. I have also got the book available at a more reasonable price on Amazon, Lulu, and Nook e-book. Plus most of the book is accessible for viewing on Google Books, for any who want to check a footnote.
My previous review can be found in PDF format. As before I thoroughly recommend the book, and would do so on the strength of Greg's treatment of the British-Israel nonsense alone. A unique personal account that is also, while very approachable, informed by real scholarship. Definitely worth checking out.