Child of Satan, Child of God
Child Of Satan, Child Of God is the autobiography of convicted killer turned born-again Christian Susan Atkins. From the beginning, it’s apparent Susan fails to find happiness in anything she does. Her constant need to fill a void within herself, seems to lead her down every wrong turn in life, culminating with the murders and her being ostracized by the family after her confessions. This book is interesting because it is a first hand account, but it leaves many questions unanswered.
Book Description: “Someone spoke my name. It was a strong voice, a man’s voice. ‘Susan Atkins.’ Mrs. Barstow – my Sunday school teacher – moved my arm toward the aisle, and with her other hand gave me a gentle shove forward. I looked at the front of the church sanctuary….”
People stretched and turned to see the tiny figure walking nervously down the aisle, the one who had received the greatest number of gold stars for her Sunday school lessons.
Who ever thought that that little girl would one day devoutly follow a self-styled savior named Charles Manson and eventually be convicted of murdering seven persons?
Child of Satan, Child of God is the powerful story of Susan’s life: from Sunday school to multiple murder; from satanic worship to “born-again” Christianity.
Having donated her complete share of proceeds from this book to “New Life,” a nonprofit ministry for girls in trouble, Susan is living proof that God meets repentance with forgiveness and is able to transform even death row convicts into the likeness of His own children.
Publisher: Menelorelin Dorenay’s Publishing (December 15, 2011)