Without a Prayer (Hardcover)

The Death of Lucas Leonard and How One Church Became a Cult

By Susan Ashline

Pegasus Books, 9781643130729, 400pp.

Publication Date: August 6, 2019

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Nine members of Lucas' church would eventually find themselves facing murder-related charges. But how did they get to that point? And what made Lucas confess? The full story has never been told--until now.

Emmy-nominated journalist Susan Ashline delves deep into the Leonard family history, the darkness within the Word of Life Christian Church, and what led Lucas, his family, and his community to that fateful night.