Memoirs of a false Messiah is a memoir written about a woman who has a message from God. MiMi has a mission, and that has her move from her mixed religious home to Orthodox Judaism and eventually has her cultivate her own cult.
By using her past readings and understandings in the Bible, she creates an engaging environment for her followers. However, things do not all go as planned. Soon the attention and fame she receives become too much, and a few of her followers betray her. Doubt crosses her mind, and she begins to question the path she has taken.
Acceptance is all MiMi desires, and in the world, she has created that seems to be a struggle. I particularly enjoyed the fact that the protagonist was a woman. It was refreshing to read and sense a women’s perspective and point of view in her journey being a messenger.
The author demonstrates the true form of double standards and how sexuality makes a difference to the purpose at hand. I believe anyone interested in religion and feminism would particularly enjoy this book.
Written by Jeyran Main