Tamara Mathieu: All Who Believed - A Memoir of Life in the Twelve Tribes

Wednesday, June 5, 2024 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
2 Center St
Suite 1
Rutland, VT 05701

Please join us for an evening with Vermont author Tamara Mathieu to celebrate the release of her debut book, All Who Believed: A Memoir of Life in the Twelve Tribes.

“Come for a day or to stay!” beckons the maroon double-decker bus called The Peacemaker. One couple, searching for peace and a better life, did just that. In August of 2000, Tamara Mathieu and her husband gave up everything they had and joined the Twelve Tribes, a worldwide religious organization, with their 17-month-old son. They were just 23 years old. Fourteen years and three more children later, they fled back to “the real world.” This is the story of Tamara’s journey to freedom.

All Who Believed gives an honest look behind the scenes of the day-to-day life of a married woman and mother in the Twelve Tribes, exposing the abuse and mind control that is a normal part of that life, as well as the controversial beliefs of this cult next door. 

Tamara Mathieu works for Northwestern Counseling and Support Services in St. Albans, Vermont, as lead facilitator of a day program for adults with developmental disabilities. She resides in Swanton with her husband and children. She now also has two granddaughters, Ella and Emersyn. All Who Believed is her first book. 

DATE:  Wednesday, June 5th, 6:30 pm

LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Rutland, 2 Center Street, downtown Rutland

ADMISSION:  This event is free and open to all.  Advance registration is helpful, but not required.  Please register below.

BOOKS: Signed copies of All Who Believed will be available at the event. Can't make it to the event but still want to purchase a signed, personalized copy? Click HERE. Copies will be available after the event on June 5th. If you ordered a book for store pick up, we will contact you as soon as it's ready. If you ordered a book with shipping, please allow an additional 7-10 days for delivery.