I had the privilege to write a chapter in this book, THINK BIG, with forward by Sir Richard Branson. There are additional 15 Thought Leaders in the book like Brian Tracey and Les Brown. I feel very grateful!
AUTHOR GUNTHER FRANTZ CELEBRATES NEW BOOK BEWARE OF FRIENDLY DANGER AT SIR ELTON JOHN’S OSCARS PARTY
POSTED ON APRIL 16, 2018
Los Angeles – April 16, 2018 – Australian Author Günther Frantz proudly celebrated the release of his book at the Celebrity Fast Track event in Los Angeles, California and was an honored guest at the A-List celebrity-studded Oscars viewing party hosted by Sir Elton John and David Furnish.
Günther Frantz’s autobiography
Beware of Friendly Danger: The Story of a Cult of Horror Survivor
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Günther Frantz’s memoir describes the horrific treatment he endured at one man’s hands, and how he found the strength to survive. Let his story help you find a better future.
How does a child end up in a cult? In what reads like fiction, Frantz reveals how Pastor Anthony Scott Williams entrapped thousands of victims into the Pentecostal Church of Christ with his twisted version of religion.
A life of slavery: Frantz reveals how his manipulator instilled the fear of damnation into his flock, leaving them destitute while building their leader’s multi-million-dollar homes. How did one man have such a hold over thousands, stealing their incomes, family time and freedom? Frantz reveals all.
A life of abuse: From age 11, Scott groomed Frantz to be his‘special assistant’. Despite feeling sickened, Frantz was powerless to stop the molesting. Once married and with children, he thought the sexual abuse would end, but it did not.
About the Author:
Günther Frantz is a Public Keynote Speaker, Business and Personal breakthrough coach and Author based in Perth, Western Australia. A trained NLP practitioner and counselor, he helps dozens of clients turn their lives around and achieve greatness where there is only fear and devastation. Follow his incredible story on ABC’s Four Corners (televised initially on July 24, 2014) or read his astonishing autobiography.
Beware of friendly danger: Gnangara man chronicles sexual abuse suffered as part of church cult
GUNTHER Frantz (52) spent half his life in a Christian cult where he suffered sexual abuse at the hands of a “self-appointed apostle”.
Mr Frantz recently published an autobiography, Beware of friendly danger, about the 26 years he spent within a Pentecostal church, which some of his family joined when he was a child in Germany.
He said he was 11 when he met “self-appointed apostle” Scott Williams, an Australian who went to Germany to start a church in the 1970s.
Now living in Gnangara, he told the Times he had become a full member of the church by the time he was 14.
He said Mr Williams started sexually abusing him when he was 12 by having showers and using saunas naked together at a swimming facility, then having sexual massages.
“He taught me to massage him from top to bottom, front and back,” Mr Frantz wrote in his book.
“Scott exposed his genitals and encouraged me to touch him.
“I remember feeling very uncomfortable and uncertain about the situation.
“I was indoctrinated and desensitised and believed his teachings. He was my pastor.”
As a young adult, Mr Frantz studied in New Zealand, then worked full time as a pastor in Coffs Harbour at a time when there were many Germans coming to Australia as missionaries in the mid-1990s.
The abuse continued for more than two decades until he realised his nephew was also being abused, then he and three other victims went to the police with their allegations.
“I always thought I was the only one,” he said. Following a lengthy investigation, Anthony ‘Scott’ Williams was charged with multiple counts of aggravated sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault and other offences.
The trial was due to start in 2012, but the judge granted a permanent stay of proceedings as Mr Williams was deemed medically unfit to stand trial. He died in 2015.
Mr Frantz said he always wanted to write a book, finally taking up a friend’s challenge to do it last December and a book launch date in Los Angeles was quickly set for March.
“I can share my story openly, freely because for me I know it will help others dealing with issues I dealt with,” he said.
“I don’t ever want anybody to go through what I went through.”
The father-of-five said people who were victims of abuse often had poor relationships with loved ones.
“The people I loved the most, I hurt the most,” he said.
“I was an emotional yo-yo.
“I was not nice to be around; I felt ashamed; I felt guilty; I hated myself.”
Mr Frantz said he had forgiven himself, and, while his marriage ended, he now had good relationships with his children and his current partner.
“I do not blame God or any religion or organisation for what happened to me,” he said.
“It was a perpetrator who had evil intentions.
“I still believe in God.”
The church, Christian Assemblies International, is still running, including in the eastern states, New Zealand, US, UK and South Africa.
It acknowledged the history of abuse on its website, and said that behaviour was not condoned.
Mr Frantz described his former church as a “closed brethren” that was difficult to leave.
“Everybody outside the organisation would be seen as a heathen,” he said.
“If you did not follow the doctrines, you were not included to be saved; you would burn in hell.”
With a diploma in counselling, Mr Frantz now works part time doing break-through sessions for people who have been mentally, physically or sexually abused.
“I wanted to give back to the community,” he said.
Dribble Blessings! Three books in 12 months has been an amazing achievement for me. I was diagnosed Dyslexic at the age of 4 and spent 26 years in a religious christian cult. I feel grateful for all the support around me and remember: You are not a victim. Your story isn’t over. No matter what you have been through, you’re still here! Take action to make the change now!
I finished writing my Autobiography One Year Ago! WOW – WHAT A JOURNEY IT HAS BEEN!!! Thanks to EVERYONE who has supported me, shared with me, and has been part of my journey – feeling GRATEFUL!!!
I had the privilege to write a chapter in this book, THINK BIG, with forward by Sir Richard Branson. There are additional 15 Thought Leaders in the book like Brian Tracey and Les Brown. I feel very grateful and thanks to Cydney O’Sullivan who made this possible!
I had the privilege to write a chapter in this book, Reaching for the Light, with forward by Former TV Star of Hey Dad, now author and humanitarian Sarah Monahan. There are additional 6 Warriors & 1 Redeemed Soul in the book I feel very grateful and thanks to Petros Galanoulis who made this possible!
Another dream come true – what a fantastic start to 2019!!!!🙏🍾💥Looking forward to Bigger & Better future – TO YOUR SUCCESS!
DEAR FAMILY & FRIENDS,
I wanted to let you know that my book, Beware of Friendly Danger, has been released TODAY and I would greatly appreciate your support in helping to spread the news!
Here is a quick overview of the book:
If you suffered at the hands of an abuser for over 20 years, would you give in? Or find the courage to escape?
At 11 years old, Günther Frantz met Scott Williams – a man who, under the guise of Pastor of a Pentecostal church, subjected him to decades of sexual and mental abuse. In his explicit and painfully honest memoir, the author recalls the horrific journey he, his wife, family and thousands of global worshippers took to appease their leader…
There are three things to take away from Beware of Friendly Danger – The Story of a Cult Survivor.
The first is the need to make people aware that grooming of children and adults is out there and that it can manifest itself in many guises. The second is to question the difference between groups and cults. And the third is that, despite the bleakest of situations, every victim who is still alive has a future.
Readers of Nelson Mandela’s Long Walk to Freedom will appreciate Frantz’s tone and how he uses his story to encourage a positive and hopeful outcome for others – no matter how dark a place they are in.
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