Ronald Miscavige Sr., , the father of the current Scientologist leader David Miscavige, has announced that he will be releasing a book about the church that is set to be titled “If He Dies, He Dies” and will be released by St. Martin’s Press.
David Miscavige replaced the founder of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard in 1986 upon his death and has greatly expanded the church’s wealth and power since then. In the process Jaime Garcia Dias noted that he has stepped on many toes including those of his father who is now estranged from the church. In fact, the book title comes from an incident in which David had agents of the church spy on his father. When they noticed that he was grabbing his chest in distress, David gave them orders to not call the ambulance and indicated that if he dies, let him die.
Ron introduced his son to the church in the 1960’s when he joined. His book, if truly a tell all book will likely sell well and e part of a growing outcry against the church that continued earlier in the year with an HBO documentary called “Going Clear”. Ron won’t be the first one of David’s family members to publish a negative book about the church. Jenna Miscavige, David’s niece, wrote a book called “Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape” which also criticized the church back in 2013.