FN Encyclopedia

From XFamily - Children of God
DISCLAIMER: Publications by The Family are archived here for educational purposes. The content is occasionally sexually explicit, offensive or promotive of criminal acts and we collect them to document their existence and wording but do not condone the points of view or activities. Original spelling, grammar, and style have been preserved where possible.

In 1985, The Family published a 1340-page book titled The FN Encyclopedia. The book consisted of reprints of many FN articles from 1977 to 1982.

In the early 1990s, Family leaders ordered the book to be purged. As a result, most copies of the book were destroyed and, as of early 2008, only a small handful are still in existence (primarily in the collections of former members).


The FN ENCYCLOPEDIA includes over 2200 FN articles originally published during 1977-82, including comments made by Dad & Maria pertaining to different situations. Top articles from all FNs up to & including BOTM 2 (FN 52) have been reprinted in the FN ENCYCLOPEDIA.* In order to quickly & economically produce such a valuable large volume which includes so much material, it was necessary to reduce the original photo quality & size of text, which should, however, be sufficient for reference purposes.

A complete index to the FN ENCYCLOPEDIA may be found in the FINDEX section of the PUBDEX. In order to take full advantage of the material published in the FN ENCYCLOPEDIA, you must use it along with the FINDEX, as all articles in the FN ENCYCLOPEDIA are systematically categorised both by subject & by author in the FINDEX listing.

Have you ever wanted to read up on the RNR, or the FF Explosion in Tenerife? Or have you unsuccessfully tried to find a certain FN article, or just simply not had all the Mags needed to research a particular subject? Now with the FN ENCYCLOPEDIA & FINDEX, you can now do all this & more! We pray this will be a helpful tool so that you can benefit from the high-quality material that the Family has written over the years.

( * With the exception of specialised non-news issues: True Komix FNs 19,26,29 4 31; Mobile Ministry FN 25; L. American edition FN 28; Flannelgraph FN 33.)


Page scans

Related Family publications


The FN Encyclopedia does not have a table of contents or an index. However, in 1985, The Family also published the Pubdex and it included a section called the FINDEX which included a detailed index of the articles found in the FN Encyclopedia

  • PDF IconFindex Cover and Introduction (909k, 3 pages) – pages 195-199.
  • PDF IconAphabetical List of Categories (382k, 1 page) — "A List of 400 Categories into which virtually all the articles ever written by the Family have been indexed" – pages 200-201.
  • PDF IconTable of Subjects (2.9MB, 7 pages) — "A directory for finding things in the FINDEX" – pages 202-214.
  • PDF IconThe Findex (27.9MB, 67 pages) — "A categorical listing of all the titles & authors of virtually all published articles, along with where to find them" – pages 215-347.
  • PDF IconFindex Author Index (11.53MB, 32 pages) — "A chronological listing of virtually every article written by every person who has ever written anything published for the Family" – pages 348-410.