He tackles the book objectively from both sides (much like a reporter) and lets the reader come to their own conclusions. There are two books I have read in my brief life that truly frightened me. If you simply want a thrilling account (5 actually) of demonic possession, read this book -- maybe it'll scare some sense into you. Reviewed in the United States on June 6, 2018. Read "Hostage to the Devil The Possession and Exorcism of Five Contemporary Americans" by Malachi Martin available from Rakuten Kobo. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 6, 2019. Start by marking “Hostage to the Devil: The Possession and Exorcism of Five Contemporary Americans” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Download for print-disabled. 1992, HarperSanFrancisco. Hostage to the devil: the possession and exorcism of five living Americans. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Good psychological and psychiatric insights. Dr. Martin delivers on his harrowing tales of true demonic possession. Video. has been added to your Cart. Exorcisms are rigorously documented from beginning to end and a diary kept by the priest in charge according to strict protocols. Malachi Martin, a Jesuit priest, writes about 5 cases of exorcism in more of a psychiatric tone than religious. A few weeks ago I finished a fascinating book by Malachi Martin titled “Hostage to the Devil: The Possession and Exorcism of Five Contemporary Americans.” Now I don’t know how many thousands of books I’ve read over my lifetime, quite a few I’m sure, but I … HOWEVER, I also felt that a lot of the stories he tells, along with how he tells them, are too heavily influenced/biased by Catholic politics & dogma ...which kind of bugged me through my reading of the book. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 1, 2018. I am not giving five stars because I liked it. You are now walking with double vision, a second sight, as the old people used to say.”. I think it's because I believe in the concept of "evil" being some sort of entity that exists in the universe (in the form of the devil and his demons) and I guess I believe that given the right person and the right circumstances, this evil can possess people. Although p. I have done quite a bit of research on possession for a story, and I can honestly say that this book actually scared me. NOT recommended for mere curiosity sake. This author was an exorcist and that alone sold me. 5.0 out of 5 stars Hostage to the Devil: Malachi Martin. ), This observation refers to the original purchased and read in 1976. Learning from the brilliant Malachi Martin is an absolute gift. Some of the accounts are so diabolical that they descend into a depth of evil most of us would never even conceive of; and, quite frankly, are better off not even being exposed to, even in a book. One On One With SatanA chilling and highly convincing account of possession and exorcism in modern America, hailed by NBC Radio as one of the most stirring books... Free Shipping on all orders over $10. Christianity was once Jewish. An exorcist locked in combat with an ancient evil. Consider prayer and meditation before reading, as it is a difficult subject that threatens sanity if not approached with Martin's clarity and professionalism. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Unable to add item to List. Dr. Martin delivers on his harrowing tales of true demonic possession. .orange-text-color {font-weight:bold; color: #FE971E;}Ask Alexa to read your book with Audible integration or text-to-speech. Actually, that's not true.

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A chilling and highly convincing account of possession and exorcism in modern America, hailed by NBC Radio as "one of the most stirring books on … Reviewed in the United States on February 12, 2019. Much like "Old Scratch" himself, (** 2.5 stars downgraded to 2 because, well, I can't actually give it a 2.5-star review and I was instructed once to always round down. I kept nodding off while reading this. The immense ordeal undergone by all, especially the lead priest, is an unseen matter in this modern world of ours, Psychiatry has relegated many cases to the DSM ( Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) and some exorcist like Malachi Martin estimate that 50% of so called schizophrenics could be helped by the spiritual aid of exorcism rather than pharmacology in closed wards. This is not the first book I have read in this topic but I would say that this is one of the most detailed one among those, revealing some of the elements which makes the possessions the reality of our modern times. Buy it! The fact that Martin himself is a Catholic theologian sheds a little doubt on what are extremely extraordinary accounts, and the embellished prose likewise detracts from a factual tone. Then, earlier this week, when I was at the radio studio recording my own Praying the Rosary for Spiritual Warfare it seemed apposite to borrow Martin’s book when I saw it on the bookshelf. He received a second Guggenheim fellowship in 1969, which enabled him to write his first of four bestsellers, Hostage to the Devil: The Possession and Exorcism of Five Living Americans. It is the only work to describe the stages of exorcism and it is obviously based on an enormous amount of personal experience. I was really really torn with the amount of stars to give this book. Gabriele Amorth's An Excorcist Tells His Story, Ignatius Press. Malachi Martin sheds light to the horrors of demonic possession in a very intellectual, informative and personal manner that connected me to the victims and opened my eyes. This is a shocking account of possession, deviant psychology, and most importantly: the religious approach to combating it. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. There are aspects to this book I thought were unbelievably great but at the same time there were some massive let downs. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. HarperOne; Reissue edition (October 1, 1992), Reviewed in the United States on November 25, 2017, Reviewed in the United States on December 18, 2019. The Judaisms of Jesus’ Followers: An Introduction to Early Christianity in its Jewi... “The most shattering book on demonic possession isn’t fiction at all but Malachi Martin’s spellbinding work of interpretive reporting.” -- New York (Sunday) Daily News, Malachi Martin eminent theologian, premier authority on the Roman Catholic Church, and former professor at the Vatican's Pontifical Biblical Institute-is the author of such national bestsellers as, "In the barrage of books on possession and exorcism, this is undoubtedly the most authoritative and convincing.

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