Demons, Deliverance, Discernment: Separating Fact from

Demons, Deliverance, Discernment: Separating Fact from Fiction about the Spirit World What are these evil spirits we call demons How can we recognize when and how they are influencing us And most importantly, how do we fight back In Demons, Deliverance, and Discernment, Fr Mike Driscoll answers all these questions and Drawing on his experience as a priest and counselor, and on his research with exorcists, Fr Driscoll clears up many popular misconceptions about demons and the spirit world and offers sound information and pastoral advice rooted in Catholic tradition, including What we know about demons from history, Scripture, and Church teaching How to tell whether personal problems come from mental illnesses or demonic attacks What exorcists actually do and don t do when they help people suffering possession Why homemade deliverance ministries are not a truly Catholic way to counter the influence of demons Authentic prayers and practices that will make evil spirits flee and invite God s grace into your heartThe devil has designs on our soul and hosts of wickedness who want to win it for him Know your enemy read Demons, Deliverance, and Discernment and prepare yourself for the fight

10 thoughts on “Demons, Deliverance, Discernment: Separating Fact from Fiction about the Spirit World

  1. says:

    This book takes a different focus then other books I have read on the subject Often even when there is a serious look at the subject there can besensationalist elements Not surprising since elements such as those fictionalized in The Exorcist are a draw for many I found the treatment of the subject in The Rite to be rather

  2. says:

    I ve read my fair share of books about exorcisms and demons This was by far my favorite The main point I got out of this book is that when discerning whether somebody is possessed, start with the presumption that the person is likely mentally ill Even if you start seeing signs of possession, still assume the person is mental

  3. says:

    A superb write up with good evidences and really gives great insight on recognizing demonic possession or distinguishing it from mental health issues Having worked in hospital where I encountered the potentiality of dealing with this issue a few times, I feel good that I am better equipped the next time I run into this type o

  4. says:

    The best and most useful explication of Church teachings regarding these topics I have found and there are lots of junky or even hazardous books out there This is clear, concise, and practical, with a what you really ought to know and frankly, what you don t need to meddle with, as well orientation.

  5. says:

    Low rating could be due to it not being what I expected It was formulaic instead of dynamic The author does a good job of explaining cultures and their varied beliefs on demons etc he then explains mental disorders and their being diagnosed mis as possession etc In between he sprinkles stories of exorcists Maybe I was expecting

  6. says:

    a primer on the church s view of demons, spirits and how exorcists and their work is accomplished Fr Mike does a very good job providing clear explanations of events and discerning spirit from natural occurrences.

  7. says:

    This was a great book on the demonic Probably the best I ve read so far

  8. says:

    I was worried that this would be a scary book It s not, it s straightforward Apparently, the simple prayers work best.

  9. says:

    What a great book full of no nonsense If your looking to learnabout demons how they affect you and the Catholic Church teaching read this book

  10. says:

    Demons, Deliverance, Discernment Separating Fact from Fiction about the Spirit World is a sensible, highly readable book about some complex and sensitive areas.He writes in the book that he wants to write a different sort of book about this topic, and he succeeds impressively.C.S Lewis wrote in the preface to The Screwtape Letters,

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