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Overview Following up his international best-selling book, An Exorcist Tells His Story, Fr. Gabriele Amorth, the renowned chief exorcist of Rome, expands on some of the key topics of his previous book, covering important details about demonic or occult issues. He uses concrete examples from his own experiences and those of other exorcists to illustrate and substantiate his points. Since satanic sects, occultism, seances, fortune-tellers and astrologers are so widespread today, Father Amorth asks the question why is it so difficult today to find an exorcist, or a priest who is an expert in this field? The example and the teaching of Christ is very clear, as is the tradition of the Church. But today's Catholics are often misinformed. Exorcisms are reserved for appointed priests, while all believers can make prayers of liberation. What is the difference? What norms must be followed? What problems are still open and unresolved in this field? The new book by Father Amorth answers these and many other questions, supporting his discourse with a rich exposition of recent facts. A valuable, practical and instructive manual for priests and lay people, on how to help many who are suffering. "Gabriele Amorth's second book is a calm, straight-forward account of his own experiences and the principles of faith that govern how he deals with demonic problems or manifestations. This book narrates the experiences of an exorcist, and it explains what must be done to meet them. Amorth is especially critical of priests and bishops, either because of a lack of faith or a lack of knowledge, who have nothing to do with real issues of the faithful. The book is not sensationalist; it is however gripping and informative. Amorth is striking in his humility and serious effort to be objective and to stay within the limits of the Church's teaching on these delicate issues." -James V. Schall, S.J., Georgetown University
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Studio: Ignatius Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.88" Width: 5.28" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2002
Publisher Ignatius Press
ISBN 0898709172 ISBN13 9780898709179 UPC 008987091721
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A balanced account of demonic activity Jun 9, 2008
I picked this book up, having had difficulty swallowing his previous book, which seemed to me to be over the top. For whatever reason, I was able to take this one a lot better, particularly as Fr Amorth takes care to ground his ministry in the activity of Christ and of his Church in the new Testament and in sacred tradition. What was most convincing was the large extract from a talk given by Paul VI in 1972. In that famous talk, Paul VI is quiet clear about the activity of Satan and notes the dismay one feels at some of the temptations presented to us (Amorth called this Satan's ordinary activity)
Amorth's book is important to remind one of the cosmic battle between the Church and the Prince of darkness but it would be wrong to reflect on it too much - however, a reminder from time to time is essential for balance.
An Exorcist: More Stories Feb 29, 2008
I greatly enjoyed reading this book by Fr. Amorth. I thought it was well organized, and I learned so much about the many topics. I especially liked the real life examples at the end of each topic. The book is easy to read, and hard to put down if one is interested in this subject. I liked this book even better than the first one because of the topics expounded upon. I really liked that there is a clear message of HOPE in Jesus Christ and the Church throughout the book. Fight the good fight!
Must-Have Dec 11, 2007
This is another must-have for the student of demonology. Written by the pre-eminent Vatican exorcist, this book, along with his first book, provide the reader with a basic break-down of obsession, infestation, and possession, the methods of dealing with these issues, cautions about the occult, etc. Well-written and edited.
a little drier than the first, but still good May 15, 2007
Fr. Gabriele Amorth, Chief Exorcist of Rome, continues his message of deliverance and liberation from demonic influences in his sequel to the best selling "An Exorcist Tells His Story". This time, he expands on the church's teachings on exorcism within the Catholic Church, and he includes written testimonies from those whom he has helped in the past. More prayers of deliverance are offered at the end of the book.
Even though this book is essentially a continuation of Fr. Amorth's first book, the urgency that existed in the first book for the need for trained priests and bishops in the Catholic Church is still there. In this book, he gives yet more examples of how cunning and deceptive evil spirits can be, and gives many indications on how a true affliction can be detected or discerned. He even takes lay deliverance one step further from his previous book, which only mentioned the Protestant and lay deliverance ministries, and gives some examples of how and when these have been effective.
Still, Fr. Amorth is insistent that exorcism, as a sacramental, is only to be performed by priests with their bishop's approval. Anything else is not strictly speaking an exorcism, and yet he gives examples of lay (female!) saints who cast out spirits through their holiness, even when a priest failed using the Rite of Exorcism! This shows that a life of holiness goes a long way towards spiritual warfare, that men and women alike are called to holiness, and that deliverance is not restricted to Catholic priests.
If you are interested in learning more about exorcism as a Catholic sacramental, then this is definitely a must read book! If you are interested in lay deliverance, then I would recommend another of the more popular books available on deliverance. While this is a fascinating topic, the view presented in this book is strictly from a traditional Roman Catholic perspective.
Insightful book May 12, 2007
I found this book to be forthcoming and very insightful. There is no sense of "playing it up" for dramatic effect. It is a very straight forward book. Everyone should own a copy. It makes us realize how close evil/satan/demons really are. So often you find people who do not believe in the devil. After reading this book, how could you not?