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Overview In this powerful book, the renowned exorcist of Rome tells of his many experiences in his ministry as an exorcist doing battle with Satan to relieve the great suffering of people in the grip of evil. The importance of the ministry to "expel demons" is clearly seen in the Gospels, from the actions of the Apostles, and from Church history. Fr. Amorth allows the reader to witness the activities of the exorcist, to experience what an exorcist sees and does. He also reveals how little modern science, psychology, and medicine can do to help those under Satan's influence, and that only the power of Christ can release them from this kind of mental, spiritual or physical suffering. An Exorcist Tells His Story has been a European best-seller that has gone through numerous printings and editions. No other book today so thoroughly and concisely discusses the topic of exorcism.
Publishers Description In this powerful book, the renowned exorcist of Rome tells of his many experiences in his ministry as an exorcist doing battle with Satan to relieve the great suffering of people in the grip of evil. The importance of the ministry to "expel demons" is clearly seen in the Gospels, from the actions of the Apostles, and from Church history. Fr. Amorth allows the reader to witness the activities of the exorcist, to experience what an exorcist sees and does. He also reveals how little modern science, psychology, and medicine can do to help those under Satan's influence, and that only the power of Christ can release them from this kind of mental, spiritual or physical suffering. An Exorcist Tells His Story has been a European best-seller that has gone through numerous printings and editions. No other book today so thoroughly and concisely discusses the topic of exorcism.
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Studio: Ignatius Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.01" Width: 5.28" Height: 0.68" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2000
Publisher Ignatius Press
ISBN 0898707102 ISBN13 9780898707106 UPC 008987071020
Reviews - What do customers think about An Exorcist Tells His Story?
Priests: Learn Your Trade or Change Your Job! May 2, 2008
When a priest writes that, in practice, exorcisms should never be performed, Father Gabriele says, "Son, learn your trade or change your job!"
That was my favorite line in the book.
Long before I started reading books from this site I had a horrible experience with what we thought was a ghost, in our ignorance. Recently a couple of lamps were turned on in my presence, with the click of the knob, and I was frantic to find a priest who would talk to me about this - but I was pooh-poohed and dismissed with a No, it's not the devil.
I started praying, asking, is there a devil? Are these strange things that have happened to me the work of the devil? Or are you punishing me?
God answers prayers, St. Teresa of Avila says, through people and books. A woman at a website started talking about curses out of the blue and mentioned this book - it answered more questions than I thought I had!
I was raised to believe that "the devil" was a term for "evil," a way to scare children and explain temptation.
But once Father Gabriele is done citing all the Biblical and experiential evidence, no one can put down the book NOT believing that Satan was cast out of heaven and he and his minions still roam the earth.
Indeed, any spirits procured at seances are demons and any ghosts or poltergeists are actually demons, too. He explains that when people die their souls go straight to heaven, hell or purgatory. They don't roam the earth.
But the devil does.
This is a huge work and a real wake-up call for the Church. Too many priests don't believe this part of our reality, and people like me need them to. This is their most important job!
Highly recommended. Covers not just the rarer possessions, but the diabolical oppressions that cause loss of business, health and relationships. The cure for these, besides a priest's help, is Communion, Confession (powerful, he says) and prayer. Prayer, prayer prayer. Off to get his second book!
Evil Exists Mar 4, 2008
The long and short of Father Amorth's story is that evil exists. This may not appeal to the materialist or the relativist, but their denial of the existence of evil does not make evil a non-reality. Too many souls have been plagued by demonic forces through the centuries to ignore or deny the existence of the fallen angels or evil spirits. While the book did make me uncomfortable as times, I nevertheless identified with times in my life that I too was under some demonic attack or strong temptation. Those who deny that they have ever been severely tempted or attached by evil are not being true to themselves.
An Exorcist Tells His Story Feb 28, 2008
This is an excellent book! I highly recommend it to anyone who is intersted in the truth about how evil effects the world. It is important that we are educated about Satan and how he works in order to protect ourselves from his temptations. Fr. Amorth is extremely experienced and his writings are full of information and easy to read!
could not put this book down! Nov 16, 2007
This book is awesome, I was told to read it by a priest who I met at a healing mass, its not scary at all its just amazing how evil can squirm itself into anyones life, with things that some people would think are normal, for example(quiji boards, tarot readers) I finished reading the book in three days, it was that good, I highly recomend this book
Case Book of an Exorcist Sep 13, 2007
This book needs courage to read, not because of featuring the art and science of diabolical possession but the challenge it will provoke. Possession is one of the controversial subjects that often cross boarders of theology and psychology, Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID); the former name of multiple or split personality disorder as science may call it. Author Fr. Gabriel Amorth has the cure for this problem whether it is supernatural or psychological. Reading through the book, one will find that Fr. Amorth, an erudite scholar and humble priest; a great fidei defensor, show us the workings of evil and its tentacles on human souls. His words will challenge us, and we can either accept or reject his views but one can never simply ignore the impact these pages going to make. Fr. Gabriele is the senior exorcist of Roman Catholic Church. He became an official Vatican exorcist in June 1986 under the tutelage of Father Candido Amantini. In 1990, he founded the International Association of Exorcists and was president until he retired, at 75, in the year 2000 and became the honorary president for life of the association. This book is his memoir and experiences. A great read for anyone interested in demonology, abnormal psychology and possession.