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47 of 48 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding, May 7, 2005
This review is from: An Exorcist: More Stories (Paperback)
When C.S. Lewis wrote "The Screwtape Letters" he wrote an extraordinary and literary account of Satan and his minions ordinary daily activity: temptation. Thus, temptation is with us all, every day. However, as the Bible and tradition teach us, occasionally, when the Lord allows them for the good of salvation, the Devil and Demons involve themselves in extraordinary activity. This activity includes, but is not limited to, Demonic Possession.

In this important book, which is even better than his first on Ignatius press, Fr. Amorth systematically outlines, defines, and explains this extraordinary demonic activity in an easy to read, yet scholarly way.

After reading this book, I was more convinced than ever that regular prayer and frequent reception of the sacraments (especially The Eucharist and Confession) are incredibly important. However, as other reviewers have noted, this book is not an effective "apology." If you do not believe in Satan, or evil, this book is not likely to convince you. For that I recommend starting with Lewis (Mere Christianity, Screwtape, etc.) and then moving on from there.

This book is highly recommended. For Christian warriors, knowing how the enemy works is a singular advantage.
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41 of 42 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "Recommended for Everyone", August 7, 2002
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Johannes Platonicus (South Bend, Indiana) - See all my reviews
This review is from: An Exorcist: More Stories (Paperback)
Father Gabriele Amorth, one of Rome's primary exorcists, wrote this work as a continuation of his first, the best-selling book "An Exorcist Tells His Story." In this present work, he sheds further light upon points discussed in his previous book, while he gives concrete examples from his own experiences--and from other leading exorcists as well--in order to back up his points. "An Exorcist: More Stories," is an excellent, instructive, and helpful guide to understanding and overcoming the presence of evil in the world of today. It is recommend for everyone: it will compel skeptics to consider the possibility of demons looming in the air, and it will equip those who already believe in demons with all the essential knowledge needed to thwart evil.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great follow - up, April 17, 2002
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I'm in the middle of this book, and I just wanted to say that it is a great sequel to AN EXORCIST TELLS HIS STORY. This book further explores demonic activity an the occult. It also provides examples from various case histories. Fr. Amorth spotlights a topic that gets little, if any, exposure in the Church today. If you're curious about what can be done to combat the devil, read this book, and its predecessor.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For those wanting more, January 30, 2003
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If you loved Father Amorth's first book yet found yourself wanting more, this is the book for you. Written in the same clear cut style, Father Amorth once again lays out spiritual truths in a way understandable to everyone.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Insightful book, May 12, 2007
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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?
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a little drier than the first, but still good, May 15, 2007
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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.

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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wisdom from a man of God, March 25, 2002
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This is an outstanding book of how easy it can be to let the devil infiltrate your life. Father Amorth's words were very direct and to the point. I was particularly interested in reading more about the musical tones and Hard Rock music that was dedicated to Satin prior to being released on CD's. Since most of us are baby boomer age we pretty much grew up on Hard Rock and I would of liked to have had more facts and examples in that area. A list of song distribution company names etc.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Must Read by Fr. Amorth!, June 2, 2006
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This book presents more in depth insight into exorcism. Fr. Amorth provides individual cases of demonic possession in his follow-up book. This book really shows the many types of situations that the exorcist would encounter. Fr. Amorth warns against practicing the occult. He also provides more prayers in the book. This book includes quotes from Sacred Scripture that point out Christ's authority over Satan and how the Church has the authority to cast out devils. The various scenarios that Fr. Amorth provides are gripping. Once again, I encourage all Catholic clergy and seminarians to read this book along with the first book. They are both easy to read and very to the point.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Exorcist: More Stories, February 29, 2008
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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!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If You Disbelieve, No Explanation is Enough; If You Believe, No Explanation is Necessary!, June 30, 2006
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To paraphrase the immortal line from the opening scenes of the movie "The Song of Bernedette" about the Lourdes' apparition in the 1800s, for the unbeliever, this book would not produce any response but for the believer, this is a very powerfull book.

Not as many examples of possession cases here as in the previous book but perhaps better here we get expansions on the issue itself and on the ways to prevent possession and to steer clear of evil forces. No Christian can afford to not take this and the previous books seriously as the Gospels themselves speak of Jesus and his Apostles frequently casting out demons. Satan is also described as tempting Jesus and in the Letter of Peter, we even have the Devil described as a ravenous lion who never sleeps and constantly looks to cause mayhem and trouble for humans.

This book is a great wake-up call to not take our faith for granted and to leave ourselves exposed to attack. Essential reading for all Christians.
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