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In Glimpses of the Devil, Peck returns to this dark and controversial chapter, expanding upon his beliefs in demonic possession. Like many science-educated professionals, Peck was a skeptic when it came to believing in the devil. But here he gives readers the complete story of his conversion as well as a full account of the two clinical cases that made him a believer as well as an exorcist. Because he videotaped the exorcisms, the dialog and scene work is stunningly authentic and convincing.
Some have criticized this discussion as disappointingly dry. One might argue that Pecks restraint when it comes to dramatics and sensationalism is this books strength. Pecks mission is not to entertain, but rather to request a more expansive discussion of evil, so that science entertains the possibility of the devil and demonic entities. He also hopes that we will begin a serious discussion of interventions against demonic possession that arent limited to the restraints of the Catholic Church.
Fans of Peck may also discover an unexpected gift within this controversial discussion. Peck is now an elder. Once a best-selling icon, he is aging into humbleness, comfortably admitting his mistakes and arrogance when it came to those early exorcisms. This softness and humility seem to elevate his authority, and we can only hope that he will offer more books from this voice in the years to come. --Gail Hudson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
If you're interested in the subject, this is a very good book to purchase.
What I found disturbing about this book is that Peck really doesn't seem to present a very convincing case as to WHY he believes these women were possessed.
From reading his books I can't help but get the feeling that while Peck sincerely wanted to help people he was too caught up in himself.
I haven't finished reading this yet. However, as someone whose perspective has evolved over the years, I'm excited, even relieved to see someone of stature write about this,... Read morePublished 1 month ago by tammie heazlit
Breathtakingly preposterous nonsense. I'm not a licensed therapist, but it sure seems to me that Peck should have his license revoked for practicing charlatanry on people with... Read morePublished 2 months ago by bearieq
I was doing research into spirit possession as a cultural and psychological phenomenon. I eagerly snatched up this book from the local library, thinking it would be an exciting... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jeanette Wittstein
I was terribly disappointed with this book, and I couldn't get very far with it before I gave up. I was baffled at how this author could produce a work of such distorted quality... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kevin Fields
Like his book "People of the Lie", this book looks at evil and the study of evil. An informative book for those who seek to heighten their sense of the world.Published 9 months ago by Alita Pope
M. Scott Peck, really got kind of weird with his writings as he got older. I didn't finish this book. Actually, it was so far fetched I couldn't even begin to figure it out. Read morePublished 10 months ago by AEM
.. I was intrigued by the idea of an exorcism and thought that, because I've never seen anything paranormal or out of the ordinary, that this might be my 'ticket' - that... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Matjaz
I have been reading Peck since he wrote Road Less Traveled. He looks at spiritually the same way an engineer looks at the laws of physics. This book takes the same direction. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Richard L. Miller
It was delivered on time and packed decently, I am really enjoying the book overall and would suggest to my friends that are interested in this type material to read it.Published 12 months ago by Sarah