Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Recovery from Cults: Help for Victims of Psychological and Spiritual Abuse Hardcover – January 1, 1994

ISBN-13: 978-0393701647 ISBN-10: 0393701646 Edition: 1st

9 New from $8.00 26 Used from $0.01
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$8.00 $0.01
Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 410 pages
  • Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc; 1 edition (January 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393701646
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393701647
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #568,450 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Michael Langone lives in southern Florida. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
5 star
10
4 star
4
3 star
0
2 star
1
1 star
0
See all 15 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

51 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Phillip Tomas on December 3, 1999
Format: Paperback
This was one of the first books I read after 9 years in a cult, too bad I read it more than a year and a half after I quit (I wish I would`ve found this earlier, right after I left the group I was in). I recommend this to all ex-members of cults, as well as anyone interested in or affected by them; and ESPECIALLY anyone in any group (religious or otherwise) who questions the nature of your group, and has thoughts of leaving. This book is informative, affirmative, and great support for ex-members and their families when you feel like no one else understands what you`ve been through.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
32 of 36 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 8, 2000
Format: Paperback
This is a wonderful book with plenty of information to help the person leaving a high-control group or cult. The stages of recovery are discussed so the exiting member knows what kind of "head trips" to expect during the mental detox of cult involvement. I highly recommend it.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Melissa A. Yates on May 18, 2010
Format: Paperback
I am in the middle of this book right now. It is mostly about the kind of cults that kid nap people or that convince them to leave home. Like the Moonies and the T.M. and many others. If you are looking for a book about the cult next door this might not be the book for you. There is NO mention of Mormons or Jehovah's Witnesses or Christian Scientist. However, as a recovering Mormon I still found a lot of information that I could relate to. The author really does know what it feels like for someone to leave a cult or a controlled environment. He points out the confusion of thinking to your self "Am I a victim of this cult or am I an agent of the Devil because I left?" I can relate to this book. But it is a really heavy read. This book is worth reading.
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Carla on January 3, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
A cult can be a group or just one person. If you are a person who is recovering from a "controlling relationship" or an actual cult, this is a great resource. The book helps break down into digestible chunks the tools you need in order to gain insight for your own situation. It helps the survivor (or loved one of a survivor) navigate through the healing process and also explains how controlling groups/individuals operate. The book explains how even the brightest of individuals can be manipulated by factions or persons that do not have your best interest at heart. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has or does suffer from any type of cultish abuse/mind control/spiritual abuse, etc. Healing is a process and this book should be in every survivors healing arsenal.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Rj on December 17, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is not an easy read especially for anyone whom has just been accosted by the occult or has just left a cult. The book is edited by Micheal D. Langone yet has several other authors as well. For those who have recent trauma coupled with concentration difficulties, one will not be able to understand concepts as clearly. However, the book gives vital information such as anything can be "cult" when the organization, church, business, home life, therapy, mantra, daycare center etc. is rooted in mind control, which begins with deception, dependency then dread. The bottom line is the occult can happen anywhere and it is not all about the cliche of "horns and hooves" yet is inherently evil.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By J.J. on May 1, 2008
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book is full of vital information about cults and cult mind control. A must-read for cult survivors. One of the best books on the topic available for the general public.
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Doll Collector LTD on March 14, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book clearly and concisely helped me understand how an abusive man can control and manipulate a woman in a relationship. The cultish behavior does not just take place in cults. Many interpersonal relationships include this type of behavior so another person can exert control over another. The Three D's in cults are: Deception, Dependency, and Dread. Read it and it will help you begin the cult deprogramming and put the controller out of your mind and life, so you can live again.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Luna Lindsey on April 3, 2012
Format: Paperback
This is one of the better cult books I've read (and I've read a lot of them). Recovery from Cults is a collection of papers written by many different people -- some experts, some ex-members of high-demand groups. This one is a little more academic than other cult books, and focuses on the "How" of mind control. Yet it is still accessible to average readers.

When writing about mind control and abusive group dynamics, I quote often from this one. It was also one of several books that helped me through coming to terms with my religious experiences.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews