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The Haunting of Bishop Pike: A Chrisitan View of the Other Side
The Haunting of Bishop Pike: A Chrisitan View of the Other Side
by Merrill Unger
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars For those seeking Biblical truths regarding spiritism/spiritualism, mediums and psychics, December 1, 2014
I would definitely recommend “The Mystery of Bishop Pike: A Christian View of the Other Side” by the late Merrill F. Unger (a professor at Dallas Theological Seminary) to those seeking Biblical truths regarding spiritism/spiritualism, mediums and psychics.

James A. Pike (1913-1969) was an Episcopalian bishop in the State of California from 1958 until 1966, the year his son committed suicide. Following his son’s death, Pike began experiencing what he believed were attempts by his son to communicate with him from beyond the grave. This led Pike to seek the counsel of spiritualists, resign his position as a church bishop, and become a firm believer in what author Merrill F. Unger described as “communication of the living with the dead by means of an intermediary or medium” (Unger, p. 45). Three years later, in 1969, Pike was found dead from exposure in the Judean Desert, where he and his wife had been traveling via an unreliable automobile.

In this 115 page book, Unger (1909-1980) uses the story of Pike’s final three years as a vehicle for: (1) examining the beliefs Pike came to embrace during that period; and (2) providing a Biblically-based study of why communicating with the dead (which Unger insists “should not be dismissed by Christians as mere fraud or fancy”) is a “dangerous spiritual reality, energized not by the Holy Spirit, but by spirits belonging to the realm of evil supernaturalism…to be strictly avoided as God-dishonoring and perilous to the soul” since it offers a “diabolical perversion of the good news of forgiveness of sin through Christ’s atoning death” (Unger, pp. 45-46 and p. 49).


The Haunting of Bishop Pike : A Christian View of The Other Side
The Haunting of Bishop Pike : A Christian View of The Other Side
by Merrill Frederick Unger
Edition: Paperback
24 used & new from $5.20

5.0 out of 5 stars For those seeking Biblical truths regarding spiritism/spiritualism, mediums and psychics, December 1, 2014
I would definitely recommend this book by the late Merrill F. Unger (a professor at Dallas Theological Seminary) to those seeking Biblical truths regarding spiritism/spiritualism, mediums and psychics.

James A. Pike (1913-1969) was an Episcopalian bishop in the State of California from 1958 until 1966, the year his son committed suicide. Following his son’s death, Pike began experiencing what he believed were attempts by his son to communicate with him from beyond the grave. This led Pike to seek the counsel of spiritualists, resign his position as a church bishop, and become a firm believer in what author Merrill F. Unger described as “communication of the living with the dead by means of an intermediary or medium” (Unger, p. 45). Three years later, in 1969, Pike was found dead from exposure in the Judean Desert, where he and his wife had been traveling via an unreliable automobile.

In this 115 page book, Unger (1909-1980) uses the story of Pike’s final three years as a vehicle for: (1) examining the beliefs Pike came to embrace during that period; and (2) providing a Biblically-based study of why communicating with the dead (which Unger insists “should not be dismissed by Christians as mere fraud or fancy”) is a “dangerous spiritual reality, energized not by the Holy Spirit, but by spirits belonging to the realm of evil supernaturalism…to be strictly avoided as God-dishonoring and perilous to the soul” since it offers a “diabolical perversion of the good news of forgiveness of sin through Christ’s atoning death” (Unger, pp. 45-46 and p. 49).


The Mystery of Bishop Pike
The Mystery of Bishop Pike
by Merrill Unger
Edition: Paperback
3 used & new from $12.50

5.0 out of 5 stars For those seeking Biblical truths regarding spiritism/spiritualism, mediums and psychics, December 1, 2014
I would definitely recommend “The Mystery of Bishop Pike: A Christian View of the Other Side” by the late Merrill F. Unger (a professor at Dallas Theological Seminary) to those seeking Biblical truths regarding spiritism/spiritualism, mediums and psychics.

James A. Pike (1913-1969) was an Episcopalian bishop in the State of California from 1958 until 1966, the year his son committed suicide. Following his son’s death, Pike began experiencing what he believed were attempts by his son to communicate with him from beyond the grave. This led Pike to seek the counsel of spiritualists, resign his position as a church bishop, and become a firm believer in what author Merrill F. Unger described as “communication of the living with the dead by means of an intermediary or medium” (Unger, p. 45). Three years later, in 1969, Pike was found dead from exposure in the Judean Desert, where he and his wife had been traveling via an unreliable automobile.

In this 115 page book, Unger (1909-1980) uses the story of Pike’s final three years as a vehicle for: (1) examining the beliefs Pike came to embrace during that period; and (2) providing a Biblically-based study of why communicating with the dead (which Unger insists “should not be dismissed by Christians as mere fraud or fancy”) is a “dangerous spiritual reality, energized not by the Holy Spirit, but by spirits belonging to the realm of evil supernaturalism…to be strictly avoided as God-dishonoring and perilous to the soul” since it offers a “diabolical perversion of the good news of forgiveness of sin through Christ’s atoning death” (Unger, pp. 45-46 and p. 49).


The Mystery of Bishop Pike - A Christian View of the Other Side
The Mystery of Bishop Pike - A Christian View of the Other Side
by Merrill Unger
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars For those seeking Biblical truths regarding spiritism/spiritualism, mediums and psychics, December 1, 2014
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I would definitely recommend “The Mystery of Bishop Pike: A Christian View of the Other Side” by the late Merrill F. Unger (a professor at Dallas Theological Seminary) to those seeking Biblical truths regarding spiritism/spiritualism, mediums and psychics.

James A. Pike (1913-1969) was an Episcopalian bishop in the State of California from 1958 until 1966, the year his son committed suicide. Following his son’s death, Pike began experiencing what he believed were attempts by his son to communicate with him from beyond the grave. This led Pike to seek the counsel of spiritualists, resign his position as a church bishop, and become a firm believer in what author Merrill F. Unger described as “communication of the living with the dead by means of an intermediary or medium” (Unger, p. 45). Three years later, in 1969, Pike was found dead from exposure in the Judean Desert, where he and his wife had been traveling via an unreliable automobile.

In this 115 page book, Unger (1909-1980) uses the story of Pike’s final three years as a vehicle for: (1) examining the beliefs Pike came to embrace during that period; and (2) providing a Biblically-based study of why communicating with the dead (which Unger insists “should not be dismissed by Christians as mere fraud or fancy”) is a “dangerous spiritual reality, energized not by the Holy Spirit, but by spirits belonging to the realm of evil supernaturalism…to be strictly avoided as God-dishonoring and perilous to the soul” since it offers a “diabolical perversion of the good news of forgiveness of sin through Christ’s atoning death” (Unger, pp. 45-46 and p. 49).


Diamond Select Toys Universal Monsters Select: The Mummy Action Figure
Diamond Select Toys Universal Monsters Select: The Mummy Action Figure
Price: $18.40
30 used & new from $18.40

2.0 out of 5 stars Lid does not fit coffin, October 4, 2014
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I have given this item two stars because, while it is sturdy and impressively detailed, the lid of the coffin is not cut to allow the lid to rest flush atop the coffin. I notice that a reviewer named "Butterfly" had the same issue. (Wish I'd seen her review prior to purchasing this product.) Rather disappointing.


The long, gory life of EC Comics: why the Crypt-Keeper never dies.(E.C. Publications Inc.): An article from: Reason
The long, gory life of EC Comics: why the Crypt-Keeper never dies.(E.C. Publications Inc.): An article from: Reason
by Franklin Harris
Edition: Digital
Price: $5.95

2.0 out of 5 stars 996 words for $6.00? Simply not a justifiable expense!, March 14, 2014
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Please note that the two stars I've given this article denote its dollar v. word ratio, not its content or quality.

This is a definitely a well written and informative article. At least at the time that he wrote it, author Franklin Harris, was an editor/columnist with The Decatur Daily in Alabama.

Okay, having offered the above, I'll say simply that this 996 word article [that's 1.5 pages as an 8.5" x 11" print out] is not worth $6.00, which is about what I paid for it after tax. That's especially true since its contents are practically all but recounted at the Wikipedia entry for EC Comics.

So, I say, read this article if you can do so for free, but avoid purchasing it.


Eden's Island
Eden's Island
17 used & new from $9.97

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Think "Beatnik on the Beach", July 18, 2005
This review is from: Eden's Island (Audio CD)
Eden Ahbez was best known for writing "Nature Boy" - a big hit for Nat "King" Cole. This album, however, should be viewed as an instrumental album (a Martin Denny style cross between islandesque and jazz music - featuring jazz great Paul Moer!) with a sort of beat poetry accompanying it. (Bob Keane of Del-Fi Records described Ahbez's lyrics as a cross between Kahil Gibran and Rod McKuen.) In any event, the lyrics and the music work together to create a very ethereal sound that is absolutely haunting - in a positive way!


Behind the Three Stooges: The White Brothers: Conversations With David N. Bruskin
Behind the Three Stooges: The White Brothers: Conversations With David N. Bruskin
by David N. Bruskin
Edition: Paperback
18 used & new from $26.00

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, but not necessarily the book the title infers, August 12, 2004
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I give this book five stars because it's a great read for anyone interested in the history of the early days of Hollywood. However, the potential buyer needs to know that this book was originally published under the title "The White Brothers: Jack, Jules, and Sam White." (The title was apparently changed to "Behind the Three Stooges" to boost sales when the second edition was released...?) The White Brother's involvement with the Three Stooges (especially Jules) is indeed discussed in the book, but the book is not about the Stooges exclusively. The White Brothers made many non-Stooge films, so people interested in reading only about the Stooges may find this book disappointing.


Per-Spek-Tiv
Per-Spek-Tiv
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you're an ELO fan, buy it!, March 9, 2004
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This review is from: Per-Spek-Tiv (Audio CD)
In this writer's opinion, Jeff Lynne owes much of ELO's success to three men: ELO keyboardsman Richard Tandy; ELO bassist and co-lead vocalist Kelly Groucutt; and Louis Clark.
For those who don't know, Louis Clark's "claims to fame" are that he's the man who: (1) brought you "Hooked on Classics" in the 1980s; and (2) provided the string and choral arrangements on ELO's "classic" albums, as well as conducted the symphony with which ELO recorded those albums.
This album was written and recorded in between ELO's "Out of the Blue" and "Discovery" albums, and it shows. (One listen to this album, and you know that "Mr. Blue Sky" was as much a Louis Clark creation as it was a Jeff Lynne creation!) Listening to this album provides one with a new appreciation for just how much those albums owe to Clark.
Perhaps it's Clark, and not Jeff Lynne, whom we should all be celebrating.


Charles Manson - Superstar
Charles Manson - Superstar
DVD ~ Zeena LaVey
Price: $9.98
21 used & new from $5.75

40 of 45 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, but...., February 23, 2004
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This review is from: Charles Manson - Superstar (DVD)
The best "review" of this film is found on the DVD casing itself, which includes filmmaker Nikolas Schreck's 2002 concession that, since having made the film in the late 1980s, "I have learned much more concerning the actual facts of the Manson murders than I knew when this film was made. In light of this more accurate information, it is obvious to me that I presented several wrong conclusions in 'Charles Manson Superstar.' Were I to make this film now, I would have asked Manson very different questions than I did at the time. For example, I have heard credible evidence that indicates that Manson may well have been present at the scene of the murders and may have been far more involved in the crimes themselves than even his most vociferous critics have claimed. Therefore, I no longer believe that Manson was the innocent martyr he presented himself to be."
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