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Escaping the Cauldron: Exposing Occult Influences in Everyday Life Paperback – September 4, 2012
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I felt the writing sounded pretentious, as in trying to persuade readers she is an expert in her field, repeatedly referencing former witch, medium, and ghost hunter as if trying to convince us and herself, by her spooky childhood and internet occult involvement.
The book shares no new knowledge and seems to contain information Kristine rehashed already on the market. There were many fragmented sentences and misused words, which concerns me being a product of a professional publishing house. The book lacked flow and was repetitious; bouncing her experiences through the three spiritual hats she wore. Even at the end of the book, it seemed the publishers were adding filler material after Chapter 28 to stretch the book beyond 200 pages.
I feel she has an interesting story that would have benefited from a well experience ghostwriter to bring it to life and make it a more enjoyable read.
As a Pagan for over 30 years, I can honestly offer my opinion she was a dabbler and what she described in her book, such as it is, is superficial and doesn't give me the impression she ever did some serious, actual study. This is the usual everything not of the Bible is evil and deceptions of Satan so go to my "loving" God's arms either-or message that some self righteous, intolerant forms of Christianity teach.
Whether or not she actually was as she claims in this book I don't know. I've read too many Christian books of this type that turned out to be lies to believe at face value what she claims. Everything seems so superficial, shallow, something from a teenager or simpleton, and to me it just doesn't`feel on the level.
If she's happy being Christian, good for her. But the old garbage of everything else being of Satan claim is one I disagree with.
All I can say is THANK YOU KRISTINE FOR WRITING THIS BOOK!
She gave up her persuit of the occult until her husband decided to forsake his Christian faith. This gave her an excuse to search for a better way. She stopped praying & reading her Bible which caused her to drift away from God, become decieved, & blinded by Satan & fall into sin. She had a rebellious & hard heart & stopped attending church; thereby, cutting herself off from the fellowship of other believers who could have offered her strength, encouragement, & helped to strengthen her faith. She does state that Satan wanted her isolated from her brothers & sisters in Christ & to feel involnerable to sin. She states that she was alone, discoureaged & depressed which are all tools used by Satan to cause doubt & drive a person away from God.Read more ›
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Great book. There is a lot of info covering different areas of witchcraft/occult.Published 20 months ago by Lisa M. Grable
I thought this was a great book. It was honest, authentic, and Christ-centered. I enjoyed reading her testimony of being a former witch, and how she was rescued from it into her... Read morePublished on June 1, 2014 by KiboJaxSue
Very informative! Thank you for sharing your Testimony! Glad you changed! Praise and Glory to Jesus! He is faithful and true!Published on February 10, 2014 by Missy
It was helpful in answering some of my questions, but I had more when I was done. The writing needed a little editing. Didn't flow well at times.Published on December 15, 2013 by Stacie
I found this this book a very interesting, easy, informative read. It approaches the issues in a balanced Biblical way.Published on August 27, 2013 by sandra m.
I have 30 years of experience in most of the areas Ms. McGuire describes,(excluding ghost hunting which always seemed unwise and unnecessary as those wish to speak to us usually... Read morePublished on August 14, 2013 by R. Fagan
In the pages of this testimony, you will find an honest account of the journey taken by the author to and through a life thouroughly involved in the occult. Read morePublished on February 15, 2013 by Mouse
I found this book to be very informative on the subject of witchcraft. It has reinforced to me that there is spiritual warfare and how careful we need to be in staying away from... Read morePublished on January 22, 2013 by Sheryl Wright
This book is about exposing the occult influences in everyday life.
One thing that I haven't discussed much on this blog, if ever, was my brushes with the occult in my... Read more