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“Martin is above all serious. He is not speaking about madness, about illusions or the irrational, but about the real beyond all reason.... He presents exorcism as ... a titanic clash of wills that threatens the lives, the sanity, even the souls of all attending.” (Newsweek)
“Martin’s polished contemporary sense of traditional theology entices even the skeptical.... Stunningly pertinent ...Will set you thinking-and thinking-and thinking.” (Detroit News)
“The most shattering book on demonic possession isn’t fiction at all but Malachi Martin’s spellbinding work of interpretive reporting.” (New York (Sunday) Daily News)
“In the barrage of books on possession and exorcism, this is undoubtedly the most authoritative and convincing.” (The Washington Post Book Review)
“Malachi Martin ... was the greatest expert on the subject of possession and exorcism in the English speaking world.” (M. Scott Peck, M. D., author of Glimpses of the Devil)
“Hostage to the Devil is the first and only textbook on the subject of possession and exorcism in modern times. It is the only work to describe the stages of exorcism and it is obviously based on an enormous amount of personal experience. ... a brilliant work.” (M. Scott Peck, M. D., author of Glimpses of the Devil)
A chilling and highly convincing account of possession and exorcism in modern America, hailed by NBC Radio as "one of the most stirring books on the contemporary scene."See all Product Description
the five stories are well written. it grabs your attention and doesn't let go until you've reached the end. I love the in-depth analysis of both the victims and the priests. Read morePublished 13 months ago by mozart inte
fake fake fake...this guy i even read about in the Rite to be a faker and he lies so much...the stories were ridiculous. i know i was possessed a few times. such bs. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Lucretia
Fantastic and eye opening read. Arrived quickly and in excellent condition.Published 14 months ago by Patrick
Well written book, not much biased but presented like a reporter. The only concern is - are all those stories true? It obviously looks genuine.Published on Feb. 27 2011 by Vanny Thai
Well, I am half way in to this book and its becoming difficult to continue. The writing style that Martin takes is excessively painful. Read morePublished on June 14 2004
It always amazes me that people give so much credence to "exorcisms" as relating to the Catholic Church. Read morePublished on March 4 2004