on May 23, 2004
Casting Out Demons and A Manual of Exorcism by Whyte were both 1970's publications and a good read in their original versions. This book ("DEMONS AND DELIVERANCE") is an amalgamation of the two earlier works which were easy to read introductions to deliverance. But Whitaker House has revised this text and updated it for the 'modern' reader. Whitaker House has erred in rewriting the originals as "Demons and Deliverance". They have omitted some key thoughts too. This is not quite the original author's work. Whitaker House has also given the same treatment to Smith Wigglesworth's work. The man of God's words are watered down and some of the impact is lost. Better to save your money and buy a good used copy in the original editions of Casting Out Demons and A Manual of Exorcism.
H. A. Maxwell Whyte has been termed the father of the modern deliverance ministry. After his intial encounters with demons in 1947 as a pastor in Toronto he became known as an authority on casting our demons, the baptism of the Sprit and the end times. His writings have become classic, especially "The Power Of The Blood" with his influence being straight out of the revivals of the early 1900s. Whyte was an excellent preacher and expounder of the Scriptures.
on June 25, 2000
I read this book and found it a good book to give to people who don't yet know much of the spiritual realm. For it is written that we don't fight against flesh and bone but against prinsipalities and unseen forces(Own words). I strongly recommend this book to all believers and can promise you that everything in this book is as real as you get for I personally have seen a few deliverance sessions and have received a gift to speak in tongues. I just pray for all the lost souls who think that Jesus is a myth and that christianity is just a religion, for it is much more than just another religion, it is a relationship. And I can promise you that nothing on earth can compare with the peace you have in Jesus. And I think it is about time that we as christians should stand together and fight Satan for he is the ruler of the earth. Fot time is little. People these days are so spiritually blind and have lack of knowledge and that is what are keeping them away from Jesus. Lets go out and be deciples!
on July 2, 1999
The author discusses his experiences with the demonically oppressed and possessed. The advice and information he gives is fascinating and offers much toward a more complete understanding of this little known area of Spiritual Warfare. He answers the questions: "what are demons; what is their connection with drugs, lust, pornography, crime and mental illness, how does faith in the Power of Christ inundate the devil's influence," and many other questions about demonology. After reading this book, those interested in Christian Deliverance Ministry, and casting out demons will have a much better feel and understanding of what is involved, although reading a number of other books on the topic (from the Christian perspective) and some actual experience will be necessary to get a competency for the ministry required and a well-rounded understanding of all that is involved in this vital ministry field. I can recommend it as a sound addition to a collection of books on the subject.