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Spiritual warfare books QUESTION from Jeff Bristow September 15, 2000 I would suggest you include Pigs in the Parlor by Fred and Ida Mae Hammonds. Also They Shall Expel Demons by Dereck Prince. Also He Came to Set the Captives Free by Rebecca Brown M.D.
Very good reading.
ANSWER by John-Paul Ignatius, O.L.S.M. on November 25, 2000 Dear Rev. Bristow:
I am sorry, but I do not recommend any of these books and specifically warn people away from these books.
All of these people are involved in either/or sensationalism or emotionalism or overstatement (and often tends toward conspiracy thinking), or charismatic subjectivism that produces inaccurate information or that leads to making claims that have little to do with credible reality.
Mae Hammonds, for example, thinks she had a revelation from God that will help the world about schizophrenia. Well God, must not know about the difference between schzophrena and multiple personalities (or the symptomology of schizophrenia itself), because Hammond makes the typical mistake of confusing schizophrenia with multiple personalities that most people on the street make. Surely, if these revelations were from God, God would not make such fundamental mistakes. This illustrates the danger of charismatic subjectivism. But the list of demonic groupings in their book is useful.
Bottom line is that these books cannot be recommended and I warn people to stay away from them.
For some of the books I do recommend, see the link at the top of the SW Q & A Forum Index.
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