Today's Destructive Cults and Movements by Rev. Lawrence J. Gesy

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TODAY'S DESTRUCTIVE CULTS AND MOVEMENTS BY REV. LAWRENCE J. GESY, M. Div. M.S. BEWARE! THERE ARE 5,000+ DESTRUCTIVE RELIGIOUS MOVEMENTS WAITING TO PREY ON PEOPLE LIKE YOU! At first glance, most of these organizations appear to be reputable and non-threatening. Unfortunately, many people joined these groups only to learn later of their deceptive and mind-controlling tactics. You or a loved one could be next, if you don't know what signs to look for and where to go for help. Today Destructive Cults and Movements will show you how to recognize these groups, how they are structured, and how to seek counseling. This thorough resource provides timely, reliable information on all of the major destructive religious movements. It also answers these critical questions: Why do people join cults? What can be done about this problem? What characteristics of these groups attract people? What can be done to help people escape the powerful clutches of these groups? Topics include: the Fundaments of Fundamentalism; Shepherding/Discipleship Movements; the New Age Movement; KKK, Skinheads, and the Neo-Nazi Movements; Infestation, Obsession, Demonic Possession; Discernment of Spirits; Witchcraft; Satanism; Syncretism and the New Religious Movements. The book also contains Satanic and Occult Ritual Symbols and Calendars of Ritual Celebrations. This is a vital handbook for people of all ages. The information given will always be relevant regardless of the time that we live in. All professionals will benefit from this important resource. Parents and teachers will find this a critical reference tool for talking with children about these groups. Father Gesy has worked for over 30 years as the Cult Consultant for the Archdiocese of Baltimore, Maryland. He is internationally known for his expertise. Forward by Mother Teresa of Calcutta
 

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Published June 1, 1993 by Our Sunday Visitor. 315 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction