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  • Posted June 19, 2009

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    Brutally honest teaching for Christians

    The Kingdom of the Occult bty Walter Martin is a huge volume, extensively researched and passionately written. It's a real eye opener for lots of us and a clear warning about just what sort of world we really face. Many Christians approach the Bible as merely a story book or a list of rule, or that book in front of them at church from where the pastor draws his sermons.

    The Bible is much more than that. It's our spiritual guidebook, and in its pages are numerous references and warnings about the realm of the spirit. That's because it's real and outsude of God's protection, it's extremely dangerous.

    Martin goes into striking and powerful detail in this work. He defines common term we often take for granted. He lays out for us exactly what they mean and their practice and power. He gives stories regarding actual occurences. He cites Biblical instances where the world of spirit are mentioned.

    Frankly, it's a scary book. Within it's pages martin reveals to us a world just outside of our sight, the one God warns us about, and how it affects our physical, mental and spiritual lives. The good news is that he also understands our standing as Christians in the army of God's Kingdom and points us very clearly back to His word for guidance.

    This should be standard reading for Christians.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 12, 2008

    The Kingdom of the Occult--A Five-Star Read

    The Kingdom of the Occult, by Walter Martin, Jill Martin Rische, and Kurt Van Gorden, is an excellent read. An exhaustive, one-stop resource, the book includes gripping case studies, extensive resources for further study, and a Scriptural response section that arms the reader with biblical truths to refute false teaching and theology.<BR/><BR/>Included in the book are chapters on Kabbalah, Wicca, Witchcraft, Eastern mysticism and New Age, demon possession and exorcism, evangelism, goddess worship, along with many others. I found the chapters on "Christian Counseling and the Occult" and "Evangelism: Reaching the Hearts of People of particular interest." They both offered practical information and advice I can put to immediate use in my church and the marketplace.<BR/><BR/>Despite the seriousness of the topic, the tone is light and hope-filled, making it not only an educational read but an enjoyable one as well. Written in a down-to-earth, easy-to-understand style, the authors are masters at taking complex information and concepts and dishing it up in small, easy-to-digest chapters. <BR/><BR/>The Kingdom of the Occult is an exceptional piece of work, one that is appropriate for people serving in their local congregations, serious Bible students, scholars, and even theologians.<BR/><BR/>It is definitely a five-star read, one that I highly recommend!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 30, 2009

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    Disappointing

    As a Christian I found this book to be ineffective. I was disappointed by the lack of information about the cults and how they affect the church. I felt the book just repeated the sentiment that "then occult is bad and the Bible tells me so" without providing a lot of scripture or detail on what in the cults was bad. I was really hoping for something more scholarly and less like a petulant child.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 24, 2008

    Well Done

    The Kingdom of the Occult, provides the reader with a very through and complete understanding and look into the world of the occult. Martin, Rische and Gorden have provided lthe reader not only with a foundation and framework to understanding the occult but also provides an appropriate Christian response to this sensitive matter.<BR/><BR/>This book provides the reader who has little to no understanding of the occult a very valuable tool in their library. While not providing a complete solution or response, as one does not exist, it does provide one with enough information that they will be able to better understand the occult and have a starting point for their conversations, interactions and reactions. <BR/><BR/>This book is one that is a must have for any pastor, seminary student, or youth worker. The Occult is not something that is deeply studied in most seminaries and this provides an amazingly well done over view of this subject. Reader beware it will cause you to think more deeply about things that you do see in the world around you. This book is a long read, but with such an important subject you can¿t dot it justice in any less pages. Take your time and prayerfully read this book and use it carefully.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2008

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    True Workmanship - Wow!

    The Bible clearly says, ¿Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needed not be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.¿ 2 Timothy 2:15. The challenge with this verse is society does not want to take the time to study, more or less to be approved unto God. This leads to being spoon fed an agenda that can and will send many souls to hell. The Kingdom of the Occult bridges God¿s Word to the history and present day attitudes and beliefs of the occults. The reader is taken to a level of understanding that one is to be held accountable for not only the knowledge that is given in this book, but to be a witness of Christ¿s message of true Salvation through the cross of Jesus Christ. Citing numerous references, handy chapter notes, and an analysis questionnaire, this book will help anyone searching for truth. This book is not for the fate of heart, but for the seeker and arduous student of the one true God, His Son, and The Holy Spirit. Written with experiential knowledge and in-depth research, the Kingdom of the Occults is fascinating and intriguing, helping to understand the disguise of modern day cults and attitudes today¿s society has adopted as ¿religion¿ and ¿spirit of relativism.¿ I was exhausted, fascinated, and impressed with this biblical research tool.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 12, 2012

    Highly Recommended!!!

    I really recommend this book. This book is not just for people that are seeking information about the occult. This book touches many other areas in a person's life. It's a "You Need to Know". This is a wonderful work.
    You will be amazed about the things you will learn and how New Age has being affecting so many thing in your life. No matter if you are a christian or not this book is awesome!!!!

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