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The Rite: The Making of a Modern Exorcist

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

The Rite

This book really opens your eyes to the "secret" of the ritual of exorcism in the Catholic Church.It is words for thought.To actually follow a Priest from becoming chosen by his Bishop to become an exorcist,through his training,to his "calling" is life-altering.I highly...
This book really opens your eyes to the "secret" of the ritual of exorcism in the Catholic Church.It is words for thought.To actually follow a Priest from becoming chosen by his Bishop to become an exorcist,through his training,to his "calling" is life-altering.I highly recommend this book for all .

posted by 1558182 on July 5, 2009

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8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

Probably not what you are expecting...

If you are expecting this book to be anything like a Hollywood movie; you're gonna be sadly mistaken.

This is a very "dry read" but worth the time. If you can manage to get through the first 60 - 75 pages consisting of approx. 95% factual research and 5% story; you w...
If you are expecting this book to be anything like a Hollywood movie; you're gonna be sadly mistaken.

This is a very "dry read" but worth the time. If you can manage to get through the first 60 - 75 pages consisting of approx. 95% factual research and 5% story; you will be presently surprised to see the story begin to unfold.

This book isn't so much a story (as in a fictional thriller) as it is a research-based telling of experiences. The author's attempt at educating people (primarily Americans) about exorcism is successful. I learned far more about excorsim than I had ever imagined possible.

I expected a "thriller" when I first picked up this book so at first, I was disappointed but once I decided to stick with it and continue on (the reading can be very arduous at times) I was pleased to discover that the book was, in fact, taking me on a journey.

This is a good book, if you can be patient and are looking to learn more about exorcism. If you are looking for a "thriller", you'd probably be best off looking somewhere else.

posted by 5084211 on January 20, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2011

    Probably not what you are expecting...

    If you are expecting this book to be anything like a Hollywood movie; you're gonna be sadly mistaken.

    This is a very "dry read" but worth the time. If you can manage to get through the first 60 - 75 pages consisting of approx. 95% factual research and 5% story; you will be presently surprised to see the story begin to unfold.

    This book isn't so much a story (as in a fictional thriller) as it is a research-based telling of experiences. The author's attempt at educating people (primarily Americans) about exorcism is successful. I learned far more about excorsim than I had ever imagined possible.

    I expected a "thriller" when I first picked up this book so at first, I was disappointed but once I decided to stick with it and continue on (the reading can be very arduous at times) I was pleased to discover that the book was, in fact, taking me on a journey.

    This is a good book, if you can be patient and are looking to learn more about exorcism. If you are looking for a "thriller", you'd probably be best off looking somewhere else.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2012

    pretty good

    It started off pretty slow... too much background information on the priest in my opinion. It picked up about half way through. All in all, pretty good book.

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