Teenage vampires. UFO sightings. Alien invasions. Ghost stories. The zombie apocalypse.
You don't have to look far to see that today's pop culture is becoming increasingly dominated by paranormal beings. Topics that once belonged to the fringes of the occult world have suddenly found their way onto every television channel and magazine cover.
What does this mean for Christians? How do we respond to a culture saturated with the paranormal?
In this compelling book, Dr. Timothy Dailey explores the counterfeit spirituality of the paranormal world. By confronting these phenomena head-on, Dailey exposes the dark truth behind these tales.
"MythBusters meets This Present Darkness in this gripping new book."Peter Sprigg, senior fellow for policy studies, Family Research Council, Washington, D.C.
In a world that fears an uncertain future, Dailey offers hope: a way back to the one true source of spiritual connection. The only one that can satisfy our souls.
"You will be surprised. Well written and well worth reading!"C. Fred Dickason, Th.D., professor emeritus, former chair of theology, Moody Bible Institute
"Dailey has taken on a difficult but very important subject and he has succeeded! Read the book, folks. Read the book."Jim Valentine, director, Christian Apologetics: Research and Information Service
"A well-documented examination and a powerful refutation of this whole dangerous movement."Walter A. Elwell, Ph.D., professor emeritus, biblical and theological studies, Wheaton College
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About the Author
Dr. Timothy J. Dailey (www.theparanormalparadigm.com), who holds an MA from Wheaton College and a PhD from Marquette University, gained exceptional research and writing skills through cross-cultural ministry in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. Dr. Dailey's books have sold more than 300,000 copies. He and his wife, Rebekka, have five children and live in Reston, Virginia.
Table of Contents
1 Doctrines of Demons 9
2 The Doors of Perception 19
3 Beings of High Strangeness 30
4 Messengers of Deception 47
5 Unearthly Encounters 64
6 The Lost City of Z 83
7 The Great Scheme 97
8 Spirit Love 116
9 Theater of the Gods 130
10 The Mystery of Cicada 3301 145
11 The Zombie Apocalypse 162
12 The Restless Heart 177
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Paranormal Conspiracy: The Truth about Ghosts, Aliens and Mysterious Beings By Timothy Dailey As a Christian I see our world being obsessed and overrun with the occult and paranormal. It is seen in music, television shows, books, and even children’s cartoons. The sad part is how widely accepted it is by even those who profess to know Christ. Because the supernatural seems to have no other explanation, ridiculous and impossible stories are believed. I know these things are but a smokescreen to Satan’s greater and darker agenda in this world. My desire to read this book was twofold. First, to be able to share the truth based on God’s Word about mysterious occurrences with those who are deceived. This is not a big book, but it is packed with documented and thoroughly researched material. Mr. Dailey certainly has all his ducks in a row! He pulls the curtain back and exposes these facades for what they are: deception and lies. He also sounds the alarm that this is not innocent fun and games but can result in serious harm to Christians and non-believers alike. Even though I have never believed in these peculiar events others report, I was curious for an explanation. The author systematically and plainly lays out the subterfuge of each type paranormal incident. He even covers some things I had never thought of. I boils down to the fact there is no evidence to prove any of them to be real. A unique book needed in a time when few are addressing the onslaught of satanic ideas and falsehoods. An excellent resource! I received this book for free from Baker Publishing Group for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
This book is a definitive example of 1 Peter 3:15, one of the best I have come across. There is a fine line between articulating what you believe and clearly explaining why you hold those convictions, opposed to screaming your view at whoever is listening and walking away with a self-righteous sniff. This book is definitely the former. Mr. Dailey is a professor, and I would love the chance to sit in his classes, as his writing style is that of a great teacher, clear and concise, with a well-researched, documented foundation. I learned a great deal about the history behind different movements and ideologies, but was never overwhelmed. The topic of “The Paranormal Conspiracy” is weighty, and takes time to work through, but is completely worth the time. I came away with greater understanding and clarity of the world around me, and how to relate to it through my faith. I was reminded of Frank Peretti’s “This Present Darkness” and “Piercing the Darkness”, two of my favorite books to recommend. I see this as a great compliment to add to the stack the next time I loan them! I received a review copy of this work from the publisher through NetGalley.