Following up his international best-selling book, An Exorcist Tells His Story, Fr. Gabriele Amorth, the renowned chief exorcist of Rome, expands on some of the key topics of his previous book, covering important details about demonic or occult issues. He uses concrete examples from his own experiences and those of other exorcists to illustrate and substantiate his points.
Since satanic sects, occultism, séances, fortune-tellers and astrologers are so widespread today, Father Amorth asks the question why is it so difficult today to find an exorcist, or a priest who is an expert in this field? The example and the teaching of Christ is very clear, as is the tradition of the Church. But today's Catholics are often misinformed.
Exorcisms are reserved for appointed priests, while all believers can make prayers of liberation. What is the difference? What norms must be followed? What problems are still open and unresolved in this field?
The new book by Father Amorth answers these and many other questions, supporting his discourse with a rich exposition of recent facts. A valuable, practical and instructive manual for priests and lay people, on how to help many who are suffering.
"Gabriele Amorth's second book is a calm, straight-forward account of his own experiences and the principles of faith that govern how he deals with demonic problems or manifestations. This book narrates the experiences of an exorcist, and it explains what must be done to meet them. Amorth is especially critical of priests and bishops, either because of a lack of faith or a lack of knowledge, who have nothing to do with real issues of the faithful. The book is not sensationalist; it is however gripping and informative. Amorth is striking in his humility and serious effort to be objective and to stay within the limits of the Church's teaching on these delicate issues."
—James V. Schall, S.J., Georgetown University
"In my Protestant past, I was deeply involved with demonic deliverance ministries which thoroughly convinced me of the reality and power of Satanic forces. Having seen the failures and weaknesses of non-Catholic approaches, I am immensely impressed with the wisdom, authority, and experiences of the Catholic Church. As Catholics, we should all be deeply grateful to Fr. Gabriele Amorth for the spiritual insight and experiences he shares with us as the Chief Exorcist of Rome. He lives and shares with us the reality of the victory of Christ."
—Stephen K. Ray, Author, Upon This Rock