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The Dark Sacrament: True Stories of Modern-Day Demon Possession and…
by David Kiely, Christina McKenna (Author)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0061238163, Hardcover)THE DARK SACRAMENT faithfully recounts ten true stories of contemporary cases of demon possession, house hauntings, and exorcism. The book profiles two living, active exorcists-one Protestant, one Roman Catholic. Kiely and McKenna, a husband and wife team of writers, conducted countless interviews with the victims, families, witnesses, and various clergy who assisted in performing multiple rites of exorcism. With five stories each, exorcists Canon William Lendrum and Father Ignatius reveal their fears, failings, and victories as they reflect on their forty years of service battling the Devil and his minions. These well-told stories have a scary “you are there” sensibility. Many of the accounts are very recent and, in some cases, ongoing. Kiely and McKenna strike just the right balance by serving as trustworthy, credible guides on this journey into the bizarre while delivering a suspense-filled, page-turning read. Thoroughly researched and impressively wide-ranging concerning both the ancient and modern exorcism practices, THE DARK SACRAMENT will include a substantive Appendix with detailed historical analysis, translated prayers of exorcism, and fascinating notes on important terms and practices.
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"In The Dark Sacrament, co-authors David M. Kiely and Christina McKenna faithfully recount ten contemporary cases of demon possession, haunted houses, and exorcism, and profile the work of two living, active exorcists: Canon William Lendrum, a Protestant, and Father Ignatius McCarthy, a Roman Catholic. Kiely and McKenna conducted countless interviews with victims, families, witnesses, and clergy who assisted in performing multiple rites of exorcism. Many of the accounts are very recent and, in some cases, ongoing. Kiely and McKenna serve as trustworthy guides on this suspense-filled journey into the bizarre, offering concrete advice on how to avoid falling prey to the dark side. Exorcists Canon Lendrum and Father Ignatius reveal their fears, failings, and victories as they reflect on their forty years of service battling the Devil and his minions."--BOOK JACKET.
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