An Exorcist Tells His Story

by Fr. Gabriele Amorth

Paperback, 1999



Call number

265.94 AMO



Call number

265.94 AMO




In this powerful book, the renowned exorcist of Rome tells of his many experiences in his ministry as an exorcist doing battle with Satan to relieve the great suffering of people in the grip of evil. The importance of the ministry to expel demons is clearly seen in the Gospels, from the actions of the Apostles, and from Church history. Fr. Amorth allows the reader to witness the activities of the exorcist, to experience what an exorcist sees and does. He also reveals how little modern science, psychology, and medicine can do to help those under Satan's influence, and that only the power of Christ can release them from this kind of mental, spiritual or physical suffering. An Exorcist Tells His Story has been a European best-seller that has gone through numerous printings and editions. No other book today so thoroughly and concisely discusses the topic of exorcism.… (more)


Ignatius Press (1999), Edition: Edition Not Stated, 205 pages


0898707102 / 9780898707106




(52 ratings; 3.7)

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LibraryThing member Sansom48
The title of this book is misleading. This is more of an instructional book told through various experiences. For those of you looking for the Roman Rituals, you will not find them in this book, only a discussion about them.
The misleading title aside, this book was very interesting and well written. Gabriele Amorth, is the head exorcist for Rome, he was the student of Candido Amantini probably the most well known Catholic Exorcist of recent times. Mr. Armorth has performed thousands of exorcism as well as general deliverance ministry.
The book is an explanation of where demonology is today by looking at the past and his own present experiences. The book is meant to be a kind of guide. He is giving information not only for those people that are just unaware of this side of the Catholic Church, but also giving advice for those thinking of entering the exorcising ministry.
I found this book to be very informative of the perspective of the Catholic church, giving the historical as well as experiential information. I found it to be a quick read, this is in part because the book is only 200 pages in length and they are not large pages of text. I also found this book to be well written and full of useful information.
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LibraryThing member CACPua
Fr. Gabriel Amorth's work is worth the read. With the many questions about the paranormal, the spiritual realm, "beings" that the senses incompletely comprehend and the lack of reliable comprehensive informative materials, An Exorcist Tells His Story is a gift from above. It is well written, organized in a manner that the reader gets inside the world of an exorcist. If one is looking for thriller, scary stories on the influence of the devil, this is not the book. The presentation of stories and cases of exorcisms were written in detail to give light and explanation rather than induce fear and excitement. This book is not only theoretical or hypothetical because it presents real live experiences drawn for the many years of practicing the ministry. I commend the book for it is not only written in purely religious perspective but also touches the importance of science mainly the field of medicine and psychology. The last pages filled with prayers of deliverance and guides to help people against evil influences are a bonus!… (more)


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