The Rite: The Making of a Modern Exorcist
Bookreview / July 5, 2016

The Rite: The Making of a Modern Exorcist was first brought to my attention when I saw the movie of the same name with Anthony Hopkins in one of the lead roles. Now I have always been fascinated with religion and exorcisms so of course I had to read this book. Matt Baglio did a great job in writing this. It describes the life of an American priest who is sent to Rome to take a course in exorcism at the Vatican. During the course he is placed with a veteran priest who has performed many exorcisms and it is here that he learns there is so much more between heaven and earth then we ever thought possible. When he started the course he was a non believer, believing that no person could ever be possessed by the Devil or anyone else. But quickly he has to change his point of view when he sees and hears things he never thought possible. Could it be that the Devil really exists? The first thing he must learn is to see the difference between a real possession and mental illness. All his experiences force him to change the way he sees the…

Beware the Night
Bookreview / November 20, 2014

Let me start of by saying that I am not a religious man. I respect everyone and their faith, but I just don’t believe that much. Not in God and Heaven, or in the Devil and Hell. But someone recommended this book to me and wanted me to tell what I thought. So I read it and just finished today. The author Ralph Sarchie is a retired police officer who has turned full time demonologist. Whenever someone or something is possessed he gets a call and comes to the rescue. Some of his cases are described in this book, as a warning to everyone that the Devil is everywhere and we should all be very careful. And that is exactly why I don’t care much for this book. I understand that Sarchie is a religious man, but is it really ┬ánecessary to let us know that every other word. I have never seen so much use of the word God, Jesus or Devil in one book. You cannot read a sentence without it. And that really annoys me after a few pages. Also Sarchie has the annoying habit to tell tales in tales. And by that I mean he starts…