Book of the Month: Playing with Fire: A Modern Investigation into Demons, Exorcism, and Ghosts
Spooktober is over, but if you’re still looking for a scary book that will keep you up at night, look no further than “Playing with Fire” by Billy Hallowell. Hallowell is a Christian journalist who brings his skeptical eye to bear on the topic of demon possession, infestation, and oppression. He investigates real-life cases of demon possession and the truth behind them. Remember the movie The Exorcist? Did you know that was based on a real-life case of a demon-possessed boy? He investigates that case fully in this book and the facts of the case will shock you.
The real value of the book, however, is not in its shocking investigation of the real-life possession cases, but in its exploration of Biblical teaching around the topic. He talks about what causes demonic oppression and what we as Christians can do to fight against the forces that are here on our planet. The book is a tremendous resource for fighting victoriously in this spiritual battle.
The book is available to read here at the study center right now! Find it on the shelf in the Café. I also recommend you check out the “Playing with Fire” podcast by Billy Hallowell available on iTunes and Spotify where he does real-life interviews with people who were afflicted by demonic possession and oppression and who were released by the power of the Christ.