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The Demonologist: The Extraordinary Career of Ed and Lorraine Warren - The True Accounts of the Paranormal Investigators Featured in the film 'The Conjuring' | [Gerald Brittle]

The Demonologist: The Extraordinary Career of Ed and Lorraine Warren - The True Accounts of the Paranormal Investigators Featured in the film 'The Conjuring'

If you think ghosts are only responsible for hauntings, think again. The Demonologist reveals the grave religious process behind supernatural events and how it can happen to you. Used as a text in seminaries and classrooms, this is one book you can't put down. For over five decades, Ed and Loraine Warren have been considered America's foremost experts on demonology and exorcism. With over 3,000 investigations to their credit, they reveal what actually breaks the peace in haunted houses. Don't miss the Warrens in the new blockbuster movie The Conjuring.
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Publisher's Summary

If you think ghosts are only responsible for hauntings, think again. The Demonologist reveals the grave religious process behind supernatural events and how it can happen to you. Used as a text in seminaries and classrooms, this is one book you can't put down. For over five decades, Ed and Loraine Warren have been considered America's foremost experts on demonology and exorcism. With over 3,000 investigations to their credit, they reveal what actually breaks the peace in haunted houses. The book was expertly written by Gerald Daniel Brittle, a nonfiction writer with advanced degrees in literature and psychology, specializing in mystical theology. Don't miss the Warrens in the new blockbuster movie The Conjuring.

©1980 Gerald Brittle, Ed Warren, Lorraine Warren (P)2013 Graymalkin Media, LLC

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    Kyle Reese 03-06-15
    Kyle Reese 03-06-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Amazing book with an amazing narrator!"
    If you could sum up The Demonologist in three words, what would they be?

    Opened my mind


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    How matter of fact they speak. Most books and movies it seems, try to not only make you believe but also themselves but in this book they say it doesn't matter if you believe or not this is real.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The Beckford's story.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes. No it opened my mind to a world that can't be seen.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is extremely well written and kept my interest all the way through something that very few books have done.

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    Frankie 03-05-15
    Frankie 03-05-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Part Encyclopedia, part biography, all creepy"
    If you could sum up The Demonologist in three words, what would they be?

    GO...TO...CHURCH!


    What about Todd Haberkorn’s performance did you like?

    Decent narration. Nothing to write home about, but the story itself is what keeps you hooked.


    Any additional comments?

    This book has to appeal to your particular interests for it to have meaning or value. Those who don't believe will dismiss everything as mistake, coincidence, delusions, etc. This book goes into detail what happens when the world stops being so bright and the darkness takes over. Very scary and certainly creepy.

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    Ronald E. Spanbauer 02-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "great book"

    Enjoyed the book and I would highly rwcommend. Real evil does exist and this book does a great job of informing the reader on how to avoid situations where you could get involved in an encounter.

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    Richard E. Pozzuto Naples, Florida 02-16-15
    Richard E. Pozzuto Naples, Florida 02-16-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Great overview with some fascinating detail"
    What made the experience of listening to The Demonologist the most enjoyable?

    The author seemed to condense the knowledge and wisdom of the life experiences of the Warrens. He did a great job of presenting everyone in a manner that was both entertaining and informative. I got a lot of answers from this book.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    The sincere way in which the paranormal was described and discovered.


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    Blondiegirl San Antonio 02-16-15
    Blondiegirl San Antonio 02-16-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great read"

    This book was very interesting and well read. The reader of it did a fabulous job in drawing me in.

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    christy cridlebaugh 02-16-15 Member Since 2014
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    "most of Ed's opinion was biblical. but, not all..."
    What made the experience of listening to The Demonologist the most enjoyable?

    I have followed the cases that Ed and Lorraine Warren had worked on for most of my life. It was nice to hear information that I hadn't heard before.


    What other book might you compare The Demonologist to and why?

    I have a whole library of Christian deliverance books. This book has a lot of correct biblical information, but with a few glaring and dangerous opinions that are not in agreement with what Jesus taught. For instance, Ed believed in reincarnation instead of having the knowledge of generational spirits,and how they can enter a baby as it emerges from the birth canal. These are the spirits who stay with one family until someone in that line breaks the soul ties with that demon. Have you ever heard someone say, " all the women in our family can see ghosts." ? THAT is what generational spirits do; work in one family until they are made to leave. Jesus said "it is appointed for a man to live once, and after that the judgement." I tis also written that "the sins of the father is visited upon the children. " Generational spirits can be this way also. What you do in your lifetime can effect your children for many generations to come.


    Which character – as performed by Todd Haberkorn – was your favorite?

    Ed


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes. I was very upset that Ed told the reporter about a girl having been delivered from demon possession. He explained that she was beyond her years in knowledge of evil as a child because she had lived other lives before, and was a practicing witch in those previous lives. He was wrong. Somewhere in her family line, someone had invited the demon into the family, and as a baby, perhaps in the event of her birth itself, she was possessed. He also said that hell- as the bible teaches (a real place with real fire and "gnashing of teeth" where the damned will be tormented forever)- didn't exist as a real place, but Hell is just being separated from God. He stated that when the demons talked about Hell and the fires that they were trying to escape, they are nothing more than an exaggeration.


    Any additional comments?

    Yes. I was raised with a Christian mother, a wiccan father, and in a family with a variety of views from our American Indian heritage thrown in for good measure. I have seen "ghosts" since I was a little girl, 2 or 3 years old. I also had a ghost for a best friend in one house that we lived in for years. She interacted with me, moved things in my room, and even ran a bath for me as I watched. I have had prophetic dreams all my life, and they have ALWAYS come true, even when I was too young to understand what had happened, or why. In school I was called "witch'' because I could smell death, and told a carload of fellow students (not my friends) that someone was going to die at a school function. I could smell death as we went through the gates. I also couldn't see; everything went black in the middle of a summer sun filled day. (I didn't MEAN to tell them. I was crying, telling my friend-who drove us-what was happening. I didn't want them to go with us because I didn't know them.) I was a Christian and all my friends knew that. How did it happen that I was still having those "gifted moments"? Since I reached an age of maturity, I made it my responsibility to research what the bible, Jesus, said about what I've lived through. I have since learned that I had to break those soul ties myself to be delivered from what had run in my family for generations. The fact that Ed didn't know that, and even now-after his death- his ignorance can still affect the curious AND those in mortal danger, turns my blood cold. I pray that Ed learned the truth before he was called to go into eternity, and I pray that those who hear this/read this book are only those mature enough to know the difference. Gb~

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    Lacy WAXAHACHIE, TX, United States 02-07-15
    Lacy WAXAHACHIE, TX, United States 02-07-15 Member Since 2012

    I am a school counselor that loves horror, fantasy, autobiographies, self-help, and Christian genres. I am a BIG bookworm! Reading is life!

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    "Insightful look into the spiritual dimension!"
    What does Todd Haberkorn bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I like that he uses different voices for Ed & Lorraine Warren as well as the demonic voices. It gives the story more character!


    Any additional comments?

    The book was very informative and interesting! I loved the movies, "Annabelle" and "The Conjuring" so I was definitely interested in learning about Ed & Lorraine's career! So much information on what to look for with demons and Earth-bound spirits as well as stories of what they have experienced.

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    J. Sinex 02-07-15
    J. Sinex 02-07-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Wow! Creep factor of 11 out of 10! Great book!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It depends on the friend! I don't know if everyone can handle the truth! I also would want that friend to be spiritually grounded. Knowledgeable about the fight between Heaven and Hell!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I have always been impartial to Lorraine. That continued in this book! I'm familiar with the Warrens body of work. I've listened to her speak on live radio. She is the real deal! The perfect person to comfort a family/person under demonic attack!


    Which character – as performed by Todd Haberkorn – was your favorite?

    He voiced the demons so well. There were a couple that made all my hair stand on end while cold chills popped up everywhere!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It's always shocking pulling the curtain back on what really goes on with Satan and his minions! They are cunning, formidable opponents. Only through Jesus Christ can battle be waged upon them! There were times I got that feeling in my ears like someone was standing behind me! Truth is always stranger than fiction!


    Any additional comments?

    This is a serious book! A lot of people will say they don't believe in the Devil or demons. That's ok, they believe in you! They will take your life! While destroying everything you hold dear! It amazes me how people can witness an item levitating, or hear a demon speak to them and still try to explain it away as not paranormal! Here, the true story most churches don't want you to hear are revealed here! Because the actual amount of demonic cases are less than 1% of those investigated. Buckle in for a book you can't stop listening to! I finished it in a day & it was great! Well worth the credit spent!

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    Robill Singapore, Singapore 02-05-15
    Robill Singapore, Singapore 02-05-15 Member Since 2013

    Singapore audible fan!

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    "Very educative!"

    I could not stop listening to this book. There is no dull moment at all. Yes, it is scary, but very educative at the same time. The narrator is superb!

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    Nick 01-27-15
    Nick 01-27-15 Member Since 2015
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    "great book"

    i loved this book. anything with the warrens in it is very interesting. i always loved to see them on unsolved mysteries when i was a kid and they have been involved in any case that interests me. 10/10 would listen again

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