Dr. M. Scott Peck has inspired millions by combining the deepest insights of psychiatry with those of religion. In this first of a three volume audio series based on his best-selling book People of the Lie, Dr. Peck once again integrates religious teaching with the science of psychology as he offers hope for healing one of society's most persistent failings -- human evil.
In his characteristic warm and accessible style, Dr. Peck explains that while the notion of evil has been present in religious thought for centuries, the concept has not been fully addressed by the psychiatric community. Dr. Peck links the two to show us how truly evil people are not necessarily criminals but those among us who appear as upstanding members of society. Using individual case studies to present vivid incidents of human evil, Dr. Peck describes how these "People of the Lie" hide behind the facade of normalcy as they continue to plague our lives.
A groundbreaking and compelling audio program that explores the essence of evil, People of the Lie sets us on a path toward understanding and coping with this age-old program.
©1992 M. Scott Peck (P)1992 Simon & Schuster
This volume includes about the introduction and first chapter (or maybe two) of the book. He gave one vignette (the story of the boy whose parents gave him the gun his brother used to commit suicide) and talked briefly about Erich Fromme, and then it was over. The entire printed book is short enough that I can't make sense of why it should have been either abridged or cut into three volumes. If I'd realized what I was getting, I'd have passed.
Uninspired God-besoten conclusion. waste of time. Wish to have $ back. Only 2 examples and a weak argument for the thesis.
Very well written, eye opening and convincing. Scott Peck puts things in proper perspective and gives mankind the two choices that every person must make consciously or unconsciously. Great read, I have to read The Road Less Traveled now!
Retired earlyer then expected & remain an involved intelectual activeist who finally has time to catch-up & stay current with my readings.
Any friend looking for an idealized view of inverasity from a folk psychological perspective; this would be the perfect title. Scott Peck has indeed taken "the road less traveled", since modern neuroscience began to inform us psychologically.
Peck's discussion of a dishonest patient.
Dr. Scott Peck brings a blast from the past. It was valuable for me to familiarize again, our culture's pre-scienticic era, circa 1880 to 1985. Dr. Peck is the cultural icon for the bygone era, that still serves our general population.
I am fairly sure this volume was adequate.
I hope the neuroscience texts will offer more actual insight in socially discordant people.
I would make the whole book available as one purchase. I was disappointed that I had to buy it in sections -- at a cost of 3 credits!
The "story" -- the content -- was thought-provoking and helpful.
The narration of Scott Peck is stiff. But I'm glad it was himself, and not some other stiff person disconnected from the writing.
I first read this book when I was college student and took a course on Sin Satan and Evil . With all that is going on in this world today I felt I needed a review of what it is. Dr Peck give us well excellent account of how subtle evil can seep into our lives and that it is not alway glaring us in the face.
I read The Road Less Traveled many years ago and it still stands up as a decent book. However, the follow-up books that I have attempted to read by Scott Peck since his first, I find disappointing.
I was recommended to read People of the Lie for a very few pages to understand and experience with which I was dealing. In preparation for a meeting, I turned to Audible to download it immediately so I could listen for the section. I found that to download this older, paperback book, I had to use 2 credits to download this thin book in two sections.
This doesn't make sense and except for the short section I found and transcribed for the meeting, the rest of the book was as disappointing as I remember.
Scott Peck, after The Road Less Traveled seems to have gone off the rails and into the woods on the subject of lies, evil, demon possession, etc. I prefer to stay more in the real world of understanding human behavior.
I download many good, lengthy books for 1 credit each. On the other hand, I have had a membership with Audible for many years and have let more credits expire than I like to think about.
So when a small, unremarkable book is split in two, 1 credit each, it just isn't worth it.
No - not out of personal interest.
Read a different book.
"The Psychopath Test" by Ron Johnson
Will buy follow up books on subject by this author. I have and will continue to listen to this book as it gives insight at each pass.
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