Monday, January 03, 2011

The Rite: Matt Baglio Book...New Movie

Just finished Matt Baglio's book, The Rite

My interest in the book was generated in part to the subject matter of the book, "Exorcism", but mostly because I wanted to read up more on the influence of the 'Evil One'. One can read it in the newspapers and hear it on the radio and see it on TV every day yet the blame is on God...not the Devil. The charge is "How can God allow such things?" and self blame (as in free will) is not even considered.

Reading this book has helped me understand a little more of Satan's place in this world and our deep reliance on the Blessed Trinity and Holy Church; the importance of the Sacraments and our prayer life. We need to hear more directly the Church's teachings on the Devil and most of all how not to invite him into our lives.

I recommend this book and I have a feeling (having seen the movie trailer) that the movie will be another poor book interpretation.

I also got half way through Gabriele Amorth (Lead Vatican Exorcist) book 'An Exorcist Tells His Story'.

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