Book Reviews

For your convenience, the more than 300 book reviews on ICSA websites are listed below. We are in the process of breaking our main site down because it exceeds Google's character maximum. If you want to read a book review in this list, write mail@icsamail.com and we will send you a copy as an attachment.

Book Review - 400 Years of Imaginary Friends

Book Review - A Consumers Guide to Alternative Medicine

Book Review - A Different Gospel

Book Review - A Force Upon the Plain

Book Review - A Guide to New Religious Movements

Book Review - A Matter of Basic Principles Bill Gothard and the Christian Life

Book Review - A Time to Laugh

Book Review - Abducted How People Come to Believe They Were Abducted by Aliens

Book Review - Adult Children of Parental Alienation Syndrome Breaking the Ties that Bind

Book Review - All the Emperors Men

Book Review - All the Fishes Come Home to Roost An American Misfit in India

Book Review - American Guru A Story of Love, Betrayal and Healing

Book Review - Americas Alternative Religions

Book Review - Anatomy of a Life Possessed

Book Review - Anti-Cult Movements in Cross-Cultural Perspective

Book Review - Apologetics in the New Age

Book Review - Awesome Families: The Promise of Healing Relationships in the International Churches of Christ

Book Review - Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress

Book Review - Behind the Watchtower Curtain

Book Review - Betrayal of the Spirit

Book Review - Beyond Belief

Book Review - Black Sun

Book Review - Blurred Boundaries

Book Review - Born and Raised in a [SECT] - You Are Not Alone

Book Review - Born and Raised in a Sect You Are Not Alone

Book Review - Bounded Choice True Believers and Charismatic Cults

Book Review - Boy Soldiers

Book Review - Breaking Their Will

Book Review - Brief Reflections on Childhood, Trauma and Society

Book Review - Captive Hearts Captive Minds

Book Review - Captives of a Concept

Book Review - Captives of a Concept Understanding the Illusionary Concept that Holds Jehovah’s Witnesses Captive

Book Review - Cartwheels in a Sari A Memoir of Growing Up Cult

Book Review - Cassadaga The South’s Oldest Spiritual Community

Book Review - Charles Mason Remey and the Bahá'í Faith

Book Review - Child of the Cult

Book Review - Christian Millenarianism

Book Review - Christians in the Crossfire

Book Review - Church-State Relations

Book Review - Churches That Abuse

Book Review - Combating Cult Mind Control (25th Anniversary Revised Edition)

Book Review - Combatting Cult Mind Control

Book Review - Conversions--A Philosophic Memoir

Book Review - Coping with Cult Involvement

Book Review - Corporate Cults

Book Review - Crazy Therapies

Book Review - Cult Alert

Book Review - Cult Controversies

Book Review - Cult Encounter

Book Review - Cult Recovery A Clinician’s Guide to Working With Former Members and Family

Book Review - Cult Recovery: A Clinician’s Guide to Working With Former Members and Family

Book Review - Cults Too Good to be True

Book Review - Cults and Consequences

Book Review - Cults and New Religious Movements Understanding Cults and New Religions

Book Review - Cults and Personality

Book Review - Cults and the Occult

Book Review - Cults in our Midst

Book Review - Cults on Campus

Book Review - Cults Sects and the New Age

Book Review - Cults--Faith Healing and Coercion

Book Review - Cults-Culture-and the Law

Book Review - Dangerous Persuaders

Book Review - Daughter of the Goddess

Book Review - Dead, Insane, or in Jail A CEDU Memoir

Book Review - Deception by Design

Book Review - Deprogrammed (film review)

Book Review - Destorying the World to Save It

Book Review - Destructive and Terrorist Cults A New Kind of Slavery Leader, Followers, and Mind Manipulation

Book Review - Devotee Farm

Book Review - Dictionary of Cults The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Active New Religions

Book Review - Dictionary of Cults-Sects-Religions and the Occult

Book Review - Dolgyal Shugden

Book Review - Enlightenment Blues My Years with an American Guru

Book Review - Enthralled: The Guru Cult of Tibetan Buddhism

Book Review - Escape My Lifelong War Against Cults

Book Review - Exit Counseling

Book Review - Father, Mother, God

Book Review - Feet of Clay

Book Review - Fire & Blood-Koresh

Book Review - For the Love of God

Book Review - Freedom of Mind

Book Review - From Deans List to Dumpsters

Book Review - From Slogans to Mantras Social Protest and Religious Conversion in the Late Vietnam War Era

Book Review - God vs. the Gavel Religion and the Rule of Law

Book Review - God’s Brothel The Extortion of Sex for Salvation in Contemporary Mormon and Christian Fundamentalist Polygamy and the Stories of 18 Women Who Escaped

Book Review - Going Clear

Book Review - Going Deeper

Book Review - Grandparents’ Rights

Book Review - Greetings from Utopia Park; Surviving a Transcendent Childhood

Book Review - Handbook of Religious Experience

Book Review - Hare Krishna Transformed

Book Review - Help At Any Cost

Book Review - Herding the Moo

Book Review - Holy Madness - Mystery of Light

Book Review - Holy Madness CSR 2-3.doc

Book Review - Holy Rollers Murder and Madness in Oregon’s Love Cult

Book Review - Holy Smoke

Book Review - How to Rescue Your Loved One from Mormonism

Book Review - Hungry for Ecstasy

Book Review - Hypocrisy and Dissent within the Findhorn Foundation

Book Review - I Can’t Hear God Anymore

Book Review - Imaginary Friends

Book Review - In Pursuit of Satan

Book Review - In the Name of God

Book Review - In the Shadow of the Moons

Book Review - In the Shadow of the New Age

Book Review - Index of Watchtower Errors

Book Review - India in a Mind’s Eye

Book Review - Influence

Book Review - Inside Out A Memoir of Entering and Breaking Out of a Minneapolis Political Cult

Book Review - Institutionalized Persuasion

Book Review - Isaac Newton The Last Sorcerer

Book Review - Island

Book Review - Jesus Doesnt Live Here Anymore

Book Review - Jesus Freaks A True Story of Murder and Madness on the Evangelical Edge

Book Review - Jesus in an Age of Controversy

Book Review - Justice Denied

Book Review - Killer Cults

Book Review - La explotación de la fe

Book Review - La persuasione socialmente accettata

Book Review - Lambs to Slaughter

Book Review - Le Dico des Sectes

Book Review - Le Phénomène des Sectes

Book Review - Leaders and Followers--A Psychiatric Perspective on Religious Cults

Book Review - Leaving Cults--The Dynamics of Defection

Book Review - Leaving the Fold

Book Review - Les Sectes

Book Review - Les sectes en France

Book Review - Les Sectes--Cults-A State of Emergency

Book Review - Little X--Growing Up in the Nation of Islam

Book Review - Lost and Found My Life in a Group Marriage Commune

Book Review - Lost Boy

Book Review - Lost Boy

Book Review - Lyndon LaRouche and the New American Fascism

Book Review - Madame Blavatskys Baboon

Book Review - Madness and Evil—A Review of The Sullivanian InstituteFourth Wall Community The Relationship of Radical Individualism and Authoritarianism

Book Review - Make Believe--A True Story

Book Review - Malignant Pied Pipers of Our Time A Psychological Study of Destructive Cult Leaders from Reverend Jim Jones to Osama bin Laden

Book Review - Manson The Life and Times of Charles Manson

Book Review - Memory-Trauma Treatment and the Law

Book Review - Merchants of Deception

Book Review - Mesmerized The History of Mesmerization

Book Review - Mind-Forged Manacles

Book Review - Misunderstanding Cults

Book Review - Modern Religions

Book Review - Money and Power in New Religions

Book Review - Monkey on a Stick

Book Review - Moon Sisters-Krishna Mothers-Rajneesh Lovers

Book Review - More Revealed--A Critical Analysis of AA and the 12 Steps

Book Review - Multiple Personality Disorder from the Inside Out

Book Review - Mushroom Satori

Book Review - My Life in Orange

Book Review - Mystical Diets

Book Review - New Age Almanac

Book Review - New Religions and the Nazis

Book Review - Norman Einstein

Book Review - Not Without My Sister The True Story of Three Girls Violated and Betrayed

Book Review - Occult America

Book Review - ocCULT They Didn't Think It Could Happen in Their Church

Book Review - On the Edge - Tabernacle of Hate

Book Review - On the Edge / Tabernacle of Hate

Book Review - Opus Dei An Objective Look Behind the Myths and Reality of the Most Controversial Force in the Catholic Church

Book Review - Orthodoxy and Heresy

Book Review - Other Altars

Book Review - Our Father, Who Art in Bed A Naïve and Sentimental Dubliner in the Legion of Christ

Book Review - Out of Darkness

Book Review - Out of the Cocoon A Young Woman’s Courageous Flight from the Grip of a Religious Cult

Book Review - Out of the Cults and into the Church

Book Review - Painted Black

Book Review - Paradise and Promises

Book Review - Peculiar Prophets

Book Review - People Who Play God How Ultra-Authorities Enslave the Hearts, Minds, and Souls of Their Victims

Book Review - Perspectives on the New Age

Book Review - Polygamy’s Rape of Rachael Strong Protected Environment for Predators

Book Review - Power Games Influence, Persuasion and Indoctrination in Psychotherapy Training

Book Review - Prophetic Charisma

Book Review - Prophets of the Apocalypse

Book Review - Prophet’s Daughter My Life with Elizabeth Clare Prophet Inside the Church Universal and Triumphant

Book Review - Quivering Daughters Hope and Healing for the Daughters of Patriarchy

Book Review - Ranger’s Apprentice Book 8

Book Review - Recovering from Churches That Abuse

Book Review - Recovery from Abusive Groups

Book Review - Recovery from Cults

Book Review - Reincarnation--The Missing Link in Christianity

Book Review - Religion and Political Violence

Book Review - Religion and the Clinical Practice of Psychology

Book Review - Religion and the Social Order

Book Review - Rise and Fall of Synanon

Book Review - Rudolf Steiner An Introduction to His Life and Work

Book Review - S.

Book Review - Saints and Psychopaths

Book Review - Science and Pseudoscience in Clinical Psychology

Book Review - Scientology

Book Review - Scientology in Popular Culture

Book Review - Sectas, Cuando el parais es un infierno

Book Review - Sects and New Religious Movements

Book Review - Seductive Poison-A Jonestown Survivors Story

Book Review - Servant of the Lotus Feet A Hare Krishna Odyssey

Book Review - Shamans and Religions

Book Review - Shattered Dreams My Life as a Polygamist’s Wife

Book Review - Shooting for the Stars

Book Review - Sin--Radical Evil in Soul and Society

Book Review - Snowboarding to Nirvana

Book Review - Something Somebody Stole

Book Review - Spiritual Abuse

Book Review - Spiritual Abuse Recovery

Book Review - Spiritual Abuse Recovery Dynamic Research on Finding a Place of Wholeness

Book Review - Spiritual Choices

Book Review - Spiritual Intelligence, the Behavioral Sciences, and the Humanities

Book Review - Spiritual Warfare The History of Conversion and Contemporary Cults

Book Review - Spirituality and Psychiatry

Book Review - Spying in Guruland

Book Review - Strange Gods - Schuller

Book Review - Stripping the Gurus

Book Review - Tabernacle of Hope. Bridging Your Darkened Past Toward a Brighter Future

Book Review - Take Back Your Life Recovering from Cults and Abusive Relationships

Book Review - Take Me For A Ride

Book Review - Terror in the Name of God Why Religious Militants Kill

Book Review - Terrorismo Religioso. La Guerra del Siglo XXI. El Ataque al World Trade Center y al Pentágono.

Book Review - The A to Z of New Religious Movements

Book Review - The Anatomy of Illusion

Book Review - The Battle for God

Book Review - The Boston Movement

Book Review - The Boy Who Was Raised As a Dog and Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist’s Notebook

Book Review - The Celestine Prophecy

Book Review - The Children of God

Book Review - The Church Universal and Triumphant Elizabeth Clare Prophet’s Apocalyptic Movement

Book Review - The Complex An Insider Exposes the Covert World of the Church of Scientology

Book Review - The Cult Around the Corner

Book Review - The Cult Experience

Book Review - The Cult Files

Book Review - The Culting of America

Book Review - The Da Vinci Code

Book Review - The Dark Side of Transformational Leadership

Book Review - The Devil Is a Gentleman Exploring America’s Religious Fringe

Book Review - The Discipling Dilemma

Book Review - The Divine Archetype

Book Review - The Dynamics of Religious Conversion

Book Review - The Emerging Network

Book Review - The Ethics of Evangelism

Book Review - The Faith Healers

Book Review - The Family

Book Review - The Family and the Unification Church

Book Review - The Fundamentals of Extremism

Book Review - The Giver

Book Review - The Gnostic Mystery

Book Review - The God Hustlers

Book Review - The Great Failure A Bartender, A Monk, and My Unlikely Path to Truth

Book Review - The Guru Papers

Book Review - The Health and Wealth Gospel Now Choose Life

Book Review - The Heart of a Cult

Book Review - The Heart of Islam / Caged Virgin / No god But God

Book Review - The House of Yahweh

Book Review - The Kingdom of Matthias Without Sin

Book Review - The Limits of Forgiveness: Case Studies in the Distortion of a Biblical Ideal

Book Review - The Lucifer Effect Understanding How Good People Turn Evil

Book Review - The Lure of the Cults and News Religions

Book Review - The Mother of God

Book Review - The New Age - Christian Critique

Book Review - The New Age in Argentina

Book Review - The New Age Rage

Book Review - The New Satanists

Book Review - The Patron Saint of Butterflies

Book Review - The Power of Persuasion How We’re Bought and Sold

Book Review - The Prophets Children

Book Review - The Protean Self

Book Review - The Protest

Book Review - The Psychology of Religion

Book Review - The Psychology of Terrorism - INSERT

Book Review - The Raincoat People: Confessions of a Cult Member

Book Review - The Recovered Memory-False Memory Debate

Book Review - The Religion that Kills

Book Review - The Remnant

Book Review - The Rhetoric of Religious “Cults” Terms of Use and Abuse

Book Review - The Road to Malpsychia

Book Review - The Satanism Scare

Book Review - The Serpent Rising A Journey of Spiritual Seduction

Book Review - The Sixth of Seven Wives

Book Review - The Socratic Universe

Book Review - The Spirit Connection Back to Cassadaga

Book Review - The Spiritualists

Book Review - The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse

Book Review - The Suggestibility of Childrens Recollections

Book Review - The Super Power Syndrome

Book Review - The Tenth Insight

Book Review - The Ultimate Game--Rajneesh

Book Review - The Walking Wounded

Book Review - The Way of the Heart - Oranges and Lemmings

Book Review - The Wrong Way Home

Book Review - Them and Us Cult Thinking and the Terrorist Threat

Book Review - Theosophy and Culture Nicholas Roerich

Book Review - Theosophy History of a Pseudo-Religion

Book Review - Therapeutic Touch

Book Review - Therapist

Book Review - Therapy Gone Mad

Book Review - Thieves of Innocence

Book Review - To Secure the Blessings of Liberty

Book Review - Top Secret The Truth Behind Today’s Pop Mysticisms

Book Review - Touchstones

Book Review - Trauma and Recovery

Book Review - Traumatic Narrcissism

Book Review - Traveller in Space

Book Review - Tu Eres El Amor de Dios

Book Review - Turn Off Your Mind The Mystic Sixties and the Dark Side of the Age of Aquarius

Book Review - Understanding NRM by Saliba-Szimhart

Book Review - Unholy Devotion

Book Review - Unmasking the New Age

Book Review - Urantia

Book Review - Varieties of Anomalous Experiences

Book Review - Violence and New Religious Movements

Book Review - Weapons of Fraud A Source Book for Fraud Fighters

Book Review - What Orwell Didn’t Know Propaganda and the New Face of American Politics

Book Review - What to Do When Psychotherapy Goes Wrong

Book Review - When the Body is the Target Self-Harm, Pain, and Traumatic Attachments

Book Review - When the New Age Gets Old

Book Review - Why Cults Succeed Where the Church Fails

Book Review - Why They Believe A Case Study in Contemporary Polygamy

Book Review - Why Waco

Book Review - Without the Guru

Book Review - Wolves within the Fold

Book Review - Worship and Sin An Exploration of Religion-Related Crime in the United States

Book Review: Foucault's Pendulum: When A Novel Enhances the Healing Process

Book Review: To the Moon and Back: A Childhood Under the Influence)

Book Review: Blackbird - A Memoir: The Story of a Woman who Submitted to Marcial Maciel, Became Free, and Found Happiness Again

Book Review: Robes of Silk, Feet of Clay

Book Review: Escaping Utopia

Book Review: Trail of Fears: A Journey From Heaven to Hollywood

"Book Review - Property: The True Story of a Polygamous Church Wife

Book Review - White American Youth: My Descent Into America's Most Violent Hate Movement - And How I Got Out"

Book Reviews - The Knowledge Illusion: Why We Never Think Alone - Doug Duncan - Reviewer (23-24)

Book Reviews - Breaking the Silence on Spiritual Abuse