There's no denying the powerful attraction of evil. Pop culture blockbusters like The Exorcist and Rosemary's Baby, and their many recent successors, are but a snapshot of the appeal.
What are the biblical facts about evil, demonic possession, the exorcisms by Jesus? Has the modern-day church downplayed the devil, leaving humans in the lurch? How can everyday folks recognize and avoid the snares of Satan?
In "Get Thee behind Me, Satan" Rejecting Evil, Kevin E. Mackin, OFM, a popular priest and former college president and professor, shares his religious studies as a helpful guide for preachers, catechists, and laypersons. The book offers a unique reader-friendly look at church history, biblical sources and understandings of Satan, exorcisms, the "kingdom of God," faith formation, and keeping the devil away.