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If you are a survivor, please be careful in reading the information compiled here. It is impossible to give information on ritual abuse, and about people's opinions about ritual abuse, in a way that is not upsetting and/or triggering. Only you know how much is wise to read, and how much information you can absorb at one time.

Christian Books and Websites on Ritual Abuse

Selected Websites

Restoration  in Christ Ministries: articles and books, trainings, retreats, newsletters.

Followers of Jesus Christ Ministries: Testimonies, child protection information, resources, conferences.

Multiple Treasures: Christian support for RA and MPD/DID, including books, resources, chat rooms, message board.


Selected Books

Bramhall, Carolyn. (2005)  Am I a good girl yet? Childhood abuse had shattered her. Could she ever be whole? AuthorHouse, Bloomington, IN and Lion Hudson, Oxford, England (2012)
NOTE: An English survivor of ritual abuse tells the story of her childhood and healing through Christ with the guidance of a Christian therapist.
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Bromley, Nicole Braddock. (2007)  Hush: Moving from silence to healing after childhood sexual abuse. Moody Pub., Chicago, Il.?
TABLE OF CONTENTS: Heartfelt Thanks - Our Little Secret - A Legacy of Hush - The Lie That Binds - Finding the Courage to Tell - In Search of Power - The Truth That Sets You Free - Choosing Life - The Cure for an Unforgiving Heart - Cutting the Cord - All You Need - The Desires of Your Heart - Making a Difference - The Healing Journey - No More Secrets
NOTE: A practical, down-to-earth Christian guide to healing.

Brown, Rebecca. (1986) He came to set the captives free. Chick Publications: Chino, CA.
NOTE: Story of a nurse's recruitment and escape from Satanism with the aid of Dr. Rebecca Brown. Many scriptural suggestions for fighting satanism.

Brown, Rebecca. (1997) Prepare for war. Whitaker House: New Kensington, PA. (Originally published (1987) Chick Publications: Chino, CA.
NOTE: From the publisher: "Do you know how Satan can use "doorways" including yoga, role-playing games, and meditation, to bring demonic destruction into your home? In this spiritual warfare manual, Rebecca Brown writes from seven years experience helping deliver many people out of hardcore satanism. In this sequel to her best-selling book He Came to Set the Captives Free, you will learn to stand victoriously against Satan, deal with the dangerous New Age teachings, recognize and deal with satanic ritualistic abuse of children, minister in the area of deliverance, and handle the rarely discussed problems people face after deliverance. Satan hates you and wants to destroy you. To be victorious you must Prepare for War."

Bubeck, Mark I. (1993) The Satanic revival: Surprising cure. Here's Life Publishers, San Bernardino, CA. Also T. Nelson: Nashville, TN.

Christin, Shani. (2005) Straight from the heart. Restoration in Christ Ministries, Grottoes, VA.
NOTE: From the back cover: Shani Cristin, a Christian for 55 years, has served in various church-related ministries for 24 years. She courageously writes as one whole-heartedly devoted to the work of God’s kingdom but first-handedly familiar with the weariness of 12 long years of fighting to free herself from hindrances of spirit, mind and body resulting from the evil perpetrated on her. She now serves in an international ministry using the wisdom learned in her healing journey to help others.

Clark, Patricia B. (2010) Restoring survivors of Satanic ritual abuse. Five Stone Publishing, Easton, KS. 
NOTE: From the publisher:  "This book, Restoring survivors of Satanic ritual abuse, should find its place in the libraries of pastors, church leaders, Bible schools, etc. as a manual to guide in understanding and ministering deliverance to the captives as Jesus came to do."
Introduction, Chapter Nine, Chapter summaries

Frederickson, Bruce G. (1988) How to respond to . . . Satanism. Concordia: St. Louis, MI?.
TABLE OF CONTENTS: Introduction: The enemy and his footprints: The whispers of God: Satan visible - religious Satanists: On the margin of the visible - Satanic cults: Do-it-yourself Satanism: From a Christian Perspective: Recommended reading.?
NOTE: This is a Christian pamphlet, written by a Lutheran minister. It does not mention or comment on intergenerational satanism, although it has a short section on pre-Crowley satanic practices.

French, Joel. (1991) The secret diary of a satan worshipper. New Leaf Press, Green Forest, AZ.?NOTE: Christian autobiography.

Friesen, James G. (1991). Uncovering the mystery of MPD. Here's Life Publishers: San Bernadino, CA.
NOTE: Dr. James Friesen, a specialist in MPD, documents that ritualistic abuse is widespread today, even among respected citizens of our communities. Christian orientation.

Friesen, James G. (1992) More than survivors: Conversations with multiple-personality clients. Here's Life Publishers: San Bernadino, CA. and T. Nelson, Nashville, TN.

Hawkins, Diane. (2009) Multiple Identities: Understanding and supporting the severely abused. Restoration in Christ Ministries, Grottoes, VA.
NOTE: From the author: "This book is an effort on my part to bring understanding that will hopefully result in greater support for those who are courageously fighting to reclaim lives shattered by unspeakable evil. I have drawn its contents not only from my personal experience but also from my observations and interactions with scores of other abuse survivors whom I have met in various types of therapy groups as well as through my involvement with Restoration in Christ Ministries, an organization devoted to addressing the needs of dissociated survivors of severe abuse."

Hawkins, Tom and Hawkins, Diane. Dissociative identity disorder: Recognizing and restoring the severely abused. Restoration in Christ Ministries, Grottoes, VA.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:  Ch. 1:  INTRODUCTION - Ch.  2:  UNDERSTANDING DID - Definition of Dissociation - Definition of Dissociative Identity Disorder - Cause of DID - Frequency of DID - Types of DID  -  Ch.  3: RECOGNIZING DID - Diagnostic Tools - Diagnostic Clues in Adults - Diagnostic Clues in Children - Ch. 4: TREATMENT ISSUES - Abuse Dynamics - Physical - Psychological -Spiritual - Programming Dynamics - Definition of Programming - Types of Programming/Mind-control - The Process of Programming - Programming Indicators - Types of Programs - Removing Programming - Ch.  5: UNDERSTANDING MEMORY - Narrative Memory - Traumatic Memory - Accuracy of Traumatic Versus Narrative Memory - Implicit Memory - Body Memory - Early Memory - Deliberate Confusion of Memory - Validating Indicators of True Traumatic Memories - Conclusion - Ch.  6: HEALING MEMORIES WITH TRUTH - Introduction - Purposes of Memory Work - Timing of Memory Work - Barriers to Doing Memory Work  -  How to Do Memory Work - APPENDICES - A.  Renunciation and Affirmation Statements - B.  Satanic Calendar - C.  Definition of Terms - D.  Selected Bibliography?

Hawkins, Tom and Hawkins, Diane. Restoring shattered lives. Restoration in Christ Ministries, Grottoes, VA.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:  Introductory Dynamics of DID - Luciferian-Satanic Agenda - Diagnostic Symptoms of DID - DID Screening Sheet - Memory--How Reliable is it? - Healing of Memories—Replacing Lies with God's Truth - Conflict, Denial and False Beliefs: Building Blocks of DID, Parts 1 and 2 - Primary Identities: A Relational Approach - Part 1: Capacity and Synchronization - Part 2: Understanding Primary Parts and Desynchronization - Part 3: Primary Identities—Overcoming Dissociationand Desynchronization - Anger, Hate and Forgiveness - Celestial Hierarchy - Heavenly Realms—An Appeal - Dimensions of the Mind and Spirit - Spiritual Dynamics - Support Issues - Role of the Church - Overview of Healing Journey - Why, God? (Addressing the Issue of God and Human Suffering) - Appendix—A Structural Model of Dissociation - Renunciation and Affirmation Statement-Definitions of Terms - Select Bibliography - Resource Directory?

Kairos, M. Joy. Fragments to Freedom: Healing From Dissociative Identity Disorder. Winepress Publishing
NOTE: From the Publisher: "Do you wonder if you can be free from torment? Do you doubt you can have a sound mind? Do you wonder if anyone is safe?Do you notice those severely shattered in church and want to know how to help? Do you want to effectively minister to them, even those with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and Satanic Ritual Abuse (SRA) backgrounds?This book is for the broken and helpers of the hurting. Specific insights and tools are given for the helper as they minister to unique issues involved in healing with DID and SRA. Also included are issues related for the hurting and those desiring to be free from difficult issues in their life.This book exposes emotional, mental, and spiritual struggles of my journey healing from DID/ SRA. It provides insight to the hurting and to the helper in how freedom is possible. Wholeness can be a reality through Jesus Christ."As I have extensively traveled the world, I have seen such devastation in the hearts and lives of so many people. It has been wonderful to see so many healed. Joy shares some of the hell that she went through...not stayed in She is willing to share what happened to her and how she received COMPLETE freedom through Jesus Christ. I encourage everyone to read this book and get completely free."

Kennedy, William H. (2004) Lucifer's lodge: Satanic ritual abuse in the Catholic Church. Sophia Perennis
NOTE: Discusses various aspects of sexual abuse within the Roman Catholic Church, including ritual abuse, the cover-up of pedophilia, and the abuse and prostitution of nuns.  influence of Aleister Crowley and other occultists/satanists on the twisted theology of so many fallen and frankly diabolical Catholic clergy is documented. In a chapter devoted to Paul Shanley, Kennedy documents that he was connected to the Process Church of the Final Judgement.
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Leehan, Michael. (2011) Ascent from darkness: How Satan's soldier became God's warrior. Thomas Nelson, Nashville, TN.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:  The Early Years - Turning to the Dark Side - Submission to Evil - Trained to Deceive - The Jailhouse Way - Deeper into Satanism - Black Shadows - The Battle Intensifies - A Mission of Murder - Near the End - Nowhere to Run, Nowhere to Hide - From Darkness to Light - The Road Home - Surrounded by a Great Cloud of Witnesses
NOTE: From the publisher: "For twenty years of his life, Michael Leehan lived and worked for Satan. At age 33, he made a decision to serve the darkness that he felt had consumed his life, but instead of making things easier, it began a steeper downward spiral replete with ritualistic cuttings, blood sacrifices, jail time, job loss, estrangement from his friends and family, and actual murderous assignments from Satan himself....For anyone who has ever struggled with spiritual warfare, addiction, depression, or hopelessness, Michael’s story is a bold reminder of the redemptive truth of the gospel that anyone—even a soldier of Satan—can be transformed and used for the glory of God."
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Peck, M. Scott. (1983) People of the lie: The hope for healing human evil. Simon and Schuster, NY, NY.?
TABLE OF CONTENTS: Handle with Care - The Man Who Made a Pact - Toward a Psychology of Evil - The Encounter with Evil - A Teaching Case - Of Possession and Exorcism - An Examination - The Danger and the Hope
NOTE: A Christian meditation on the characteristics of individual and group evil, the nature of satan, and God's attitude toward evil. No mention of ritual abuse. From the publisher: "People who are evil attack others instead of facing their own failures. Peck demonstrates the havoc these People of the Lie work in the lives of those around them. He presents, from cases encountered in his psychiatric practice, unforgettably vivid incidents of evil in everyday life. This book offers a strikingly original approach to the age-old problem of human evil."
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Reid, Gregory R. Nobody's angel: A true story of satanic ritual abuse, occult bondage and redemption. Youthfire Publications, El Paso, TX.
NOTE: (From the publisher) True account of a survivor of childhood satanic rituals and sexual abuse who became a teenage occultist before breaking away. Part one, "Forget", details childhood traumas, occult practices, and eventual extraction from the occult. Part two, "Remember", details recalling the past and recovering from the trauma. Christian viewpoint.
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Reid, Gregory R. Diary of a devil hunter: A ten year odyssey of a satanic crime investigator. Youthfire Publications, El Paso, TX and The American Focus on Satanic Crime: Vol. 28, American Focus Publishers, Edison, NJ.

Rich, Mary and Jose, Carol. (1996) Evil web: A true story of cult abuse and courage. New Horizon Press, Far Hills, NJ.?
NOTE: This is Mary Rich's story of her involvement, along with her husband and children, with an abusive Christian-based cult. It details the emotional and physical horrors of abuse which they lived through, her own escape, her fight to find and reclaim her children, and the successful criminal prosecution against the cult leader, Ronald Larrinaga. It can be very triggering, especially for those who react to Biblical verses coupled with abuse, and mothers who do not, or cannot, protect their children from abusive religious authorities. A short afterword on cults is provided by Robert T. Cross.

S., Joe. (1991) Out of hell again: Satanic ritual abuse and recovery. Available from: State of the Art Publishing,  Carmel CA.
NOTE: Excerpts from the journal of a survivor who is helped by his Christian faith, therapy, and the Twelve Steps of ACOA.

Smith, Michelle, and Pazder, Larry. (1980) Michelle remembers. Pocket Books: NY, NY.
NOTE: A Canadian woman relives l4 months of satanic childhood abuse while in therapy. Catholic viewpoint. This book has been blamed for starting the "Satanic ritual abuse hysteria," as it was the first published biography of a survivor.

Stanfield, Lawrence W. (2005) Rachel. Trafford Pub., Victoria, BC, Canada.
NOTE:  Rachel Is the name of an eight year old alter of a thirty-two year old client of Dr. Stanfield. The book is an account of her escape from her cult family and her journey into psychological health. Finally, Rachel, the book, is designed as a training manual and teaching-text for ministers, parents, professionals, teachers, counselors. Christian view point.
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Stratford, Lauren. (1988) Satan's underground. Harvest House: Eugene, OR.
TABLE OF CONTENTS: A Little Girls Terror - Behind Closed Doors - Deeper Evils - The House of Victor - Basement of Death - Brainwashed and Broken - Halloween Night - Secret Pains - Turning Point - With Tender Love - Miracles Do Happen - Free at Last - A Letter to Victims - The Divine Prescription - The Big Picture - The Ritualistically Abused Child - The Adult Victim of Ritualistic  Involvement  - Still They Cry – Afterword
NOTE: First-person account of a woman's recruitment into satanism and escape.
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Stratford, Lauren (1993). Stripped naked. Pelican: Gretna, LA.
TABLE OF CONTENTS: Branded - Hiding Inside the Mind - PART TWO: The Birthing of Baby - To Baby with Love - The Menagerie - The Wit and Wisdom of Baby - PART THREE: Mind Control - Cult Alters - David and the General - Winning the War - PART FOUR: The Macabre - The Devils Workshop - Fact or Fiction? - PART FIVE: The High Cost of Survival - Will We Survive? - The Final Word By Baby et al - I Whispered - Appendix  - Notes - Recommended Reading.
NOTE: Survivor's account of coming to terms with child prostitution and pornography, ritual abuse memories and multiple personality diagnosis. Christian viewpoint.
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Thomas, Anna F. (2009) Fire and water: A safe journey through multiple personality disorder. Robert D. Reed POB 1992, Bandon, OR  97411.
NOTE: From the publisher: "A true account of discovery, validation, and healing from sexual and ritual abuse.  Anna Thomas writes her therapeutic memoir with deep insight from a Christian perspective about the emotional, physical, spiritual, and psychological aspects of coping with multiple personality and the reality of ritual abuse. This book reads like a mystery novel with clues coming along a little at a time in an effort to solve the whole puzzle.

Wright, Veronica K. (2010) Boxes of Secrets: A gripping true account of overcoming sexual abuse in a "perfect" Christian home. Kindle book: Amazon ASIN eBook Id: B003UV8M6U
NOTE: Christian viewpoint.  Read first chapter free:



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