Deliver Us from Evil has 4 ratings and 1 review. Daniel said: Into a world that is so real; that others will not talk about. Don Basham maybe gone into t. Deliver Us From Evil has 3 ratings and 1 review. Craig said: Don Basham entered ministry in Early in his ministry, he hadn’t given much considerati. Are Christians at risk of demonic invasion?Absolutely not, thought Pastor Don Basham when another pastor suggested evil influences might be causing turmoil .

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But after more bashaam and perplexing problems, Basham began to discover he was wrong. In this page-turning account, Basham chronicles his reluctant journey from disbelie Are Christians at risk eviil demonic invasion? In this page-turning account, Basham chronicles his reluctant journey from disbelief to acceptance in the existence of basbam spirits.

More than a story, he imparts what he discovered about demons, the difference between infestation and possession, and how to engage in spiritual warfare. He also describes the biblical tools that bring about deliverance from demonic influence.

Through this moving story, you will learn how to recognize the presence of evil spirits, pray for deliverance and protect against demonic invasion. It’s never too late. You can find the freedom and healing you need–and be an agent of deliverance to others. Paperbackpages. Published May 1st by Chosen Books first published January 1st To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Deliver Us bashak Evilplease sign up. Lists with This Book.

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Don’t let the fact that this book was written by a christian minister put you off from reading it. It’s definately aimed at believers of Bible scripture, but I think that anyone curious could enjoy this. This book can be one of two, or three things depending on who’s reading it.

First it’s Don Basham’s story of how he was led into the deliverance ministry, and then depending on the person, it can either be seen as a sort of guide, or it can be seen as an intersting topic on ones religion. If you’ Don’t let the fact that this book was written by a christian minister put you off from reading it. If you’re expecting over the top accounts like head spinning, or levitation you wont find it here.

If you’re interested in the truth behind this phenomenon then this is probably the closest you’ll get on this subject. Basham doesn’t give into sensationalism like many who write on this topic often do. He tells things as they happened, and he’s so honest throughout, admiting to many of his mistakes along the way.

Even though this is not an over the top sensationalist story it still somehow gave me the creeps. I guess it’s the topic coupled with the fact that it’s written by a minister who seems to really stick to the facts. Whatever the case may be it certainly has me jumpy, and that’s one of the reasons I love this topic!

I love to be spooked, and reading about possession seems to be a sure way to get creeped out!

Deliver Us from Evil by Don Basham

A pioneering and still-in-print work on deliverance ministry. I found a second-hand copy of the first edition from with the bright yellow cover and New York Times -style column of text.

Interestingly, the original subtitle was “The Story of a Man Who Dared to Explore the Censored Ddon of Christ’s Ministry,” which isn’t as lurid or alluring as the later “encounters with the powers of darkness” subtitle paired with a profile shot of grotesque gargoyle a cover that had he lived I suspect Bas A pioneering and still-in-print work on deliverance ministry.

Interestingly, the original subtitle was “The Story of a Evli Who Dared to Explore the Censored Fourth of Christ’s Ministry,” which isn’t as lurid or alluring as the later “encounters with the powers of darkness” subtitle paired with a profile shot of grotesque gargoyle a cover that had he lived I suspect Basham would describe as “Grade-C movie stuff” Don Basham tells his story of being a church pastor called step by reluctant step into deliverance ministry.


He recounts his journey very engagingly–and at times compellingly–and with great candor. He admits his mistakes and the hard lessons learned as he walked ddeliver faith down a path that was far from beaten down in Basham also admits–in the preface to his book The Most Dangerous Game: Rescuing God’s Peoplewhich was primarily a practical how-to manual for establishing a deliverance ministry punctuated by anecdotes and illustrations.

Basham’s book is the reverse–a memoir filled with fascinating stories with some counsel on how-to and how-not-to go about deliverance ministry. The books proved good complements to one another. It was also interesting to see in Basham’s book the beginnings of a movement that by Legako and Gribble’s time was well established and being finely tuned. A strength and appeal of Basham’s book for de,iver was his turning to the Bible to prove all things. I admired his opening concordances and flipping pages in his Bible to record in a notebook all instances of evil spirits or of occult activity–no Bible Gateway or fancy software to do the heavy lifting.

The hard work paid off as Basham creates a biblically-based deliverance ministry, free from the “folk doctrines” that were surrounding deliverance then and still.

For example, eccentric church lady Sister Sadie criticizes Basham for failing to bind the evil spirit before casting it out, and for not commanding it “back to the pit” 93claiming the expelled demon would now be free to possess someone else. Basham writes of his researching these charges and finding they are pieced together from gospel episodes not necessarily addressing deliverance, so while they sound good, they fail when put into context Sister Sadie also demands to know how long Basham fasted before attempting a deliverance, citing the incident where the disciples tried and failed to cast out a demon and were admonished by Jesus, “this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting” Matthew Basham admits that in special cases fasting appears to be necessary, but not in all As a proponent of fasting for spiritual strength and power, I was a little disheartened by Donn breezy dismissal of the subject, but must acknowledge his exegesis was sound.

Basham helpfully includes as an appendix “Pages from My Notebook,” a delivre of some salient notes he made while on this journey. Perhaps the greatest strength of the book is Basham’s balanced approach to deliverance.

He distances himself from those who went down the rabbit hole and “began discovering demons behind the coffeepot”and he by no means exonerates individual Christians from their guilt and responsibility to war against sin and temptation.

He distinguishes between two categories of evil that plague the believer: I fear this distinction is lost in a lot of deliverance ministry today, with the demons taking the rap for our own shortcomings aka Flip Wilson’s “the Devil made me do it! In a testimony to his honesty in a book promoting deliverance ministry, Basham exhorts his readers to “remember that your problem may have nothing to do with demon activity!

Basham expresses his impatience with the “number of languorous or wistful souls requesting deliverance from the ‘demons’ of tobacco, laziness, worry, envy, or what have you, when the real trouble is their lack of self-control, trust, love, and other hard-won virtues.

Before you decide you have a demon, apply the test: Only when these things have really been tried–and failed–is it time rrom consider deliverance” Contrast that “take ownership” attitude to the prevailing zeitgeist of victimization in many churches where virtually everyone is urged to seek deliverance, the implication being it’s not your fault–your bad habits and besetting sins are caused by demons and are not the result of ffom weak-willed indulgence of the flesh and sin.

As much as I enjoyed reading this book and found it informative and edifying, it suffered its shortcomings.

The “Face Up with a Miracle” and “The Frok of Faith” evll were a dry, desert span in an otherwise fast-moving book, both dealing in detail with Basham’s writing an fdom book and his handwringing over trusting God for money after quitting the pastorate. They struck me as self-indulgent padding to bump the page count over And like so many preachers, Basham too often casts himself as the hero of his own narratives.


Those who oppose him and embarrass him will eventually be humbled and admit Basham was right all along e. There is also the vexing “I won’t name names” dodge, like his referring to “One well-known Bible deliveg, whom I greatly respect and admire Just name the guy, already! And finally Basham succumbs to many a pastor’s penchant for telling unsubstantiated stories that stretch credulity and just beg for a citation, like when he claims, “In one Midwestern city I gave a series of six Bible studies, only one of which dealt with the deliverance ministry.

The newspapers ignored five of the talks but gleefully played up the sixth: Since when do newspapers–plural! I want to know which city and which paper ran that headline. An interesting historical note for those familiar evul the tempest in a teapot that was the “Shepherding Movement,” it’s origin is detailed here in “Postlude: Members One of Another,” in which Basham, Derek Prince, Charles Simpson, and Bob Mumford “placed himself and bashaj ministry under the authority of the other three, pledging to support, encourage, correct, and pray for one another as men brought together in common service’ This decision to join their deliiver came as a result of the fall into a “particularly tragic form of immorality” by an unnamed “fellow minister” and “fine man” whom I confidently suspect was Pentecostal healer and deliverance minister A.

I discovered fro, postlude was snipped from later editions of Deliver Us from Evilperhaps as a bawham of Derek Prince and Bob Mumford’s breaking from and denouncing the movement after influential televangelist Pat Robertson likened it to “witchcraft” and to Jonestown without the Kool Aid Wikipedia article, “The Shepherding Movement”.

That unfortunate sidebar to Basham’s work and ministry should not cloud the power of this book, which has remained in print for a whopping 45 straight years. I heartily recommend it as the insightful story of a pastor following God’s leading into uncharted territory and also as a still relevant and practical primer on deliverance ministry.

Mar 20, Kathy rated it it was amazing. I gave this book five stars because it is well written and interesting. That said, I would take it all with several grains of salt and a hefty does of skepticism as I would any book on the supernatural.

Still, it is interesting and a good read.

If you’re not Christian or into deliverance ministry, it gives a good look into that and what is believed and how it came about. More than a story, he imparts what he discovered about demo About the Book: Don Basham was a longtime pastor ordained in the Disciples of Christ. Absham your experiences help others that will some day follow in your footsteps. The author while ministering in his church was able to come in to conflict with many forms of demonic possession. At first he didn’t believe in or want to believe that he was in the presence of such things but after someone’s suggestion and after his own investigating he begins to see just how much the devil is infiltrating his congregation.

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I recommend this book to those ministers that will begin their Pastoral studies and need to know what is out there and that these things are in fact real today.

Seeing this mans experience is something that could help them if the need is ever there while they are ministering or pastoring. Reading the experiences the author had, didn’t really cause me to not believe him more than it caused fear in me. Some of the events described are mildly terrifying, probably more so because my husband and I are about to embark on our own pastoral ministry. Staring into the eyes of Satan is I’m sure, a very real experiencebut one nevertheless less terrifying because God is with us through it all and will protect us from whatever the devil hands out.

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