This book had been on my shelf for a while, untouched. It’s not that I was scared of it, I just never got around to it. I would consider myself a spiritual, not religious person, and Christian. That being said, I do not believe that being a Christian is the only way to live on after death, I don’t claim to know all there is to know about that.
Anyhow, that’s my context going in. I have had what I have determined spiritual encounters at different points in my life, some good, some neutral, a few very bad. I kept those in mind, and the bad ones were eerily similar to some of what was written here. I tried to reserve judgment until the end, but I see no reason to believe that this man is lying about what he experienced. And though I have never personally experienced a person possessed, I have experienced what I deemed to be evil energy or presences, which Bill described to a tee in this book. And, without any training or knowing what to do, I got rid of evil presences much the same as Bill did in this book. So I found that interesting.
It is scary to think that more sinister forces and energies are alive, well, and moving in this world… but I believe they are. And you don’t even have to believe in possession to recognize it.
I did have a couple of questions, though. Why were the cops never called? If there was suspected child abuse of Laci (Roxanne)? I found myself asking this many times before it was finally stated the police were involved. Also, on page 39 it said that Laci was not savable. I don’t know… how does anyone but God know who or what is savable? Also, when I read “feminist witchcraft” I thought to myself, what the hell is that? Lol. Being a feminist myself, I found myself joking, like: so the intersectionalities of identity and power dynamics are somehow ritualized to call for demons? Lol. whatever.
I guess I also found myself continually dumbfounded that Bill let this girl into his house in the first place. I understand the helping and giving nature of Christians… but… that seems like an obviously bad idea. Overall, though, it was an entertaining read with some good insight and practical information. I do believe that people can open themselves up to bad energy or whatever you want to call it in a variety of ways… never will I ever mess with a Ouija Board again in my entire life, let me tell you. And never will I ever let one be in my house.