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From the book's preface: "It has been many years since any serious study of demon experiences has been published, and possibly never before a compilation from competent observers in many parts of the world. The reason for this omission is not clear, but the result has been a feeling on the part of many Christians that these strange (to us moderns) phenomena were only valid in Bible times.

"But if these things are in fact still going on today, the church should be aware of them; and if true in other lands, as indicated in this book, then a further study needs to be made of demonology here in the United States. Item: Could certain types of cases in mental hospitals be better relieved by prayer than by modern medical treatments? This subject needs study, research and experiment by Christian ministers, as well as secular medical experts.

"As to the truthfulness of the stories in this book, we believe that all are valid. Most of the missionaries and others reporting are known to us either personally, or by reputation, as being honest and not subject to hallucinations. That the incidents occurred seems indisputable.

"As to why they occurred, and what caused them— that is another question. On the surface there seems every evidence that strange spirits have seized and often spoken through their victims. Many of these incidents parallel those in the New Testament, where the cause is clearly stated as demon possession.

"Some who read these pages may wish to put forward other explanations than ones presented in this book, and discussion of these viewpoints should prove valuable.

"This book is not seeking to prove modern-day demonology. It is attempting to open the subject to those who are interested."

Contents:

01. CHAOS IN A LOCKED ROOM
02. DELIVERED FROM DEMON POSSESSION
03. A SURVEY OF THE SITUATION: INDIA
04. PRAYER WAS NOT ENOUGH: CHINA
05. STRANGE ANTICS: COLOMBIA 33.54
06. NIGHT NOISES: MEXICO
07. AN EXPERIENCE IN INDIA
08. THE POWER OF THE NAME
09. STRANGE POWER: ECUADOR
10. AN EXPERIENCE IN KOREA
11. A SÉANCE IN BOLIVIA
12. ISAMVA
13. STRANGE ACTIONS AND LONG WEEKS OF PRAYER
14. SAVED AND DELIVERED
15. RELAPSE?
16. UNDER THE CURSE
17. WAS IT DEMON POWER? (JAPAN)
18. ENEMY IN THE CLASSROOM
19. DEMONOLOGY
20. BLESSED BUT DEMON POSSESSED
21. AN EXPERIENCE WITH DEMONS
22. BASUTOLAND, CENTRAL AFRICA
23. A WITCH DOCTOR POSSESSED
24. IT TOOK FOUR MEN TO HOLD HIM
25. EXPERIENCES IN GUATEMALA
26. A LOW ANIMAL-LIKE MOAN
27. EXPERIENCES IN HAITI
28. CHRIST THE VICTOR
29. SPIRITISM IN BRAZIL
30. MODERN DEMON POSSESSION
31. EXPERIENCES IN PALESTINE

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