The following is a short list of authors (listed alphabetically) and their reading material that we recommend. We do not receive compensation in any way if you choose to buy any books that are listed.
While we do not give a blanket endorsement of nor necessarily agree with every single word each of these authors have written, we do agree with the overall message of their works listed below, and believe them to be credible and reliable sources of information, lining up with the Word of God as far as we are able to tell.
As always, however, be a good Berean for yourself, and line up the words of mankind with the Word of God found in Scripture. If you see something in any of these writings that do not line up with the Word of God, please contact us and let us know, giving page numbers and quotes from the book or essay, as well as Scripture that refutes the words of the author, so that we can study the matter out for ourselves.
“Now the Bereans were more noble-minded than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if these teachings were true. As a result, many of them believed, along with quite a few prominent Greek women and men.” (BSB)
Paul Fahy lives in southern England and has exercised a teaching ministry in various churches since 1971. He has planted house churches and had a wide experience of church life since then. He currently serves as a pastor-teacher in a house church in Brighton. Part of Paul’s ministry is conducted through the Internet, counseling and teaching. His teaching articles are first sent out to subscribers across the world.
Papers We Recommend
(These are links to the PDF downloads)
Personal Note: Fahy is a proponent of Calvinistic doctrine.
- Pro-Calvinism (paper by Fahy): https://www.understanding-ministries.com/docs/Introduction%20to%20Calvinism%20vs%20Arminianism.pdf
- Anti-Calvinism (article by Flowers): https://soteriology101.com/2014/12/08/the-5-points-that-lead-me-out-of-calvinism/
At this point, we aren’t entirely certain if salvation according to a pure Calvinistic theology does or does not reflect an accurate view of Scripture, but the papers by Fahy that we linked to above offer what we believe to be Biblically-sound teachings, with the possible exception of any Calvinist references that may be present.
Kurt E. Koch (1913-1987) received his Doctor of Theology degree from Tübingen University and was a noted German theologian, minister, and evangelist. He pastored and counseled those suffering from the occult in its various forms throughout the world, covering sixty-five countries and five continents.
Books We Recommend
1. Between Christ and Satan (republished under, The Lure of the Occult)
2. Christian Counseling and Occultism
3. Demonology Past and Present
4. Occult ABC
5. Occult Bondage and Deliverance
6. Occult Practices and Beliefs (formerly titled, The Devil’s Alphabet)
7. Charismatic Gifts
8. The Strife of Tongues
Personal Note: In our opinion, some of Koch’s books can be triggering to survivors who have come out of occult practices. Therefore, they are mainly recommended for those who wish to understand the depth of deception and how to help others who have come out of the occult. As Koch himself wrote in the introduction to “Occult ABC”: “I must give the reader a warning. Anyone who has weak nerves, or is very easily influenced, would be better advised to not read this book. … The devil always tries to attack us at our weakest point.”
Additionally, we take slight issue with Koch’s use of certain words in particular passages of his books. For example: in “Christian Counseling and Occultism,” Koch uses the word “charismatic” in a positive light. But this is not a word we would use today, as the term is now associated with the wider “charismatic movement,” a pseudo “christian” movement that is not based on sound Biblical theology. But while Koch’s word choices may at times be not the best (in our opinion), it is but a minor disagreement.
I was brought up Jewish, went to Shabbat quite faithfully each Friday and celebrated the holydays at the temple and with my family up until about 16 years old. Our family like many others, gathered together on the high holy days in observance. I attended Hebrew school twice a week and learned the language and eventually was Bar Mitzvahed (at 13) and confirmed (at 16). While attending classes I asked a lot of questions about God that the Rabbi could not answer. Though I continued each year, mainly to please my parents, I became less interested in the traditional religion of my parents and feeling hindered in my spiritual development, leaped head first into my own brand of freestyle spirituality after graduation.
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