• The Kingdom of the Cults

  • By: Walter Martin
  • Narrated by: Maurice England
  • Length: 39 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 01-22-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.4 (117 ratings)

Regular price: $34.96

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free.
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price.
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love.
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel.
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month.
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Buy Now for $34.96

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

The Kingdom of the Cults has been the authoritative reference work on major cult systems for more than 40 years. In an era of rapid cult growth worldwide, Christians today need the information in this book more than ever. It will equip readers from every walk of life to use biblical truth to counter the efforts of cults to masquerade as mainstream Christianity.
Working closely together, Ravi Zacharias and managing editors Jill and Kevin Rische have updated and augmented the work with new material. This book will continue as a crucial tool in countercult ministry and in evangelism for years to come. Among cults and religions included are Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormonism, New Age cults, the Unification Church, Baha’i Faith, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam.
Readable and reliable, this book sets the standard for reference books on cults.
Walter Martin (1928-1989) held four degrees, having received his doctorate from California Coast University in the field of comparative religions. Author of a dozen books and numerous booklets and articles, he founded the Christian Research Institute in 1960.
©2003 The Estate of Walter Martin (P)2013 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Show More Show Less

Critic Reviews

"Since the first edition was published in 1965, Walter Martin’s  The Kingdom of the Cults has been the leading reference work on the major contemporary cult systems. With an emphasis on the active, proselytizing cults,  The Kingdom of the Cults is a crucial tool in counter-cult ministry and evangelism. This edition includes substantial new information, including additional chapters on emerging cults and updated information on established movements. Because of their strong influence on the cults, Eastern religions are also examined. Readers now will find further help in combating the ever widening impact of the cults, not only in the United States but overseas. Scholarly yet readable and engaging,  The Kingdom of the Cults evaluates each cult’s movement’s history and beliefs, showing how each cult’s teachings contrast with true biblical theology. An invaluable reference work for both scholars and laypeople." (Prayer Foundation)
Show More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
5 out of 5 stars
By Lyndon on 03-30-13

Walter Martin at his Best

Where does The Kingdom of the Cults rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Excellent explanations and effective an effective apologetic defense of the gospel. Walter Martin nails it. A great read. If you want to see what the difference between "true" Christianity and a cult, this is the book to read. Very clear and concise.

Read More Hide me

28 of 32 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Stephen on 10-16-14


A smooth, well thought out overview of the cults, perfectly voiced by Mr. England. The problem is there is so much info you're never going to get it all in in one, two or even three readings. And seeing that this book is almost 39 hours long I'm praying to Jesus to make stick what he wants me to retain because I don't care how interesting this book is I don't want to spend that much time in a reread. I recommend. The book delivers what it promises. God Bless.

Read More Hide me

14 of 17 people found this review helpful

See all Reviews

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
5 out of 5 stars
By Daniel on 07-28-13

A Classic!

Would you consider the audio edition of The Kingdom of the Cults to be better than the print version?

Yes, Maurice England does a fantastic job of reading this book!

What did you like best about this story?


What does Maurice England bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

A great voice for a classic book.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Not posible nearly 40 hours in length!!!

Any additional comments?

A must for any Christian who may consider the study of comparative religion!

Read More Hide me

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

See all Reviews

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
5 out of 5 stars
By Ryan Curwen-Walker on 03-21-17

Great Narration.

Any additional comments?

Kingdom of the Cults is a great reference book, each subject is very well researched and explained. However it works best as a reference book. It was pretty tough work getting thorugh 36 hours of audio! Made easier by great narration; one of the best narration voices I've heard.

Read More Hide me

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

See all Reviews
© Copyright 1997 - 2018 Audible, Inc