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.
"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)
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Walter Martin at his Best
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.
Base Fraud, who would read or listen to?
I've been a happy Audible customer for years and appreciate the service, but my experiences with this useless text prompt me to write my first ever commentary on an Audible purchase. This text is completely idiotic even though I concur with the conclusions; it's 35 hours of a less than academically credible author agreeing with himself. It's disturbing to know so many people have endured through such rubbish. If only there were negative-stars to choose in rating as text beneath the consideration of any thinking being.
Nothing by this "author".
Well presented, though the text is useless.
I'd pull the text from production. At best it's "dated", like "Birth of a Nation" is a dated movie. No credible editor would produce this production.
I have never in my life provided an online critique of anything, but this book is so profoundly, transparently uncritical I felt compelled to warn others against wasting their time.