Monday, 1 October 2012

Review - Escaping the Cauldron

Escaping the Cauldron
By Kristine McGuire
Publisher: Charisma House
ISBN: 978-1616386979
Pub. Date: September 4, 2012
Pages: 240
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In this memoir, author Kristine McGuire tells her story about her fall from Christ, her dabble into the occult, and her new found freedom. The interest in the occult first occurred when she was a kid. She would play fortune-teller with her friends by reading each others' palms. She would drag out a clear plastic baby toy and use it as a crystal ball.

After attending a Christian college, marring a Christian man, and becoming a mother, she still had an interest in the occult even though she was still a follower of God. Kristine started reading books on witchcraft and the occult. For eight years she devoured her life into the occult, until she suddenly realized that it wasn't the life for her and she made her way back to being a Christian.

When I was offered to review this book from Glass Road Media, I had to say yes. I don't know too much about the occult except for what I have seen in horror movies and on reality series, such as Ghost Hunters, so I was interested in reading the memoir. The author writes about the years she left Christ and dabbed in witchcraft, became a medium and a ghost hunter, and eventually returned to Christ. I have never heard about a Christian falling into the occult world. The author gives a lot of wisdom on the subject. After every chapter there are four to five questions to ask yourself about what you have just read. The paranormal, vampires, and ghost-hunting are popular in pop culture, which can be both good and harmful to a person, especially a Christian. Overall, I enjoyed reading the book and I recommend it to all Christians, clergyman, churches, and anyone interested in learning how to leave an occult.

About the Author: 

Kristine McGuire is an inspirational writer and speaker, sharing her testimony and encouraging others in their walk with Christ. A gifted writer, her work has been featured on Positively Feminine, Faithful Devotions, and Praise & Coffee Magazine (Fall 2011). Kristine's testimony has also aired on The 700 Club.

Kristine is a wife and the mother of two adult daughters. She enjoys writing, spending time with her family, long walks, listening to music of all kinds, and experiencing God's daily gift called life.


  1. Great review.

    Sounds like a very honest and personal account.

  2. Thank you so much for reading the book and sharing your review. I truly appreciate it.


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