This book is a guide on how we can free ourselves from the many debilitating influences that can take a stronghold in our lives, from fear and addiction to oppressive evil spirits. Written from his own personal experience of dealing with his own fears and anxieties, his research into the various forms of addiction that can ruin lives and his own encounters with evil through his work as an exorcist, Fr Collins offers practical advice on how to overcome these afflictions.
50% of Irish people believe in the devil’s existence and Pope Francis often talks about his malignant influence in the world. While Fr Collins says possession is a very rare occurrence, he is regularly contacted by people who in their own minds believe – rightly or wrongly – that they’re afflicted by an evil spirit, and this book hopes to offer support for people in this situation who feel they have no one to turn to for help.
Pat Collins is an Irish Vincentian priest based in Dublin. He is a speaker, retreat leader and author of many books on spirituality. Fr Collins is a member of the New Springtime Community and one of the few priests in the country with experience as an exorcist.