• The Kingdom of the Cults (Sixth Edition)

  • The Definitive Work on the Subject
  • By: Walter Martin
  • Narrated by: Kyle Tait
  • Length: 27 hrs and 34 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (36 ratings)

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By: Walter Martin
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Publisher's Summary

In an era of rapid growth of false religions worldwide, Christians need information they can trust. This comprehensive new edition of the leading book on cults will equip you - no matter your background - to understand and use biblical truth to counter false religions, including many that masquerade as mainstream Christianity.

Reflecting the developments in cults and world religions in recent years, this edition, updated by expert Jill Martin Rische (daughter of Walter Martin), gives you the authoritative information you need to know. As our culture becomes less and less outwardly Christian, awareness of the belief systems of those around us has never been more vital.

Accessible and reliable for everyone, whether you're a teacher, a pastor, or a regular church attender, The Kingdom of the Cults remains the go-to reference book on this crucial topic.

©1965, 2003, 2019 The Estate of Walter Martin (P)2021 Tantor

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It's missing 12 hours of content.

I have the previous verison of this audiobook and saw that there was a new version out so I bought it. The problem is this new 6th edition is missing nearly 12 hours of content. I am very disappointed. The edition before this is about 39 hours long and this newest version, the 6th edition is about 27 hours and 30 minutes. I noticed this as soon as I started listening to the book because the time left was so short. I looked through the chapters and it appears this version is missing the appendix as well as some other information. The print version of this book and the previous audio book edition of this book are amazing and a must read. But, this sixth edition audio book is absolutely disappointing due to the fact it is missing around 12 hours of information.

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meh

Struggled through this one. The narrator sounded robotic, almost like he wasn't a real person but a computer. The info was interesting, but not terribly exciting, so the narrator's voice didn't help at all

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Very informative. Rather robotic narration

The whole topic grieved my spirit. To recognize that our world is fraught with those who call themselves Christian but are not disturbed me to my core. Then to realize that the true Christian church is at fault for this growth further disturbed me. It raised the question in my mind does the spread of Christianity reported around the world include these so called Christians? This book provides an awesome foundation for anyone who is interested in apologetics and I highly recommended it for the ground work it has laid for me personally. Some portions were very difficult for me to deal with spiritually due to the the nature of the topic and how the organization has twisted scriptures to meet their ideology. I plan to listen to this book again and again with an emphasis on following up with the scriptures mentioned for each group to strengthen my own apologetic skills. We must defend our faith and work to bring our brothers and sisters back to the true gospel.

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Dont believe differently

If you believe differently than the author he will say its because you are in a cult

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The Definitive Work on Cults in America

Cults have held a fascination for Christians and non-Christians alike as they have sprung up over the years. Indeed, some of the greatest tragedies have occurred because of Cults, like Jonestown and others like it. But what motivates these strange beliefs? How do they differ from each other and are there any similarities? And in fact, what is a cult to begin with?

The late Walter Martin spent years collecting inside information from the various cults that were operating in his time, and the work was continued by others after his death in the 1980s. Kingdom of the Cults is the definitive work on the subject of cults in America, and it’s extensive documentation of their beliefs, practices, and organizations as they have evolved over time is an incredible resource for any who are curious about the major cult systems as found in the United States.

If you’ve ever been curious about a particular cult, especially a mainstream one, this book will likely offer quite a bit of information about it. If you’re more into studying about multiple cults, this is the book for you. From Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses to Christian Science and Unitarianism, this book has got answers to almost any question you can think of. A valuable book for any Christian to have in their library.

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Narration too robotic

I can’t focus on the book hardly due to the narration. I agree with another reviewer about it sounding robotic. It is the same tone all throughout. I couldn’t finish it and will just look at the library or thrift books to actually read the book.

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A must for the true and zealous evangelist!

I could not put this audio book down. I will admit there is a dizzying multitude of cults out there. it takes a lot to keep up with all of them discussed here. I am only surprised that Seventh-Day Adventism was not treated here.

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important

everyone needs to read this book. it's too important to gloss over. please read asap

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7th day Adventist

Where is the 7th day Adventist in this audiobook? And how do one find the difference cults one by one?