Essential Reading:

Cults: A Practical GuideIan Haworth, Cults: A Practical Guide. London: Cult Information Centre, 2001. Pbk. ISBN: 1873166842. pp.44. £3.99. To find out more or to order click HERE.


Hassan: Combatting Cult Mind Control Steven Hassan, Combatting Cult Mind Control. Park Street Press, 1990. Pbk. ISBN: 0892813113. pp.236.Hassan: Releasing the Bonds

Steven Hassan, Releasing The Bonds: Empowering People to Think for Themselves. Freedom of Mind Press, 2000. Hbk. ISBN: 0967068800. pp.416.

American Family Foundation, Cults: What Parents Should Know: A Practical Guide to Help Parents With Children in Destructive Groups. Carol Publishing Corp., 1989. Pbk. ISBN: 0818405112.

Cialdini: Influence: Science & Practice Robert B. Cialdini, Influence: Science & Practice. Allyn & Bacon, 2000. Pbk. ISBN: 0321011473. pp.260.

Conway & Siegelman: Snapping Flo Conway and Jim Siegelman, Snapping: Americas Epidemic of Sudden Personality Change. Still Point Press, 1995. Pbk. ISBN: 0964765004. pp.401.

Ronald Enroth, Churches that Abuse Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1992. Pbk. ISBN: 0310532906. pp.231.

In the Shadow of the MoonsNansook Hong, In the Shadow of the Moons : My Life in the Reverend Sun Myung Moons Family. Little Brown & CO., 1998. Hbk. ISBN: 0316348163. pp.288.

Recovery From CultsMichael D. Langone, editor. Recovery from Cults: Help for Victims of Psychological and Spiritual Abuse. W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1995. Pbk. ISBN: 0393313212.

The Subtle Power of Spiritual AbuseDavid Johnson & Jeff Vanvonderen, The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse. Bethany House Publishers, 1991. Pbk. ISBN: 1556611609. pp.235.

Seductive Poison: Deborah LaytonDeborah Layton, Seductive Poison. Aurum Press, 1998. Pbk. ISBN: 1854106007. pp.324.

Robert Lifton, Thought Reform & the Psychology of Totalism. Norton Press. Reprinted: The University of North Carolina Press, 1989. Pbk. ISBN: 0807842532. pp.528.

Walter Martin, The New Cults. Vision House Publishers Inc.

George A. Mather, Larry A. Nichols, Alvin J. Schmidt (Editor), Dictionary of Cults, Sects, Religions and the Occult. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1993. Hbk. ISBN: 0310531004. pp.384.

D.R. McConnell, A Different Gospel: Biblical and Historical Insights into the Word of Faith Movement. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 1995. Pbk. ISBN: 1565631323.

Una McManus & John Charles Cooper, Dealing with Destructive Cults. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1982. Pbk. ISBN: 031070281X.

Jean Ritchie, The Secret World of Cults. Angus & Robertson. Only available from the Cult Information Centre – £6.00 inc. P&P)

Stanley Milgram, Obedience to Authority. Pinter & Martin, 1997. ISBN: 0953096416. pp.250.
Milgram: Obedience to Authority

Singer & Lalich: Crazy TherapiesMargaret Singer and Janja Lalich, “Crazy” Therapies: What Are They? Do They Work? Jossey-Bass, 1997. Pbk. ISBN: 0787902780. pp.288.

Singer & Lalich: Cults in Our Midst Margaret Thaler Singer with Janja Lalich, Cults in our Midst . Jossey-Bass, 1996. Pbk. ISBN: 0787902667.

Captivre HEarts, Captive MindsMadeleine Landau Tobias and Janja Lalich, Captive Hearts Captive Minds. Hunter House, 1993. Pbk. ISBN: 0897931440. pp.304.