People of the Lie

A Book by M. Scott Peck, MD

 

Summary: This book was recommended to Project Twelve by a contributor that points out the connections in this book between psychology, religion, and human evil.

 

People who are evil attack others instead of facing their own failures. Peck demonstrates the havoc these people of the lie work in the lives of those around them. He presents, from vivid incidents encountered in his psychiatric practice, examples of evil in everyday life. This book is by turns disturbing, fascinating, and altogether impossible to put down as it offers a strikingly original approach to the age-old problem of human evil.

 

A review on Amazon of this book said:

“Recommended for all beings who fight evil in their lives.. It brought great awareness and insights as to how to deal with the inner fight people have after being abused as children. Thank you for writing this important book!”

 

Use Cases: Read this book individually or with a group. Use this book for group discussion when talking about abuse, evil, and healing.

 

 

Speed Bumps: Some readers may feel uncomfortable bringing up past experiences with evil.

 

 

Questions to Consider: What evil have you faced in your life? What emotional baggage do you carry with you? What would would your life look like if you let God give you peace from this baggage?

 

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  1. Thanks for posting! This reminds me of the story of Joseph being sold to slaves by his brothers and taken to Egypt. Throughout all his pain and suffering, he never lost his faith and God showed him favor. At the end of his story, his brothers who sold him initially came to him for help and begged for forgiveness when they realized who he was. Joseph responded with: “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good…” (Gen 50:20).

    You intended to harm me, but God intended to use me.

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