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  • Deliverance

  • As seen on THIS MORNING - Everyday investigations into the supernatural by an Anglican priest
  • By: Jason Bray
  • Narrated by: Jason Bray
  • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (46 ratings)

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Summary

Revelations of a life as an Anglican exorcist.

Jason Bray is an Anglican deliverance minister, which means that he works in a field more popularly associated with the Roman Catholic practice of exorcism. He banishes poltergeists and ghosts and explains the church's teachings on demons. It's much more common than you think. Every diocese has at least one deliverance minister. 

As portrayed in movies, most famously in the 1973 hit movie The Exorcist, which spawned a whole genre of movies and its own category across streaming platforms, the exorcist is a frightening, sometimes melodramatic figure.

Deliverance Minister Jason Bray, on the other hand, is a warm, sympathetic and humorous character who sees it as his mission to serve the community and help families in distress. In tones closer to Call the Midwife than Blood on Satan's Claw he describes what happens when he is called upon to help. Each true-life adventure is like a detective story. Sometimes he discovers that he is dealing with mental illness. In one case he detects fraud - a family wanting to be moved to a nicer council house!

Jason Bray is the first Anglican deliverance minister to write a book about this ministry for the general listener.

©2021 Jason Bray (P)2021 Hodder & Stoughton Ltd

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Don't bother

OK, so saw his interview on This morning tv and what he was talking about sounded really good, so bought the book. What a real disappointment. It's definitely written with the church all over it and dismissive of anything supernatural instead basically saying people who think there possessed have mental illness. There are more things in life we have no understanding of and to have it written off as nothing more than mental illness or someone's wild imagination is terrible.

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Very interesting - listened virtually non stop.

Really enjoyed - interesting insights given from a man who actually does this (not Netflix)!

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Not what all Deliverance Ministers do!

As a deliverance minister, I do not agree with some of Fr. Jason's theories or practices. Neither has he experienced all of the supernatural and he is very dismissive of certain things attributing it to poltergeist activity caused by the living ONLY! He seems to be a "house blesser" if there were ever to be such a thing.

This is however a good listen. A good listen for the knowledge of what priests do and how much of a variety of things people approach us with. Clearly the church had had a hand in "toning down" this book. At least it seems that way as our team has very different practices and theories regarding the demonic, curses and the occult that all cause paranormal and supernatural activity.

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straight-talking and informative

excellent anecdotes, and great delivery. was expecting plenty of horror. has opened my eyes somewhat and turned a complete sceptic into an on the fence believer. a little too much background info but overall great. would recommend to anyone even those of a nervous disposition

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loved deliverance it was a interesting book my kind of book the narrater was fantastic

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Engaging

A very engaging tour around the deliverance ministry of the Church of England. Most illuminating.

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An all mighty anti climax

I was really exited about this book when hearing about it and reading the synopsis, I have an interest in the paranormal, which I’m sure is what the author is banking on.

The audio is delivered by the author himself and it is this that really drives home the whole tone of the book, which I’ll get to later in the review.

The early parts of the book are by far the most interesting, it’s at this stage that you’re really made to feel that you’re in for a real treat regarding some actual insight into the world of the paranormal.

Unfortunately the excitement is very slowly and painfully at times, distinguished, as it seems even the author himself, finds the whole concept of the paranormal world to be far fetched and at times, he seems to find it irritating.

This book seems at odds with itself, the fact that the author is not only a man of the cloth, but is also an exorcist and decided to right a book about his experiences as an exorcist just make it’s even more bizarre.

Most of the “interesting” stories quickly become uninteresting, most of the “paranormal activity” isn’t paranormal activity.

In the main it’s a collection of drab hoaxes from people who just want rehoming by the council, seriously, three possibly four stories all come to that same conclusion.

Still though, despite all my instincts telling me this isn’t going to get any better, the author himself seems to find the whole concept of exorcism ridiculous, I plodded on.

I plodded on, and on, and on, hoping that the mother load of actual paranormal activity would soon be revealed.

At just past the half way point, what is revealed is that my instincts were right, our exorcist finally reveals he’s not sure if he believes in ghosts, he’s never seen one.

At least he didn’t wait for the last chapter for the grand reveal. It’s someone ironic that most of our exorcists stories were detailing hoaxes, as the whole premise of the book was one.

If you believe in the supernatural and want to stop believing, then read or listen to this book, an almighty anti climax.

I’m still searching for a reason other than for the money that it was written, I’m still searching for a reason as to why our author bothers with exorcisms.

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Title should be the life of a priest

It’s a good account of what a Priest has to deal with. Every possible “possession” is explained away as mental illness, which it probably was in most cases. There are no examples of any real possessions, so if that’s what you’re looking for, I’d go elsewhere. I’m also amazed that the Church provides training in Deliverance, but the author had little, no knowledge of occult practices and had to google some of the information. I would have expected deliverance ministers to have knowledge of ouija boards, voodoo, smudging etc- but they obviously don’t. If you’re interested in the life of a priest, who visits people at time of need, it’s a good read. If you’re looking for real life “exorcist” stories, it’s not

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Captivating, hooked from start to finish.

Throughly entertained. Jason Bray places the generally unexplained ‘happenings’ into categories that make sense. You don’t have to be religious to appreciate his work. I just wish I could meet this fascinating guy over a ‘well made’ cup coffee or a glass of wine.