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He Came To Set The Captives Free

4.1  ·  Rating details ·  1,502 Ratings  ·  154 Reviews
For seventeen years, Elaine served her master, Satan, with total commitment. Then she met Dr. Rebecca Brown, who served her master, Jesus Christ, with equal commitment. Elaine, one of the top witches in the U.S., clashed with Dr. Brown, who stood against her alone. In the titanic life-and-death struggle that followed, Dr. Brown nearly lost her life. Elaine, finding a power ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published July 1st 1992 by Whitaker House (first published 1986)
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Gary Peterson The book is still in print and can be easily and inexpensively purchased (the honest thing to do, outside of seeing if you can get it by way of your…moreThe book is still in print and can be easily and inexpensively purchased (the honest thing to do, outside of seeing if you can get it by way of your library, perhaps through inter-library loan). I hope you get a copy--a book worth reading!(less)

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Laurie Ishii
Apr 16, 2009 rated it really liked it
Although I cannot agree with every single thing in this book... I really enjoyed reading it. For one thing - because I have come out of DARKNESS (heroin addict/prostitute) - I have been exposed to the demonic/spiritual warfare to a pretty great degree.

I have worked with a woman and some of her family members that have recently come out of YEARS of SRA (Satanic Ritual Abuse). I read the Rebecca Brown book years prior to meeting this woman and my husband has never read it. When this woman came to
Dec 22, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Rebecca Brown, He Came to Set the Captives Free, is not only a book about medical conditions but it also elaborates on the demonic forces and how people are lured in where they become captive to it. It speaks on the Brotherhood, witches and rituals, and witches cult called The Sisters of Light. You would not consider this as a cult with such a name--keyword, 'light'. Furthermore, these cults are extremely secretive and under the radar, where some people are invited to their ceremonies without a ...more
Jun 08, 2010 rated it did not like it
I think this is the best quote from the book: "you are responsible as an individual before the Lord to carefully study everything anyone tells you, to see if it is consistent with the scriptures". I will try to apply that to this book.

Rebecca Brown's book could be a great case study for prooftexting, in the pejorative sense. Taking verses out of context to prove something the context of the versus is not saying.

Here are a couple quote I like about this:
"A text without a context is a pretext for
Jan Tik
Dec 06, 2012 rated it did not like it
As one of my favorite theologians once said, stories about Satan are fraught with difficulty. After all the old serpent is the father of the lie, and has no interest in being uncovered - so any story about him should be treated with the utmost care. Failure to do so invariably have the tendency to veer off into superstition and the ridiculous.

And no doubt, Rebecca's story is filled with mystical claims, and many do not make sense at all. It is however easy to find the truth about Rebecca, who i
Sep 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
I believe this book gives a lot of insight to the World of Witchcraft and it's ways. Of course, one doesn't have to look far nowadays to see the effects of the goal of control and power.
When I started reading it I was more disturbed than afraid. I believe that anyone who isn't afraid of the demonic and supernatural realm hasn't been exposed to the spiritual realm of the satanic kingdom.
That said, those who have commented that she is a fear monger have not read to the end where Jesus does save
Aug 09, 2011 rated it did not like it

This is what Rebeca Brown (now Yoder) is doing nowadays. And I wish her well. But she swore up and down to her readers, and JACK CHICK before us, that she would one day be sacrificed to Satan by Satanic cultists in Indiana.


This could have been really creative, daring, shocking "religious fiction", and a phenomenal read at that. Instead is purports to be non-fiction, and true. Which it's not.

Dr. Brown was in fact diagnosed as schizophrenic, the psy
Jan 30, 2008 rated it it was amazing
This is the scariest book that I've ever read, and I had alot of trouble sleeping during the time that I read this book.. I think the book is super interesting, thus the 5 star rating, however, I don't know if I quite believe everything in the book...this book is great for conversation and I would highly recommend to read this book in the daytime
Thomas Coon
Jun 27, 2013 rated it did not like it
I first read this book as a 15 year-old, impressionable Evangelical Christian with a fascination (not unlike my demographic at the time) for spiritual warfare and demonic activity. Now as a more sober Orthodox Christian who has read the Desert Fathers and the Philokalia, I can easily conclude that most (if not all) of Rebecca Brown's book is absolute bunk. Let me be clear: I very much believe in Our Great Lord and God and Savior Jesus Christ (and I say this to fulfill the "test of the spirit" th ...more
Dec 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite
This is an amazing, absolutely true story. Rebecca brings up Bible verse after Bible verse to support every fact she shows, and thousands of brilliant, famous men have claimed that the Bible is the rock upon which we stand. My parents told me that I had to read this before the first Harry Potter, and after consideration, I enjoyed this more. Harry Potter was written by a Satanist, based on Wicka training grounds, and is trying to get children to try out 'magic' school. This was straightforward, ...more
Feb 12, 2012 rated it did not like it
"The blood of Jesus is so powerful, and His work on the cross so complete, that even the werewolves can be saved if they want to be."
--Rebecca Brown

You heard it here first; Jesus is Team Jacob!
Mar 10, 2010 rated it did not like it
Pure insanity. Tale of baby-murdering Satanic witch-cults, demon possession etc. Allegedly a "true" story. Author is now known to be a mentally ill con-artist.
Jan 31, 2009 added it
I have never thrown a book away or destroyed one...but I did with this one! Rebecca might truly believe the stuff that she writes about - if so ...God help her! This book does nothing but build fear -unnecessarily. It is one thing to be aware of the scary people and strange behaviors out there - it is quite another to believe that there are horned beasts, werewolves, actual vampires and other mythical creatures running around trying to destroy humans and their souls. And...PLEASE!!! does she act ...more
Steve cutting
Nov 24, 2007 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: A Bible believing Christian
I read the whole book. It started out fairly well, but as I got into it I noticed there is Scripture taken out of context and some bazaar theology presented in many places. I believe that without very good Biblical background, this book could easily lead a Christian into some serious encounters that would put them in way above their walk. If you have not started the book, I feel it is best to leave it on the shelf and become more established in the basics before taking this book.
David Alvarez
Mar 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book is obviously not for everyone. As I have previously read on some reviews, this book frightens some Christians. Some have complained it glorifies satanism and gives the reader some side effects like hard time sleeping. This book is based around the author Rebecca Brown and a woman named Elaine. The story is about how Elaine was deep into satanism even becoming the wife of satan and having intercourse with him. Through numerous trials Elaine is saved and excepts Jesus Christ as her Lord ...more
Aug 03, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This book is a wonderful book i read this at 17 im now 18 and its sad that i read many reviews where other Christ like said that this was a horrible book or frighted them and that made me want to question them, what is there to fear?? where we not all walking in the dark before Christ??? this story or testimony is not to scare you or put fear in your hearts because fear is not of god. If you read this book and fear came upon you in any way that shows you where u stand with god he gave us the pow ...more
Growing up in a fundamentalist Baptist home, I read this book when I was about 12 and it scared the daylights out of me. But even then, I had to question most of the story. Can people actually astral project? Will angels build a wall around a person under spiritual attack? Can someone actually have intercourse with the devil incarnate? The reader has to accept that the answer to all these questions is an absolute yes. I find it all very hard to believe as non-fiction. However, it is acceptable a ...more
Jan 06, 2009 is currently reading it
I would like to start out by quoting some scripture. Philippians 4:8 (New International Version) states:

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
I began reading this book ready to hear from the Lord and to learn of His power in the spiritual relm but instead i found a book that was filled with fear and placed the enemy and his sceams on a
Shane Wall
Aug 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Next to the Holy Bible, one of the greatest books that reveal the spiritual realm. Once read, your life just can't be the same. The imagery and realism that exists will catapult your faith and desire to see God's power in your life will cause you to persevere until you see the manifestations of God's rich glory in your life! A must-read for anyone who is a Christian on any level, but if you've only been saved for a short while, make certain that you have a mature Christian close to you that you ...more
May 22, 2008 rated it liked it
Recommended to Carlie by: my bff vanessa
I've always thought this was a weird book. But after reading about Brown's real life issues, I don't know what to think. Is she crazy or are all the people who have said terrible things about her actually demons? Oh, well. Doesn't matter, the book was still a fascinating read. It purports to be non-fiction but even as fiction, it is really interesting and scary. It's like the true life version of a Stephen King novel.
Draconis Blackthorne
Jun 29, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: satanic-panic
First off, the cover picture says a lot. A robed figure kneeling within a pentagram surrounded by black candles, being pulled "down" into a pit of flames by burly arms, while another arm, shining white, extends a golden sword that slices through binding chains. A classic depiction of "good vs. evil" mythical sub-mentality.

Keep in mind that this propaganda was published by Chick Publications, those presumptuous cartoonists who put out those ridiculous little tracts mostly found in the seediest of
Gerhard Buys
Mar 02, 2017 rated it did not like it
Nonsense. Claptrap. Long winded and boring.
May 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: those who enjoy supernatural thrillers, delusional christians, and actual satanists.
Shelves: burn-it
What to make of this book.... I found the entire story riveting, scary, and exciting, but never believable. The author had her medical license revoked, may have had a demerol addiction, and has been diagnosed with schizophrenia.
That being said, I still gave this book 4 stars because it really was a page turner. Basically a guilty pleasure for me, I knew it was total bull but as a book of fiction the story really was salacious, gritty, and engrossing. Scary enough at points to give you nightmare
Apr 20, 2015 rated it did not like it
1 star for making an entertaining read, but minus 60 stars for being written by a delusional schizophrenic who thinks her cat is a Satanist out to get her. If I could vote less than zero, I absolutely would. How did this trash make it onto the shelves as a non-fiction story? Is it because of her bs attempts to "back up " her claims with Scripture? HA. Bible quotes mean nothing when they are taken out of context, perhaps open up one yourself and understand she doesn't have a leg to stand on with ...more
Apr 12, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This book gave me a better understanding of the spiritual world. PPl may not believe, but I know I do. I'm the type of person that has to get examples or experience something in order to really get a full understanding. Or things have to be really broken down to me. This book has it all. Experience, examples and it's broken down. It has helped me realized the real reasons why some things happen. I have a better understanding about Satan and his motives. Honestly, it makes much sense. I love that ...more
Feb 02, 2014 rated it liked it
The author of this book apparently lost her medical license. Her history and her husband's history is jaded and reflects a deeply disturbed couple at play in the fields of the lord. What is so remarkable about this carefully crafted book is that it shows you that ANYONE can add to the mythology of theology that afflicts the modern Christian Church. Anyone can stand up and espouse "truths" that are nothing but "BS" and their fiction can become reality in the minds of those foolish enough (of whic ...more
Gary Peterson
"This ain't no party, this ain't no disco, this ain't no foolin' around!"

He Came to Set the Captives Free is a much-maligned book that deserves more respect. Sifting wheat from chaff, this book has a lot to offer serious and Spirit-sensitive Christians willing to make Jesus their lord and master and to take up the Sword of the Lord and engage in spiritual warfare with the forces of darkness.

Of course, if a reader disbelieves, doubts, or discounts the powers of darkness and the diabolical indi
Jun 05, 2016 rated it did not like it
Horrible, on so many levels. The lies purported within this book are unbelievable and ridiculous. Witch hunts and moral panic. Persecution complex. Fear-mongering and hate literature. Everyone is under demonic influence - from vegetarians to the entire medical profession. To make a child read this book is nothing short of religious abuse. Note: Great anthropological read to temporarily inhabit the terrifying head space of religious fundamentalists.
Aug 12, 2009 rated it did not like it
This may be the most God-awful book I have ever had the misfortune of experiencing. God forbid anyone else ever read it. It isn't spiritually encouraging... much less true. I read it because someone asked me about it at work and promptly quit 3/4 of the way through because it was insulting, as well. We had a copy in the bookstore I manage. I threw it away. In very small pieces.

PS. If I could've given it less than a one star rating, I would have.
Tiffy Marin
Nov 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rebecca Brown a pesar de haber sido demasiado criticada por este libro me parece una persona digna de admirar no solo por las cosas que vivo si no por el inmenso amor y respeto que le tiene a nuestro Dios padre. Enseña perfectamente como lidiar con demonios y ataduras que desvían nuestras vidas a un camino erróneo alejado del reino de los cielos. RECOMENDADO!
Aug 30, 2010 rated it really liked it
I didn't expect much from this book. But when my brother read it and he shared some it with my family, I thought I would read it myself. It was the first book I read about Satanics and demonology.

Over the years, I have learned a little more. As for Rebecca, I would like to read some more of her work to see what she has to offer.
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