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People of the Lie: The Hope for Healing Human Evil
People of the Lie The Hope for Healing Human Evil
Author: M. Scott Peck
"With his classic best-selling book The Road Less Traveled, Dr. M. Scott Peck has introduced over three million readers to an integration of the deepest insights of psychiatry with those of religion. In People of the Lie, an absorbing and equally inspiring companion volume, Dr. Peck utilizes the same approach to probe brilliantly the essence of ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780671528164
ISBN-10: 0671528165
Publication Date: 3/15/1985
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  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 44 ratings
Publisher: Touchstone
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed People of the Lie: The Hope for Healing Human Evil on + 6 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
A disappointment. Just like The Road Less Traveled, Peck starts out with great promise of psychological insight, but then falls into the familiar perspective of pervasive Christianity. This book even covers the use of exorcism as a cure for demonic evil(!) Its one redeeming portion covers a fascinating character that gets the better of him in what turns out to be a contest of wills in the guise of therapy.
reviewed People of the Lie: The Hope for Healing Human Evil on + 4 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This book was VERY VERY useful to me, in trying to deal with my husband's ex! Honestly, when a non-'evil' person manages to immerse him or herself into your every being and you cannot - for the life of you - imagine why and how they can be so horrible (and how they can live with themselves!), this book can shed some SERIOUS light. I feel like it was written for me!
bittygirl51 avatar reviewed People of the Lie: The Hope for Healing Human Evil on + 8 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I have read this book twice - several years ago for the first time. It was given to me as a gift and the first time I read it I was a new Christian could not finish it. I could not or did not want to think about human evil the way it was described in this book. It was too heavy, too "real" and too sad for me to comprehend. I felt the evil and negativity of the case studies reviewed overtaking me. It remained only half read for over a decade, but sat on my bookshelf beckoning me to begin again. The second time I read it was just last year as a much more spiritually mature person. I found it to still be quite sad but also quite profound in it's insight and teachings. Dr. Peck is an excellent author and knows what he is talking about. I commend him for the courage to address to truly complicated issue.
reviewed People of the Lie: The Hope for Healing Human Evil on + 246 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Avery good, insightful book that reveals tha the undercurrent of some behaviour is evil and should be called what it is. Good reading and highly recommended for all.
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Helpful Score: 1
I like M Scott Peck, but this book was not as influencial to me as the Road Less Travelled. Best Seller.

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In this 300,000 copy best-seller he uses the same approach in a strikingly original analysis of human evil; he points the way to healing it, starting with ourselves.

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With his classic best-selling bookThe Road Less Traveled, Dr. M. Scott Peck has introduced over three million readers to an integration of the deepest insights of psychiatry with those of religion. In People of the Lie, an absorbing and equally inspiring companion volume, Dr. Peck utilizes the same approach to probe brilliantly the essence of human evil. People who are evil attack others instead of facing their own failures. Peck demonstrates the havoc these People of the Liework in the lives of those around them. He presents, from cases encountered in his psychiatric practice, unforgettably vivid incidents of evil in everyday life. This disturbing, fascinating book offers a strikingly original approach to the age-old problem of human evil.
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reviewed People of the Lie: The Hope for Healing Human Evil on
A psychological book that tries to answer the question of evil in personality.
Peck presents his answer of this question from his experience of specific patients in case studies from his practice.
soaringspirit avatar reviewed People of the Lie: The Hope for Healing Human Evil on + 181 more book reviews
An excellent, shocking book. Very hard to understand some people.
reviewed People of the Lie: The Hope for Healing Human Evil on + 19 more book reviews
My wife swears by the late Dr. Peck!


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