Unmasking is both delightfully entertaining and determinedly educational. In this book, we are guided by three masterful illusionists Rod Robison, Dr. Toby Travis and Adrian Van Vactor who are determined to always emphasize the preeminence of reality over illusion. Furthermore, as the authors show through numerous case studies, while being deceived by well-meaning illusionists may be delightful, being deceived by ill-meaning charlatans may be disastrous. As Robison writes, it is important that we be aware of how deceptions are perpetrated so that we can discern truth and thus evade the father of lies. In this respect, as Travis duly emphasizes, In striking contrast to her neighbors ... we find a perpetual tendency in Israel to demythologize life.
In short, in order to genuinely seek and find truth, we must be very careful not to confuse illusions with reality. On the flip side of deception, however, we must be equally careful not to confuse reality with illusions as well. Thus Adrian Van Vactor learnedly scrutinizes Jesus miracles to ultimately conclude that Jesus Christ is not a myth nor a magician, but rather the promised Messiah of Israel. Indeed, to properly distinguish between reality and illusion is to discern truth properly; and to thus genuinely seek truth is to ultimately unmask the masquerade and find the God of truth. --Dr. Ron R. Rickards, physicist and author of Eternal Harmony, Volume 1: The Unity of Truth in God
I have been a Magician for well over 35 years, and for the last 15, a Pastor. Unmasking is a book that I wished I had had 15 years ago. Not only is it an excellent reference source for other publications dealing with fraud in the psychic realm, which is rampant and pervasive, but it provides some scriptural support and insight into satan, his powers, and those of his minions. I gently disagree with Brother Rod s conclusion about satan's limitations, but he makes a solid layman s case for his position, which I greatly respect. I cannot recommend this publication high enough for both the lay audience, and the ministerial one; you will find no greater resource for dealing with the lies and deceptions of the psychic scam business, and no finer effort at consolidating the information into one publication. I offer five stars for this, only because it won t let me give six! --Pastor Timothy Walker BRE-pm/Bbl, MRE, MDiv-min
The three illusionists you're about to read--Rod Robison, Adrian Van Vactor, and Toby Travis--put forth a convincing case that prominent beliefs in the paranormal are erroneous and without merit. You'll explore with them some of the history of alleged paranormal activities that were later found to be fraudulent or simply misunderstood. Some of these incidents had enormous impact on our culture and still do, years and even centuries later. You'll delve into what the Bible has to say about Satan's true powers and lack thereof, and how the scriptures have been misunderstood and even, in some cases, manipulated to lead people down dangerous paths to deception and unwarranted fear. And you'll discover why Jesus, who has been accused by ancient and modern-day skeptics and critics of being a magician or even a myth, was, in fact, the One who really did accomplish the impossible, laying legitimate claim to being 'God with us.'
--André Kole, Founder and Director, André Kole Outreach: Tempe, Arizona