Jeff Harshbarger nearly lost his life to Satanism. After two unsuccessful suicide attempts and an offer to become a human sacrifice, Jeff left his life of Satanism to pursue a life with God. Jeff, David Berkowitz (“Son of Sam”), and other former occultists share their harrowing tales of escape and redemption in the September 2012 release from Charisma: Dancing With the Devil.
Chapters from Dancing With the Devil include stories from a former witch, vampire, spiritualists, Satanists and the demon possessed.
Harshbarger felt compelled to write this book so Christians can have a clearer picture of the occult and how to minister to those in its grasp. “Reaching occultists isn’t as difficult as you may have been taught to believe,” Harshbarger writes. “After all, they are just people with needs and desires much like yours.”
Each person in the book details their descent into the occult, what enticed them, and the dark realities they faced once they were in its grasp. They tell their stories of salvation, who witnessed to them and how Christians can reach others who are Dancing With the Devil. Available @ Amazon.com WalMart or Barnes & Noble
FROM DANCING WITH THE DEVIL…
“Despite the pervasive influence of the occult, many Christians are still not fully aware of what it is, how it operates, and why so many people are lured into its trap.” – Jeff Harshbarger
“You may think occultists live on the margins of society, but you likely know someone who is dabbling in spiritualism, the New Age, or Eastern mysticism.” – Jeff Harshbarger
“Everyone who has ever stepped into darkness has their own story of how Satan pulled them in—some barely saw it coming while others walked into occultism with their eyes wide open.” – Amber Rane
“I was involved in the occult, and I got burned. I became a cruel killer and threw away my life and destroyed the lives of others. Now I have discovered that Christ is my answer and my hope. He has turned me from a path leading to eternal damnation in the lake of fire to the blessed assurance of eternal life in heaven. He can perform the same kind of transformation in anyone’s heart!” – David Berkowitz
“Wicca is considered to be one of the fastest-growing religions in America, particularly among high school- and college-age women, a large majority of whom come from traditional church backgrounds.” – Kristine McGuire
“It may have been easy for occultists to throw out their occult paraphernalia and change their lifestyle, but it’s not always easy to walk away from the effects it leaves. This should surely be another deterrent for anyone tempted to dabble in the occult!” – Laura Maxwell
“The last thing a demonic spirit wants is for an occultist to hear the gospel and allow the truth to set them free.” – Vince McCann
“People are never drawn into the occult because they are on top of the world and all is well in their little universe. Across the board, those who search out power from the occult are hurting, lonely, and afraid in many areas of their lives.” – Greg Griffin
“As Christians who know the love of God, we need to help the occultist find what he truly seeks. Before I was born again, I encountered Christians who knew I was practicing Satanism yet never told me I was going to hell, condemned me, or came across with an attitude that said, “I’m right; you’re wrong.” They simply told me that Jesus loved me, and it was exactly that kindness from God that led me to repentance.” – Jeff Harshbarger
Jeff Harshbarger’s Dancing With The Devil is a helpful and needful book, because it is a unique approach to understanding occultism from a Christian point of view. Most evangelicals think of “the occult” as a vaguely defined but threatening realm of spiritual darkness and danger. Harshbarger has collected nine personal tales of occult involvement that bring clarity and detail to that murky image, and refine our abstract impressions of “occultism” into concrete discernments of its real dangers, and the real means of escaping from them. If you are dealing with occult-related issues -- either in your own life or the lives of others -- this book needs to be in your library.
Brooks Alexander, author Witchcraft Goes Mainstream and founder Spiritual Counterfeits Project
“Dancing with the Devil will touch your heart with compassion for those caught in the world of the occult, and enrich your mind with the knowledge to help them. Jeff Harshbarger provides a fast-paced and fascinating look into the realm of the Prince of Darkness.”
Jill Martin Rische, author The Kingdom Of The Occult
I had the privilege of having Jeff Harshbarger as a Bible college student shortly after his deliverance from the occult. It was a thrill to watch him mature in his Christian life and then grow to the point of being able to minister to others caught in the grips of the occult. In Dancing with the Devil, Jeff joins with several other former occultists to bring us their spellbinding stories of their deliverance from being spellbound. This volume is far more than just intriguing true-life stories; it is a manual on how to break free from demonic chains and how to help others find true freedom through Christ. Dancing with the Devil is a must read for anyone trapped on the dark side and for everyone desiring to rescue others from the shadows.
Delron Shirley, former Dean Indiana Christian University
The Occult in all its various disguises is causing havoc around the world. The need for good clear information both to explain to those caught up, what is going on and to help them overcome the various issues in their life, has never been more important than it is today. It is so easy to give advice to those needing help without really understanding what they are going through. Enter Jeff Harshbarger, he is not just a talker, he has ‘been there’ and knows what others are going through.
The last words in the book should be a message of hope to the thousands who are looking for a way out, “Now that we’ve talked to you about actually doing it, you have nine friends who are here to help you. Or if you are someone who has come out of the occult and you need someone to talk to who understands and cares. You can contact us….”
Read, understand and know there are compassionate people waiting to listen to your story and give practical help.
Doug Harris, Reachout Trust U.K.
Powerful and eye opening to the kingdom of darkness. Every Christian should read this book. We are in a real warfare and over half of God’s army are asleep.
Cody Gunderson, Senior Pastor
Yosemite Lakes Community Church
One of the most difficult aspects of being a missionary to cults and false religious movements is the resentment they have for Christians who communicate false information about their beliefs. This is most true in the area of Satanism and the Occult. I have appreciated Jeff's ministry and Dancing With The Devil is a helpful tool in educating Christians about the beliefs of those with these worldviews.
L.L. (Don) Veinot Jr., President, Midwest Christian Outreach, Inc.