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List of best books about cults, including jacket cover images when available. All these popular books on cults are sorted by popularity, so the highest rated books are at the top of the list. This well-researched cult bibliography includes out-of-print titles and generally contains the most popular, famous, or otherwise notable books - fiction or non-fiction - about cults. If you're looking for a list of top books on cults then you're in the right place.

Books on this list include Have You Lived Before This Life and Recovery from Cults.
You should be able to answer the question, "What are the best books about cults?" after checking out this list.

This greatest cult book list contains various bits of information, such as the author's names and what genre the books fall under. Most of these cult books can be bought on Amazon with one easy click.

Arthur J. Deikman and Tom Robbins are among the authors who have written books about Cult in their lifetime.

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Churches That Abuse is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Books About Cults
Churches That Abuse Churches That Abuse, first published in 1991, is a best-selling counterculture apologetic book written by Ronald M. Enroth. The book presents real-life stories of pseudo-Christian churches and ...more

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The Heart of a Cult is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Books About Cults
The Heart of a Cult Lena Phoenix The Heart of a Cult is a 2006 novel by American author Lena Phoenix. It was inspired by her personal experiences in the alternative spiritual realm. The book is written in the style of a ...more

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Raven is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Books About Cults
Raven Raven: The Untold Story of the Rev. Jim Jones and His People details the life and ultimate demise of Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple. Written by journalist Tim Reiterman, the book reviews the ...more

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Cults of Unreason is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Books About Cults
Cults of Unreason Christopher Riche Evans Slightly over half of this book is about Scientology, with good material on the early days of Dianetics, some amazing and hilarious material about OT wins, life at Saint Hill and aboard the ...more

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All Gods Children is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Books About Cults
All Gods Children All Gods Children: The Cult Experience - Salvation Or Slavery? is a non-fiction book on cults, by Carroll Stoner and Jo Anne Parke. The book was published in May 1977 in hardcover, and again in ...more

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Seductive Poison is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Books About Cults
Seductive Poison Seductive Poison: A Jonestown Survivor's Story of Life and Death in the Peoples Temple is a first-hand account of the incidents surrounding Peoples Temple, written by survivor Deborah Layton, a ...more

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On the Edge: Political Cults R... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Books About Cults
On the Edge: Political Cults Right and Left Tim Wohlforth On the Edge: Political Cults Right and Left is a non-fiction book about political cults, written by Dennis Tourish and Tim Wohlforth.

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TM and Cult Mania is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Books About Cults
TM and Cult Mania Michael Persinger TM and Cult Mania is a non-fiction book that examines assertions made by the Transcendental Meditation movement. The book is authored by Michael Persinger, Normand Carrey and Lynn Suess and ...more

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The lost secrets of prayer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Books About Cults

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Cults in Our Midst is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Books About Cults
Cults in Our Midst Margaret Singer, Robert Jay Lifton, Janja Lalich Cults in Our Midst: The Hidden Menace in Our Everyday Lives is a nonfiction psychology book on cults, by Margaret Singer and Janja Lalich, Ph.D., with a foreword by Robert Jay Lifton. The book ...more

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Combatting Cult Mind Control is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Books About Cults
Combatting Cult Mind Control Steven Hassan Combatting Cult Mind Control: The #1 Best-selling Guide to Protection, Rescue, and Recovery from Destructive Cults is a non-fiction work by Steven Hassan. The author describes theories of mind ...more

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The Challenge of the Cults and... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Books About Cults
The Challenge of the Cults and New Religions Ron Rhodes The Challenge of the Cults and New Religions: The Essential Guide to Their History, Their Doctrine, and Our Response is a Christian countercult non-fiction book on cults and new religious ...more

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The New Believers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Books About Cults
The New Believers David V. Barrett The New Believers: A Survey of Sects, 'Cults', and Alternative Religions, is a book by David V. Barrett covering the origin, history, beliefs, practices and controversies of more than sixty new ...more

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Bounded Choice is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Books About Cults
Bounded Choice Janja Lalich Bounded Choice: True Believers and Charismatic Cults is a nonfiction psychology book on cults, by Janja Lalich, Ph.D., published by University of California Press in 2004. Lalich had previously ...more

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Misunderstanding Cults is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Books About Cults
Misunderstanding Cults Tom Robbins, Benjamin Zablocki Misunderstanding Cults: Searching for Objectivity in a Controversial Field was edited by Benjamin Zablocki and Thomas Robbins. The book was published by University of Toronto Press, on December ...more

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Earth medicine is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Books About Cults
Earth medicine Jamie Sams

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Deadly Cults is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Books About Cults
Deadly Cults Snow (an Indianapolis police officer) relies far more on previously published material than on first-hand reporting. Although the book contains plenty of quotes from concerned parties ...more

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From Slogans to Mantras is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Books About Cults
From Slogans to Mantras Stephen A. Kent

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Another Gospel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Books About Cults
Another Gospel Ruth Tucker Another Gospel: Cults, Alternative Religions, and the New Age Movement is a non-fiction book discussing new religious movements and the New Age movement, written by Ruth A. Tucker. The book was ...more

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The power of ritual is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Books About Cults
The power of ritual Rachel Pollack

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Releasing the Bonds is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Books About Cults
Releasing the Bonds Steven Hassan Releasing the Bonds: Empowering People to Think for Themselves is Steven Hassan's self-published second book. It discusses Hassan's theories on mind control and cults. According to Arthur A. ...more

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Prayer is a gentle way of bein... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Books About Cults

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The Wrong Way Home: Uncovering... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Books About Cults
The Wrong Way Home: Uncovering the Patterns of Cult Behavior in American Society Arthur J. Deikman The Wrong Way Home: Uncovering the Patterns of Cult Behavior in American Society, is a book on cult culture within the United States, written by Arthur J. Deikman, M.D.. The book was originally ...more

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Past lives, future healing is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Books About Cults

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Snapping: America's Epidemic o... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Books About Cults
Snapping: America's Epidemic of Sudden Personality Change Flo Conway, Jim Siegelman Snapping: America's Epidemic of Sudden Personality Change is a 1978 book which describes the authors' theory of religious conversion. They propose that "snapping" is a mental process ...more

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The Diamond Age is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Books About Cults
The Diamond Age Neal Stephenson The Diamond Age: Or, A Young Lady's Illustrated Primer is a postcyberpunk novel by Neal Stephenson. It is to some extent a science fiction bildungsroman or coming-of-age story, focused on a ...more

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Cults: Faith, Healing and Coer... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Books About Cults
Cults: Faith, Healing and Coercion Cults: Faith, Healing and Coercion is a non-fiction book on cults and coercive persuasion, written by Marc Galanter. The book was published in hardcover format in 1989 by Oxford University ...more

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Prayer for people who think to... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Books About Cults

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Captive Hearts, Captive Minds is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Books About Cults
Captive Hearts, Captive Minds Michael Langone, Janja Lalich Captive Hearts, Captive Minds: Freedom and Recovery from Cults and Other Abusive Relationships is a nonfiction psychology book dealing with cults and abusive relationships, by Madeleine Landau ...more

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The art of pilgrimage is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Books About Cults
The art of pilgrimage Phil Cousineau

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The sacred place is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Books About Cults
The sacred place Paul Devereux

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Life 102 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Books About Cults
Life 102 Peter McWilliams Life 102: What to Do When Your Guru Sues You is a controversial book by the best-selling self-help author Peter McWilliams. Couched in the tone of the author's Life 101 self-help books, it ...more

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Past lives, future lives is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Books About Cults
Past lives, future lives Jenny Cockell

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The search for the girl with t... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Books About Cults

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The wheels of a soul is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Books About Cults
The wheels of a soul Philip Berg

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Larson's Book of World Religio... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Books About Cults
Larson's Book of World Religions and Alternative Spirituality Bob Larson Larson's Book of World Religions and Alternative Spirituality is a non-fiction book by Bob Larson, American author and television evangelist. It discusses cults, New Age movements, and ...more

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Out of this World is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Books About Cults
Out of this World Ioan P. Culianu

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Cult-Proofing Your Kids is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Books About Cults
Cult-Proofing Your Kids Paul R. Martin Cult-Proofing Your Kids is a book written by Dr. Paul R. Martin on cults and fringe churches, specifically written for Christian parents with a focus on how to keep children from joining such ...more

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Living on is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Books About Cults
Living on Paul Beard

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Have You Lived Before This Lif... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Books About Cults
Have You Lived Before This Life L. Ron Hubbard Have You Lived Before This Life is a non-fiction book published by L. Ron Hubbard in 1960. It is one of the canonical texts of Scientology. It purports to be a collection of "forty-one ...more

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Growing up is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Books About Cults
Growing up Anita Ganeri

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Illuminata is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Books About Cults
Illuminata Marianne Williamson

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On the Edge is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Books About Cults
On the Edge Elizabeth Drew

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Across time and death is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Books About Cults
Across time and death Jenny Cockell

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Prayer is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Books About Cults
Prayer Philip Zaleski

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Recovery from Cults is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Books About Cults
Recovery from Cults Michael Langone Recovery from Cults: Help for Victims of Psychological and Spiritual Abuse a 1995 book edited by Michael Langone, director of the anti-cult group International Cultic Studies Association, ...more

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New beginnings is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Books About Cults
New beginnings Anita Ganeri

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My son, Ikhnaton is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Books About Cults
My son, Ikhnaton Ann Ree Colton