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3.00036258158086 out of 53.00036258158086 out of 53.00036258158086 out of 53.00036258158086 out of 53.00036258158086 out of 5 3.00 (2,758 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: M. Scott Peck Narrator: M. Scott Peck Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 1992 ISBN: 9780743541688
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Dr. M. Scott Peck has inspired millions by combining the deepest insights of psychiatry with those of religion. In this first of a three volume audio series based on his bestselling book People of the Lie, Dr. Peck once again integrates religious teaching with the science of psychology as he offers hope for healing one of society's most persistent failings -- human evil.

In his characteristic warm and accessible style, Dr. Peck explains that while the notion of evil has been present in religious thought for centuries , the concept has not been fully addressed by the psychiatric community. Dr. Peck links the two to show us how truly evil people are not necessarily criminals but those among us who appear as upstanding members of society. Using individual case studies to present vivid incidents of human evil, Dr. Peck describes how these "People of the Lie" hide behind the façade of normalcy as they continue to plague our lives.

A groundbreaking and compelling audio program that explores the essence of evil, People of the Lie sets us on a path toward understanding and coping with this age-old program. Download and start listening now!

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  • “Scott Peck is a psychiatrist turned author and lecturer. His name is a household word with the self-help crowd. In People of the Lie, Peck takes on the topic of evil...The presentations are consistently well done. Peck reads with a soft, yet strong voice that is both self-assured and reassuring.” 

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  • A New York Times Bestseller

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Noha | 2/9/2014

    " Profound in-depth insight into the world of evil from a scientific (psychological)point of view. As a psychology graduate myself, I find Dr.Peck's work highly valuable. Also, he usually lays out the facts as well as his personal findings or interpretations and does not force them on the reader. He offers room for much skepticism, thus -I believe- he is a man who is truly in search of the truth! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Soaringspirit | 2/9/2014

    " Truth stranger than fiction "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maryjacinta Silva | 2/2/2014

    " This book I consider a must read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Johnny Story | 2/1/2014

    " Evil fascinates me. It operates throughout our society largely unnoticed by people who fail to identify it (not as easy as you may think it to be), or by optimistic people who would like to think it does not exist. While Peck doesn't get in detail about the two exorcism he partook in, he clearly identifies evil on three different levels. This book really opens your eyes to the psychology of evil, the shadows, and the real possibility of demons. I recommend this book to anyone, even though I picked it up more for research. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marti | 1/24/2014

    " you don't want to believe it but you need to. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bridget | 1/16/2014

    " Some people are evil--they do evil things. Don't try to fix them; only God can. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ETF | 1/16/2014

    " Great read, incredible stories. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Max Ferguson | 1/12/2014

    " Two Stars "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael Adamson | 12/26/2013

    " Great book. Not as good as The Road Less Traveled, but a very good read nonetheless. I read this just after finishing my first year of grad school at NYU. Very helpful in understanding some of my own and others behavior. What a tangled web we can weave sometimes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kendra Beth | 12/18/2013

    " So, it was a decent book. However, I think This Present Darkness, or Heaven's Wager captures the same concepts in more interesting terms "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve Tretiakow | 12/16/2013

    " peck observed and identified evil behavior among his cliants and noted common patterns "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 12/14/2013

    " This book impacted me so deeply that I had to quit reading it when My Lai got serious near the end. It was so vivid and good. It examined the real presence of evil in the world in a way that those who are ready for more than Scewtape can offer. It was a very good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eileen | 12/12/2013

    " Joe and I read this 25 or so years ago....shed a lot of light on the type of people who raised him..... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 12/10/2013

    " Pretty good psychology book about people and what constitutes evil. Not sure I totally agree, but think I'll read it again at some point. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ray | 12/5/2013

    " Evil viewed as a psychological disease. A fascinating book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Meg | 12/4/2013

    " Poorly concealed bigotry and creedism. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Johanna | 11/27/2013

    " A real eye opener... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth | 8/11/2013

    " Besides the teachings of the church, Scott Peck introduced me to what sin truly means. I read this a long time ago, but it sticks with me. See also Missing the Mark. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kurt | 6/10/2013

    " The case studies were interesting, but I'm hesitant to try to apply any of it in daily life. There's just something about labeling someone as "evil" that may help a psychiatrist/counselor but may not apply anywhere else, at least not in a constructive way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Noreen | 3/4/2013

    " Best working example of impact of Oedipus complex. I understand the Oedipus complex after reading this book. Peck is a thoughful well educated man. Unconditional love only for babies. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anh Diem | 12/25/2012

    " A must read for adult children who need to understand their parents, for those of us with difficult work situations, for people in the healing professions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charlotte Hutson Wrenn | 12/22/2011

    " Brilliant and true. This book will truly jolt your thinking around good and evil. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Willa Grant | 10/9/2011

    " Truly a book worth reading. We all have encountered human evil & this book is very enlightening regarding the difference between human evil & satanic evil. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nicole Labry | 7/28/2011

    " I read this for a psych class years ago and was really non-plussed. Evil is an entirely religious notion. The idea of bringing it into a scientific discussion was exceptionally unappealing to me. In the end he talked about attending exorcisms. For real. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abigail | 6/13/2011

    " this book is chilling, absolutely chilling. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bob | 5/27/2011

    " At times this book will scare you to death. He names human and cosmic evil as no ohe I have ever read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keith Slade | 1/9/2011

    " Interesting book of how ordinary people develop hidden evil tendencies in their lives. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debby | 10/12/2010

    " great topic....I think the book would be more balanced if it had a few more examples of evil in men, most of the evil is seen in women. He might also be a little biased against people he personally feels a revulsion towards. Being disorganized and annoying does not make a person evil. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 4/20/2010

    " The idea that a phobia could be caused by a part of my own projected personality/shadow was a proverbial tone of bricks, and was a major component in recovering from a hyperventilate-and-faint fear of mice. "

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About the Author
Author M. Scott Peck

M. Scott Peck (1936–2005) was a widely acclaimed writer, thinking, psychiatrist, and spiritual guide. A graduate of Harvard University and Case Western Reserve, Dr. Peck served in the Army Medical Corps before maintaining a private practice in psychiatry. His books range a variety of topics, and some of his titles include People of the Lie, The Different Drum, A World Waiting to Be Born, The Road Less Traveled, and many others.