Get Thee behind Me, Satan: Rejecting Evil

by Fr. Kevin E. Mackin OFM & With Janet Gianopoulos



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/1/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 110
ISBN : 9781973669920
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 110
ISBN : 9781973669937

About the Book

There’s no denying the powerful attraction of evil. Pop culture blockbusters like The Exorcist and Rosemary’s Baby, and their many recent successors, are but a snapshot of the appeal.

What are the biblical facts about evil, demonic possession, the exorcisms by Jesus? Has the modern-day church downplayed the devil, leaving humans in the lurch? How can everyday folks recognize and avoid the snares of Satan?

In “Get Thee behind Me, Satan”: Rejecting Evil, Kevin E. Mackin, OFM, a popular priest and former college president and professor, shares his religious studies as a helpful guide for preachers, catechists, and laypersons. The book offers a unique reader-friendly look at church history, biblical sources and understandings of Satan, exorcisms, the “kingdom of God,” faith formation, and keeping the devil away.

About the Author

Father Kevin E. Mackin, OFM, is a member of the Franciscan community at St. Anthony’s Friary in St. Petersburg, Florida, serves at St. Raphael Catholic Church, and is a chaplain for the St. Petersburg Police Department. He’s also a member of the special works board for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

A priest in the Order of Friars Minor, Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus, Fr. Kevin, born in Brooklyn, New York, served at Christ the King Seminary, a graduate theological school, as president-rector; at Siena College on the faculty and as president; as director of development/public relations for his Franciscan Province; and as president of Mount Saint Mary College, where he also served as a professor. He has taught Christian Theological Tradition, Catholic Tradition, Introduction to Biblical Studies, Modern Search for Jesus, Contemporary Catholic Thought, Contemporary Protestant Thought, and The Gospels. Fr. Kevin has also published articles and books, including Enjoying God’s Gifts (WestBow Press, 2018), Integrity: Living God’s Word (WestBow Press, 2018), and A Spirituality for Sunday People (WestBow Press, 2017). Highlights of his reflections are at

Janet Gianopoulos, an award-winning editor and journalist, has edited/coedited seven books. Her photography has been carried via wire services and television, and she’s directed radio programs.