Ransomed From Darkness: The New Age, Christian
Faith and the Battle for Souls
By Moira Noonan
Ransomed From Darkness:
The New Age, Christian Faith and the Battle for Souls
By Moira Noonan
Ransomed from Darkness tells the story of one woman’s journey from the New
Age movement back to the Christian faith into which she was born. Moira Noonan began her exploration of the New Age in the
early 1970s. She went on to serve as a minister in the Church of Religious Science for twenty years, and there mastered many
of the ideas and practices that have come to define the New Age movement, including clairvoyance, hypnotherapy, spiritual
healing and past life regression. A series of powerful inner experiences, and a growing recognition of the errors of a spiritual
system that promises to deify the individual, showed her the way back to the faith she had left behind.
Noonan’s story has been an inspiration to thousands
of people who have begun to feel the inadequacy of New Age-inspired road maps to enlightenment. Because her knowledge of New
Age practices is unusually thorough and grounded in experience, her critique of the movement is particularly authoritative
The first section
ofRansomed From Darkness presents a fascinating, candid, sometimes humorous, sometimes frightening account of the author’s
life as a New Age minister and the dramatic story of her conversion. In the second section of the work, Noonan addresses common
questions that Christians have about the New Age Movement, as well as questions that people who have embraced New Age ideas
raise about the spiritual answers and resources offered by the Catholic tradition.
ISBN: 0-9725200-7-4, $15.00, Paperback,
176 pages Ave Maria Centre, Toronto
Ransomed From Darkness: The New Age, Christian Faith and the Battle for Souls
By Moira Noonan,
with a Foreword by Father John Hampsch, CMF
Ave Marie Centre wants to update you about the publication of
an important new book, Ransomed From Darkness: The New Age, Christian Faith and the Battle for Souls, by Moira Noonan. Ransomed
from Darkness is a moving and sometimes harrowing account of the author's journey from her childhood faith, into the depths
of the New Age movement and the occult, and her eventual redemption through the intercession of Christ and his Church.
"Ransomed From Darkness is a splendid testimony of the truth and divine
power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to renew the life and culture of our fallen world. The depth of the spiritual and cultural
darkness in Moira's past encounters makes accessible the supernatural riches of life with Christ and His Church."
- FR. STAN FORTUNA CFR, recording artist and author
"I could hardly put it down. I'm sure it will touch
many, many souls. I will try to make it known to those whom I know are going through a conversion."
- FR. DONALD
CALLOWAY, Franciscan University of Steubenville
"Noonan's life story is guaranteed to promote the praise
of God for his goodness in seeking to lift his precious people from the quicksand of evil and to deflect the machinations
of the Evil One. . . . No one can read this book without rushing to Jesus, like a child encountering a pit of vipers who runs
to the protective and loving arms of her father:"
- FR. JOHN HAMPSCH CMF, author of Healing the Family Tree
"In this wonderfully and simply detailed account of her years in the New Age, her release from the bonds of this many
faceted movement, and her final conversion to a Christian life, Noonan reveals how Faith can deliver us from the dark spirits
who seek to destroy us. She demonstrates how it gently beckons us into a life of peace and joy, embedded in its own deeply
spiritual and often mystical richness." - MARILYN M. MARSHALL PHD, Psychotherapist
"Noonan pulls back
the curtain on the contemporary Wizards of Oz who teach and evangelize the Old Age, pre-Christian Gnostic and goddess gospels
of self- glorification. She calls for Christian preachers, teachers and laypeople to awaken from their enchantment with the
seductions of NewAge gurus and give back the glory of creation to God."
- DR. NEIL YOUNG, Seminary of the Missionaries
of Charity Fathers