A very powerfull book, not for the timid or those who just follow and ask no questions about why you should follow.
During the summer of 1998, I read this book while on a missionary trip down in Haiti. At that time, I was a Catholic and had been for over 3 years. Mind you, I wasn't born and raised Catholic. However, I wish I'd read this book before I'd converted to Catholicism.
This book covers much of the dark History of the Roman Catholic Church. Many people out there disagree with its contents. However, if you look at teh footnotes, you'll find that David Hunt used many sources, among them national files from countries around the world where the Catholic Church has had a strong presence. Now, if Catholics wanted to, they could try and prove David Hunt wrong and open the Catholic files in Rome for all to see. Are you surprised as to why they haven't? I'm not.
For Protestants, this book is good because David Hunt also exposes the doctrines that divid Protestants & Catholics. I was ignorant of many Protestant & Catholic beliefs until I read this book. In doing so, it forced me to dig deeper into my Bible to find out what the truth really was. This book helped me in leaving the Catholic Church and has helped me to embrace my evangelical roots. This, in turn, eventually drew me closer to Christ. I'd recommend this book to all Protestants, Catholics, and those that are thinking about becoming Catholic.
One lat suggestion-before you rread this book, open your Bible and read Revelation Chapters 17 & 18. Keep that spot marked as you read this book. Trust me, you'll make some startling discoveries!