"What makes Cults in Our Midst so absorbing is Singer′s ability to show the extremely damaging effect of cults as well as the lure that cults may have for the ′average′ people in ′normal′ life. Cults often emerge cyclically but they never disappear. A ′good′ time for cults is the end of the millennium, when people become obsessed with apocalyptic notions . . . [but] they never really disappear."San Francisco Chronicle
"The definitive A to Z work on cults. . . . It would have been a tremendous resource and comfort to me and my family through our ordeals."
Patricia Ryan, daughter of Congressman Leo Ryan, who was assassinated by members of Jim Jones′s Peoples Temple