The Making of a Modern Exorcist
Fr. Gary Thomas, is a Vatican-certified, practicing exorcist. He was raised in San Francisco and is a long-time pastor in the Diocese of San Jose. In 2005, he was selected by his bishop to attend a Vatican-sponsored course on exorcisms. The Rite: The Making of a Modern Exorcist, (Doubleday, 2009), by journalist Matt Baglio describes his training under a master exorcist in Rome, and also gives readers an inside look of the church’s use of the rite of exorcism, and its role in contemporary life.
Written by one of the Church's foremost experts on the topic, Interview with an Exorcist is based on Fr. Jose Antonio Fortea's years of working as an exorcist, his extensive investigations of cases of suspected possessions, and his attendance at hundreds of exorcisms.