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Evil's Origin, Paperback

Rating is 4.6 out of five stars based on 24 reviews
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    Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars.
    Based on 24 reviews
    24 reviews

    • Chanti1 sec. ago
      Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

      This book is quite difficult to put in a couple sentences. It is probably one of the darkest yet intriguing books I have ever read. As a society, ignorance seems to be what we all fall prey to, but that is a trap. When reading this book, I felt pain for the stories depicted, and sadness. Yet, I also felt hope because through knowledge comes power. Being able to confidently identify evil can help with uncovering masks. Additionally, the author goes in deep, descriptive detail about evil, more so being what it is, where it may stem from, and how we can identify and even limit it. It is straightforward, and the author makes it simple to understand even though the topic is anything but. In addition, this is book is very psychological, and will have you questioning many things; however, if you are interested in reading a book that take your mind and flip upside down, definitely give Evils Origin a read.

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    • Hoop1 sec. ago
      Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

      You really cannot be a passive participant reading this book. Your mind is constantly thinking! This is not a casual, relaxing Sunday read for sure. The ideas presented and questions asked in this book are truly intense. So many thought-provoking questions to feed the reader's mind! One purpose of this book is to make the reader dig into their own mind and comprehend what actual evil means to them personally. The information in this book needs to be read in our current world more than we can imagine. Laursen does not just accept any published definition of evil: He questions it, studies it, dissects other's opinions and ideas and looks at the actual facts. Laursen provides intriguing studies, engaging true stories, and abundant quotes which lead to numerous validated backgrounds, mind-sets, desired outcomes and thought processes that make this an unparalleled novel . You will not be disappointed. Highly recommended!

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    • Rianne De GuzmanApr 27
      Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

      I love this book so much. I enjoyed my time reading it. The ideas and the stories supporting the ideas are superb. Thank you for writing this kind of book that could open a lot of eyes. The content was easy to read, but you need to be prepared because the emotions of the book are quite heavy.

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    • Melissa GrantMar 19
      Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

      At first, I was still determining what to expect from this book based on its cover and had preconceived notions about the content. However, it turned out to be one of the best thought-provoking books I have read in a while; the book makes you think about everything. I've read some of the stories shared before, but not as much depth as I have in this book because of the excellent research the author has provided. It has many heavy stories, so it needs to be read with caution, but in the end, you understand and are made aware of the world we live in. The book highlights the 'evil' surrounding us with all the painful stories shared and you feel the passion of the author sharing these stories to bring awareness to it. I admire the author's honesty on the topic and the inspiration the book provides to stand up and not be afraid. If you are curious about this topic, I highly recommend this book. Overall, it was an exceptional, well-written book.

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    • Breeze ThiesJan 25
      Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

      I found this book very informative as well as self-reflective. The author helps you look at yourself and your role in extinguishing the evil that is sometimes hidden but more everpresent than you could imagine. His format is in-depth as well as very easy to follow. The content has you thinking deeply with every page you turn and leaving you with ideas for change within yourself.


      Although there is some tough content at times throughout this book, it's very worth the read. if you are interested in waking out of the slumber many of us find ourselves in as we turn a blind eye, I very much suggest reading this book. Evil's origin is for us who want to be informed and help diminish small and large evils alike.

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    • ReaderJan 16
      Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

      This was such a thought provoking, well written book. Christian Laursen immerses you in a world of good and evil in an effort to unearth Evils origins and caution the world on what needs to be done to fight it. He examines case after case of the evils in this world, in such a concise manner that it almost makes it easy to analyze the scenarios side by side. Instead of feeding the conclusions to you, he gives you the tools and allows you to come to your own opinions on exactly what the definition of Evil really is.


      Some of the text was hard to read, in the sense that most people would rather turn a blind eye to evil, than have to face it and recognize that passivity is just as bad, Laursen reminds us of our duty to find the evils in this world and fight them, tooth and nail.



      He examines the ideas that Evil is borne of environment, of genetics, and even that the origins of evil might have religious beginnings. He encouraged his readers to sit in the seats of the victims of real evil, and then rallies them to use the knowledge he has offered to do what they can to stop it.


      It was an absolute pleasure to read, and I look forward to hearing more from Christian.

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    • LeandraJan 02
      Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

      This book is on such an interesting topic. The author's opinions and research really shines a light on evil's origins. It gave me insight and got me thinking without it being too overwhelming and confusing. This book is easy to read and makes you want to keep reading. Although this book is about evil, there is a lot of positivity and hope in it as well. There were a few typos that I couldn't help notice, but otherwise a very good read. I know for certain now that the definition of evil needs to be changed.

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    • Mikko TahtinenDec 28, 2023
      Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

      "Evil's Origin" by Christian Laursen is not just a book; it's a profound journey into the depths of human nature. My experience with this book was unique, as I delved into its pages during my daily train commutes, finding myself immersed for about an hour each day in a world that unravels the complexities of evil.


      The book encompasses a range of psychological studies, including the renowned Zimbardo experiment, offering a well-rounded and personal perspective on what drives human behavior towards evil. The author's journey is an invitation for the reader to explore alongside him, making the experience introspective.


      As a reader, I often found myself pausing to catch my breath, the intensity of the topics necessitating breaks to digest the profound insights. Despite this, the book's intriguing nature made it hard to put down. The book intertwines psychological theories with real-world examples, making the abstract concept of evil tangible and relatable.


      One of the most impactful aspects of "Evil's Origin" is its ability to alter perceptions. It opened my mind to new ways of viewing everyday life and the concept of evil. The book doesn't just present facts; it challenges the reader to think, reflect, and perhaps even change their preconceived notions about human nature.


      Targeted towards individuals with a keen interest in psychology, true crime, and philosophy, "Evil's Origin" is a must-read for those who are not afraid to delve into the darker aspects of human nature. It's especially compelling for those intrigued by the philosophical and psychological facets of good and evil.


      "Evil's Origin" is a compelling, thought-provoking book that offers a new lens through which we can view the world. For anyone interested in the mysteries of human behavior and the philosophical underpinnings of morality, this book comes highly recommended.

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    • Cameron Welter Dec 20, 2023
      Rated 5 out of 5 stars.