M. Noonan, O.S.B., Oblate
Raised as a cultural Catholic, author Moira
Noonan began apprenticeship in New Age practices and ideas as a college student. Over a twenty-five year timeframe,
she worked in Religious Science ministry, as a psychic counselor and a therapist. She became certified and
developed expertise in such areas as Hypnotherapy, Past-Life Regression Therapy,
Neuro-Linguistic Practioner [NLP], the Course in Miracles, Master Reiki
Healer, New Age Minister , crystals, clairvoyance
and other esoteric occult practices.
In 1993, after a series of powerful conversion experiences, she returned
to the Church, and is now a popular speaker in the Christian community, witnessing and evangelizing, and explaining the deeper
meaning and influences of the New Age movement. Noonan has told her story via religious cable and radio stations worldwide.
She has a featured chapter about her conversion in Prodigal Daughters: Catholic Women Come
Home to the Church, Ignatius Press.
Moira’s current book is Ransomed from Darkness:
The New Age, Christian Faith, and the Battle for Souls, Ave Maria Press
From Darkness: The New Age, Christian Faith and the Battle for Souls
By Moira Noonan, with a Foreword by Father John Hampsch,
Ave Maria Press is delighted 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
Ransomed From Darkness has already been called "a contemporary classic in the literature of spiritual warfare."
Comments from readers, a table of contents and information about the author are given below.
hope you will find this book of interest to your audience. The author continues to be visible in the broadcast media,
including an appearance on the USCCB sponsored "Catholic Bookmarks", and in a number of national and regional
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
"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."
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
"Noonan sheds her light so that others may
see the truth. I am using this book and her expertise in our own parish, and in as many places as I can, with young and the
more mature alike."
- REV. WAYNE SANDERS, Good Samaritan
Episcopal Church, San Diego