A Magician's Guide to Spotting and Avoiding Manipulation in Your Life
Tricks invented for entertainment have been turned into weapons. A former pastor and professional magician shows how to spot manipulation, evaluate its harm, and move forward with hope.
Our society breeds distrust. We can’t shake the feeling that somebody is lying to us. And that suspicion is often correct. Taylor Hughes, a former pastor who has spent his life studying the art of deception as a stage performer, understands how the techniques of misdirection have made their way into our churches, businesses, politics, and communities. He offers a backstage look at these tools of the trade and helps readers detect manipulation at work, at church, in the voting booth, and at home. Bonus sections reveal the secrets to simple magic tricks, accompanied by QR codes with links to video content where readers can see them performed and explained.
Published: January, 2024