Articles by John Collins

John Collins has written extensively about the controversial issues in the ministry of William Branham for the informational website His latest book is Preacher Behind the White Hoods: A Critical Examination of William Branham and His Message. He is also the author of Jim Jones: The Malachi 4 Elijah Prophecy, published in 2017.

The “Oddball” Link Between the Shakahola Forest and Jonestown Massacres (2023) NEW

Enemy in the Camp: The Inside Story Behind Jim Jones’ 1957 Prophecy of Death (2022)

The Impact of William Branham’s UFO Theology on Peoples Temple (2021)

Joel’s Army: The Manifested Sons of God (2020)

The “Full Gospel” Origins of Peoples Temple (2019)

Jim Jones and the Postwar Healing Revival (2018)

Jim Jones and the Malachi 4 Prophecy of Elijah (2017)

Mind Control and Jonestown (with Steven Hassan) (2016)

Colonia Dignidad and Jonestown (2016)

The Message Connection of Jim Jones and William Branham (with Peter M. Duyzer) (2015)

The Intersection of William Branham and Jim Jones (with Peter M. Duyzer) (2014)

Co-author Steven Hassan writes frequently on the subject of cults. More information – including videos on helping people who are in cults – is available at his Freedom of Mind website. Mr. Hassan’s reflections of the 40th anniversary of the deaths in Jonestown – which includes a 25-minute video interview with survivor Vernon Gosney – appear here.

Co-author Peter M. Duyzer wrote the book Legend of the Fall available on Additional information is also available here on the Freedom of Mind website.