Deceived on Purpose – The New Age Implications of the Purpose-Driven Church
The names are familiar – Rick Warren (The Purpose Driven Life), Bruce Wilkinson (The Prayer of Jabez), Robert Schuler (The Crystal Cathedral), Eugene Peterson (The Message Bible) – and together they have made millions of dollars through their respective books and ministries. But their unsuspecting readers and viewers may never realize where their source materials can be found. Warren Smith, once deeply involved with the New Age movement, brings a nuanced perspective on the occult roots of much of the popular evangelical movement in his .
By having been familiar with the occult in his pre-Christian life, Smith is able to see them clearly and articulate them to those who might not be aware that there is something under the surface of these ostensibly authoritative Christian leaders. By examining these ministries and comparing them to deeply New Age teachers and teachings (Marianne Williamson’s A Course in Miracles, Wayne Dyer, Neale Donald Walsch, Bernie Siegel, Gerald Jampolsky) Smith traces the strains of influence going back to the core of New Age teaching and the Human Potential movement.
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