Sunday, January 03, 2010

Christian Critiques of Rhonda Byrne's New Age Book and Movie, "The Secret" (Links)

By Dave Armstrong (1-3-10)

Best-selling New Age ‘The Secret’ seen as offering only false happiness (Emily Stimpson, for Our Sunday Visitor; posted by Catholic Online)

Is This Woman Leading Souls Away From Christ?: Diva, Dupe, or Devil? (by Jimmy Akin, Catholic apologist; posted on a hostile website; about Oprah Winfrey in general and her new age spirituality, including advocacy of The Secret; see also the original link)

Oprah: Televangelist Of The New Age Deception (3 CD instructional teaching set, by Sharon Lee Giganti: Catholic)

Unlocking the Secret of the Secret: Rhonda Byrne's The Secret Isn't the Answer to Life (Gretchen Passantino: Lutheran and an acquaintance of mine)

A Review of The Secret by Rhonda Byrne (Donald S. Whitney: Southern Baptist)

The Secret promotes 'name it-claim it' theology (Donald S. Whitney)

Is Oprah Peddling Snake Oil? (Marsha West: evangelical Protestant)

The Secret: Creating One's Reality (Russ Wise; evangelical Protestant)

The Truth Behind The Secret: A Reasoned Response to the Runaway Bestseller (book by James K. Walker & Bob Waldrep: evangelical Protestant)

The Secret Message (by James Walker; instructional DVD)

The Secret Revealed: Exposing the Truth About the Law of Attraction (book by James L. Garlow & Rick Marschall: evangelical Protestant)

There is More To the Secret (book by Ed Gungor: evangelical Protestant)

Oprah’s ‘gospel’: Entertainment mogul preaches ‘many paths’ to God (Steve Rabey; Christian Examiner; evangelical Protestant)


Just another mad Catholic said...

What I don't get is why people lap this stuff up, surely even someone with a basic training in aristitolian metaphysics would see the philisophical problems with this ? unless of course schools these days don't teach aristitolian metaphsysics...........

Dave Armstrong said...

It's amazing what people will believe, but they manage to do it, probably mostly on the basis of being "sheep" and caving into the zeitgeist.

Ken said...

same reasons so many people flock to Benny Hinn and Kenneth Copeland and Creflo Dollar and are deceived into thinking that stuff on TBN is Christianity.


the secular
Tony Robbins "Power" seminars
and Wayne Dyer and Oprah Winfrey


before - 70s
Robert Schuler

earlier - 1950s
Norman Vincent Peale