“Christian” in bunny quotes. And I threw away all of them, except for The Case for Christ and Cold-Case Christianity. I read the entire Bible in 2018 (and continue to read it daily) so that nobody could lie to me about it. And yet, so many so-called Christian books do! Lie! These were the worst offenders for me.
Joel Osteen ~ Your Best Life Now 🤮
This is the kind of stuff that confuses so many non-Bible-reading Christians. The Bible doesn’t say this is your best life. This is an imperfect world, we are imperfect, we are prone to illness, and we age, and we get sick, and then we die. It’s not all bad in life, but it’s certainly not the best.
Plus, the book was literally new age. And I should know– I was steeped in the new age for a decade. This book is literally “the law of attraction,” which makes you responsible for things you cannot control. Imagine getting cancer and thinking it’s your own fault. How cruel.
It was also so very selfish. God doesn’t care about your parking spot, Joel 🙄 You mean to tell me God will move mountains to get Joel a close parking spot, but not to save a child from abuse? How blasphemous of Joel!
Mark Batterson ~ The Circle Maker 🤑
By the end of the book, I knew more about Mark Batterson’s finances than I did about Christ. The book can be summed up as this: Walk around what you want (literally, walk circles around it) and you’ll get it.
He’s taking the idea from Joshua 6:2-5.
2 Then the Lord said to Joshua, “See, I have delivered Jericho into your hands, along with its king and its fighting men. 3 March around the city once with all the armed men. Do this for six days. 4 Have seven priests carry trumpets of rams’ horns in front of the ark. On the seventh day, march around the city seven times, with the priests blowing the trumpets. 5 When you hear them sound a long blast on the trumpets, have the whole army give a loud shout; then the wall of the city will collapse and the army will go up, everyone straight in.”
Does any of that say “walk around a Ferrari and you’ll have it”? Even a non-Christian could see that is not what it says 🤨 Those were specific instructions for a specific people at a specific time.
And if it weren’t, The Circle Maker would still be wrong because Mark Batterson doesn’t mention the trumpets of rams’ horns… Wrong and doesn’t follow instructions! Book, meet garbage can.
Sarah Young ~ Jesus Calling 😨
This book is written as if Jesus is speaking to you, and it is so creepy. This is what is called in the new age a “channeled book.” You open your mind and let whatever spirit write through you.
I wasn’t even a mature Christian when I read some of it, and it still gave me the creeps!! 😨
If I want to hear Jesus, I read the New Testament. The New Testament is not a long book, there’s no need to purchase channeled books…
I no longer purchase Christian books. I have various translations of the Bible, and they’re easy to understand. And I know I’m getting the real Word.
Joel Osteen will promise you paradise on earth. Mark Batterson will promise you anything you want (as long as you walk around it.) And Sarah Young… is just creepy 😨 ((shudders))
But those authors write fantasy. If only people knew that accepting reality is so much more relaxing than the stress of fantasy!
안녕! Bye! Ciao!