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Sacred Contracts: Awakening Your Divine Potential

This review first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 25, number 4 (2003). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Genesis 15 describes one of the earliest sacred contracts, a familiar story to both Christians and Jews: Abram asked for a sign that God would lead him […]

En Route to Global Occupation and The New World Order

Did you know that a group of evangelical Christians is secretly plotting to take over America? They have been working quietly so far, but they are gaining enough strength that their leaders are coming out into the open. If not opposed, these conspirators could soon be guiding much of the U.S. government and influencing its […]

Deepak Chopra

A Summary Critique: Ageless Body, Timeless Mind: The Quantum Alternative to Growing Old Deepak Chopra (Harmony Books, 1993) Perfect Health: The Complete Mind/Body Guide Deepak Chopra (Harmony Books, 1992) Today’s most influential and esteemed spokesperson for the $30 billion-a-year business of alternative/New Age medicine is Deepak Chopra, M.D., president of the American Society of Ayurvedic […]

This Present Darkness

This Present Darkness is a novel about how a few Christians fight for the soul of a small town named Ashton that is being taken over by a conspiratorial form of the New Age movement. Author Frank Peretti expands the reader’s perspective of the fight beyond just the human level to the spiritual — where […]

Your Child and the New Age

The problem of New Agers at­tempting to proselytize or influ­ence children has become so rampant that it is no longer sufficient for authors to devote sections or chapters of books to it — entire books are needed on this sub­ject alone. The first respectable book to appear on this comes from Berit Kjos, a Nor­wegian-American […]

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams

This short book, currently riding near the top of the bestseller lists, skillfully presents nondualistic Hinduism (pantheistic monism) in the perennially popular genre of American self-help literature. Whereas 20 or 30 years ago the self-help genre was dominated by the liberal Protestantism of the Norman Vincent Peale variety, books on personal success today typically frame […]

Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit

The title to Vice President Al Gore’s book — Earth in the Balance — is based on an illustration used by the White House for a 1990 conference on the environment. The illustration depicts a balance with the earth on one side and six gold bars on the other. Gore interprets the illustration to mean […]

Unmasking the New Age

The first good Christian book on the New Age movement is still at the top of my list. Unmasking the New Age is an amazing work in that in 194 pages it covers virtually every relevant submovement and trend within this far-flung movement, and addresses every major question it raises for Christians. After providing a […]

Inside the New Age Nightmare

Sadly, the author of this important book — a former New Age leader — is no longer with us. He was killed on May 5 in an automobile accident, just days before the book was ready to be released to the public. (According to Huntington House, an official investigation is in progress concerning several suspicious […]

The New Age Rage

As their first and only book on the NAM, The New Age Rage distills the col­lective research and insights of the Spiritual Counterfeits Project (SCP). SCP is a forefront “discern­ment” ministry in Berkeley, California, that has been observ­ing and critiquing virtually every aspect of the NAM since 1974. The whole gamut of New Age thought […]