Tim Challies has a great post called 10 Serious Problems with Jesus Calling. There are two very disappointing things about that book:
- That people are so biblically ignorant and/or desperate that they can’t see what a fraud Sarah Young is.
- That church leaders are equally fooled and/or too cowardly to tell their flocks how awful the book is.
In one of the many reasons you should not trust CBN (home of Pat Robertson), look what book they put at the top of their recommended “Christian” best seller list.
Walk into a Christian bookstore and you will be greeted with shelves and shelves of faith-based novels and Bible teaching books. Log onto an online store and even more titles are at your fingertips. So how do you know what to buy?
Take a look at these best-selling Christian works. They are ones you should definitely keep in your book collection at home.
1. Jesus Calling by Sarah Young
Missionary Sarah Young shares uniquely inspired spiritual insight in memorable, thought-provoking daily devotionals. Jesus Calling is written from Jesus’ point of view in a touching first-person format that enables readers to experience the Savior speaking directly to them through scripture.
“It felt a little awkward the first time I tried it, but I did receive a short message. The content was biblical, and it addressed themes that were current in my life: trust, fear, and closeness to God. I responded by writing in my journal as usual; at that point my journaling changed from monologue to dialogue. Day by day, messages began to flow more freely.” – Sarah Young, on beginning a “dialogue” with God
A leader at my former church (one of the reasons it is my former church) though it was a good book and read it often. Sad.
Please share Challie’s link and help educate people on how to improve their discernment.