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.
5 thoughts on ““Jesus Calling” is still being recommended by people who should know better”
People love the sensational, which shows they don’t love Christ. The sensational that He has given us is the resurrection. But that isn’t enough for people who live on emotions, signs, and “new” revelations from God via deceived women (also see Beth Moore and company).
BTW, can you believe the sad reality of the Southern Baptist Convention, actually thinking of making Beth Moore president?
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Wow, hadn’t seen that about Beth Moore! Sounds like they are wimps caving to the #metoo crowd. People should flee those churches if they do that. I’d be tempted to leave for them even considering it.
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Sad to hear of compromises
Yes, SLIMJIM, it’s very sad concerning these compromises. The last time I walked into my local Christian bookstore, I came upon a book that the author was denying the deity of Christ, and the Trinity. The book was published by XULON Christian Press, owned by SALEM Media Group. This individual was associated at one time with the cult, “The Way International”. I immediately took my concern to the owner of the bookstore, and showed him the pages of my concern. He took the book off the shelf. It does not surprised me about SALEM. They air many anti-Trinitarians on their radio stations. SALEM will have articles on their sister sites, such as “Beware of false teachers” “The Trinity Under Attack”…, yet SALEM airs these false teachers. I guess “as long as the check clears the bank”, almost anyone can have a platform on Christian radio/TV, and including Christian bookstores.
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