Deceived on Purpose: The New Age Implications of the Purpose Driven Church [NOOK Book]

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Christian author Warren Smith's book Deceived on Purpose warns about the serious New Age implications of Pastor Rick Warren s book The Purpose Driven Life. Smith takes the reader into the inner workings of today s evangelical world as he explores the questionable interconnections of several of its top leaders. As Rick Warren goes worldwide with his purpose-driven Global Peace Plan, Smith presents an in-depth examination of this mega-church pastor s spiritual agenda. He explains how Rick Warren s Peace Plan could ...
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Deceived on Purpose: The New Age Implications of the Purpose Driven Church

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Overview

Christian author Warren Smith's book Deceived on Purpose warns about the serious New Age implications of Pastor Rick Warren s book The Purpose Driven Life. Smith takes the reader into the inner workings of today s evangelical world as he explores the questionable interconnections of several of its top leaders. As Rick Warren goes worldwide with his purpose-driven Global Peace Plan, Smith presents an in-depth examination of this mega-church pastor s spiritual agenda. He explains how Rick Warren s Peace Plan could eventually merge with the New Age Peace Plan that is being similarly presented by key New Age leaders. Smith contends that Crystal Cathedral Pastor and New Age sympathizer Robert Schuller has had a great influence on Rick Warren s teachings and that Schuller s influence can be found throughout Rick Warren s book The Purpose-Driven Life. Smith writes, The more I read Robert Schuller, the more I was shocked at how so many of Rick Warren s thoughts, ideas, references, words, terms, phrases, and quotes in The Purpose-Driven Life seemed to be inspired by Schuller s writings and teachings . Smith s distinctive background as a former New Age follower who has converted to biblical Christianity gives him a uniquely objective perspective as both an outsider and an insider. He draws deeply from his extensive knowledge of the New Age subculture that is now being subtly woven into the Christian church by Rick Warren and other Christian leaders. Smith believes that wittingly or unwittingly, Rick Warren is walking the church into a spiritual trap. This exceptional book is sure to appeal to a wide-ranging audience. Anyone who desires to know how the evangelical and New Age plans are moving toward oneness will find this book to be especially insightful. Smith s easy-going style makes this a fast-paced read.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780976349297
  • Publisher: Mountain Stream Press
  • Publication date: 6/21/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 213
  • Sales rank: 411,706
  • File size: 886 KB

Meet the Author

Warren B. Smith (B.A. University of Pennsylvania; M.S.W. Tulane University) is a community social worker who was formerly involved in the New Age movement. He has served as a program coordinator for people with special needs, directed several homeless programs, and has worked as a Hospice social worker in New Orleans and on the California coast. Warren has written extensively on the subject of spiritual deception and has spoken on radio, television, and at seminars and conferences.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2005

    Vital Exposé of Deadly 'Stealth' Spiritual Virus!

    The most deadly deception is the one closest to the truth! I can only describe the brilliant exposure of this 'virus' as 'Holy-Spirit-inspired'! The information revealed in this timely 'watchman-warning' (Ezekiel 33 verse 6!) MUST reach everyone, lest he or she perhaps be deceived into following false teachings! I pray that every Bible-believing Christian would distribute just five copies of this book; it might mean spiritual survival and eternal life for many! (John 8 verse 32: '...and the truth will set you free.')

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  • Posted July 23, 2013

    I am thankful for teachers like Warren who have been there- and

    I am thankful for teachers like Warren who have been there- and been rescued by GOD to help others who are trapped in the false religions.
    The "purpose driven life" is based on one mans "idea" of what the Bible says and not on what the actual Bible says.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2009

    must read

    This is a must read book. The Author does an excellent job of exposing the new age philosphy that has crept into Rick Warren and Robert Shuller's Ministries. Everyone should read the book and order extras to pass onto to family and friends. My copy has already passed thru 6+ readers.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2005

    Very Poor

    I dislike this book because the book tells lies about God's Word. I like the purpose driven life better. I have read about this book. It takes time to understand the purpose driven life, because people do not take serious by what God says by what it says word for word in the Bible. This it means the same any bible without the interpretation of people.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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