The Secret Things of God: Unlocking the Treasures Reserved for You

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A positive Christian alternative to the bestselling The Secret, this book reveals the "secret things of God" -- secrets about God, about happiness, about relationships, and about your purpose. These tested spiritual truths reveal principles that make life work.

With millions of copies of The Secret in print, countless readers are left wondering how its teachings fi t with the truths found in Scripture. Though many teachings in The Secret may have shocked those of the Christian ...

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Overview

A positive Christian alternative to the bestselling The Secret, this book reveals the "secret things of God" -- secrets about God, about happiness, about relationships, and about your purpose. These tested spiritual truths reveal principles that make life work.

With millions of copies of The Secret in print, countless readers are left wondering how its teachings fi t with the truths found in Scripture. Though many teachings in The Secret may have shocked those of the Christian faith, believers have also been reminded of the deep spiritual hunger that exists in all of us -- the desire for a power beyond the human to work change in our individual lives.

Even Christians who know and claim biblical truths often don't know how to use them. Author Dr. Henry Cloud shows readers how to unlock the treasure of these truths and ignite their power in their lives.

There is, indeed, a powerful attraction at work in the universe, but rather than being between an impersonal universe and our own thoughts, this attraction is between the personal Creator of the universe and the creation he loves.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780743571296
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
  • Publication date: 9/4/2007
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged, 4 CDs, 4 hrs. 30 min.
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Henry Cloud has written or cowritten more than twenty books, including the million-seller Boundaries series. His books have total sales of over four million copies. Dr. Cloud has appeared on numerous radio and television broadcasts, including ABC News, PBS, and FOX News, and has been featured or reviewed in the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and others. He co-hosts the nationally syndicated radio program New Life Live, which airs on 169 stations and reaches 2 million listeners. He is also featured on XM and Sirius. He is a frequent speaker on such topics as leadership, relationships, and personal growth in seminars, conventions, and corporate settings both nationally and internationally. Dr. Cloud is an avid golfer and enjoys boating, deep-sea fishing, and scuba diving. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two daughters.

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You may have picked up this book because you've read or heard of The Secret by Rhonda Byrne. In that book, Byrne explores our relationship to the universe and how understanding what lies beyond the veil drastically affects our lives, relationships, and goals. The fact that millions have responded to The Secret shows the deep hunger we all have for two things: one, we all want to understand the nature of the universe and those things beyond what we can see; and, two, we all have a hunger for principles and practices that make life work.

While so many have found The Secret's message to be intriguing and inspiring, it has raised several questions from those of the Judeo-Christian faith: (1) Are the forces that control the universe and our lives impersonal and detached, as The Secret explains; or is the force behind it all of a more personal nature? (2) Is there just one secret; i.e., your thoughts create your life, good or bad? Or, just like in the physical universe, does the spiritual universe have a set of laws that make life work? (3) Is making your life work all up to you; or is it a collaborative effort between you and a force greater than you, who cares about you and has a plan for you? It is these questions and more that The Secret Things of God will address.

This book is not a Christian argument for or against The Secret. In fact, it sometimes agrees with and sometimes differs with it. Over and above being a discussion on the principles of The Secret, this book affi rms the deep spiritual hunger that the success of Byrne's book has shown all of us to have. And it offers tested spiritual truths based on the Bible that help make life work. For all of us long to know what more is out there, who this force is, how it works, how we can get on the right side of it, and if it has a name.

Today's spiritual environment reminds me of that of ancient Greece, where all kinds of spiritual discussions and ideas floated around. When the apostle Paul entered the scene, rather than bash those with different perspectives, he affi rmed the quest itself. He basically said to them, "I see that you are a spiritual people, building an altar to an Unknown God. This Unknown God is who I've come to tell you about." He told them one of the things I want to share with you: God wants a relationship with you; he wants you to seek after him and to fi nd him. Even further, he said our very existence and purpose is wrapped up in him.

This book's title comes from a letter the apostle Paul wrote. In it he said, "Regard us...as those entrusted with the secret things of God." These secrets are, indeed, a great trust -- a treasure that can literally change your life. The spiritual truths shared in these pages will connect you with the God who created the universe and will unlock the secrets to making life work.

The Secret Things of God © 2007 Dr. Henry Cloud

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  • Posted October 16, 2009

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    Continue the Journey of "The Secrets" of Life

    "The Secret Things of God," is a very pleasant surprise in both content and presentation. Dr. Henry Cloud definitely knows what he is talking about and does an excellent job accomplishing his objective of comparison between the subject matter presented in Rhonda Byrne's "The Secret," and the relationship to Judeo-Christian beliefs.

    I found this book quite by accident in constantly hitting the "Recommended" button. The book is in paperback, consisting of eight primary sections, encompassing 215 pages. Oh! The pages! WOW! I've never seen such uniquely designed partridge paper type, individually embossed type of pages before. They simply made the book more impressive in presentation. Dr. Cloud's liberal use of very appropriate Bible versus supporting his observations and analysis lent great value to his comparison.

    This is NOT a boring book by any stretch of the imagination. I believe all who take the time to experience this quick read will enjoy and benefit. Of course, reading "The Secret" before hand will pretty much be a given in order to appreciate this book.

    I highly recommend this book as I received a great deal of insight, revelation, and enjoyment within the first 31 pages alone. The rest of the book held true. I believe you too will agree with me after enjoying the experience.

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    A Mom's Choice Awards Recipient!

    The Secret Things of God: Unlocking the Treasures Reserved for You is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS's Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling Author; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books; and Tara Paterson, Certified Parent Coach and founder of the Mom's Choice Awards. Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2008

    it truly is a treasure

    it breath taking your stories are so wonderful god is wonderful it puts it in line to what we want what we can have with the lord of believing i love the secret this is even more to ask believe & recieve having god in are lifes is so awsome god bless

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