“The Secret” Book Review

Now Reading / July 27, 2007

SA couple of weeks ago, someone gave me a copy of the book “The Secret.” So, after noticing that it is the number one hardback on the New York Times Best Sellers list, I thought I would give it a try. After all, Oprah recommends the book too.



There are two major themes to the book “The Secret”: 1) You have the power to attract power, money, relationships, etc (fill in the blank) with your mind 2) You are the most powerful being in the Universe.
Here, let me show you what I mean. Here is an excerpt from the book:

You are God in a physical body. You are Spirit in the flesh. You are Eternal Life expressing itself in You. You are a cosmic being. you are all power. You are all wisdom. You are all intelligence. you are perfection. You are magnificence. You are the creator, and you are creating the creation of You on this Planet.

Hear me say this: there are a few principles in the book that really do work, but only because they are founded upon truth from the Word of God. Truth is truth no matter where you find it. So be extremely careful! Extracting truth from this book takes some serious spiritual discernment.
[singlepic=36,150,150,,right] Seriously, long before “The Secret”, Solomon wrote in Proverbs, For as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he. And even though the concept of “thinking happy thoughts” worked for Peter Pan it also worked with the apostle Paul in the book of Phillipians when he said: Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Truth is truth no matter where you find it.
Here’s the bottom line: be very careful reading “The Secret!” It is a philosophy based on a New Age, Eastern Mystic hybrid, with a peppering of God’s truth throughout it’s pages. In my opinion, you should keep your $30 and read the book of 1 John instead.

Dave Milam
Dave Milam is a pastor, communicator and the founder of One Life Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. As a a gifted communicator Dave's right brained style of delivery helps his listener connect and remember God's truth in a uniquely visual way. Connect with Dave on Google+

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on July 30, 2007

thanks Dave…I almost bought the audiobook out of curiosity.

Too often our foundational knowledge of the scriptures is not deep enough to allow us to defend our minds against something that “sounds” good but in reality is not based in the Word.

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