DG writes: “I saw a book called the Seven Great Prayers and I cannot find anything verifying if it is Christian or not. They have the prayers available in audio as well so that you can listen to them anywhere. The authors are Paul and Tracy McManus. One tip-off is that one of the prayers says something about “attracting” blessings or something like that. This leads me to believe it is another New Age gimmick masquerading as Christian just to trap unsuspecting individuals. Can you shed some light on this?”
Due to complaints about the New Age/occult content in the wildly successful book, Jesus Calling, which claims to have been inspired by God Calling, a book written by two “automatic writers” who were supposedly channeling God, publisher Thomas Nelson has purged all references to this source from new editions of the book. Read the rest…
LL writes: “What do you think of Opus Dei? Is it New Age?”
MB asks: “I have read Kevin Basconi’s three books on angels, called Dancing with Angels and also the seer anointing. I would like to know what you think about them.”
ES writes: “My husband and I have been trying to conceive a child for the last four years, and a well-meaning friend recently sent me a link to a website claiming to guarantee your conceiving a child by following their ‘scientifically proven’ steps. My first reaction when I look at this website is not to trust it, it feels like a scam. Have you heard anything about ‘Pregnancy Miracle – Free Infertility Cure Presentation?’ It is interesting to me they say it is free, but you can buy it for the ‘low low price of $47’. If it is the scam that I think it is, can you inform your readers? What a horrible thing to take advantage of people having trouble with their fertility!”
We have been following the case of Fr. Yozefu Ssemakula’s book, The Healing of Families, which has come under fire recently for serious theological errors. It is currently under review by ecclesiastical authorities in his diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee.
CB writes: “Could you please help me to explain . . . why the practice of NIA is contrary to Orthodox Catholic teaching? I know in my heart it is wrong but struggle to find the words to convey why this practice is based in the occult ,dangerous & to be discarded. It was advertised in the parish bulletin & likely to lead others astray.”