Author: Ron Rhodes
Reincarnation,auras, and energizing crystals--surely these are the
stuff of fairy tales, nothing more. People don't really speak to
ancient Egyptian holy men, or listen seriously to Shirley Maclaine, for
that matter--do they? Drawing from a range of occult, pagan, and
pseudo-scientific traditions, the New Age Movement is broad, diffuse,
hard to nail down--and insidiously dangerous. Its belief in the
"divinity of humanity," its emphasis on "self-actualization," and its
looking forward to a coming utopian "new world" have tremendous appeal.
But does it have the truth?
Each Zondervan Guide to Cults and Religious Movements book has five sections:
- A concise introduction to the group
- An overview of the group's theology--in its own words
- Tips for witnessing effectively to members of the group
- A bibliography with sources for further study
- A comparison chart that shows the essential differences between biblical Christianity and the group