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A Time of Departing: How Ancient Mystical Practices Are Uniting Christians with the World's Religions by Yungen, Ray (2006) Paperback



 
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By Ray Yungen

248 pages | Softcover
2nd edition (April 5, 2006)
Lighthouse Trails Publishing
ISBN-10: 0972151273
ISBN-13: 978-0972151276

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A revealing account of a New Age spirituality that has infiltrated much of the church today. Exposes the subtle strategies to compromise the gospel message with Eastern mystical practices cloaked under evangelical terminology and wrappings.

Topics include: Contemplative Prayer - Yoga - Labyrinths - Spiritual Directors - Reiki - Desert Fathers - Spiritual Formation - Spiritual Disciplines - Purpose Driven and the Emerging Church

Table of Contents:
The Invisible Denomination - The Yoga of the West - Proponents and Visionaries - Evangelical Hybrids - Discernment - Could This Really Be the End of the Age - Seducing Spirits - "America's Pastor" - The Christian of the Future?

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Questions this book answers: Is Rick Warren's Purpose Driven paradigm promoting the contemplative prayer movement? - How and through whom is great delusion moving into the majority of churches today? - What is wrong with "Christian" yoga? - What is the emerging church really all about and why is it a dangerous spirituality? - Also find out about practices such as the labyrinth, Reiki, meditation, breath prayers, spiritual directors and much, much more.From the back cover:

Ray Yungen, author, speaker and research analyst has studied religious movements for the last twenty years. His love for Jesus Christ and for people and his exuberance for life are reflected in his writing. He is also author of For Many Shall Come In My Name.

"Is contemplative prayer really a vehicle to a closer walk with God? You may be very surprised who the prime pawns are in this spiritually dangerous deception." -Cecil Andrews, Take Heed Ministries, Northern Ireland

"Those involved in contemplative prayer have departed from the Biblical teaching on prayer and have incorporated Eastern religious elements that are directly in conflict with Scripture." -H. Wayne House, Distinguished Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies, Oregon Theological Seminary

"Goes to the heart of pagan spirituality and courageously asks how this false approach is deeply affecting the evangelical church ... I recommend this book without hesitation." -Peter Jones, Author of Pagans in the Pews

"A vital resource for understanding our times, for recognizing deception and for resisting today's most enticing distortions of truth. I recommend this book to all." -Berit Kjos, Kjos Ministries

"Provides a sobering overview of how far the Christian church has been influenced by the deception of the New Age movement." -Roger Oakland, Understand the Times

"I especially appreciate Yungen's warnings about the influence of mysticism on contemporary evangelical spirituality." -Dr. Donald S. Whitney, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

"The reader will be warned of false teachers and of those within the evangelical camp who have been so influenced. I will have my students study this book. A fine addition to contemporary literature that challenges us today." -Robert W. Wright. Ph.D., Professor of World Religions and Cults, Western Baptist College


Author Bio:
Ray Yungen, author, speaker and research analyst has studied religious movements for the last twenty years. He is also the author of For Many Shall Come In My Name. He is available for radio and television interviews and for seminars, conferences and college assemblies. His exuberance for life and his love for Jesus Christ and for people are evident in his writing. Mr. Yungen resides in Salem, Oregon.

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