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Title: The Light That Was Dark: From the New Age to Amazing GraceAuthor: Warren B. SmithPaperback: 168 pagesPublisher: Mountain Stream Press; 1992, 2005, 2nd Printing—Feb 2008Language: EnglishISBN-978-0-9763492-1-1Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inchesShipping Weight: 8.6 ounces
Description: The Light That Was Dark is a sober warning to the world and to the Church. Author Warren Smith learned some hard lessons as a spiritual seeker. Concerned that today’s Church is being seduced by the same false teachings and same false Christ that drew him into the New Age, Smith shares his story…"Led down a yellow brick road by pied piper spirits, I had, with the best intentions, landed in a metaphysical New Age where the Christ proclaimed was not the real Christ at all. A well-orchestrated and exquisitely timed series of supernatural synchronistic experiences had convinced me that my involvement in alternative spirituality was meant to be."Following the signs and wonders of deceptive spirits, I had jumped through my spiritual hoops with almost flawless precision.
As Joy and I both had unknowingly plugged into the spirit world, we never realized that most of the voices we were listening to were part of the deception the real Jesus had warned about." —Warren Smith, from The Light That Was DarkAbout the AuthorWarren Smith (B.A., University of Pennsylvania; M.S.W., Tulane University) is a freelance writer and community social worker who was formerly involved in the New Age movement. He has served as a program coordinator for people with special needs, directed several homeless programs, and has worked most recently as a Hospice social worker in New Orleans and on the California coast. He has written extensively on the subject of spiritual deception and has been widely interviewed on radio and television.
Warren Smith's published books include: Reinventing Jesus Christ, The Light That Was Dark - From the New Age to Amazing Grace, Deceived on Purpose: The New Age Implications of the Purpose Driven Church, A "Wonderful" Deception: The Further New Age Implications of the Purpose Driven Church, False Christ Coming: Does Anybody Care?, Watering The Greyhound Garden, and "Another Jesus" Calling: How False Christs Are Entering the Church Through Contemplative Prayer, and a devotional book, Pressing On Through It All - Scriptural Encouragement For These Last Days.
ReviewsA captivating book ... The conclusion is absolutely riveting. In easy-to-read, laid-back style, Smith recounts his harrowing spiritual journey. —Discernment Ministries - Sarah Leslie - Spring 2005
An amazing story about God's amazing grace. —Ingrid Schlueter, VCY America - CrossTalk Radio Program, 2005
The Church is being seduced by the same false teachings that has drawn many people into the New Age Movement. —Cutting Edge Ministries
Warren and Joy's encounter with personal evil convinced them the Bible was the spiritual teaching that they could rely on. —Russ Wise, Author of A Course in Miracles, A Biblical Evaluation
They provide excellent documentation, they speak the truth about issues confronting the Church today, and they encourage believers in Christ to uphold the Word of God and remain steadfast in the truth of the Gospel.
“Too bad you gave me this [book]—it’s like giving a kid an ice-cream cone and then saying, “Do your homework now!”
Ray Yungen (1952-2016)
author, A Time of Departing—How ancient mystical practices are uniting Christians with the world's religions
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