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A guide to prosperity from a legendary Unity Minister's point of view
on October 20, 2015
‘Prosperity,’ by Charles Fillmore, is one of those books that frequently uses the label ‘spiritual’, but I felt that it was more of a ‘religious’ book. Granted, the words ‘spiritual’ and ‘religious’ have definitions as diverse as the people defining them and, given the fact that Charles Fillmore was an ordained Unity minister, it is reasonable to assume that his writings would incorporate substantial references to the Bible; however, I felt that often the writings came across more as a sermon than a book. Indeed, if one looks closely at the back cover of the book (which I somehow overlooked or ignored when I purchased it), there is a direct reference to the Bible, “The lessons of scripture hold the hidden keys to prosperity—discover how to use them to create wealth, abundance, and purpose in your life.”
Now, I am not saying that the information itself is of no use – I do resonate with the essence of what Charles is saying – I just can’t relate to all of the Biblical references.
So, if you want a book on prosperity that is a hybrid of biblical references and ‘new age/Law of Attraction’ beliefs, then this could very well be a 5-star book for you. On the other hand, if you prefer books in this genre that have less of a direct connection to Biblical interpretation/references, then this might not be the best book for you. As a comparison, if you are familiar with books by Joseph Murphy, Claude Bristol or Raymond Charles Barker, I would say that Charles Fillmore incorporates far more ‘religious’ discussion/references than any of these authors.