The Secret Things of God
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I rented "The Secret Things of God" ("TSTOG") because I was curious to see a Christian take on "The Secret." I confess that often I am made uncomfortable by most Christian media, because it can be so heavy-handed and saccharine. But I trust Henry Cloud because of his excellent and sensible "Boundaries" books, written from the perspective of a psychologist who believes in God.
Initially, I was put off by the first minutes of the DVD, in particular because of some cheesy production values. I felt a little embarrassed to be watching this in front of my teenaged son, because he'd also loved "The Secret" -- and this looks nothing like that slick flick. Oh dear, the music, the disconnected-looking expressions on the faces of the agreeably nodding audience, the moving mist in the scenic background - eck! But then I listened, really listened to what he was saying - and was deeply affected. Deeply. Surprisingly, so was my reflexively-skeptical 14-y.o. son.
Like another reviewer, at first I also thought Dr. Cloud was putting down "The Secret," and so felt some resistance to opening up to his perspective. However, when I really listened, I heard him supporting the essential messages of "The Secret" - and yet adding so much more valuable information, not just from another, but from a broader, perspective. As examples, in TSTOG Dr.Read more ›
"The secret things of God" give us the real answer and the real force behind everything: God. This movie brings us to remember what a lot of people have forgotten and how find our own correct way to success. Because there is not other way and any intention to show us another one, I don't think is a good intention at all.
I recommend this DVD to any people who really care to grow up in any way, especially if you feel you are finished, God don't want you down, He gave us the key to open the door of triumph. The only thing you have to do is take it, thru God.
After all, what Byrne teaches is from the Science of Getting Rich by Wallace Wattles, a book I might add that outlines the process from start to finish, including the fact that God is involved. It's nothing like the Secret where all you have to do is think your way to success. No action required.
Regardless, after reading The Secret, I have to say that I was severely disappointed. It took longer to watch the movie than it did to read the book, and there really wasn't any difference between the two. Even worse, it was a lot of metaphysical garbage. I've learned that without God in the process, The Secret may work, but it certainly won't lead to the level of happiness, joy, and peace we achieve in following Jesus Christ.
That's why this movie is so vitally important. It goes beyond The Secret to reveal what the Bible has to say about how we are to really live our lives. Too many today get Christianity wrong and because of it, they lose out on the life God really wants them to have.
For me it was understanding how to operate within God's laws and live the life I want. What we sometimes don't understand is that the life we really want is the life that God really wants to give us. God made each of us for a purpose. When we avoid living that purpose, we often fail to reach our full potential.
One thing I liked about this movie that the Secret just completely failed to cover is the information on relationships.
The Secret originally comes from the Science of Getting Rich by Wallace Watttles.Read more ›
I would recommend it for those who are searching for some answers.
It made a lot more sense to me than the original.
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Excellent excellent!! That's all I can say! Dr Henry Cloud is my all time favorite author and this is spot on!!Published 9 months ago by BeYouTful
Want everyone I know to see this. It is the manual for a happy life!Published 13 months ago by Charlotte
The back story of how things are and are not from a different writers perspective.Published 14 months ago by Mike
It doesnt have spanish audio, although in the description says thatPublished 17 months ago by ALVFER
This is a good inspirational speech for all catholic believers. Its not a movie that you watch, but if you need to boost your believes and faith this is a good video to watchPublished 21 months ago by BeaT123
I didn't like the delivery of the subject. The audience seems insincere. the whole thing seems contrived. Not sure of the validity of the subject matter.Published on September 2, 2013 by Mary
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|How does this differ from "The Secret" by Rhonda Byrne||
It gives God the credit for the good things that happen to you and not just the "universe" The Secret is diverse so people of all religions and non believers can read and not be offended. This book is pretty much the same but it is for us believers that know that all good things come... Read More
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