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There Is More to the Secret: An Examination of Rhonda Byrne's Bestselling Book The Secret Paperback – May 29, 2007
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I've read "The Secret" book and have seen the movie. Since then I can't seem to get enough of books about The Secret and have been reading all the books I can find on the subject. It is interesting to see how it applies to all areas of life as we know it.
This book in particular addresses an intriguing conundrum. Can we believe in God and also believe in the law of attraction? Didn't Jesus say that we should ask and receive? Then there is the whole subject of becoming too materialistic. Many Christians are turned off by the thought of "greed" or lusting after money (read up on the seven deadly sins). The Bible clearly states that we can't serve God and money at the same time. So what is a Christian to do? Should they reject the whole idea of the law of attraction or put it to good use? After all, didn't God create all the laws of the universe? Doesn't he allow humans to be part of the creative process?
Ed Gungor takes on all these topics and more. While some may see this book as an attack on Rhonda Byrne's bestselling book I found it to be more of a thoughtful exploration that leads to serious spiritual considerations. This book is a much-needed reality check! I found Ed Gungor's thoughts to mirror some of my own. Does "The Secret" also have a dark side? If you have been wondering about how "The Secret" could be used for evil purposes then you need to read this book.
"... are you using the law of attraction to have what you need in order to change the world for God?" ~ Ed Gungor
In my own life the law of attraction has drawn things that are good and bad into my life. I can see a direct correlation between negative thoughts and negative experiences and positive thoughts and positive experiences. So I believe that the law of attraction is at work in our lives. I like how Ed Gungor explains that we don't use this law in a vacuum. There are other players and other forces in motion. So when disaster strikes it isn't necessarily all your own fault. God can also play a role in your life allowing or not allowing you to become wealthy. In this book Ed Gungor explains how we should also be living in God's will. There are apparently other forces that are greater than the law of attraction.
So while I've been intrigued with "The Secret" I must say that this book answered a lot of my nagging questions. I've always had better luck praying for what I want. After all, Jesus is the one who tells us to pray for our desires. This book is a great addition to all the other secret books and I like that it is a pastor's take on the subject. I think you will find this to be instantly compelling; at least it kept my attention for hours right up till the last page.
If you are very interested in this subject here is a list of books on the Law of Attraction that I think you will enjoy (they explore the subject more deeply):
The Secret of The Secret: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Runaway Bestseller
The Science of Wallace D. Wattles: The Science of Getting Rich, The Science of Being Well, The Science of Being Great
Secrets of Attraction: The Universal Laws of Love, Sex, and Romance
The Answer: Grow Any Business, Achieve Financial Freedom, and Live an Extraordinary Life
Develop Irresistible Attraction
Law of Attraction: The Science of Attracting More of What You Want and Less of What You Don't
~The Rebecca Review
I see what Gungor was trying to do, but I feel like he didn't understand The Secret; the book he's analyzing and critiquing. Understanding the base book is kind of important.
If you feel like you've got a good grasp on what the Secret says, you probably don't need this book.
But if you're interested in it, it wouldn't hurt to give it a read-through.
This book confirmed to me that the law of attraction is a real and powerful principle. It may well be a principle that works for everyone to a certain extent. I have had amazing results with it over the last year. It has strengthened my prayer life and drawn me closer to the lord.
The best thing the book came up with was that yes the law of attraction may be a physical law of nature. As Christians you have the freedom to utilize it. However keep the lord first in all areas of your life. Don't ask or seek things you know he would not approve of. Other than that you are free to use it as part of your freedom in Christ. The more I study it the more I believe it may be a sin not to use it in your life.
But it answered a lot of questions and reached a lot of conclusions I had reached on my own. Was nice to get confirmation from this man of God.