by In Plain Site

Albert Mohler, a leading theologian calls it 'deeply subversive,' 'incorrect' and downright 'dangerous.' 

by Craig Dunkley

You may be a committed Christian, secure in your faith. Or, you may be a curious person, open to Christianity, but wondering if there’s really anything to it. Regardless, you should read the following eight books.

by CRI
Jun 10, 2009

The best-selling author of The Road Less Traveled and other books on spirituality and psychotherapy claims that true salvation or mental health comes to persons — whether Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, agnostic, or atheist — as they set aside prejudices of the past and strive toward fulfilling their own potential to save themselves.

by Tom Roberts

“The world is changing. The consensus on morality and identity has undergone a seismic shift in the last few generations. One indication of this is the sudden rise of transgender issues.

by Chosen People Ministries

Why antisemitism led to the persecution of Jews.

by Spiritual Research Network

In the Jesus Calling series  Sarah Young’s 'Jesus' refers to himself with hundreds of different names. He opts for creative names that are not in the Bible but can be found in mythology, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Theosophy, New Thought, New Age, psychic literature, and modern culture.

by Ken Ham & Dr. Charles Ware

Most people do not realize how intimately connected the popular idea of evolution and the worst racist ideology in history are. This book reveals the compelling history of the effect of an evolution-based belief system on the history of the United States, including slavery, the Civil Rights Movement, and abortion.

by Rand Paul
November 9, 2019

Today there are far too many Westerners – including politicians, opinion-makers and leaders – who are seemingly oblivious to the historical record concerning socialism.

by Mitchell G. Bard

The great enemy of truth is very often not the lie - deliberate, contrived and dishonest - but the myth - persistent, persuasive and repeated - President John F. Kennedy.

by Bob Kirkland, D.D.

John Calvin taught that God will be glorified by bringing billions of people into this world for no other purpose than having them burn in Hell for eternity. This alone depicts a view of God found nowhere in Scripture; in essence, this misrepresents God but also creates a a platform upon which 'another gospel' has been built that is both fatalistic and makes the sacrifice of Christ no longer freely available to 'whosoever may come.'

by Warren B. Smith
November 12, 2015

Sarah Young said she was inspired to receive “messages” from “Jesus” after reading the book God Calling. Unfortunately, Sarah Young and her Thomas Nelson editors missed the fact that  God Calling is a channeled New Age book.

by Dr Jim Denison
August 17, 2017

Why is Game of Thrones so astoundingly popular? What does its popularity say about us?

by John Lawson

IF A WICKED MAN tells the story of John Lawson, a former violent criminal, enforcer for gangsters, bodyguard, biker gang member and manager in the sex industry. John reluctantly attended a Bible study while serving a five-year prison sentence for extortion.

by David Fiorazo

Christianity is not the thriving, influential power it once was in America. With a majority of people claiming the Christian tradition, why does our godless culture barely reflect the light of Jesus Christ?

Author:  Erwin W. Lutzer

Six million Jews...dead. The monstrosity of Adolph Hitler's 'Third Reich' remains a stunning chapter in the pages of history. Although the power by which he hypnotized an entire nation is legendary, one question in particular begs an answer: Where was the church of Christ? Seduced by the Satanic majesty of The Fuhrer, church leaders throughout Germany allowed the Swastika a prominent place alongside the Christian cross in their sanctuaries.

Author: Michael L. Brown

From the first "Christian" persecutions of the Jews in the fourth century to the unspeakable horrors of the Holocaust, from Israel-bashing in today's press to anti-Semitism in today's pulpits, this shocking and painful book tells the tragic story of the "Church" and the Jewish people. It is a story every Christian must hear.

by Guest
March 23, 2017

At the heart of the film are two intertwining themes: that we can only find happiness in caring for each other and that all of us are vulnerable and needy, not just people with Down syndrome.

by Pastor David J. Meyer

As a former witch, astrologer, and occultist who has been saved by the grace of God, I know that the works of C.S. Lewis are required reading by neophyte witches, especially in the United States and England. This includes The Chronicles of Narnia, because it teaches neophyte, or new witches, the basic mindset of the craft.

by Leading The Way
February 24, 2017

This Spring, the New York Times bestselling book The Shack by William P. Young will come to the big screen. The emotionally charged story seems to offer a resolution to the problem of pain. Are The Shack’s underlying teachings Biblically sound, or a far reach from the teachings of God’s Word?

by C.H. Fisher
January 31, 2017

The dangers of the movie are first its heterodoxy that one can apostatize to avoid martyrdom and remain a child of God. An equal danger is the obvious allure of Contemplative Spirituality. This diabolical movie may prepare innumerable anemic professing Christians to compromise their faith under the pressure of persecution.

Author: Gregory Reid

"I belong to a company of men and boys, mostly silent and scared. So few have survived well enough to talk about it. I know I have to talk, because I DID survive, and because I see them in every group I meet, from five to seventy-years-old suffering, silent victims who are not really considered REAL victims by many."

Author: Patrick Crough

Countless numbers of children will be sexually abused by the time they reach their 18th birthday. Sadly, most parents won't even see it coming. They don't realize that sexual predators of children are often friendly, helpful, and attentive, drawing in a child, not by force but rather through enticing seduction.

by Vaneetha Rendall Risner

In The Scars That Have Shaped Me, Vaneetha does more than share her stories of pain; she invites other sufferers to taste with her the goodness of a sovereign God who will carry us in our darkest of days.

Authors:  Marilyn J. Harran and John Roth

The Holocaust Chronicle, written and fact-checked by top scholars, recounts the long, complex, anguishing story of the most terrible crime of the 20th century. A massive, oversized hardcover of more than 750 pages, The Holocaust Chronicle: A History in Words and Pictures is an excitingly unique, not for-profit endeavor of the publisher, Louis Weber.

  Author: Dave Hunt

As this timely reprint of the best-selling 1998 first edition powerfully documents, today’s popular obsession with spiritual revolution, “societal transformation,” paranormal activity, and “supernatural” signs and wonders has not just magically appeared by chance.

by Berean Call
November 25, 2016

Both Star Wars and Avatar teach various aspects of mysticism indirectly through their focus on the Force and shamanism respectively, but Dr. Strange (the latest of the Marvel super heroes to come to the big screen) is a narrative that specifically and clearly explains mysticism as the story unfolds.

by George Muller

George Müller never made requests for financial support, nor did he go into debt, even though the five orphanages cost over £100,000 to build. Many times, he received unsolicited food donations only hours before they were needed to feed the children, further strengthening his faith in God.

by Albert Mohler
November 4, 2016

The West is undergoing a monumental moral revolution which is decisively undermining – indeed, destroying – millennia of accumulated cultural, religious and ethical tradition. This is especially found in the sexual revolution which is sweeping everything before its path.

by Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum

Using the Book of Revelation as an end time road map, Dr. Fruchtenbaum weaves the prophetic writings of the Hebrew Scriptures and Messiah s teachings to reveal God s plan for the future of Israel and the world.

by Chris Lawson
December 9, 2013

 It is no secret these days that Christian bookstore and ministry resource databases are often jam-packed with so - called Christian resources that are actually promoting anything but biblical Christianity. This is the primary reason for these three lists - to help warn and protect you, the reader, and to provide a quick reference guide.

by Dr. Henry M. Morris

A landmark book, tracing the origins of evolutionary thought from the dawn of history to the present time. Learn how Greek philosophy, Darwinian evolution, and humanism all have polluted man's knowledge of the true God. Morris has spent 55 years researching evolution's origins, and this heavily documented work is a fascinating read for anyone interested in the behind-the-scenes developments that ushered in the modern philosophy that seeks to eliminate God.

by Tim Challies
November 11, 2015

Sarah Young’s Jesus Calling is a phenomenon that shows no signs of slowing down. According to publisher Thomas Nelson, it “continues to grow in units sold each year since it was released [and] has surpassed 15 million copies sold.” Yet it is a deeply troubling book. I am going to point out 10 serious problems with Jesus Calling in the hope that you will consider and heed these warnings.

by John McArthur

One of the most talked-about books of 2011 was Heaven Is for Real, by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent. The book recounts four-year-old Colton Burpo’s vision of heaven. Colton claims he visited heaven during surgery after a burst appendix nearly took his life.

by Chris Reese
April 26, 2015

In chapter 20 of their recent book Did God Really Command Genocide? Coming to Terms with the Justice of God, Paul Copan and Matthew Flannagan take up the question, “Does Religion Cause Violence?”

by Philip Bell
February 7, 2007

The title of this book immediately betrays the bias of the author - even for those unacquainted with the writings of this Professor of the (so-called) Public Understanding of Science of Oxford University, Richard Dawkins. Just to skim the chapter contents is to give one a forewarning of what to expect. For instance, Chapter 1 is entitled ‘A deeply religious believer in no God.’ Chapter 4: ‘Why there almost certainly is no God.’ Chapter 7 is ‘The ‘Good’ Book and the changing moral Zeitgeist’ - showing Dawkins’ absolute dislike of the message of the Judeo-Christian Scriptures. More provocatively still, the ninth chapter is ‘Childhood, abuse and the escape from religion.’

Edited by William Byron Forbush

This is a book that will never die -- one of the great English classics. . . . Reprinted here in its most complete form, it brings to life the days when "a noble army, men and boys, the matron and the maid," "climbed the steep ascent of heaven, 'mid peril, toil, and pain."

"After the Bible itself, no book so profoundly influenced early Protestant sentiment as the Book of Martyrs. Even in our time it is still a living force. It is more than a record of persecution. It is an arsenal of controversy, a storehouse of romance, as well as a source of edification."

by L. Sharp

The movie begins by introducing Moses (played by Christian Bale) as a trained army general, part of the current Pharaoh’s ruling family, preparing to attack a Hittite army with his “brother” (Pharaoh-in-waiting Ramses). This is an early indicator that this movie is going to stray from accurate biblical accounts, as there is no historical nor biblical support for Moses having an Egyptian brother, nor that Moses ever served in the Egyptian army or trained as a warrior/soldier during his formative years in Egypt.

Author: Stephen C. Meyer

This book is fantastic.  At 448 pages, many of which are stuffed full of information on genetics, etc., it is not an easy weekend read.  However, it provides an in-depth analysis of Darwin’s theory of evolution, as well as the history of the debate that has swirled around it for more than 150 years.  Meyer does a masterful job of articulating the shortfalls of Darwinian and neo-Darwinian theory, as well as the major variations that have cropped up over the years in an attempt to deal with those shortfalls. 

Authors: Josh McDowell and Sean McDowell

This is an updated version of a book first written by Josh McDowell in 1977.  At 168 pages, it’s a fairly easy and quick read.  Similar to The Case for Christ, this book was written by a former skeptic who became a Christian, and it offers a range of historical, archeological, logical, and other evidences for the truth of the gospels. 

by YouVersion

Tens of millions of people are using the Bible App™ to make God's Word a part of their daily lives. Download the free app and access your bookmarks, notes, and reading plans from anywhere. Enjoy hundreds of versions, including audio, all on your mobile device.

by Ray Comfort
Aug 6, 2013

"Ray Comfort's ability to insightfully shred the vain reasoning's of men is a gift, and this film is a tour de force exposure of the emptiness of humanism." Dr. James

by Pastor David J. Meyer

Shortly after the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City fell to the ground and drastically changed our nation forever, a new series of movies began to draw millions of people to the movie theaters. Standing above and apart from the many fantasy movies and books is a trilogy or series of three called The Lord Of The Rings.

by David Criswell
December 13, 2014

Agnostic director Ridley Scott portrays his take on the epic Biblical story of Moses leading the Israelites out of Egypt into the Sinai desert and eventually to their Promised Land. Fox describes it this way, “The defiant leader Moses rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.”

by Richard Wurmbrand

This inspiring drama tells the story of Richard Wurmbrand's imprisonment for his faith by hard-line Communists. Sentenced to "life" in a death room, he was able to rejoice in his Lord amid the most horrific conditions. It is a story of triumphant faith. (PDF)

by Randy Alcorn
May 09, 2011

In the past few months, I have been repeatedly asked about the phenomenally popular book Heaven Is for Real. This book was again number 1 on the May 8 New York Times bestseller’s list. It has already sold something like four million copies, and it’s not slowing down.

by T. A. McMahon

There have been quite a number of books written by or about people who claim to have personally visited Heaven. Some of these authors profess to be Christians while others do not. The descriptions of their experiences vary regarding such things as entering into a dazzling white light at the end of a dark tunnel and being greeted by deceased loved ones, or being in the presence of God and seeing the shed feathers of angels dotting the grand floor of His throne room. Many of their stories contain information that would seem to be beyond their ability to know at the time--or at all.

by Lighthousetrails
Dec 21, 2013

Protecting our children from spiritual deception can seem a daunting task but How to Protect Your Child from the New Age & Spiritual Deception offers hope with practical steps Christian parents can take to become proactive in recognizing the dangers their children face while also teaching them to discern biblical truth. Berit Kjos has done her homework and documents how children and teens are being targeted with New Age and occultic messages through every form of media and in school curriculum and programs.

By Beginning and End
February 23, 2013 

By portraying Jesus Christ as a murderer, NBC has sunk to a new low in mocking the Christian faith.

By Beginning and End
January 27, 2013 

The Noah movie does not tell the Biblical account of Noah and the Ark.

By Beginning and End
March 17, 2013
Unfortunately the producers of the miniseries did not follow The Bible closely.

IPT News
May 17, 2013

"Jihad in America: The Grand Deception," a new film by Director Steven Emerson, was honored this week as the best documentary at the 2013 International Beverly Hills Film Festival. The 70-minute film focuses on the Muslim Brotherhood and its penetration in the United States. It features documents and recordings from federal investigations, undercover recordings and interviews with FBI agents, federal prosecutors and Muslim experts on radical Islam.

by Mike Oppenheimer - Let us reason ministries

This new revelation began in 1965 when Helen Schucman, an Associate Professor of Medical Psychology at Columbia University in New York, began receiving channelled messages from a speaker who would later identify himself as Jesus Christ.

by Gary E Gilley

One of the most popular and controversial Christian books of recent years is the fictional work by first time author William Young. Evangelical recording artist Michael W. Smith states, “The Shack will leave you craving for the presence of God.

by Dave Hunt

The latest occult scam to capture the imagination of the West is called The Secret. The book by that name, a top New York Times bestseller, has quickly sold more than 6 million copies and the DVD over 2 million copies. Both contain numerous errors, misrepresentations, false premises, and false promises. Who cares? You should. With the following information, you could rescue someone from hell.

by Dave Hunt

According to Rhonda Byrne, author of the book The Secret you can have anything you want: happiness, health and wealth… You can have, do, or be anything you want. Whatever thought (health, wealth, disaster, gain, loss, joy ,etc.) you holdin your mind, you will attract to yourself as a reality of your life.This is made possible by “The law of attraction”.

The latest occult scam to capture the imagination of the West is called The Secret. The book by that name, a top New York Times bestseller, has quickly sold more than 6 million copies and the DVD over 2 million copies. Both contain numerous errors, misrepresentations, false premises, and false promises.

by Marcia Montenegro

The title of this best-selling book means what it says: the author has recorded in words conversations held between him and a being he calls God.

by lighthousetrailsresearch

Quotes by Neale Donald Walsch in his "conversations with God"

by Berit Kjos

"The premiere of Harry Potter the movie will lead to a whole new generation of youngsters discovering witchcraft and wizardry....Increasing numbers of children are spending hours alone browsing the internet in search of Satanic websites and we are concerned that nobody is monitoring this growing fascination." Peter Smith, general secretary of the British Association of Teachers and Lecturers. 

by David  J. Meyer

I am writing this urgent message because I was once a witch. I lived by the stars as an astrologer and numerologist casting horoscopes and spells. I lived in the mysterious and shadowy realm of the occult. By means of spells and magic, I was able to invoke the powers of the "controlling unknown" and fly upon the night winds transcending the astral plane.

by Michael D. O'Brien

In the late 19th century there appeared in children's fiction a trickle of books that began the process of redefining Christian symbols and the presentation of occult themes in a favorable light.  Until then, witches and sorcerers, an important element of traditional fables and fairy tales, were consistently portrayed as evil. With the advent of the occult revival more and more material appeared that attempted to shift the line between good and evil.

by Berit Kjos

"We...need to reawaken something very old...our understanding of Earth wisdom. We need to accept the invitation to the dance -- the dance of unity of humans, plants, the Earth."[1] Deep Ecology

by Caryl Matrisciana

Based on Mormon, Stephenie Meyer’s 4-book “vampire romance” series, the Twilight movie was released last week (Nov 21, 2008) in 3419 cinema theaters across the nation and grossed over $70 million its first weekend. It’s the hottest pop culture phenomenon since Harry Potter mania.

by Helen van Huyssteen-Bosman

James Cameron, director of the previous "most successful movie in history" (Titanic), brings us a titanic religious deception in his latest box office hit, Avatar.  Yes, in the natural, Avatar is a visual treasure: a technological milestone.  Stunning---mesmerizing – an amazing piece of theatrics! But it is also a blatantly subversive education in theology and politics as also was his latest documentary on Jesus, which had no other purpose but to discredit scripture (The Lost tomb of Jesus)

by Berit Kjos

"We see the angels as a common denominator among the religions of the world and focusing on what we have in common rather than our differences will help unite all peoples spiritually.

by David Livingstone

Just finished reading Dan Brown's latest.  I don't normally read fiction, but I read this just to stay in touch with the type of propaganda that is being disseminated.

by Dr. Ron Rhodes

Since Dan Brown's novel, The Da Vinci Code exploded on the scene, I have been asked numerous times by interested Christians to provide evidence against the claims in the book.

by Thomas Williamson

Rob Bell is a prominent theologian associated with the Emergent Church Movement.  A recent survey identified him as the “10th Most Influential Christian in America” and the news media are saying that he may be the “next Billy Graham”.

by Donald S. Whitney

I first heard of Eckhart Tolle during a medical examination. After learning that I was a professor of biblical spirituality, the doctor asked, "Have you read Eckhart Tolle's The Power of Now?"  I said no, I had not. A brilliant, multi-talented man with a Catholic background, the physician began to commend the book to me as insightful and profound. 

by Berit Kjos

"This book’s main purpose is ... to bring about a shift in consciousness.... Not everyone is ready yet, but many are, and with each person who awakens, the momentum in the collective consciousness grows."[1,p.6-7]  Eckhart Tolle

“Oprah is helping propel the spiritual enlightenment book [New Earth] to dizzying heights, thanks to an unprecedented online promotion that includes a 10-week interactive Webcast discussion.... Oprah: 'I am a Christian who believes that there are certainly many more paths to God other than Christianity.'"[2]

by Berit Kjos 
November 24, 2010

"The whole world is under the sway of the evil one." 1 John 5:19  "When we first started 'Harry Potter' and cast 10-year-old Daniel Radcliffe in the title role, parents drove their 10-year-olds to see the movies. Today, those same kids are now driving themselves to the midnight shows."[1] Dan Fellman, Warner Brothers

by Berit Kjos

Mocking Truth: Rob Bell's False Hope, Worldly Heaven and Earth-Based Hell.  

by Berit Kjos

"To bring about that revolution we require, among others... a greatly improved technique of suggestion. ... And not the child's mind only. The adult's mind too.... The mind that judges and desires and decides [is] made up of these suggestions. But all these suggestions are our suggestions!"[1] Aldus Huxley (brother of Julian Huxley, first chief of UNESCO)

by Lighthouse Trails Editors

Recently some of our readers have contacted us to ask why we have not posted a review on Jonathan Cahn’s The Harbinger, a New York Times best-selling book written in a narrative fictional format presenting a dire warning for America’s future. A companion documentary DVD titled The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment is also available wherein Cahn describes the happenings of 9/11 and subsequent events and unveils what he believes to be the prophetic significance of these events.

by Berit Kjos  
March 26, 1212

"The techniques of brainwashing developed in totalitarian countries are routinely used in psychological conditioning programs imposed on American school children. These include emotional shock and desensitization... isolation from sources of support [parents], stripping away defenses... and inducing acceptance of alternative values..."[1] Thomas Sowell, PhD.