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“Another Jesus” Calling: New Book by Warren B. Smith

New book releasing soon

Can we trust our emotions and experiences to give us the 100-percent accurate truth?  Many people are turning to their own experiences over the real Truth that God promises can be found in the Scriptures.  “They’d rather feel a presence than know God through His Word,” says Warren Smith, a frequent guest on Stand Up For The Truth. Warren has just finished writing his newest book, “Another Jesus” Calling: How False Christs are Entering the Church through Contemplative Prayer.”

The book examines the popular Jesus Calling book written by Sarah Young, who has now written a version for teens as well as several accompanying books and “bible” studies. As I spoke to Warren by phone this afternoon, it became clear that this is an emotional issue with many Christians who have felt a presence or heard a voice while practicing different versions of Contemplative Prayer. And while Warren has no doubt they experienced something, he knows full well that not every experience is from God but in fact can be from familiar, seducing spirits. Warren spent 20 years in the New Age practicing the very types of spiritual exercises put forth by Contemplative Prayer proponents.

Stay tuned for our upcoming interview with Warren Smith in November, as his new book is published. You can pre-order a copy below via Lighthouse Trails Publishing. Here is a book review from Lighthouse’s Deborah Dombrowski, republished with permission:

New Book By Warren B. Smith Examines Sarah Young’s Jesus Calling – A Biblical Critique

Lighthouse Trails has recently contracted with author Warren B. Smith for his new book, “Another Jesus” Calling, a biblical analysis and critique of Sarah Young’s book, Jesus Calling. Because millions of readers (most of them proclaiming Christians) are turning to Jesus Calling for messages and inspiration they believe are from Jesus Himself, a careful and responsible examination of Sarah Young’s book is prudent and necessary.

With a fast growing number of Christians turning to contemplative mystical practices to “experience” God, the editors at Lighthouse Trails feel an urgency to present Warren B. Smith’s latest work to the body of Christ; and in doing so, we ask this question, is Sarah Young’s “Jesus” the Jesus of the Bible, or is it a false Christ, of which the Bible warns many shall come in the last days? (Luke 21:8)

About “Another Jesus” Calling:

When former New Ager Warren B. Smith read Jesus Calling, he became greatly concerned, finding it troubling to see a number of New Age practices and concepts being presented as completely normal for Christians.

Even more troubling, there were no warnings or disclaimers about what was being introduced. By the end of the book, Jesus Calling and its “Jesus” had subtly, and not so subtly, introduced occult/New Age channeling, spiritual dictation, creative visualization, meditation, divine alchemy, co-creation with God, and practicing the presence like it was everyday Christian fare. New Age terms and concepts were brought into the messages like they were no big deal. And added to this were indirect references to a pantheistic poet and two classic New Age books, along with a hearty endorsement of God Calling – the channeled book that inspired Sarah Young to try and receive her own personal messages from Jesus.

The unusual use of language by the “Jesus” of Jesus Calling was also disturbing. It seemed to run the gamut from “everyday Joe” language to strange word choice, unwarranted flattery, worldly clichés, repetitive phrases, disparaging comments, and not so subtle mockery. All in all, Jesus Calling seemed to be an obvious attempt by our spiritual Adversary to get an even further foothold inside the Christian church.

“Another Jesus” Calling asks the question, Is the “Jesus” of Jesus Calling the biblical Jesus Christ, or is it a false christ deceiving many? Given the fact that millions of copies of Jesus Calling have already sold, the answer to that question needs to be found. Warren Smith gives us the documentation and biblical references needed to find that answer.

“For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.” (2 Corinthians 11:4)

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9 Responses to ““Another Jesus” Calling: New Book by Warren B. Smith”

  1. Robert S. Lancaster #

    I am a non-believer (agnostic), married to a believer (Baptist). I have been regularly attending a First Baptist church with my wife for over four years now. I began attending there with my wife so that she could attend (I am physically disabled and my wife felt bad/guilty about leaving me "Home Alone" for a few hours every Sunday in order for her to attend church, so I began attending with her.) I*CONTINUE* to attend, even though I am independent enough now for her to attend without me, because of the camaraderie/fellowship there. A few weeks ago, I noticed that a Christian Facebook friend of mine had "Jesus Calling" listed (along with The Bible) as one of her Favorite Books. I asked her what it was, and she said that it was her daily devotional, and that she loved it. I mentioned it to another of my Christian Facebook friends, and she highly recommended it as well. My wife had recently mentioned wanting to find a daily devotional so, based on those two fb friends' recommendations, I ordered a copy of "Jesus Calling" as a gift for my wife. By the time the book arrived, I had become aware of the controversy regarding it, and explained what I knew about it to my wife when I gave her the book, and urged her to look into it, and/or ask our pastor(s) about it. NOW, I learn of this "Another Jesus" Calling book, and don't know WHAT to think. Any thoughts/suggestion?

    January 15, 2016 at 5:16 PM
  2. Melinda #

    I personally have been blessed by Sarah’s book and am sad that someone has decide to attempt to profit off putting someone else down. Her book is just a devotional and I think it’s a far reach to call it mysticism or occult like. The premise of her devotional is to take in the scriptures as though God is speaking and the word tells us that all scripture is God breathed. Just my feelings on the matter.

    July 14, 2015 at 12:18 PM
  3. Jenny #

    This is a great marketing ploy. Think of how many of Young's book has been sold. Now think of how many of Smith's book can be sold, when he uses the same words in Young's book, even though he's accentuated the words to indicate a difference, thereby bypassing copy writing laws.

    Out of 365 daily devotionals, he came up with 20 which gave him concerns. I call that a difference of interpretations. And everyone is entitled to theirs. Not even our Pastors' sermons are pertinent to the entire congregation on Sundays. How many of us leave saying " I didn't get anything from his teaching today"?

    Now think about a Sunday school class or a Bible study class when the question of "what do you think of the verse we just read?" is asked. The answers reflect so many different understanding of the Word. And that does not mean they are all wrong or right … but that the person's understanding is reflective of the Spirit's revelation to them.
    Read any Biblical story a number of times, and each time a different aspect of the teaching will be revealed.
    That is why why, as Christians, we are encouraged to read daily, the Word of God, meditate on it. Yes, MEDITATE on the Words, and ask God to reveal to us, the meaning that will take us through the day.
    God's Word is Alive. It's dynamic. It is not just a history of God and His People (Hebrews 4:12-13)

    Now when someone takes the time to tear down another person's work so he can build on it, that is sad. That reminds me of the detractors who tried to destroy the Churches Paul built. (Phil. 1:12-30; Titus…all of it; ).
    Read all of 1 Corinthians about differences and how to resolve them within the body of Christ.

    Mr Smith should have written his own devotional, not based on Ms Young's, but on the Spiritual revelation that he received from studying God's word. Not as a rebuttal. That is what saddens me more than anything else.
    If Ms Young's book is flawed, leave it to God to take care of it. He is able!
    Thanks for reading my comment.

    July 17, 2014 at 9:22 AM
  4. Jerod #

    Interesting stuff…unfortunately it is mostly biased and subjective. Most of the people attacking this book are simply quoting one another (and not giving any credit where it is do…literally, I read paragraphs that were identical on various websites as if the author had come up with it themselves). Some of the critics even admit they can find nothing against Scripture in the book…only what they believe in their judging of Sarah Young's heart and intentions. They say she did ____ but have no proof of it…simply they know she must have.

    People, be careful about slandering people without proof. Sarah Young said herself that her book does not supersede Scripture or replace your Bible. If it does, that is not her fault, it is our fault. She also admits she is human, and if anything did contradict Scripture then tear it out immediately.

    Remember there are always two sides to the story.
    "The first one to plead his cause seems right, util his neighbor comes and examines him"

    June 23, 2014 at 11:04 AM
  5. Mike #

    Hebrews 13:9 Do not carried about with various and strange doctrines. For it is good that the heart be established by grace……
    When a believer is open to false teaching and becomes offended at Jesus is when they are open to deception, and because of this have no strength to overcome (Love wax cold). We have need of great endurance Matthew 24:9-13 Luke 18 Jesus said pray, Jude said pray 1:20-21

    March 3, 2014 at 11:43 AM
  6. Cindy #

    Thank you for sharing this. The deception of contemplative prayer is overwhelming today's churches. Tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of Americans are being swept away by this. Another good resource on this topic is "A Time of Departing" by Ray Yungen, also distributed through Lighthouse Trails. The deceptions are only going to get more and more sneaky and subtle.

    "Matthew 10:26 (KJV) 26 Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.

    Matthew 10:27 (KJV) 27 What I tell you in darkness, [that] speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, [that] preach ye upon the housetops.

    Matthew 10:28 (KJV) 28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

    October 27, 2013 at 3:17 PM
  7. D #

    What a dangerous time we live in! Though I wish men would be less concerned about writing books and charging for them, and more concerned with freely proclaiming sound Biblical doctrine.

    October 8, 2013 at 3:02 PM
  8. With all the false Jesus and false pseudo-Christianity showing up, I’m sure there’s an important message this book has the for churches today; thanks for sharing

    October 8, 2013 at 1:51 PM