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  1. CW

    I did not read The Secret Life of Bees because I had already learned so much about Sue Monk Kidd’s turn to spiritual darkness by then (I have not read any of her fiction for this reason) . I did see a bit of the movie on TV, and saw immediately that a goddess was a major character. The women protagonists who “rescued” the little girl were worshippers of that goddess, had a statue of it in their home, and the girl was very influenced by that. I was so sad to see the message which was given to people who watched that movie, especially youth. 🙂 The overall message seemed to be that people (in this case, women) who worshipped the goddess were better, more loving, more caring than others who did not worship her. Not even a subliminal message, very upfront. This message clearly reflects the message of the third book of Kidd’s trilogy, her descent into spiritual darkness.

  2. Merial Loosemore

    I have never heard of this before and am so thankful to Aubryi Mutch a past grad of the Bible School from which I graduated. I will certainly be on the watch for this creeping into our local evangelical circles.

  3. CW

    I really enjoyed Sue Monk Kidd’s articles in a quasi-Christian magazine when I was young (I didn’t know any better then than to read it). Years later when I learned that she had become a famous writer, it was like finding an old friend; I was so excited. So I read her autobiographical trilogy (the above-named book is part of that). The first one seemed okay; there were scripture references at the beginning of each chapter. But the story she told was troubling (she blamed Christians/the church for the way some hateful guys treated her daughter — yet there was no connection). This was cited as her reason for rejecting the God of the Bible! As I read the next two books, it became painfully obvious that she had been horribly and grievously deceived. In the second book, there were quotes from New Agey quasi-Christian leaders at the beginning of each chapter, and the third book was so bad, so bizarre, even relating some downright demonic occurrences in her life (which she saw as good), I just scanned it; I felt constrained by the Holy Spirit not to read every word. Oh, the sadness and grief I felt for her (and her family)! I pray she (and they) will be delivered out of that horrible darkness into the marvelous Light of Jesus Christ!

  4. Lisa

    I guess that’s why Jesus warned us all to be on the alert! And warned about deception because we could be deceived! It’s bad to fall away from the faith and Jesus warns us so we don’t. It’s sad to hear someone was so deceived.

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