Dear Lighthouse Trails:
Thanks again for all your effort and time that you put into this; it is greatly appreciated by many of us. There was a friend in our Bible study who was very much connected with contemplative spirituality and New Age. I gave her a copy of A Time of Departing for her consideration, and God used it to transform her life. Within a month she had cleared out 1/2 dozen contemplative/New Age books from her library, and three months later she purged them all, which were numerous, as she is an avid reader. She was set free and is now blessed with a real personal and close relationship with Jesus as she spends much more time in God’s Word. She was careful not to merely share these books with others, but rather destroyed them all, because she did not want anyone else to read them.
LT Editor’s Response: Thank you so much for sharing that testimonial. We wish Ray Yungen were here to read it. It’s one of the most meaningful stories we’ve heard. It’s very touching in two respects: first, that you were willing to take the risk and give her the book, not knowing what her reaction would be (she could have become angry), and second, that your friend loved truth so much that she was willing to take those steps to change the path she was on. Again, thank you for sharing this.
To our readers: If you know of someone who is involved with the teachings and/or practices of contemplative prayer (i.e., spiritual formation) and would like to give that person a copy of A Time of Departing, we are happy to send you a free copy that you can share (or we can send it directly to the person if you prefer). Also, if your pastor is quoting from the contemplative mystics (e.g., Richard Foster, Henri Nouwen, Eugene Peterson, Thomas Merton, and so many more) and you would like to give him a copy, you may request a free copy for him as well. Because of the detrimental effects of gleaning from the mystics and practicing contemplative prayer, this is a serious matter that has saturated the church, but still so few pastors and leaders address it. For the free copy, write to us at email@example.com. For those who wish to purchase a copy, click here.