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Islam Rising

I have collected many books on Islam over the years, most of them small paperbacks written by middle eastern converts to Christianity.  They have all been very good and helpful, although they are often written in a personal, testimonial, format.  This book by Jim Murk has been the most helpful so far.  Murk has his […]

Yoga: Forming a Right Response

              In 1857 The Atlantic Monthly published “Brahma” by Ralph Waldo Emerson which included, “The strong gods pine for my abode, And pine in vain the sacred Seven; But thou, meek lover of the good! Find me, and turn thy back on heaven.”1               In 1893, at the World’s Columbian Exhibition in Chicago, Swami Vivekananda […]

The Subtle Body

This is a 2010 book by Syman, a literature graduate of Yale University.  I first heard of the book when Albert Mohler wrote a review of it.  Syman practiced yoga for fifteen years before writing this historical review.  It is not a Christian book or even religious for that matter.  Syman tells the story of […]

For Many Shall Come in My Name

In choosing books to read on the subject of yoga and other cults, I found this book by Yungen who has studied the New Age movement for thirty years and has found yoga to be a central part of that subject.  It is published by Lighthouse Trails Publishing, 2007, 2015.  Yungen writes, “A perfect example […]

Occult Practices and Beliefs

The subtitle of this small book is “A Biblical Examination from A to Z.”  Koch (Th.D, Tübingen) lists cults alphabetically, but gives the most space to yoga.  In these pages he gives a list of yoga doctrines including: Every bodily organ is related to the soul. Every person has a physical and spiritual nature which […]

The Question of Freemasonry and the Foun...

I’ve only recently found a few of David Burton’s books recommended to me by a friend.  I learned a lot from this short book on the Freemasons.  Burton’s premise is that America’s founding fathers were not as involved in Freemasonry as many would have us believe, and that those who were, were not involved very […]

Whited Sepulchers

 This is a short expose about the Mormon Temple.  The authors have written other works that I have found helpful regarding Mormonism.  This one centers on the symbols that were built into the Salt Lake City Temple.  It is interesting why Brigham Young (especially) would want symbols of the all-seeing eye, planetary stones, the bee […]

Queen of All

The sub title to this book is “Queen of Rome, Queen of Islam, Queen of All.”  The proposition is that Mary worship has engulfed the whole world without anyone realizing it.  It is easy to catalog all of the apparitions (so-called appearances) of Mary throughout history and even today.  The authors also document how Mary […]

Mormonism’s Temple of Doom

This is an update of a book that has been around since 1987.  Schnoebelen is a former witch, Catholic priest, Mason, and Mormon.  His premise is that there is little difference among them.  He reviews the temple dress, rituals, practices, and beliefs.  This is an eye-opening book about what goes on in the Mormon temple. […]

The Life and Religion of Mohammed

This is a recent publication of the 1911 work by the Catholic Scholar.  It is a straightforward description of Mohammed and Islam, far removed from the political correctness infecting such books today.  Every Christian should read some honest account of the life of the founder of Islam.  Today we wonder how a world religion could […]