A NOTE TO OUR READERS ABOUT THIS ISSUE
This week’s Lighthouse Trails e-newsletter is a little different than usual. Rather than presenting you with several articles on various topics, we are going to focus on just one topic—the book Jesus Calling by Sarah Young, which has practically become a movement within evangelical Christianity. As you read further into this newsletter, it will become clear why we are devoting an entire issue to this situation. You will be especially moved as you read the story of a woman who called Lighthouse Trails recently and shared with us what happened to her because of Jesus Calling.
Because millions of Christians have now read Sarah Young’s book and millions more will be reading it in the future, and because Sarah Young and her publisher, Thomas Nelson, are targeting children with the 365 Devotions for Kids, and because there is even a Jesus Calling Devotional Bible on the market now, we are compelled to take this matter seriously and pray that all of our readers will too.
If you have never read (or even heard of) Jesus Calling, you may be inclined to think this has nothing to do with you. But we cAN almost guarantee that most of you know someone who is reading this book. You see, ever since we released Warren B. Smith’s book last year, “Another Jesus” Calling, we have had numerous phone calls and e-mails from mostly women (some men) who have told us they have given multiple copies of Jesus Calling away to friends and family. We must admit, we were surprised at how many of those kinds of calls we have received.
As you read the information below, you are going to see the name Warren B. Smith quite a bit. As a former New Age follower, Warren and his wife Joy have committed their lives to Jesus Christ and to warning others about the false christs that are deceiving masses of people and coming in the name of the true Jesus Christ.
We know for Warren Smith or Lighthouse Trails to take on mega publishers like Thomas Nelson (actually HarperCollins, its owner) is risky and may even appear foolhardy to some. And as you read the content of our newest Booklet Tract titled Changing Jesus Calling (see below), you will see just how important the Jesus Calling project is to Thomas Nelson. But we remember the following passage of Scripture, and it compels us to do all we can to warn others “so that some may be saved.”
Note: You may have read some of the articles below already as some of them are reposts. But for those who missed them, we are including them in this special “Jesus Calling” edition.