Ed Gungor examines what is conspicuously missing from The Secret
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DALLAS, July 19 /Christian Newswire/ -- After its first month on the bookstore shelves, There Is More to the Secret by Ed Gungor has become a New York Times Bestseller. Gungor's newest book debuts at #13 on the Paperback Advice/How-to List for the week of July 29th.
Few people can resist the promise of a sure thing. This fact is, perhaps, the driving force behind the phenomenal success of Rhonda Byrne's bestselling book, The Secret. The book has been covered by Oprah Winfrey, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Larry King on CNN, Newsweek, Time and the New York Times. Millions have purchased it--or the related DVD, at a rate of 5,000 copies per day--hoping to gain access to the secret truth that will transform their minds, unlocking their potential to enjoy limitless fulfillment in every area of life.
But, there are others who question the wisdom of accepting the work's guarantee of success. In his new book, There Is More to The Secret (Thomas Nelson, 2007), author and pastor Ed Gungor seeks to establish a more complete and accurate depiction of the power of the mind by incorporating an element conspicuously absent from Byrne's work--the obvious role that the Almighty God plays in our everyday lives. Gungor's purpose in writing There Is More to the Secret is not to attack Byrne's book, nor to tear down the good that she has communicated; rather, he aims to interpret the ideas presented in The Secret from his perspective as a Christian.
Gungor asserts that although there is some truth, even some Biblical evidence, in support of the fact that we tend to become what we think, the new-age representation of "individual as God" is a risky contention. "There is more to be told than Ms. Byrne and her team have revealed," writes Gungor. "In fact, without a deeper look into the 'more' I speak of, I fear heartache may outweigh what help has been realized in people's lives."
Gungor's respectful, even open-minded, critique of Byrne's work raises many logical questions worth pondering. As Rhonda Byrne's work flies off bookstore shelves into the hands of eager consumers anticipating big results, There Is More to the Secret encourages readers, to recognize the connection between the Law of Attraction and the God who set that law into motion. Truly, there is more to The Secret.