So, one might think this is just a nice little inconsequential legend we can read about and move on. Well, Batterson informs his readers that they should “imitate” Honi’s method of drawing prayer circles.
Critiques of Popular Books in Christendom
The reality is the author has introduced – to children – a different view of the God & Father of Jesus and a different understanding of the nature of the fall than the Bible does.
Neither is there mention of the fact that women are sinful and in need of a Savior which is Jesus Christ because of His completed work on the cross. The book completely ignores the transformation that should take place in a woman’s life if she has been reconciled to God by Christ’s blood.
He will be leading us through a mystical journey of “self-discovery and change” not based in propositional truths found in Scripture, but in his own inner feelings of spirituality and well-being.
When Schuller has a smile on his face and says ‘Jesus loves you and so do I’ – do you really know what he actually means? If he would say Jesus saves us from our sins, do you immediately ask the question: What “Jesus” and what “sin” does he mean?
In the first chapter titled The Spiritual Disciplines: Door to Liberation, Richard Foster states that the purpose of spiritual disciplines are “to explore the inner caverns of the spiritual realm.” Have you ever seen in the Holy Scripture where this is to be the goal of the Christian life?