Is evil a state of mind that can be changed? Is there a latent divinity in us all? Is there a personal God? The answers to these questions given by the mind sciences: groups such as Christian Science, Religious Science, and the Unity School of Christianity are not the same ones given by orthodox Christianity. Moreover, these mind sciences appeal to many people who seek cures to illness that conventional medicine and Christianity do not offer. Can we put our trust in them? Why this series? This is an age when countless groups and movements, old and new, mark the religious landscape in our culture, leaving many people confused or uncertain in their search for spiritual truth and meaning. Because few people have the time or opportunity to research these movements fully, these books provide essential information and insights for their spiritual journeys.
Each book has five sections: - A concise introduction to the group - An overview of the group's theology in its own words - Tips for witnessing effectively to members of the group - A bibliography with sources for further study - A comparison chart that shows the essential differences between biblical Christianity and the group -- The writers of these volumes are well qualified to present clear and reliable information and help us discern religious truth from falsehood.
Todd Ehrenborg served as a pastor in Southern California for 25 years after earning an MDiv degree from Fuller Theological Seminary. Formerly a research consultant for the late Dr. Walter Martin at the Christian Research Institute in Anaheim, California, Todd has lectured and authored articles in major Christian magazines and collaborated with other researchers in the publication of books, manuals, teaching tapes, and tracts, on the non-Christian cults. He is also a well-respected Bible teacher, recognized authority on comparative religion, and author of Speaking the Truth in Love to the Mind Sciences. Todd is currently the associate director of Share Your Faith Workshops with Evangelism Explosion International and co-director of Living Witnesses Ministries, a drama and teaching ministry founded in 1984 with his wife, Reverend Gwen Ehrenborg. Alan W. Gomes (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is associate professor of historical theology and chairman of the department of theology at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University.