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Book by Warren Smith

“A wonderful and horrible thing is committed in the land; The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?” Jeremiah 5:30-31

Five years after writing Deceived on Purpose: the New Age Implications of the Purpose Driven Church, former New Age follower Warren Smith continues to reveal how Christian leaders wittingly or unwittingly are leading the church into a spiritual trap. A “Wonderful” Deception examines church metaphors, concepts, and beliefs that are essentially the same as those being used in today’s New Age teachings. And while biblical prophecy is being minimized and explained away, the “new science” is being used to prepare the world–and the church–to accept a New Spirituality and a false New Age Christ. This book explains how all the puzzle pieces are in place for the strong delusion described in 2 Thessalonians. A “Wonderful” Deception pierces right into the heart of this deception while preparing believers in Jesus Christ to effectively stand against it.

Some key areas addressed in this book:

  • How a “broad way” Christianity is deceiving many in the church
  • How the “new science” will try to prove that God is “in” everything
  • How Rick Warren continues to align himself with New Age sympathizers
  • How attempts have been made to discredit critics of the Purpose Driven movement
  • How the best-selling novel, The Shack, fits into the “wonderful” deception
  • Ten scriptural reasons not to be connected with the Purpose Driven movement

Author Bio: Warren Smith (B.A. University of Pennsylvania; M.S.W. Tulane University) A free lance writer and community social worker who was formerly involved in the New Age movement. He has served as a program coordinator for people with special needs, directed several homeless programs, and has worked most recently as a Hospice social worker in New Orleans and on the California coast. He has written extensively on the subject of spiritual deception and has been widely interviewed on radio and television.


This book is [Warren Smith’s] magnum opus! A fantastic work … [T]his volume is the most extensive critique of Purpose Driven teachings and emergent teaching that I have ever seen … a wealth of information, lots of footnotes, lots of quotations … showing where the apostasy is and how it has been so pervasive through the church today … I am so moved by reading A “Wonderful” Deception.

–Larry Spargimino, Southwest Radio Church Ministries

242 pages