Proof There is No Discernment: Daniel Plan Wins Christian Book of the Year

Waking up to this news today made me want to go back to bed. According to The Washington Post and a number of other news outlets, Rick Warren’s book “The Daniel Plan” won Christian book of the year last night.

This isn’t a surprise. The book is wildly popular. But it isn’t Christian. Warren reads what he wants into the book of Daniel and finds a “model” for dieting, which it isn’t. Daniel isn’t about dieting. It, like every other book in the Bible, is about Jesus. (Read Luke chapter 24 if you don’t believe me)

So on its face, there is no biblical justification for this weight loss scheme. I’m not knocking weight loss. It’s something I’ve been working on in my own life for the past couple years. And it is hard work. But twisting Bible verses to concoct a recipe for dieting and weight loss is offensive and absolutely falls into the false teaching category. Given Warren’s partnership and reliance on non-Christian doctors who promote new age meditation and other activities it also exposes people to dangerous spiritual possibilities.

Given the news that the book won an award last night it seemed like an appropriate time to share my previous posts about the Daniel Plan: Warren: Scripture twisting, eisegesis and allegorization. and Warren’s Daniel Plan created with Muslim and New Age doctors.

I didn’t write this one, but another blogger examined the new age teachings of Dr. Hyman, Dr. Amen and Dr. Oz. who worked with Warren on this.

About Julia

Here's what you might like to know about me. My name is Julia and I'm a Christian. I love the Bible and, much less importantly, a good steak. My goal with this site is to share the truth of scripture with believer and non-believer alike, and to specifically encourage believers to study and know the Bible, and warn them of false teachings in and around the church. Romans 1:16-17 "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, the just shall live by faith."
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11 Responses to Proof There is No Discernment: Daniel Plan Wins Christian Book of the Year

  1. Jimmy says:

    Any time a non-Christian book, written by, I believe, a non-Christian, can win “Christian Book of the Year,” it proves your point, that there is no discernment.

  2. Good post. I tend to have a similar conclusion when looking at what wins at the GMA Dove Awards… we lack discernment.

  3. jimfinn2000 says:

    Reblogged this on The Vine Vigil.

  4. mywordlikefire says:

    Reblogged this on My Word Like Fire.

  5. Truth2Freedom says:

    Reblogged this on Truth2Freedom's Blog.

  6. mywordlikefire says:

    Another signal indicating the growing separation between the visible church and the remnant…

  7. SLIMJIM says:

    Of all the Christians books published…of all the good books out there, this one has to be the book of the year? Shaking my head.

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  9. scase says:

    Sigh… People are really focusing on weird stuff these days. What a sad thing that this would take top priority. The more I go into a Christian bookstore, the more I just want to read my Bible.

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