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[I]The Road Less Traveled[/I], Is this book Biblically Sound?

Discussion in '2004 Archive' started by Craigbythesea, Jul 12, 2004.

  1. Craigbythesea

    Craigbythesea Active Member

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    The Road Less Traveled was a best seller, but did those who purchased this book buy a Biblically sound book [​IMG] , or did they buy something less than that :eek: ?
     
  2. David Mark

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    I've never heard of the book, but it has a catchy title.

    Dave
     
  3. Pluvivs

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    Is it anything like "On the Road" by Jack Kerouac?

    -Pluvivs
     
  4. JonC

    JonC Lifelong Disciple
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    I don't know this one either. Who wrote it?
     
  5. Marcia

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    "The Road Less Traveled" by M. Scott Peck is not Biblically sound. Peck falls into the New Age category, leaning strongly toward Buddhism.

    Supposedly in the 80's, I think, Peck claimed to have become a Christian (The Road Less Traveled was written in 1978). However, shortly after I became a believer, I saw an interview in 1991 with Peck in New Age Journal (I was still getting it as I was a really new believer!). I could tell from the interview that he was into Buddhism as I had been somewhat into Buddhist beliefs and practices.

    Later, he wrote Further Along the Road Less Traveled: The Unending Journey Toward Spirtiual Growth in which he describes 4 stages of spiritual growth. The highest stage is 4. Christians are at stage 2 since they are confined by their view that Jesus is the only way and the Bible is God's word. Skeptics and atheists are at stage 3 since they are questioning. Stage 4 people realize that all is really one.

    Peck has also given a magazine interview in which he said that pornography can be a good thing.

    Because Christian Book Distributors (christianbook.com) sells a lot of books by New Agers (very disturbing to me), I decided to try to do something about it. I wrote an online book review of a book by Peck and of a book by Matthew Fox, an Episcopal priest who teaches "creation spirituality," which is very unbiblical. Not long after these 2 reviews got on their site, all books by Peck and Fox disappeared from christianbook.com! This happened only recently -- about 2 weeks ago or so. Here is what I wrote on Peck that was posted on May 25, 2004:

    Let me reiterate: christianbook.com now has all books by Peck (and Fox) off their site! :D

    The New Age can imitate Christianity very closely sometimes and it's more subtle than a lot of Christians realize.
     
  6. rufus

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    "The Road Less Traveled" by M. Scott Peck is not Biblically sound.
     
  7. Johnv

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    From what it appears, it doesn't appear that the book is biblically sound. However, that doesn't mean it's a bad read. I think a Christian may possibly read it, use his/her discernment, and learn from it that which does not compromise his spiritual beliefs. Now, I have no interest in books of such nature. But if you're a Christian and you've read the book, and have learned something from it, then you're certainly not going to Hell for it or anything.
     
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