About the Book

There is More to the Secret

by Ed Gungor

people can resist the promise of a sure thing. This fact is,
perhaps, the driving force behind the phenomenal success of Rhonda
Byrne’s bestselling book, THE SECRET. The book has been
covered by Oprah Winfrey, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,”
Larry King on CNN, Newsweek, Time and the New
York Times
. Millions have purchased it --- or the
related DVD at a rate of 5,000 copies per day --- hoping to
gain access to the secret truth that will transform their minds,
unlocking their potential to enjoy limitless fulfillment in every
area of life. But, there are others who question the wisdom of
accepting the work’s guarantee of success. In his new book,
THERE IS MORE TO THE SECRET (Thomas Nelson, 2007), author and
pastor Ed Gungor seeks to establish a more complete and accurate
depiction of the power of the mind by incorporating an element
conspicuously absent from Byrne’s work --- the obvious role
that the Almighty God plays in our everyday lives. Gungor’s
purpose in writing THERE IS MORE TO THE SECRET is not to attack
Byrne’s book, nor to tear down the good that she has
communicated; rather, he aims to interpret the ideas presented in
The Secret from his perspective as a Christian. The concept at the
heart of both books is the Law of Attraction, a notion that has
been repeated in oral traditions, literature, religions and
philosophies throughout the ages. This law, plainly stated, is:
Everything coming into your life is the result of what you have
been attracting to your life.
In other words, we have the
power to transform our own lives simply by controlling our thoughts
and channeling them in the right directions. Gungor asserts that
although there is some truth, even some Biblical evidence, in
support of the fact that we tend to become what we think, the
new-age representation of “individual as God” is a
risky contention. “ THE SECRET contains some very helpful
information and gives us a life-transforming glance at an ancient
truth,” writes Gungor. “But there is more to be told
than Ms. Byrne and her team have revealed. In fact, without a
deeper look into the ‘more’ I speak of, I fear
heartache may outweigh what help has been realized in
people’s lives.”

Gungor’s respectful, even open-minded, critique of
Byrne’s work raises many logical questions worth pondering
(for example: Do people really “attract” car wrecks
and other disasters?
). As Rhonda Byrne’s work flies off
bookstore shelves into the hands of eager consumers anticipating
big results, THERE IS MORE TO THE SECRET encourages readers,
particularly Christians, to recognize the connection between the
Law of Attraction and the God who set that law into motion. Truly,
there is more to THE SECRET.

THERE IS MORE TO THE SECRET © Copyright 2011 by Ed Gungor.
Reprinted with permission by Thomas Nelson. All rights

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There is More to the Secret
by Ed Gungor

  • Publication Date: May 29, 2007
  • Genres: Christian, Christian Living
  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • ISBN-10: 0849919789
  • ISBN-13: 9780849919787