A New Earth

Oprah's New Earth Promo Video 

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Oprah recently joined hands with Eckhard Tolle, author of the book, A New Earth, to invite readers from all around the world to participate in a free, live interactive classroom discussion.  The 10 weekly sessions will be webcast every Monday night from March 3 through May 5 at 9/8c.

The scary thing about this book is what it teaches and how many people will read it.  To give you an idea, here's a few lines from the promotional video which aptly begins, "This is about you."ane_book_cover_obc_lg1.jpg

  • Discover the depth within yourself ... 
  • Find the goodness already within you ...
  • You are that light ...
  • The source of all energy is within you ...

According to Tolle, "heaven" is the awakened state within you that will bring about "a new earth" in the outer world, the world of form.  Sounds like a mix of Buddhism and New Age to me.   Yet Tolle asserts that he named the book, A New Earth, based on a Bible verse referring to the rising of "a new heaven and a new earth."  

I'm not sure which verse he was referring to, but if it was Revelation 21:1-8,  I pray that instead of looking inward for an awakening of self, he would look outward to Jesus with a thirsty heart (Rev. 21:6).   A heart that knows that there is no goodness in me on my own (Rom. 3:10-12).  A heart that knows that the source of life is not within me (John 14:6).  And a heart that knows that only God can make things new both in my life and in the life to come through simply believing on his Son Jesus (2 Cor. 5:17, 1 Jn 5:11-12).