Mountain Stream Press is the publisher for Warren B. Smith. Smith has a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and a M.S.W. from Tulane University. He is a free-lance writer and former community social worker who was previously involved in the New Age movement. Warren has served as a program coordinator for people with special needs, directed several homeless programs, and has worked 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 spoken on radio, television, and at numerous conferences in the U.S. and abroad. His books include The Light That Was Dark; Deceived on Purpose; A “Wonderful” Deception; False Christ Coming; and Watering the Greyhound Garden: Stories from the Streets of San Francisco. Warren resides in Northern California with his wife Joy.
Watering the Greyhound Garden: Stories from the Streets of San Francisco
In Watering the Greyhound Garden, Warren B. Smith recounts his job as a Travelers Aid social worker at the San Francisco Greyhound Bus Terminal. In fifty-one heartfelt stories, Smith describes some of the many people he encountered at the depot and on the streets of San Francisco. Meet Banjo Bobby Brown, Waldo Weinstein, the Pacific Heights Teenager, the “Drunken” policeman, the Strong Man, the Minnesota Gambler, the Oklahoma Kid, the Tennessee Thompsons, and many more. The Greyhound Bus Terminal was like a modern-day Jericho Road where broken-down travelers were in urgent need of help. From California dreamers and state hospital runaways to an abused housewife, a stranded grandmother, a suicidal transvestite, and a seventy-three-year-old man still riding the rails—all in San Francisco and seeking help from Travelers Aid. Their stories tell the universal story of the wayfaring stranger—the traveler in trouble. With compassion and careful attention to detail, the author describes the challenges and joys of working for Travelers Aid and in “watering” what he calls ” the Greyhound garden.”
The Light That Was Dark: From the New Age to Amazing Grace
The spiritual account of Warren B. Smith’s journey into a metaphysical New Age, where the Christ proclaimed wasn’t the real Christ at all. Concerned that today’s church is being seduced by the same false teachings and the same false Christ that drew him into the New Age, Smith shares his story in a most compelling way.
False Christ Coming: Does Anybody Care?
Many church leaders believe that Antichrist is alive and well in the world today. But what is being left out of the discussion is how this coming false “Christ” has already mainstreamed his New Age Gospel and New Spirituality into the world and into the church. Just as Hitler telegraphed his plans in Mein Kampf, so Antichrist has telegraphed his plans through his designated false teachers. Author Warren B. Smith is a former follower of this New Age “Christ.” False Christ Coming -Does Anybody Care? describes the deceptive teachings that undergird Antichrist’s deceptive Peace Plan. This book is a wake-up call to a church that remains strangely silent and in deep denial about the very deception that Jesus warned would come in His name (Matthew 24:3-5). Become aware of what’s happening, and then warn your friends and family (2 Corinthians 2:11).
A “Wonderful” Deception: The Further New Age Implications of the Emerging Purpose Driven Movement
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.
Deceived on Purpose: The New Age Implications of the Purpose-Driven Church
Christian author Warren Smith’s book Deceived on Purpose warns about the serious New Age implications of Pastor Rick Warren s book The Purpose Driven Life. Smith takes the reader into the inner workings of today s evangelical world as he explores the questionable interconnections of several of its top leaders. As Rick Warren goes worldwide with his purpose-driven Global Peace Plan, Smith presents an in-depth examination of this mega-church pastor s spiritual agenda. He explains how Rick Warren’s Peace Plan could eventually merge with the New Age Peace Plan that is being similarly presented by key New Age leaders. Smith contends that former Crystal Cathedral Pastor and New Age sympathizer Robert Schuller has had a great influence on Rick Warren’s teachings and that Schuller’s influence can be found throughout Rick Warren’s book The Purpose-Driven Life. Smith writes, “The more I read Robert Schuller, the more I was shocked at how so many of Rick Warren’s thoughts, ideas, references, words, terms, phrases, and quotes in The Purpose-Driven Life seemed to be inspired by Schuller’s writings and teachings.” Smith’s background as a former New Age follower who has converted to biblical Christianity gives him a uniquely objective perspective as both an outsider and an insider. He draws deeply from his extensive knowledge of the New Age subculture that is now being subtly woven into the Christian church by Rick Warren and other Christian leaders. Smith believes that wittingly or unwittingly, Rick Warren is walking the church into a spiritual trap.
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