Chicken Soup for the Soul in the Workplace


In our Facebook and Twitter feeds we recently linked to a news story looking at the Chicken Soup for the Soul empire of books, discs and other items for sale. The author of the story concludes, “The problem with Chicken Soup for the Soul (is that it) gets to you, even when you know better.”

In an article in The Watchman Expositor, Jason Barker wrote about one installment in the series, Chicken Soup for the Soul at Work, “As is the case with many books dealing with infusing spirituality into the workplace, the books of Jack Canfield contain a great deal of common-sense. Nonetheless, Christians should be aware that the books also are steeped in a spirituality that is opposed to biblical Christianity.” In this article Barker points out that, not only does the book present a wide array of world and alternative religions as being true and useful, but it even twists the Bible itself in its effort to present inspirational literature.

Another article by Brad Scott looks at how the New Age movement is being repackaged to bolster “a syncretistic, spiritually diverse society.” “New Age hucksters, savvy as always,” Scott warns, “are exploiting this postmodern waffling and semantic dream-weaving.”

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