Saturday, April 23, 2016

Synchronicity: Empower Your Life with the Gift of Coincidence by Chris Mackey

The publisher has provided a copy for review.
This book examines "chance" and "coincidence" from the viewpoint of psychology slanted toward New Age and psychic religions (though the author would claim to be open to all religions.) Mackey would lean toward myth and an impersonal force that guides and aligns experience and being. The mention of impersonal demons and angels as guides is scary enough.

In contrast, Christians believe a personal God is in control of the universe, directing its systems and inhabitants. Life happens not by chance and coincidence but in purposeful and meaningful ways.

Advocating openness to whatever spirits inhabit our surroundings goes against my faith so I cannot recommend it. Disappointed, because it was not clear that this was a manual for New Age exploration of circumstance (folk religion.)

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