By Drew Zahn, WorldNetDaily
Oprah Winfrey’s television and print empire was stained two weeks ago by the tragic deaths of three people who were following the spiritual teaching of one of Winfrey’s celebrated and promoted self-help gurus, James Arthur Ray.
Winfrey’s philosophy of spirituality is embraced by many in her large daytime audience, especially those, like the TV host, who have grown disillusioned with organized religion and traditional Christianity.
But after 19 people were hospitalized and three killed during one of Ray’s “Spiritual Warrior” seminars at a sweat lodge near Sedona, Ariz., some are questioning whether Winfrey’s brand of spiritual wisdom is leading people closer or further from the truth.
Best-selling author and Christian apologist Josh McDowell and fellow apologist Dave Sterrett of Probe Ministries released a new book – “‘O’ God: A Dialogue on Truth and Oprah’s Spirituality” – asking that very question just two days before the sweat lodge tragedy.
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