Lois Putnam of Learn to Discern Granny has a quote from Roger Oakland women should heed: “In fact, in many churches … books replace the Bible altogether. Rather than teach verse-by-verse … the leader of the women’s study teaches page-by-page through a book that is very appealing to the flesh and provides additional revelation to the Bible. When a discerning woman in the study goes to the pastor and expresses her concerns, she is often chided for being divisive, or her concerns are totally overlooked.” Putnam offers some good advice to women and men alike:
Not long ago a dear friend wrote me an e-mail that she titled: “Yet Another One.” In her note she wrote that a former pastor’s wife had just messaged many on Facebook touting “Jesus Calling.” Now this seasoned pastor’s wife seemed to have absolutely no clue, or discernment, that there were any problems with Sarah Young’s devotional Jesus Calling. Sadly, she had never read Warren Smith’s classic critique: Another Jesus Calling.