In this book, Hank Hanegraaff does a very adequate job of exposing a rising movement popular in our so called "christian" culture of today. According to the author, the "Word of faith" movement is on the rise and is endorsed by the media and many political sectors. The movement encompasses a vast array of "prosperity" preachers.
At first glance, I was overwhelmed. This book is 347 pages and I was sure that a book of this size was bound to be redundant on this subject matter. The author does repeat himself on several occasions throughout the book but I feel the repetition was necessary to drive home his overall point - Christians today are in crisis if they don't recognize the cultic movement on the rise around them.
I was both enlightened and saddened regarding various "evangelicals" caught up in the "Word of faith" movement. The author lumps pastors such as Joel Osteen, Joyce Meyers, and Rod Parsley with those caught up in the New Age movement. The author states, "While Faith preachers such as Osteen have noteworthy differences from New Agers such as Vitale and Byrne, they are united in the belief that the force of faith is so powerful that even the Master of the Universe is bound by it's irrevocable reality." The book was informative, but did have an "in your face" approach and even though he uses scripture throughout his book to support his statements, I would recommend (as with any book), that it be read as looking at the opinion of another, not fact.