The Secret Things of God

DVD Release: March 11, 2008
The Secret Things of God
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Synopsis

Noted author and psychologist, Dr. Henry Cloud (Boundaries) explores the Judeo-Christian perspective on The Secret phenomenon, revealing age-old truths about the powerful attraction that exists between God and the creation whom He loves. Unlock the secrets of spiritual fulfillment with the help of celebrated authorities from a variety of professional and medical specialties: Dr. Drew Pinsky of the syndicated radio show “Loveline”; Cathy Hughes, Chairwoman of Radio One; Warren Boyd, an Extreme Interventionist; Cristina Ferrare, Bestselling Author and additional spiritual leaders who provide insights from both Christian and Jewish viewpoints. Filled with revelations, The Secret Things of God will show you how to ignite the power of His love in your own life and to discover true happiness. Discover the spiritual realities that make life work: true joy, inner peace, sustaining hope and powerful purpose.

Dove Review

This DVD has a lot of merit and Dr. Henry Cloud, a clinical psychologist, uses several Old and New Testament scriptures in his lectures, but interestingly enough there are sections in the DVD in which a belief in a higher force or power or law is mentioned. One statement is that we need to open ourselves up to sources of life larger than ourselves. Dr. Cloud does not become very specific about the concept of God, apart from some Scripture references, until he mentions the Judeo-Christian belief system specifically near the end of the film.

The principles and laws he mentions are all very good. Dr. Cloud references Psalms 37:4 about delighting one’s self in the Lord and he says that no matter what one believes there are universal principles. He has a minister and rabbi and ordinary people from various walks of life share experiences in which they survived a test of life. A woman who had been a pregnant teenager and felt as if God directed her to keep her child shares how he is her only child and is the president of the successful corporation she created. She felt she was obedient to God. The host speaks of seeking God when he was desperate and how he received a call that very day and was invited to a life-changing Bible study. This DVD explores our relationships with other people and the trust that we need to show God, because there are times in life in which that is all we have.

We award our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal to this film and recommend it for an older audience as many young children would find it slow going.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: None
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: Lectures on seeking God; although the Judeo-Christian belief system is mentioned at the end, and both Old and New Testament scriptures are used, some of the presentation refers to a higher force, and concentrates on principles of life; viewers should watch with discretion.

Info

Company: 20th Century Fox Home Ent.
Genre: Action
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter