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Book Review - From New Age to New Life, by Sandra Clifton, D Min

Richard R Blake

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A Story of Deliverance from Darkness

Formerly well known TV psychic, Dr. Sandra Clifton, tells the story of her spiritual journey. In her new book “From New Age to New Life" Clifton shares her own experiences and clearly alerts the reader of the deception, nature, and thought behind New Age practices. Sandra also offers practical observations and sensitive ways to converse and intercede for those caught up in New Age beliefs.

Sandra tells how the seeds of the gospel were planted by her grandfather. She values the Christian heritage and the part it has played in her spiritual journey. Distraught by a failed marriage, Sandra, moved to Los Angeles. She soon contacted a professional therapist for counseling. An early session opened the door for participating in a lab experimentation session emphasizing mind power or psychic abilities. This in turn led to experiencing ESP, guest appearances on radio and television talk shows, and a TV contract.

As Sandra looked deeper into the darkness of the occult and New Age tenets she continued to find success, became recognized as a popular speaker at conferences and conventions discussing the power and control that can come through exercising the power of the mind. On one occasion she had a “Damascus Road" experience as the Lord made known His claim on her life. The experience was the first step in a lonely, hard, and a strenuous time of learning in a hands on training program on life, for Sandra and her husband Terry.

This book is written to provide pastors and teachers with a deeper understanding of the occult and New Age movement. It will also provide all believers an evangelistic tool, specifically for addressing the needs of those ensnared in these movements.

I personally appreciated the opportunities given within each chapter to “Reflect, " to consider “What Can Be Done, " and to apply suggested prayer stratagem. This helped in making application of the final chapter which accentuates the importance of intercessory prayer and offers suggested prayers for family members, spouses, friends, and other needs.

The book is also helpful for the lay person who is ministering to loved ones, friends, and associates involved in the occult/New Age. It provides guidelines for pastors for counseling those steeped in New Age and occult dogma. There are questions for the church leader to use in study groups relating to postmodern relativism, occult and New Age. The book is practical for use by seminary students being equipped to minister to those influenced by New Age teaching.

Dr. Sandra Clifton is articulate and writes with clarity. She urgently calls the reader to action through a loving, listening outreach. Her approach is Biblical, informational and inspirational. “From New Age to New Life" is authoritative, relevant and important.

As reviewed for Midwest Book Review.

Richard R. Blake, Christian Education Consultant, Book Store Owner


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