This week I bought a couple of books from the "super bargain" selections at a Christian bookstore. One seems to be an excellent book. As for the other, since it was a year-old hardback being sold new for a dollar, I guess I should have suspected that there was something seriously wrong with it.
It's from a well-known Christian publisher, with an author who has a Master of Divinity degree from a respected, conservative seminary. The author is one of the founders of a graduate school. That all sounds good, but...
The book's introduction says, "There are three core premises that will be engaged throughout this book. It will be immensely helpful for you to consider these assumptions as you enter the rest of this labor...." It then lists them...and every one of them is theologically suspect.
How do such books get published? The answer is simple. Many "Christian" publishers are more eager to sell books than they are to promote truth. Some authors and editors of "Christian books" aren't true Christians at all. I can't say whether this author is a Christian, but I can say that he did not write a Christian book. He wrote a book that's badly twisted in its teachings.
May the Lord give us discernment to look past the good exterior and to see lies for what they are.