Archive for December, 2009

Lighthouse Trails Publishing YEAR IN REVIEW: TOP 10 VIDEO/AUDIO FOR 2009

Dec 31st, 2009 Posted in Book/DVD Reviews, new releases | Comments Off on Lighthouse Trails Publishing YEAR IN REVIEW: TOP 10 VIDEO/AUDIO FOR 2009

1. RADIO INTERVIEW: Jan Markell and Bob DeWaay on the radio debating Bethel University on whether there is common ground between Buddhism and Christianity. (listen)

2. DRAMATIC AUDIO: Suzie Sandager as Corrie ten Boom – 6 minutes audio:

3. VIDEO: Mike Oppenheimer and Ray Yungen discuss contemplative mysticism (watch part one and part two)

4. VIDEO: The Story of Holocaust survivor Anita Dittman (watch 10 minute preview)

5. VIDEO: A Lamp in the Dark by Adullam Films – the story of the Bible and of those in history who wanted to destroy it. (Opening Trailer), (The Gospel), (William Tyndale), (the Jesuits)

6. VIDEO: The Kinsey Syndrome by Adullam Films – exposes the truth about the sexual revolution that stemmed largely from the work of a man named Dr. Alfred Kinsey (Trailer), (Preview 1), (Preview 2), (Preview 3)

7. RADIO INTERVIEW: A “Wonderful” Deception, with Larry Spargimino and Warren Smith (part 1), (part 2)

8.VIDEO: Roger Oakland Emerging Church: Man’s Spiritual Journey and the Three Legged Stool (watch) (four parts to watch)

9. VIDEO: Ray Yungen The New Face of Mystical Spirituality (watch) (three parts to watch)

10. VIDEO: God of Wonders by Eternal Productions-  (Movie Trailer), (Thunderstorms), (God of Wisdom), (Butterflies), (God of Justice)

Ministry Says: Most Significant Book of 2009

Dec 15th, 2009 Posted in Book/DVD Reviews | Comments Off on Ministry Says: Most Significant Book of 2009

Castles-in-the-Sandby John Lanagan
My Word Like Fire Ministry

Castles in the Sand is the first novel by Carolyn A. Greene. I could not put this book down, an experience I have not had for some time. An absolutely great read. Greene has managed to demonstrate the very real threat of the spiritual formation movement.

On the back cover we are told: “This fiction with a message takes a compelling and thought-provoking look at the true nature behind contemplative spirituality, which has impacted Christian churches, colleges, seminaries, and universities across the globe.”


Who was Teresa of Avila? Will meditative techniques bring us to God–or to something else? Get this book and let Greene take you on an eye opening journey into this mysticism that now pervades the culture…and the church.

Here’s the deal: If something dark and cruel was sneaking up on those you loved, wouldn’t you want to know about it? Greene uses fiction to show exactly what is happening today.

From the Book:

Chapter by Chapter Synopsis

Table of Contents and Chapter One

When a Girl Meets a Mystic

Now Offering Special Books for Children

Dec 12th, 2009 Posted in new releases | Comments Off on Now Offering Special Books for Children

Lighthouse Trails has added a number of new children’s books  to its online and catalog store.

Pilgrims-ProgressFor children (to help teach them to defend their faith), we are also now carrying a carefully-selected edition of John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress. This edition is a hardcover and has some beautiful black and white illustrations inside. It is for ages 8-14.

For young people and adults alike, the story of Christian and his companions is more than just an historic novel. John Bunyan (once imprisoned for his faith) plans for his readers to tavel through this book as an adventure through the Christian life – retold on paper and in pictures.

A hardcover edition illustrated by some of the best lithographic artists of the 19th century. Additional features and study sections have been included to help understand the book. Christian Focus Publications (Scotland), 192 pages, hardcover. Click here for more information.

To see our full collection for children, click here.


Welcome to the new Lighthouse Trails Publishing blog!

Dec 12th, 2009 Posted in company information | one comment »

In the year 2000, we learned that a mantra-style meditation coupled with a mystical spirituality had been introduced to the evangelical, Christian church and was infiltrating youth groups, churches, seminaries, and Bible studies at an alarming rate.

Thus, in the spring of 2002, we began Lighthouse Trails Publishing with the hope of exposing this dangerous and pervasive mystical paradigm—six months later we published our first release, A Time of Departing by Ray Yungen.

As we learned more about contemplative spirituality (also known as the spiritual formation movement), we came to realize it had entered the church through a number of avenues—Willow Creek, Purpose Driven, and the emerging church just to name a few of the more prominent ones.

Because the premise of this spirituality is both pantheistic (God is all things) and panentheistic (God is in all things), thus refuting the gospel message of the Cross, we are compelled to address this issue—Lighthouse Trails Publishing and our research ministry, Lighthouse Trails Research Project, are here as a service to the body of Christ.

Since publishing A Time of Departing, we have been able to publish several other books, including some biographies that we consider exceptionally compelling, challenging, and faith-building. For instance, one of them, Trapped in Hitler’s Hell, is the true story of a Jewish teen who became a Christian and lived through the Holocaust in Germany. She is still alive today, and her story is so powerful and inspirational that we believe every Christian family should read it. The lessons we can learn from that time in history are vital and should not be forgotten.

Each of the books and DVDs we publish and/or distribute has been prayerfully chosen … and we believe the message in each one will help equip Christian families and loved ones with biblical truth and inspiration to stand in courage and strength as you defend the faith and walk with Jesus Christ. We join you in that effort, knowing that it is only by His grace we are able to do so.


Note: Lighthouse Trails is an industry-standard LLC publishing company, registered in the state of Oregon. We are not a vanity press (i.e., we do not take money from authors to publish their books). We have legal contracts with each author, and we pay them royalties for book and DVD sales per those contracts.

Note: Lighthouse Trails is a Christian publishing company. While we hope you will read the books we have published, we provide extensive research, documentation and news on our Research site, blog and newsletter at no cost with the hope they are a blessing to the body of Christ and a witness to those who have not yet accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord.

We are not a non-profit organization. While we accept donations and are grateful for them, they are not tax deductible. We encourage you to consider ordering books we publish – this is a great way to support us and at the same time get the warning out to more people and help defend the precious faith. We believe you will find each of our books to be well-written, properly documented, and essential for the times in which we live.

“Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, ‘I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.'” John 8:12

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