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Summary

A powerful attraction exists in the universe: an attraction between the Creator and the creation He loves. A positive, Christian "alternative" to Rhonda Byrne's The Secret, The Secret Things of God reveals 20 age-old secrets of God, some of which have been true since before Creation and others that were revealed 2,000 years ago when the Creator of the Universe became human.

Dr. Henry Cloud brings his insights as both a psychologist and a student of spiritual life to the eternal principles that govern listeners' goals, desires, relationships, and lives. These same truths, if activated in people's lives, are guaranteed to fill them with security, hope, and relationship with the eternal Creator. Cloud also reveals how these truths, found in Judeo-Christian teachings, intersect and interface with the spiritual longings expressed in the principles found in The Secret and similar works. Recognizing and applauding the search for truth and a connection with a power beyond the human, Cloud leads listeners into relationship with a God who loves them and has given all to save them.

Many Christians have believed in God all their lives and claim Jesus as their Savior, but continue to live a joyless, defeated life. They are no better able to weather the inevitable pains of life than those who claim no faith at all. The secret to true joy, inner peace, sustaining hope, powerful purpose, and more is locked in their minds but has not been activated in their hearts and lives. The Secret Things of God reveals 20 profoundly simple secrets and gently guides listeners in how to unlock and activate the power of these truths.

The title is based on 1 Corinthians 4:1-2: "Regard us as servants of Christ and as those entrusted with the secret things of God. Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful."

©2007 Dr. Henry Cloud (P)2007 Simon and Schuster Inc.

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  • Sean
  • benfleet, essex, United Kingdom
  • 19-11-10

Excellent Christian Guide To Help In Relationships

Shows how if we trust Jesus Christ with our lives, and read his words the secrets to true happiness will be realized. Thoroughly enjoyed this book.

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  • S. Thurman
  • 01-10-12

Anything Cloud and Townsend write is good

Anything these guys write is good. It just is. They research their topics well and give practical advice. It's not the classic that "Boundaries" is, but it's a worthwhile comment to "The Secret"...much clearer spiritually. It is Christian perspective, so if you're hoping for a New Age experience, that it is not.

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  • Guadalupe Esquivel
  • 25-08-15

Super helpful for growth!

I loved this book! Dr. Cloud explains the laws of God in very simple terms.

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  • Sharon Rose Gibson
  • 21-06-15

Excellent insight and practical wisdom

I cannot recommend this book highly enough! I found it to be exceptionally insightful and helpful for every day life, relationship challenges and to discover and fulfill your God-given purpose. Dr. Cloud shows a very supportive and caring God and how much he is totally for you. I love this book!

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  • Tonya
  • 05-08-08

Great listen

I really could relate to what he was saying. I really liked the things that he had to say. If you have read or listened to the secret this is a great christian version.

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  • JesusDied2SaveU
  • 22-06-15

Full of great truths and wisdom!

It freed my mind and heart in many ways! It had a lot of practical advice and encouraging truths! Great book!

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  • Marybeth Young
  • 08-06-15

Excellent

This is an excellent book about things in life that key to understanding. I recommend this book to anyone wanting to get closer God & those looking for answers to life questions.

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  • Neal Rabedeaux
  • 24-02-18

The Spiritual Science of Our God

Dr Cloud connects God and and his word (The Bible) with science and psychological principles that teach us how it all comes together. He details why love and service to one another is the most important mission we have on this earth.

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  • Blondie
  • 15-12-17

this book was a great reminder for me.

loved it, but I always do enjoy anything from Dr. Cloud. make sure to give a listen.

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  • Tzadik Apprentice
  • 27-08-17

Good real world advice

A lot of good advice and guidance, for just about anyone facing difficulties, not only faith people. Yes the author does emphasize reliance on God's guidance, but at the same time he provides concrete effective methods to overcome obstacles and/or achieve a goal.

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  • Brenda L. Breuer
  • 31-05-17

Excellent! Will use as an ongoing reference.

Learned so much! Took a lot of notes and applying it all to every aspect of my life. My boss recently told me I am one of the most self aware people st work. I am fully awake, learning, growing, and trusting God in all things