Jesus Calling by Sarah Young
A New Age "Jesus" in Jesus Calling?


Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence: 

A New Age "Jesus" in Sarah Young's Jesus Calling?

Articles and links exposing the New Age "Jesus and New Age teachings

in Sarah Young's 'Jesus Calling' devotional series


Updated March 26, 2018






Jesus Calling Messages - Compared to Channeled Spirit Messages:

Examining Sarah Young’s “Listening Prayer” Method and Her Own Words

by Chris Lawson (March 26, 2015)



Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence  

by Sarah Young

(Thomas Nelson Publishers)  

jesus-calling-sarah-young description:

Uniquely inspired treasures from heaven for every day of the year by missionary Sarah Young.

Jesus Calling is a devotional filled with uniquely inspired treasures from heaven for every day of the year.  After many years of writing in her prayer journal, missionary Sarah Young decided to listen to God with pen in hand, writing down whatever she believed He was saying to her.  It was awkward at first, but gradually her journaling changed from monologue to dialogue.  She knew her writings were not inspired as Scripture is, but journaling helped her grow closer to God.  Others were blessed as she shared her writings, until people all over the world were using her messages.  They are written from Jesus' point of view, thus the title Jesus Calling.  It is Sarah's fervent prayer that our Savior may bless readers with His presence and His peace in ever deeper measure.

(Source:   Accessed May 5, 2015.)


Articles, News and Reviews


February 20, 2018
Would Jesus Magnify His Presence Above His Word?
By Warren B. Smith
November 16, 2017
Jesus Calling Exposed - An 11 Part AUDIO Series
New Age "Messages" - Sarah Young's Contemplative Prayer Method Identical to Passive, Telepathic-Psychic Literary Mediumship!
By Chris Lawson


November 2, 2017
God’s Dream” – From the “Jesus” of Jesus Calling – A Deceptive Scheme
By Lighthouse Trails Editors



March 23, 2017

Sarah Young's Jesus Always Devotional EXPOSED!: Shining the Light of Scripture on the Jesus Always Devotional Paperback

By Steve Hudgik (

  • Jesus Always is the sequel to Sarah Young's first book, Jesus Calling.



November 21, 2016

Should You Run From Jesus Always? - by Steve Hudgik (Purchase book)

October 14, 2016
Christian Leaders Finally Beginning to Speak Out About Jesus Calling, Saying: “WE LOVE IT!!”
By Lighthouse Trails Editors
August 12, 2016 
By Warren B. Smith
February 25, 2016 
Lighthouse Trails Publishing to Make Contact with Over 100 Christian Leaders to Warn About Jesus Calling
By Lighthouse Trails Editors10 Scriptural Reasons Why Jesus Calling is a Dangerous Book Read Letter here

100 + leaders who will be receiving Warren B. Smith's new Booklet, 10 Scriptural Reasons Why Jesus Calling is a Dangerous Book:


Randy Alcorn - Eternal Perspective Ministries, John Ankerberg - John Ankerberg   Ministries, Kay Arthur - Precept Ministries International, Ted Baehr - MovieGuide, Mark Bailey - Dallas Theological Seminary, Jim Bakker - Morningside Church, Gary Bauer - American Values, Alistair Begg - Truth for Life, Steve Berger - Grace Chapel, John and Lisa Bevere - Messenger International, Pat Boone - Actor and Activist, Brian Broedersen - Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, Kirk Cameron - c/o Liberty University, Pastor Tom Carter - Dinuba First Baptist Church, Dan Cathy - Chick-fil-A, Matt Chandler - The Village Church Gary Chapman, Bryan Chappell - Grace Presbyterian Church, Roberta Combs - Christian Coalition of America, Ray Comfort - Living Waters, Jim Daly - Focus on the Family, Mart DeHaan - Our Daily Bread, Dr. James Dobson - Family Talk, Joni Eareckson-Tada - Joni and Friends, Jack Eggar - Awana CEO President, Dr. Tony Evans - Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, Pastor Jonathan Falwell - Thomas Road Baptist Church, Jerry Falwell - Liberty University, Joseph Farah - World News Daily, Dr. Ronnie Floyd - Southern Baptist President Crosschurch, Jim  Garlow - Skyline Church (Costa Mesa), Norman Geisler - Summit Ministries, Louie Giglio - Passion City Church, Franklin Graham - Samaritan’s Purse, Dr. Jack Graham - Prestonwood Baptist Church, Anne Graham-Lotz - AnGel Ministries, David Green - Hobby Lobby Stores Inc, Pastor John Hagee Cornerstone Church, Ken Ham - Answers in Genesis, Hank Hanegraaff - Bible Answer Man, Jack Hayford - The Church on the Way, Pastor Skip Heitzig - The Connection, Hugh Hewitt - The Hugh Hewitt Show, Pastor Jack Hibbs - Real Life With Jack Hibbs, Pastor Dave Hocking - Hope for Today, Dr. Michael Horton - Westminster Seminary, Pastor Bill Hybels - Willow Creek Community Church, Pastor Robert Jeffress - First Baptist Church, Pastor David Jeremiah - Shadow Mountain Community Church, Bill Johnson - Bethel Church, Pastor Timothy Keller - Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Pastor R T Kendall - R T Kendall Ministries, The Kendrick Brothers - Film makers, Dan Kimball - Vintage Faith Church, Ben Kinchlow - 700 Club, Dr Tim LaHaye - Southern California Seminary, , Dr. Richard Land - President-Southern Evangelical Seminary, William Lane Craig - Biola University, Pastor Greg Laurie - Harvest America, Nancy Leigh DeMoss - Revive Our Hearts, Mike LeMay - Stand up for the Truth, Hal Lindsey - Hal Lindsey Ministries, Pastor Max Lucado - UpWords, Pastor Fred Luter - Franklin Avenue Baptist Church, Dr. Erwin Lutzer - Moody Church, Pastor John MacArthur - Grace Community Church, Mike Macintosh - Horizon Christian Fellowship (Calvary Chapel), James McDonald - Walk in the Word, Josh McDowell - Josh McDowell Ministry, Janet Mefferd - Janet Mefferd Today, CEO Santiago “Jimmy” Mellado - Compassion International, Eric Metaxas - The Eric Metaxas Show, Joyce Meyer - Joyce Meyer Ministries, Chuck Missler - Koinonia House (K-House), Albert Mohler - Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Beth Moore - Living Proof Ministries, Elisa Morgan - Women of Faith, Dr Joel Mullinex - Rejoice in the Lord, Pastor Joel Osteen - Lakewood Church, Luis Palau - Luis Palau Association, Sarah Palin, Tony Perkins - Family Research Counsel, John Piper - Bethlehem Baptist Church, Dennis Pollock - Spirit of Grace Ministries, Thom Rainer - LifeWay Resources, Dave Ramsey - The Lampo Group, Dave Reagan - Lamb and Lion Ministries, Ron Rhodes - Ron Rhodes Ministries, Pastor Raul Ries - Calvary Chapel Golden Springs, Pat Robertson - 700 Club Christian Broadcasting Network, James & Betty Robison - LIFE Outreach International: LIFE TODAY, Rev. Samuel Rodrigues - New Season Christian Worship Church, Joel Rosenberg - Trident Media Group agent Scott Miller, Dennis Rydberg - Young Life Service Center, Philip Ryken - Wheaton College, Pastor Tim Savage - Camelback Bible Church, Mark Schoenwald - HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Bobby Schuller - Crystal Cathedral Church, Jay Sekulow - American Center for Law and Justice, Gary Smalley - Smalley Relationship Center, Larry Spargimino - Southwest Radio Church Ministries, Dr Charles Stanley - First Baptist Church, Brad Stine - Christian Comedian, Cameron Strang - Relevant Media Group, Steve Strang - Charisma Magazine, Jimmy Swaggart - Jimmy Swaggart Ministries, Leonard Sweet - SpiritVenture Ministries, Chuck Swindoll - Insight for Living Ministries, Tim Tebow - Tim Tebow Foundation, Jack and Rexella Van Impe - Jack Van Impe Ministries International, Pastor Joe Van Koevering - Gateway Christian Center, Sheila Walsch - musician, Pastor Rick Warren - Saddleback Church, David A.R. White - Founder Pure Flix Movies, Dr George Wood - Assemblies of God president, Dr Rick Yohn - Men of the Word, Dr Ed Young - The Winning Walk, Pastor Michael Youssef - Leading the Way, Ravi Zacharius - International Ministries, Charisma magazine, Board of Director - Bible Study Fellowship, Thomas Nelson.



RUN It's Jesus Calling
February 1, 2016
NEW BOOK: RUN! It's Jesus Calling: Why You Should Throw Away Your Copy of Jesus Calling
By Steve Hudgik (Purchase book on Amazon)
January 30, 2016
Jesus calling 10 Scriptural Reasons
Letters to the Editor: Christian Radio Stations Promoting Jesus Calling
By Lighthouse Trails Editors
January 25, 2016
NEW BOOKLET TRACT: 10 Scriptural Reasons Why Jesus Calling is a Dangerous Book
By Warren B. Smith (Purchase Booklet)

December 14, 2015
Lighthouse Trails Responds to Comments About Article on Jesus Calling’s Christmas “Message”
By Lighthouse Trails Editors
December 11, 2015
Merry Christmas from Sarah Young’s False Christ! - You might think twice . . . .
By Discernment Research group - Herescope

December 11, 2015
“Thinking of giving Sarah Young’s Jesus Calling to friends and family for Christmas? – ‘Merry Christmas’ from Sarah Young’s False Christ!”
By A Ministry in His Service
November 12, 2015
Let’s Call it Like it Is: Jesus Calling Presents a “New Age” False Christ
By Lighthouse Trails author

October 16, 2015
One Year Later – No Response From Thomas Nelson on Changing Jesus Calling: Damage Control for a False Christ
By Lighthouse Trails author 
August 21, 2015
Jesus Calling - "Co-creating" with God

June 28, 2015
Letter to the Editor: Shared Concerns About Jesus Calling and A.D. Series With Pastor But to No Avail
May 1, 2015 
Letter to the Editor: Prospective Presidential Candidate Scott Walker Gives Jesus Calling Big Boost in Sales
By Lighthouse Trails
April 28, 2015
Letter to the Editor: Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) Handing Out Jesus Calling And Saying, “There are no wrong answers.”  
March 13, 2015
Letter to the Editor: Her Pastor: “Warren B. Smith Not in Communion With Holy Spirit Because of “Another Jesus” Calling” | LT: “Church Will Bear Brunt of Pastor’s Negligence” 
January 26, 2015
Channeled book “God Calling” spiritually influenced Alcoholics Anonymous
(Previously titled, "God Calling" spiritually influenced Alcoholics Anonymous, February 10th, 2014
By John Lanagan


New Age Implications of Jesus Calling
November 22, 2014 
NEW BOOKLET TRACT: The New Age Implications of “Jesus Calling”
By Lighthouse Trails 
November 18, 2014
Warren B. Smith on Stand Up For the Truth Radio – Regarding Thomas Nelson and Sarah Young: Whitewashing Jesus Calling
By Lighthouse Trails

November 18, 2014

AUDIO - Which "Jesus" is Calling?  An Interview with Warren Smith
By Amy Spreeman - Stand Up For The Truth Radio
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 53:13 — 21.3MB)

November 13, 2014
Jesus Calling: Whitewashing the Red Flags
By Amy Spreeman - Stand Up For The Truth Radio
November 11, 2014
Lighthouse Trails Special Edition


  • A Phone Call to Lighthouse Trails: Jesus Calling Took Preeminence Over God's Word—And She Began Having Mystical Experiences

  • NEW BOOKLET TRACT: Changing "Jesus Calling"—Damage Control for a False Christ

From the Lighthouse Newsletter - Special Edition
Changing Jesus Calling
November 7, 2014
NEW BOOKLET TRACT: Changing "Jesus Calling" - Damage Control for a False Christ
By Warren B. Smith
July 30, 2014
Is Jesus Calling: Jesus Contradicts Himself
By Warren B. Smith
June 28, 2014
Is Hit Book 'Jesus Calling' Pushing New Age?
By Jim Fletcher, World Net Daily - WND Diversions
(Exclusive: Jim Fletcher reviews scathing criticism of popular devotional)
May 31, 2014
Calvary Chapel Bookstores - Beyond Accountability? (Selling Jesus Calling and other materials?)
By Chris Lawson (SRN May 2014 Newsletter)
May 21, 2014
One Woman’s Story About Jesus Calling: A Surprise I Never Expected That Changed My Life!
By A.R. / Lighthouse Trails Editors
May 10, 2014
Top Christian Bestseller Accused of Heresy: Former New Ager alleges 'Jesus Calling' is harmful to believers
By Jim Fletcher (World Net Daily)
March 24th, 2014
On Jesus Calling: Contemplative Prayer, the New Age, & Psalm 46:10
By Warren B. Smith (author of “Another Jesus” Calling)
February 27th, 2014
Jesus Calling Devotional Bible?—Putting Words in Jesus’ Mouth—And in the Bible
By Warren B. Smith / Lighthouse Trails Editors
February 23, 2014
The Strange Saga of ‘Jesus Calling,’ The Evangelical Bestseller You’ve Never Heard Of
A ten-year-old devotional written in the voice of God suddenly became a commercial juggernaut. Now, its publisher is trying to reconcile its New Age origins with evangelical orthodoxy.
By Ruth Graham (writer for The Daily Beast)
February 10th, 2014
Is Jesus Calling or Is Jesus Warning? . . . And A Word About Jesus Calling for Kids?
By Chris Lawson / Lighthouse Trails Editors
February 10th, 2014 (Updated January 26, 2015)
Channeled book “God Calling” spiritually influenced Alcoholics Anonymous
(Previously titled, "God Calling" spiritually influenced Alcoholics Anonymous) 
By John Lanagan
February 3rd, 2014
Thomas Nelson Deletes Controversial Material From Jesus Calling
By Philip Gray
January 30th, 2014
Jesus Calling Devotional "Bible"
By Amy Spreeman (Stand Up For The Truth)
January 19th, 2014
The Dark Night of Jesus’ Birth?
By Warren Smith
January 17th, 2014
Letter to the Editor: On Jesus Calling, My Wife and I Thought You Were Wrong, But We Have Been Deceived!
By Lighthouse Trails Editors
January 16th, 2014
A Book Review: ”Another Jesus” Calling by Warren Smith: Sarah Young’s “Jesus” More Like a “Love Struck” Boyfriend
By Michael (not real name), Lighthouse Trails Editors
January 16th, 2014
“Another Jesus” Calling by Warren Smith– A Review
By Pastor G. Richard Fisher, Posted on Midwest Christian Outreach
January 14th, 2014
Jesus Calling Inspired by a Channeled New Age Book!
Lighthouse Trails Editors
January 11th, 2014
Calvary Chapel Bookstore on Jesus Calling: Hush!! It’s Controversial – We Keep it in the Back Room
By Lighthouse Trails Editors
January 11th, 2014
Stand Up For the Truth radio interview with Calvary Chapel pastor Chris Quintana
Re: Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa carrying Sarah Young's Jesus Calling in the back room, because it's too controversial.



SRN Newsletter - Is Jesus Calling or Is Jesus Warning

January 7th, 2014
Reading Jesus Calling and Other Books – “Just Killing Time”
By Lighthouse Trails Editors
January 1st, 2014
Is Jesus Calling - Or Is Jesus Warning?
By Chris Lawson / Spiritual Research Network
(See also PDF) 
January 1st, 2014
Happy New (Age) Year!
– Top-Selling Christian Book, Jesus Calling, Derides Abraham, Father of the Christian and Jewish Faith
By Lighthouse Trails Editors




December 28th, 2013

Jesus Calling is Amazon’s 5th best selling book for 2013


December 21st, 2013

A Heartfelt Letter: Almost Bought the Wrong Books to Give to Relatives and Friends



December 19th, 2013

About That Jesus Calling – 10 Things You Might Not Know

By John Lanagan



December 9th,, 2013

A Directory of Authors (Three NOT Recommended Lists)

By Chris Lawson

Note: Sarah Young is listed as a "NOT Recommended" author in section one of booklet:  " #1—The New Spirituality in the Church   Each of the following authors professes to be Christian and/or uses biblical terminology in his or her writing, yet promotes at least one of the following serious false teachings: contemplative spirituality (i.e., Spiritual Formation), the emergent, progressive “new” spirituality, the seeker-friendly, church-growth movement (e.g., Willow Creek, Purpose Driven) and/or Yoga."



December 1st, 2013

Book Review by Herescope: “Another Jesus” Calling

By Sarah Leslie



November/December 2013

"ANOTHER JESUS" CALLING Which Jesus is Calling on You?
A book review of "Another Jesus" Calling by Warren B. Smith
by Sarah Leslie

Link here



November 25th, 2013



November 18th, 2013 (see below)

Warren Smith Interview on Janet Mefferd Show Talks About the New Age, Jesus Calling, and More



November 18th, 2013

AUDIO: Which “Jesus” is calling? An interview with Warren Smith

By Lighthouse Trails Editors / Link to Stand Up For The Truth Radio Ministries



November 18th, 2013

AUDIO: Which “Jesus” is calling? An interview with Warren Smith

From Stand Up For The Truth Radio Ministries



November 15, 2013

AUDIO: Janet Mefferd Show - Hour 3- Former New Ager Warren B Smith talks about the New Age movement.

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November 17th, 2013

The New Spirituality, Contemplative Spirituality, the New Gospel, the Emerging Church and Sarah Young's "Jesus Calling"? 

Book announcement: "Another Jesus" Calling by Warren Smith, and other resources

By Chris Lawson/Spiritual Research Network



October 29th, 2013

Letter to the Editor: “Pastor’s Wife Gave Me Jesus Calling – I Should Have Known!”

From North Oregon_______, Lighthouse TYrails Editors



October 25th, 2013

“Another Jesus” Calling Has Gone to Press

By Lighthouse Trails Editors



October 16th, 2013

Letter to the Editor: Jesus Calling Reminds Reader of Walsch’s Conversations With God

By "Thanks again_______, Lighthouse Trails Editors



October 12th, 2013

Letter to the Editor: Concerned That His Church is Not Testing All Things When it Comes to Jesus Calling

By J.____, Lighthouse Trails Editors



October 7th, 2013

Important New Book By Warren B. Smith Examines Sarah Young’s Jesus Calling – A Biblical Critique

By Lighthouse Trails Editors



September 2013

Jesus Calling by Sarah Young: WUI (Writing Under the Influence)

A Commentary by Marcia Montenegro 



Summer 2013

Toxic Devotion: A Review of Sarah Young's—Jesus Calling

Reviewed by Critical Issues Commentary, Issue 125



January 2nd, 2013

Is "Jesus Calling" In Your Library?

By Amy Spreeman (Stand Up For The Truth)




July 5th, 2012

Is "Jesus Calling" A Wrong Number? (Book Review)

By Amy Spreeman (Stand Up For The Truth.  Link no longer active)




July 4th, 2012

Is Deception Calling? A review of Jesus Calling by Sarah Young

By Julia (Steak and a Bible)



February 7th, 2010

Book Review: God Calling edited by A.J. Russell

By  Dwayna Litz and Charisse Graves



by Warren B. Smith


About That Jesus Calling – 10 Things You Might Not Know

Editors, Lighthbouse Trails

(December 19th, 2013)


1. Did you know that Sarah Young says she had been inspired by the ”Jesus” of a book called God Calling?


2. Did you know that Christian publisher Harvest House’s book The Encyclopedia of New Age Beliefs says that God Calling is an example of a channeled New Age book “replete with denials of biblical teaching”?1


3. Did you know that the “Jesus” of God Calling teaches that God is “in” everyone?


4. Did you know that the “Jesus” of Jesus Calling contradicts the Jesus of the Bible?


5. Did you know that the “Jesus” of Jesus Calling rejects the Jesus of the Bible’s warnings about the future and tells us to “laugh” at the future?


6. Did you know that the “Jesus” of Jesus Calling frequently flatters his followers, which contrasts the way Jesus Christ spoke to people?


7. Did you know that Sarah Young’s “Jesus” revises the night that Jesus Christ was born and calls it a “dark night” in a “filthy stable” in “appalling conditions” even though the Bible says the shepherds rejoiced in all that they had seen that night? 2


8. Did you know that the “Jesus” of Jesus Calling revises the accounts of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph of the Bible?


9. Did you know that the “Jesus” of Jesus Calling encourages his followers to practice contemplative “listening” prayer and to have a “buffer zone of silence” with no warning about seducing spirits?3


10. Did you know that the “Jesus” of Jesus Calling emphasizes New Age terms and concepts throughout the book?


The 10 points above have been taken from Warren B. Smith’s new book, “Another Jesus” Calling. This book provides valuable information that can help you warn your family and friends how the “Jesus” of Jesus Calling contradicts the biblical Jesus.



1. John Ankerberg & John Weldon, Encyclopedia of New Age Beliefs (Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers, 1996), p. 103.

2. Sarah Young, Jesus Calling, p. 376.

3. Jesus Calling, June 15th entry



Related Links:


The New Spirituality and "Another Jesus" Calling?: The New Spirituality, Contemplative Spirituality, the New Gospel, the Emerging Church and Sarah Young's "Jesus Calling"? by Spiritual Research Network


False Christ Coming - Does Anybody Care? is the original Reinventing Jesus Christ by Warren B. Smith


Warren B. Smith Article Archive at Spiritual Research Network

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