Are self help gurus just repackaging and teaching lessons from the Bible?
Perhaps some are.
I think most people who become "guru's" or expert in some field like motivation, leadership & the like can discover powerful principles that were always here, put here by God, for our benefit.
The Bible expresses them as teachings and lessons, not because they are Biblical per-se', but because they are universal "truth". God is the author of life and all tings related to it. Man can discover them outside of the bible in similar fashion as what say science is doing with natural laws and other phenomena.
Why would you consider such an opinion ? I can think of several parts of the Bible that make little sense in trying to help anything or anyone for that matter !
In spite of some opinions religion with, or without, all the sanctimonious biblical quotations does not hold all the answers, and in the opinion of many true experts it hardly holds any at all.
In self help there are no hard and fast rules of what will or will not work in any individual case and it would be wrong for anyone to say that there are. There is no laid down formula for success and like most things in life it is not a case of ‘One Size Fits All.’ So if you are seeking help my advice would be avoid anyone who offers guarantees !
No. One of the central themes of the Bible is that we need outside help to fix our lives so a SELF-help guru wouldn't fit with this theme. But then, what if the guru is an outside source of help? So, I change my answer to 'sometimes.'
The Bible is not the only source of knowledge, wisdom and understanding in the world. But if you change the question "from God" instead of "from the Bible", then my answer is yes. Because there is no knowledge, wisdom and understanding against God. Everything is God given whether we knew it or not. Wether we believe it or not. The problem begins if their teachings are not at all true. In that case, it did not come from either the Bible or God, but from a counterfeit god.
The Bible clearly contradicts "self help"; therefore, a "self help" lesson or teaching from the Bible is contradictory to its theme.
On the other hand, "self help gurus" are good at making you believe it is so by fleecing your pockets in the process.
Pretty much they are. I hate to say it but everything these days is just repackaged and redone for people to use and intake.
Nothing's new and Self Help will always be the same run around wherever you go or look at it.
( http://socialgaming.tumblr.com ) CityVille FarmVille FrontierVille Cafe World Mafia Wars And More Tips Tricks And Cheats.
by Digitskyes 6 years ago
Do you use Self Help or personal development products?There's a wealth of self help and personal development products and techniques out there. Have you tried any? if so which ones have you found most effective?
by Beverley Byer 5 years ago
Why aren't more self-help books aimed at men?My research on the subject of self-help books prompts the question.
by Sophie 7 years ago
Do you think self help is the best help in all areas of your life?
by Adnan Manzoor 6 years ago
Do you believe modern self help industry is based on false promises?
by free4india 9 years ago
I was reading a book about emotional intelligence. The book asked me how I would behave in different conditions and how to behave in a non depressive way.If I am standing in a big line to buy ticket and someone gets in front of me how I should react. Instead of being angry, I...
by Sophie 8 years ago
To be more specific - do you like to read on subjects that help you be more organized, may be a better person, to handle situations well etc. What topics would be helpful, what are your preferences.. That would be interesting to work on!! Thanks folks!
Copyright © 2019 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|