Jesus Calling Devotional “Bible” mixes false Jesus with pure Scripture

Jesus Callin Devotional Bible

How does this work: God’s inerrant, sufficient Word of Truth, now infused with extra-biblical revelation and a voice that tells you he is Jesus speaking new words of comfort into your itching ears? What about Revelation 22:18, telling us this ought not to be done?

I originally wrote this in 2014, and am reposting it now so that it remains a resource for Bereans wondering why it is an atrocity to God, who warns us not to do what Sarah Young and Thomas Nelson Publishing have done:

I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues which are written in this book; and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his part from the tree of life and from the holy city, which are written in this book.…

Thanks to the multi-million dollar Jesus Calling product line, you can cuddle up with a syncretized blend of heresy with God’s breathed-out Word. First adorning Christian bookstore and church library shelves in 2011, Publisher Thomas Nelson calls this “part of the Signature Series line of Thomas Nelson Bibles, and describes this atrocity here:

The Jesus Calling Devotional Bible puts readers in touch with God and His answers for their life situations. Missionary Sarah Young had been journaling her prayers for years when she began “listening” for what Jesus was saying to her within the words of Scripture. In this Bible, 260 scenarios pose life struggles to which Sarah Young gives answers from her Savior—words that Jesus has lovingly laid on her heart—words that have comforted and inspired Sarah and many others around the world.

There’s even a cute video, that invites viewers to, “open the door to a meaningful dialog with Jesus Christ our Lord.”

So what did they add to this “Bible?”

  • 260 prayers with devotions by author Sarah Young
  • Hundreds of inspiring scriptures highlighted throughout the text
  • New King James Version® (NKJV) in paragraph format
  • Index to devotions
  • Two-color text
  • Presentation page
  • Ribbon marker


Snippets from the inside suggest that cannon is NOT closed, and that Jesus is still talking to you outside of Scripture, just like Sarah Young claims He has been doing with her for years:

Then there is this:

What does this “Jesus” of the Jesus Calling Bible have to say?


Clearly, this “Jesus” calling is the wrong number. Let’s make sure we’re dwelling in the real deal: God’s Word alone. It is our authority. Sola Scriptura!

New book releasing soon

Be sure to read Warren B. Smith’s new book, Another Jesus Calling: How False Christs are Entering the Church through Contemplative Prayer, to find out what this false christ says to the author that points to a very different Gospel and a different Jesus. Related articles

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3 Responses to Jesus Calling Devotional “Bible” mixes false Jesus with pure Scripture

  1. PilgrimHarbor says:

    Another natural progression downward from order into chaos.First, the heretical "Message (paraphrase) Bible" that misguided people reference and refer to as scripture, and now this.
    Accepting the devil's old lies for God's new revelations will always lead away from truth and downward into apostasy!
    That's what it's designed to do folks…


  2. kristymapp says:

    This is so subtle.. and so scary! There is a 'movement' going on through instagram called socality, and they quote a bunch from 'God Calling'.. they are supposed to be spreading the good news but I'm afraid it's just another way to spread the false gospel. Time for us all to stand our ground, and after we have done everything to stand. Thanks for your review!!


  3. JohnH says:

    "God Calling" is new age.


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