I recently found two Pearl books in my church's library. One was the how to Train up a child book, the other was also about children. I had never seen the books in person. I picked up the Train one and read a few paragraphs and was almost physically ill. It was all I could do to gather my dd from her activity and leave.
When I got home, I called the pastor at home and just layed into him and asked him what kind of church it was etc.
I found out that the next morning he [the pastor] was in bright and early, found the books, and called a staff meeting. He had everyone look at them and they went into the trash. He said he couldn't even sleep that night he was so disgusted. The staff has figured out who placed them in the library and has called a meeting with that person. The library was not run by the church staff, but was basically a very tiny room with shelves people could put books to share. The pastors have said NO BOOKS BY THE PEARLS ARE ALLOWED IN THE CHURCH BECAUSE THEY [the pearls] ARE BENT. And this from an evangelical free church that has said they do not tell people how to raise their children. They believe, as do I, that anyone that could spew that kind of garbage found in Train up a Child is either spiritually misled themselves, or intentionally misleading others for their own ends TO SAY THE VERY, VERY LEAST. I would never want to put myself under their [the Pearls] influence in any area of my life - I think it would be dangerous, seriously.
Just a real life story and my own opinion.
P.S. Sorry AngelBee
s, I know you don't want this debate here. I jumped in on this thread in a positive way in the very beginning, and dropped out of the thread after I say you support that CTBHHM book months and months ago. Now that I actually saw those other Pearl books and the content, I can't tell you how evil I think they are and really wanted to add my story. Please forgive the intrusion into your thread, I couldn't help it.