Rick Warren seems like a nice guy. Rick is an evangelical pastor that preaches at one of those mega-churches. A lot of people are familiar with his book “The Purpose Driven Life.” He’s a fairly uplifting guy with a good message and, seemingly, a good heart. Not to get too personal, but the book even helped me out in a difficult time.
|Rick Warren’s “experts” that helped him craft The Daniel Plan.|
I wonder why you would think some Bible thumping, mega church pastor would be sincere in the first place? He is just showing his true stripes IMHO.I just discovered your blog and love it.
Bruce — Admittedly, while I am a person of faith, the "Bible thumping, mega church pastor" is not my cup of tea and I am generally skeptical of it. However, I had read Rick's book "The Purpose Driven Life" and, while I didn't agree with all of theologically, it was a profound book for me. But, you're absolutely right, he is showing his true colors and that's a BIG disappointment.
There are many a gullible people out there and misinformation is definitely a money maker.
I totally and completely agree with everything you say. However, you make it sound like Mehmet Oz isn't really a doctor. He is a cardiothoracic surgeon, on the faculty of the Columbia University School of Medicine. He used to be extremely well regarded, but even the chair of his department at Columbia has said he wouldn't want Oz operating on him, because he simply doesn't do it much any more. Why he took a fine reputation and trashed it the way he has, is beyond me.
money always follow the money
Long before Warren published his diet, my mother tried "Daniel's diet". She lost a lot of weight. But she didn't have to give up gluten. If it is in the Bible I trust it. If man has altered what the Bible says and added his own opinions, I wouldn't touch it with a ten foot pole. That goes for anyone's book, not just this diet plan.
Well this isn't really a Biblical discussion, but I don't think there actually IS a "diet" (as we use the term) in the Bible, nor is that really the point of the Bible. Nonetheless, Warren's book isn't credible and he's obviously embraced the misinformation of these other quacks.
Jean Bush says
I’ve only bought a few diet books: French Girls Don’t Get Fat, The Fat Fallacy and The Maker’s Diet by Jordan Rubin. I liked his book but haven’t read it for a few years. I find his Garden of Life products way over priced and won’t buy any of it, but I think his book is good.
Why do the blog write ups, articles, etc. that are against the Daniel Plan only discuss their issues being with the people/authors behind the book itself and NOT whether the actual plan really works for those committed to it? The plan encourages clean eating, and working exercise into your life, al while drawing closer to God
Because those guys never stick to anything scientific, so it’s a pretty good chance they didn’t do that here either. Plus, I’m not really sure what “clean” eating even means. Is it the opposite of “dirty” eating?
Kind of agrr with uou. Enjoyed purpose life but poor choice of people to work with this time.
Joan Dahlen says
I found your blog while looking for people doing Pastor Rick Warren’s Daniel Plan diet. I was shocked that you would call this wonderful man a scammer. I also noticed that you make many sweeping generalizations not well supported by serious scholarly research.Rick Warren is a Christian man trying to give everyone the right path to living the Christian life. God wants us to use food for health and energy and Pastor Rick is emphasizing this point in his diet. Nothing scamming about that.
Except he hooked with a bunch of scammers to create and advertise his diet. You are the company you keep.