Today's culture is saturated with news about celebrities and their beliefs. Oprah Winfrey, Tom Cruise, and Madonna all promote their own brand of spirituality. What do they really believe, and does it line up with what the Bible teaches? This book answers these questions, appealing to those curious about the religions of the rich and famous while holding up their beliefs to the light of the gospel. Concerned parents will also gain insight into the religious influences their kids may be exposed to in the media.
Richard Abanes is a bestselling and award-winning author of twenty books, specializing in the area of cults, the occult, world religions, and pop culture. His most popular titles include The Truth Behind the Da Vinci Code; One Nation Under Gods; and Harry Potter, Narnia, and The Lord of the Rings. He's written for most major Christian magazines and in 1997 received The Myers Center Award for the Study of Human Rights in North America for his "outstanding work on intolerance." That same year he also received the Evangelical Press Association's "Higher Goals in Christian Journalism" award for his articles on non-Christian faiths that appeared in Moody magazine. He has been interviewed on hundreds of radio and TV programs including The 700 Club, Hard Copy, MSNBC, FOX News, and CNN. He and his wife make their home in Irvine, California.