Eckhart Tolle considers himself to be a "spiritual teacher" and has sold a significant number of popular-type books.
There are eyebrow raising differences between his spiritual reality and the spiritual reality of the Gospel. Most alarming of all may be that many Christians remain unconcerned.
Liberal television show host Oprah Winfrey has called his book A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose "one of the most important books of our times."
He was born in Germany, educated at London University and Cambridge University, and lived most of his life in Canada.