Mike Voyce Commendation Retired Lawyer, Author, Radio-Talk Host, and Teacher July, 2012

 

 

 

 

►  Let me say I now understand the difficulties of a reviewer faced with a book of true originality, depth and scale. It is not like any other book I have read, and for that reason alone it is a must read for anyone with any interest in any part of the Western religious tradition; embracing Judaism, Christianity and Islam, or any section of those religions. Let me say again, unless you are entirely uninterested in the religions and culture of the West and the Middle-East, you owe it to yourself to read this book.


I remember when that sensational volume, `The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail,' came out, it sold in the tens of millions of copies; and that book was based on the limited proposition the Mary Magdalene had born Christ's child and produced a bloodline which could be traced into modern times. The scale and potential importance of the Future of God Amen is very much greater.

What Nicholas Ginex's book does is create a framework, spanning many thousands of years, in which you can place the development of religious ideas. You can trace components of each of the three Western religions, making it possible to compare, contrast and evaluate the expression of these ideas. I have absolutely no doubt, if this book is taken seriously, it can add a depth and richness to the quality of each of these religions and the understanding of the followers of any one of them for the others.

 

By the way, the book is neither critical nor judgemental; at no point does it say "you must take this view," or that one religion has it right and others do not. It simply lays out major ideas of religion, where they came from and how they were developed.



 

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