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  • Posted January 12, 2009

    I have read ALL of Lawrence Gardners Books! ANd overall rate them highly for the amount of information shared, the research invovled and cited, his ability to convey it succintly, and clearly. Agree or not with him, he is a great writer.

    The books written by Lawrence Gardner cover an incredible amount of history, religion, political theory, anthropology, government, science, art, mythology, and folk lore. Whether one agrees with his conclusions, or not, he is quite adept at providing the reader with a voluminous amount of information, cites his references, and offers this in an incredibly readable fashion. <BR/> I have also read books by many other authors who have written about alternate history, scriptures other than those chosen for the Bible, the Historical Jesus, Mary Magdalene, The Nag Hammadi Scrolls, Dead Sea Scrolls, the Egyptian Book of the Dead, and the Bible itself. I must say that Mr. Gardner did his research quite thoroughly. <BR/> The interesting aspects of his books are the connections, and conclusions that he makes. Regardless of whether one "believes" his conclusions, or not, they are interesting and thought provoking. What people believe, their faith is a personal, and private thing. And, shouldn't have to exclude one from reading, and considering other viewpoints. I think that most of the criticism I hear about Mr. Gardner's works is that he insists that all of his ideas are "the truth". I don't come a way with the feeling that he is telling people that everything they have learned is wrong, and that all his considerations are true. Rather, he presents a lot of historical information( I checked as much of it as I could find), and puts it together in a way that presents other possible stories, and views. It is up to the reader to discover whether they integrate the information as the author does, or if they put it together and agree with the traditional assessments, or come up with something between, or different from the above. It is all about becoming aware of information, and how you choose to put it together. <BR/> One very important point that Gardner and other writers make is that we must keep in mind that history is written, and often re-written by the victors of any large scale conflict. And, because of this, sometimes the history(fact or fiction?)of the conquered group perishes. So, it is important to look for information about other cultures, religious groups, etc...given by other than newer, mainstream sources. <BR/> For people who want to read and decide for themselves, Mr. Gardner shares a long list of citations and references. The important thing isn't that one agree's with every authors assessment. But, that we use their work to help us direct our own analysis of any work in question. By being given one alternative way of seeing the larger picture, we are one step closer to synthesizing our own views and beliefs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2005

    Very Eye opening

    Thank you for exposing the hypocrisy of organized religion. While I was reading this book I could empathize with those accused by THE church as heretics.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2004

    Reading vitally important, but unsure of author

    This second book of his is just like the first with implications in theory. So, if you read the second you have to read the first because they go together. However, Gardner's claimed de Vere's credit, de Vere's said. Also, you need to read into the claims that are real with them, & that can be scary. First-hand accounts make that clear by various people. Get into the political underground & you'll know what I'm talking about.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2003

    And the truth shall set you free!

    Genesis of the Grail Kings, along with it's companion Bloodline of the Holy Grail, are the two most important books written in the last 2000 years! Exceptionally well researched and presented. Finally the true story is told!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2000

    Explosive, exciting, & informative

    This book I would recommend to everyone who is interested in the truth about The Bible. Couldn't stop reading and so far read it twice!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2000

    Gardener strikes gold . . . . .

    A phenomenally well-researched and well presented set of esoteric truths - is the world actually ready for the depth of meaning and freedom behind this subjects common facade? I know I was!!!!!! Kinda makes ya wonder if Elvis was ever actually IN the building . . . . . . . .

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