A Search For Realityby Leon L. Combs
Imagine life when God's Church has lost acceptance and the government only allows a new "church" structure that rejects the concept of a Biblical God. The purpose of the new churches is to help people attain peace in their lives. A world dictator has emerged who achieved peace by suppressing the former concepts of religion so that religious conflicts no longer exist. The world government uses virtual reality modules to mold the minds of citizens to accept this new structure and all known Christians are isolated. The main character is a scientist who achieves all that the world can offer but who still thinks something is missing. He and his friends initiate a search for "real" reality. As the story unfolds, choices must be made between the manufactured peace of this worldly existence and the dangers of declaring themselves Christians.
Dr. Combs earned his Ph.D. in Chemical Physics from LSU and then taught chemistry and physics for 40 years. He is Professor and Head Emeritus at Mississippi State University and Professor and Chair Emeritus at Kennesaw State University. He has taught Sunday School classes for about 30 years in three different denominations. He currently is a member of a reformed Presbyterian church. He developed a web site, http://LivingTheology.com which carries many of his Christian writings. This book began about 20 years ago as he observed how the church was losing its identity as God's Church and people attending such local churches seemed mainly interested in socializing and hearing sermons designed to make them feel better. He also observed how people were treating sports as religions. After retiring in July 2006 from KSU, he determined to finish this book since many of the futuristic aspects of the book are already appearing.
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In some way or another we are all searching for reality. We want to know why we are here, where we are going and most importantly why. As I was reading this book I became intrigued with the characters and felt a closeness to them as if they were people that I associate with on a daily basis. As the story line progressed the pace at which I read hastened because I could not wait to see how it would end. This true to life situation revealed to me exactly where we are all headed and the search for reality ended with a revelation.
Dr. Combs has combined great teaching from the Holy Scripture and his own vivid imagination to create a provocative look at what may be our future. No one can look at today's headlines and believe that change isn't coming. This book captures the imagination of any one who wonders about the eternal significance of current events. The story line will surprise you and keep you turning the pages, and it is a great topic of conversation with folks from every belief.
If you have wondered what our current way of life, current world events, and current explosion in technology are all leading to, then within this book you will find very plausible answers. The author uses an unusual writing style to capture your attention and lead you to the search for truth cleverly disguised in modern illusions of truth. This is a gripping work of fiction that will capture your attention from the start and keep you engaged in the story while all along helping you understand how the truth of our lives is being distorted by deceptive means of illusion. The events portrayed in this book may or may not come to fruition as the author has layed them out, but they JUST MIGHT! This is a must read for anyone who is curious about Biblical prophesy in light of real world modern events. This is a must read for anyone who is on their own search for what is real and what is really important in this world. I recommend you read this carefully and then discuss this with your friends and family.