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Posted June 11, 2013
This is, as we say in the United Kindom, a 'marmite' book; meaning that you will love it or hate it. But I think those that hate it might just not understand it and miss out on its message.
I found the prose to be beautiful, and the messages in this book full of wisdom. If you are not a religious person, but a spiritual one, then you might appreciate this book in the same way that I did.
This is for quite a specific audience. I would recommend this book for a reader who enjoys poetry/prose and who also is religious or spiritual. I am not religious but am spiritual, so could appreciate this book with some open-minded ness. My main point of critique is that I feel if the name God had been used less, then the tone of the book may have felt more welcoming and inclusive. Reading this book did remind me a little of a sermon in church. But with that being said I really did find statements in these prose that spoke to me a great deal. It is clear that a lot of love and attention went into this writing, that doesn't go unnoticed. My favourite chapters were 'The Aggravation of The Soul' and 'The Absence of God'. The messages in these chapters particularly could be applied to everyday life, regardless of belief in a God or not. Not being religious, I wasn't expecting to enjoy this book as much as I did.
Very pleasantly surprising and very thought provoking.