Heavenby W. Gordon Miller
It has been said that the best books are the result of a lifelong passion for a subject where an author is able to synthesize the words of hundreds of sources into a cohesive picture that even a layman can understand. If this is true, Heaven: You Can't Get There From Here, based upon just such a lifetime of research, will for the first time provide a clear picture for those that have also spotted the gaps that exist in a worldview based solely upon the Bible and religious teachings.
This book is the result of a 60 year search to reconcile the Bible and religious teachings with the evidence of evolution and the natural history of life on Earth. The author collected articles and newspaper clippings over 6 decades and synthesizes them here to give doubters a clearer understanding of reality and a defense against the guilt of Original Sin. You are, after all, a child of the universe and you have a right to be here without exception or apology to anyone. Heaven: You Can't Get There From Here will make it clear that if you do your best with what you are given the universe will find no fault.
Raised on a small farm the author was challenged to study the Bible from an early age by a kindly grandparent concerned for his "salvation". But each time he read the Bible, it left more questions than answers. After discovering Robert Ardrey's African Genesis, the author realized there was even more about life on earth that the Bible didn't address. Pulled into a lifelong pursuit of studying all the aspects that create the chasm between these two books, the author spent 60 years reading and collecting information to piece together a worldview that makes sense of it all and ultimately answers his Grandmother's question, "what's it all for then?"
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