Andrew, the young comparative religions professor from Book I, knows what he needs to do. He needs to give the still sleeping Adam flesh, by mating with a young and mysterious Middle Eastern woman known as Mara. The time is right at last, so what can possibly stop Andrew and Mara from coming together in fulfillment of prophecy? Well, for one thing, there's Michael. And then there are those who follow Michael, the great archangel who's made it his mission to keep humanity in its current ignorant and deluded state....
Andrew, the young comparative religions professor from Book I, knows what he needs to do. He needs to give the still sleeping Adam flesh, by mating with a young and mysterious Middle Eastern woman known as Mara. The time is right at last, so what can possibly stop Andrew and Mara from coming together in fulfillment of prophecy? Well, for one thing, there's Michael. And then there are those who follow Michael, the great archangel who's made it his mission to keep humanity in its current ignorant and deluded state. Ranged on the looming battle's other side are Mantrella, Bringer of Light, and those who follow him. Meanwhile, Earth itself convulses as its inhabitants endure the plagues of Revelation. Will those who can stop Michael act in time? And even if they do, will they prevail? We sincerely hope that you enjoyed BOOK I of the Trilogy. It sets the stage for THE SACRED ROTA and the progression of events that leads to THE SECOND COMING OF HUMANITY. Many readers have commented that the series has many levels of meaning. Our response has often been that in order to understand what we are saying, the reader must read between the lines. By this we mean that the real story and meaning flow not from just the written word, but also from the inner spirit that guides us all to greater levels of awareness. When you finish this book, ask yourself the following questions: “What was meant by the term, Sacred Rota?” Is it just some old religious tribunal, or does it have a broader meaning in the context of our changing times? We have presented a story where all notions of good and evil are turned onto their heads. Is this done just for the sake of sensationalism, or has humanity been led into an intellectual abyss where the concepts of such terms have been distorted to keep the ‘faithful’ in line? Read between the lines and see if the ‘age of worn-out dogma’ is indeed at an end. Here's when Lucifer harangues an Archangel: “You create demons and false hopes of redemption. You build them mighty temples and give with one hand and slaughter with the other. You have kept them separate and ignorant and give just enough to raise empty hopes. You destroy their prophets and burn their seers. If they question, you put them to the rack and crush all semblance of free thought. You give them a doctrine of poverty and offer riches in your fantasy heaven. Kill in the name of god and your treasure shall be immeasurable. You divide them and thus conquer them, and tell them they have no responsibility but to be good sheep and to follow your demented dictates.” This strikes me as an apt description of global religion. Piers Anthony
The Sacred Rota is the second installment of The Waking God Trilogy, and I began reading it immediately upon finishing Book I. I must say, I'm not only intellectually stimulated by the questions the authors present (not impose) but I'm riveted. This book seems even more fast-paced and addictive than the first. There's the thrill of constant action with the backdrop of larger questions--questions about religious dogma, yes, but more about what drives dogma: the human frailty of being pulled betwe
Be sure you re-read WAKING GOD, or at least review it a bit, before you begin WAKING GOD II: THE SACRED ROTA. Otherwise you may have trouble following the action and keeping the characters straight, and you don't want to do either. This tale moves along smartly, and it features an even more varied and intriguing cast than the first book in this planned trilogy.
Andrew, the young comparative religions professor from Book I, knows what he needs to do. He needs to give the still sleeping A
“I read Waking God II The Sacred Rota, by Brian L Doe and Philip F Harris. This is a sequel to Waking God, published in 2006, or really a continuation of a three part story. It is a science fantasy theological thriller, odd as that combination may seem to be. The final battle is developing, and while they do argue theology, there are also people getting killed wholesale as the several themes slowly integrate. I am agnostic, with no belief in the supernatural, but as before, I found po
Waking God II The Sacred Rota, by Brian L Doe and Philip F Harris.
The Sacred Rota, the second novel in the Waking God trilogy, has now been reissued by All Things That Matter Press in a new, non-expurgated edition. A useful chapter-by-chapter plot summary of book I is included. Those who have already enjoyed book one will find the outline sufficient to remind them of the rich details of the first book. Since it is only a bare outline, however, those who have not read book one would be bette
Philip F. Harris was born in Massachusetts and currently resides in Maine. He received his degree in Political Science from The American University in Washington, D.C. and has worked at every level of government. He currently works in special education. He is co-author of the controversial WAKING GOD series, coined a “spiritual thriller,” which was first released 6’06 and was re-released in ’09 with a new publisher. The Third Edition was released by All Things That Matter Press. His second novel, A MAINE CHRISTMAS CAROL was released by Cambridge Books in 2’07. His third book (non-fiction), JESUS TAUGHT IT, TOO: THE EARLY ROOTS OF THE LAW OF ATTRACTION, 2nd edition was released by ALL THINGS THAT MATTER PRESS. His fourth book, RAPING LOUISIANA: A DIARY OF DECEIT was released by Cambridge Books in 2007. POLARIZING YOUR LIFE TOWARDS PERFECTION is published by Cambridge Books. WAKING GOD BOOK II: THE SACRED ROTA was originally published by Literary Road Press. See the series, COLLECTED MESSAGES: GUIDES FOR PERSONAL TRANSFORMATION at ALL THINGS THAT MATTER PRESS. Mr. Harris is a nationally syndicated and featured writer for The American Chronicle and has a blog called ALL THINGS THAT MATTER. He is spiritual growth expert on SelfGrowth.com. More information on his works can be found at: http://allthingsthatmatterpress.com,http://philipharris.blogspot.com, http://wakinggod1.blogspot.com,http://www.wakinggod.com. A certified Holistic Life Coach, Mr. Harris offers guidance to those seeking to take control of their body, mind and spirit. Brian L. Doe was born in Ogdensburg, New York, and grew up on the shores of the St. Lawrence River. From a young age, he recognized his passion for the written word and committed himself to the pursuit of writing. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in writing from St. Lawrence University, and a Master’s Degree in secondary education from the State University of New York at Potsdam College. His first novel, Barley and Gold, was published in 2001 and again in 2008 along with his second book, The Grace Note. He is also coauthor of the trilogy Waking God with Philip F. Harris. Mr. Doe is an English teacher in Upstate New York where he lives with his wife and children.