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Waking God: Book One: The Journey Begins

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The Second Coming of Humanity is Book III of the WAKING GOD TRILOGY; Book I is titled The Journey Begins and Book II, The Sacred Rota. The series has been called "epic in scope," and New York Times bestselling author Piers Anthony says, "It will make you think." Focusing on 'worn out religious dogma' as one of the leading causes of human strife, the Trilogy turns the mythical world of good vs. evil on its head. Mantrella, a.k.a. Lucifer, is the champion of humanity, while the Archangel Michael fights to suppress ...
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Overview

The Second Coming of Humanity is Book III of the WAKING GOD TRILOGY; Book I is titled The Journey Begins and Book II, The Sacred Rota. The series has been called "epic in scope," and New York Times bestselling author Piers Anthony says, "It will make you think." Focusing on 'worn out religious dogma' as one of the leading causes of human strife, the Trilogy turns the mythical world of good vs. evil on its head. Mantrella, a.k.a. Lucifer, is the champion of humanity, while the Archangel Michael fights to suppress human evolution by preventing the physical birth of the biblical Adam. Mantrella's basic view is summed up when he says, "It is not about saving humanity, it never has been." Human destiny is placed squarely on the shoulders of where it belongs: choice; our thoughts create our reality.
The Second Coming picks up after the 'end of the world' in 2012. It shows how humanity has brought itself to the precipice where it must decide whether it survives or becomes a part of the current '6th great extinction.' Further evidence and guidance of the ancient Tarot Code is revealed as the characters find themselves on their final journey to Jerusalem. Eli knows that the Battle of Armageddon has already begun, but not the one religion portrays as the End Times. Yet the trip must be made in order for the pieces of the Apocalypse to be revealed. Can Michael stop the physical birth of Adam? Do the forces of good and evil battle it out for humanity's soul? Is Lucifer really the 'great deceiver' or is he humanity's guardian? Who can truly save humanity, if indeed it needs saving? In The Second Coming of Humanity all that is hidden is revealed between the lines and beyond the words. Will the 'dreamer' awaken? You must decide! In these times of economic, political, social and religious upheaval, the TRILOGY is required reading, now more than ever!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780984629756
  • Publisher: All Things That Matter Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2011
  • Pages: 244
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.51 (d)

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  • Posted March 10, 2011

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    A Great Read

    Waking God is the first novel in a trilogy by Philip F. Harris and Brian L. Doe, reissued in its third edition by All Things That Matter Press. Though it is a thriller that can simply be read for its faced-paced story and non-stop action, still one would be remiss to call it a page-turner, merely. For it is also a fantasy, a book of religious, or is it anti-religious, or is it anti-religious religious, theology? There's the rub-the book refuses to be put in a box. It keeps jumping out at you.
    It's also a story of love and friendship and trust on many levels, a story of jealously, insanity and international intrigue that moves across the globe, and told in a dizzying series of camera angles and cuts. It's a book of prophesy in the truest Old Testament sense. That is, it does not predict, or claim to predict, the future any more than Jeremiah or Elijah do. Rather, it allegorically suggests, as the prophets of old did, "keep on doing as you are doing and you just might end up in the sort of mayhem you seem to be headed for," leaving the "there, I told you so" to the future. Ultimately it is a book of idealism and misplaced hope.
    It's a book in which your grandma's common-place theology is turned on its head and shaken like her old salt-cellar, just to see what falls out. And what does? Angels who may or may not be demons and demons who may be the ones wearing white hats and werewolves and old ideas that, like that old, caked salt in grandma's old shaker, may have stuck together in the wrong way after all these years of unexamined religion and unaware life.
    --Review by Sandy Cohen, author of Revelations: A Novel, The Viper's Son, Norman Mailer's Novels, Bernard Malamud and the Trial by Love, and Professor of Literature

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  • Posted March 10, 2011

    A Thrill Ride on a Metaphysical Rollercoaster

    This review is from: Waking God: Book One: The Journey Begins (Paperback)
    Waking God has some very real people doing some powerful stuff to the universe.... And they are serious..And they are 'pissed.' Their world speaks to us with both the angry voice of prophesy and the ethereal sound of the interceding angels. ...It is biblical and other worldly with universal truths inside these pages applicable to all religions. Where iconoclastic hipsters make war and metaphysical, but non-religious intellects suddenly believe, this Waking God is not what it seems. As a Jew who never did understand what the difference was between--say, a Presbyterian or a Protestant, I initially felt like a cheerleader on the sidelines, but one who didn't understand the game, or whom to really root for. But around mid-way through this extraordinarily woven labyrinthine, I realized Waking God was talking directly to me with the language from the Bible. Mara, the lovely heroine(angel or devil?) seems to be gliding through a stoned out acid trip. Not that I know anything about THAT. Andrew, the teacher, also is in a surreal setting as if, at times, they want to create a H.P. Lovecraft horror show. Yet, despite that, or maybe because of the odd assortment of interesting little venomous people capitalizing ad nauseum, on religion,if you ask me, I would call this a moving, deeply religious work. Waking God is ultimately a spiritual, supernatural thrill ride-- spellbinding, passionate and furious. One never knows who is going to survive the chapter. As a writer, I also must add that Harris' prose jumps off the page with visual and poetic clarity. It is a pleasure to read a real craftsman at work on a project he obviously so passionately believes.
    Robert Rubenstein, Author:
    Ghost Runners

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  • Posted March 9, 2011

    An Experience

    Waking God is a deeply emotive experience. This book is technically fiction; it has a dynamic and intelligent plot, but it also reads more as a study in philosophy and religion, an unveiling of the harmful effects of dogma and the necessity of self-exploration in a world that makes it tempting to accept the moral codes handed to us (despite the often-illogical and contradictory rules that are attached). The basic quest here is the search for truth, the mastery of self and all the power each of us uses and misuses and herein, Brian L. Doe and Phillip K. Harris create a wholly engrossing story that will grab a reader and shake her, not telling her to think this or that, not preaching, but asking her what it is she really believes by engaging her in an this intense spiritual story. This is a book that will no doubt evoke a myriad of emotion from any reader, no matter religious belief or spiritual leaning, because it asks universal questions; questions that must be asked, especially in our current time. I say to any reader: buy the book, read it, loan it to a friend, discuss it, and brace yourself for the journey. Some books have the ability to alter a reader's view of the world if only by causing him to think about the human experience in a slightly different way, and this is one of those books. I look forward to the second installment: The Sacred Rota.

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  • Posted March 4, 2011

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    A Must Read For Our Times

    In the WAKING GOD TRILOGY, this being Book I, we see why the world is in a state of chaos; why religion is the bane of humanity; and what is happening as we approach 2012 and either destruction or enlightenment. Secret societies, fast paced thriller, a series that will make you think.

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