Enlightened in the 21st Century

Enlightened in the 21st Century

by Richard Krauland

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Overview

These past fifty years have seen incredible advances in mankind's scientific knowledge. We can now replace knees, hips, and other joints inside the human body, and we use robots to do critical parts of the surgeries. We are using retroviruses to actually rewrite the DNA within living patients, in order to make their bodies more effective in fighting diseases. We have seen subatomic particles, during their brief appearances, in our supercollider. We have captured images of the moment when two hydrogen nuclei fuse into one helium nucleus. We can speak to anyone in the world if they are in possession of a handheld cell phone. We have orbiting observatories that allow us to see galaxies that are over 13 billion lightyears away, and we have sent probes to other planets even landing one on a comet.

With all this new knowledge, and much more, it's time to ask, has any of this information helped us to answer those age-old questions about the purpose of life, the existence of God, the origins of the universe, and our role within it all?

In this book, the author emphatically answers yes!

We now have enough scientific facts to answer most of those questions. And in a clear and easily readable way, he explains what we now know and how each of us can use these new insights, in order to improve our lives tremendously.

This work in intended to improve your life. In fact, I am sure it will.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781645696308
Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 07/23/2019
Pages: 108
Sales rank: 522,927
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.26(d)

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Enlightened in the 21st Century 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Susan-Keefe 4 months ago
Essential reading for the enquiring mind. Right from the Introduction I had a feeling this book was going to be fascinating and it was. Why? Because the author invites us to draw a tree and then, after we have done so, he enlightens us about an incredibly common yet very accurate fact about that drawing, without seeing it himself, just from his observance of human nature. From that moment I was hooked, and thoroughly enjoyed every page! Most people have important times in their lives which they remember clearly, and for Richard Krauland one of these times was one night in 1971 when he had a life-changing experience. He was 18 at the time, Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy had been assassinated, the infamous Democrat’s National Convention in Chicago had taken place, and the war in Vietnam was raging, causing unrest in the country. That night and through to the next day, instead of sleeping the author found himself examining his life, what he had been told, what he knew, and what he believed in, or not. The result was his ‘philosophy of life,’ one which he has followed in the intervening forty-eight years. This was just one of the divine interventions which he believes has shaped his life and made him the man he is today, despite health challenges, a successful businessman, philosopher, and mathematician. From the wonders of science to his controversial views on ‘fake science’ this book contains his thoughts and philosophies, in a no-holds-barred format, because, in his words “I believe that being well-grounded in the truth is absolutely necessary for a successful life as a free person.” It was very interesting to read about our senses, and perceptions of things, and how these are continually evolving throughout time, from the far distant past into the future as scientific discoveries open our eyes to an infinite world which is waiting to be discovered. Yet at the other flip of the coin, he makes us think about the information we are fed via the social media, truths, half-truths, and lies, and emphasizes it is essential that we can differentiate between them to lead an enlightened life I have no hesitation in highly recommending this thought-provoking book, and I challenge anyone with an inquisitive mind not to find it absolutely fascinating. Whether it is from the hundreds of interesting facts it contains, from the questions it answers, or the ability it has to make you sit up and think. Definitely one for those of us who have an enquiring mind which screams to be enlightened!
Grady1GH 4 months ago
‘Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.’ – Philip K. Dick Author Richard Krauland, a mathematician, philosopher, successful businessman, survivor of health challenges, and now writer, is surrounded by science – both in his training and in his family circle – and he uses those gained insights into scientific analysis and deduction to guide the reader down a path of separating truth from misconceptions. In his words, ‘I believe in science, real science. I believe in logic, And I believe in God, our Creator.’ In a warmly honest approach, Richard shares his passion for real science and for the Christian concept of the meaning of life. ‘ Science has given us many great things, like medical breakthroughs, rocket science, the internet, and all manner of things that are good and true…But what is science and what is not science? We need to separate real science from all the things that claim to be real science, but are not…By tearing through non-science’s veil of credibility, we can open or minds to the truth of God’s reality, and God’s presence in our lives. By breaking through those barriers, the light of truth can shine through.’ Using an accessible conversational manner, that slowly becoming obsolete one-on-one without texting or tweeting personal real-time discussion, Richard shares his observed facts about our frequent forgetting information when thinking or making decisions, and it is that path he offers to correct – by bringing to the surface information we know or that researchers have discovered but don’t think about. And this is the entry point for the title of his brief but poignant book – Enlightenment – or readily seeing false ideas as false and truth as that ‘being consistent with real observable facts, economic realities, religious teachings, and everyday real-life experience.’ Or as he expounds further, ‘knowing that which is known; that which is knowable but as yet unknown, and recognizing that some things can never be known, and being aware of the limitations that the missing knowledge imposes on us.’ It is this quality of communication that this conversational scientific book by the compassionate author addresses Reality (a fascinating discussion of the sense of vision, taste, touch, hearing, feelings, smell and those we don’t understand), Science (things we understand as well as those that remain conundrums like Evolution, Creationism, climate change, the Big Bang, the human body), Economics, Miraculous experiences – all in a cogent manner that embraces the truth of science with the need to ferret out the untruth, finding that place where belief in God as explained in the Gospels enters. Richard encourages us to approach the world academically and experientially and spiritually and such conceptualization brings Enlightenment. Using his life experiences and views shared as both friend and coach makes this warmly rendered book valuable. Grady Harp, January 20
WriterJohn1960 4 months ago
In his first book, author Richard Krauland explores how we actually know whether or not something is true. He also dispels many of the current political and scientific theories that might be considered conventional wisdom. Using the simple tool of logical deduction, Krauland meticulously builds cases against many of the ideas that he says are threatening the future of our country. One by one, Krauland sets the record straight on things like climate change, evolution and even the Big Bang theory. He also posits that life experiences have proven to him that there is “intelligent design” and a higher power in the universe. The self-described “philosopher by nature” brings to this book a background in mathematics and the experience of building a billion-dollar-plus business. He argues that a number of spiritual experiences in his own life have given him the faith in God. Krauland says he wrote this book to “help everyone to separate the truth from misconceptions that cause people to fall short of their goals.” Through a series of steps and by applying the author’s wisdom and insight, he says everyone has a chance to be successful in a capitalistic laissez-faire system of small government. Krauland articulates his firm beliefs in a manner that is both conversational and easy to understand. The stories he uses to make his points are all refreshing and upbeat. He has recovered from two lifelong illnesses and a temporary full body paralysis. Krauland believes his success came to him in his 40s, “once he understood what was really going on in the world.” Life experience is a crucial factor in assessing what is real and what is false. Krauland offers over 60 years of that life experience. “Enlightenment in the 21st Century” is an important guide to both spirituality and the truth. At a time when there is so much information to be waded through, this book is a concise and eyebrow-raising primer on so many vital issues of the day. A bold and highly personal treatise for anyone who wants to know what’s really going on.
WriterJohn1960 4 months ago
In his first book, author Richard Krauland explores how we actually know whether or not something is true. He also dispels many of the current political and scientific theories that might be considered conventional wisdom. Using the simple tool of logical deduction, Krauland meticulously builds cases against many of the ideas that he says are threatening the future of our country. One by one, Krauland sets the record straight on things like climate change, evolution and even the Big Bang theory. He also posits that life experiences have proven to him that there is “intelligent design” and a higher power in the universe. The self-described “philosopher by nature” brings to this book a background in mathematics and the experience of building a billion-dollar-plus business. He argues that a number of spiritual experiences in his own life have given him the faith in God. Krauland says he wrote this book to “help everyone to separate the truth from misconceptions that cause people to fall short of their goals.” Through a series of steps and by applying the author’s wisdom and insight, he says everyone has a chance to be successful in a capitalistic laissez-faire system of small government. Krauland articulates his firm beliefs in a manner that is both conversational and easy to understand. The stories he uses to make his points are all refreshing and upbeat. He has recovered from two lifelong illnesses and a temporary full body paralysis. Krauland believes his success came to him in his 40s, “once he understood what was really going on in the world.” Life experience is a crucial factor in assessing what is real and what is false. Krauland offers over 60 years of that life experience. “Enlightenment in the 21st Century” is an important guide to both spirituality and the truth. At a time when there is so much information to be waded through, this book is a concise and eyebrow-raising primer on so many vital issues of the day. A bold and highly personal treatise for anyone who wants to know what’s really going on.
WriterJohn1960 4 months ago
In his first book, author Richard Krauland explores how we actually know whether or not something is true. He also dispels many of the current political and scientific theories that might be considered conventional wisdom. Using the simple tool of logical deduction, Krauland meticulously builds cases against many of the ideas that he says are threatening the future of our country. One by one, Krauland sets the record straight on things like climate change, evolution and even the Big Bang theory. He also posits that life experiences have proven to him that there is “intelligent design” and a higher power in the universe. The self-described “philosopher by nature” brings to this book a background in mathematics and the experience of building a billion-dollar-plus business. He argues that a number of spiritual experiences in his own life have given him the faith in God. Krauland says he wrote this book to “help everyone to separate the truth from misconceptions that cause people to fall short of their goals.” Through a series of steps and by applying the author’s wisdom and insight, he says everyone has a chance to be successful in a capitalistic laissez-faire system of small government. Krauland articulates his firm beliefs in a manner that is both conversational and easy to understand. The stories he uses to make his points are all refreshing and upbeat. He has recovered from two lifelong illnesses and a temporary full body paralysis. Krauland believes his success came to him in his 40s, “once he understood what was really going on in the world.” Life experience is a crucial factor in assessing what is real and what is false. Krauland offers over 60 years of that life experience. “Enlightenment in the 21st Century” is an important guide to both spirituality and the truth. At a time when there is so much information to be waded through, this book is a concise and eyebrow-raising primer on so many vital issues of the day. A bold and highly personal treatise for anyone who wants to know what’s really going on.
WriterJohn1960 4 months ago
In his first book, author Richard Krauland explores how we actually know whether or not something is true. He also dispels many of the current political and scientific theories that might be considered conventional wisdom. Using the simple tool of logical deduction, Krauland meticulously builds cases against many of the ideas that he says are threatening the future of our country. One by one, Krauland sets the record straight on things like climate change, evolution and even the Big Bang theory. He also posits that life experiences have proven to him that there is “intelligent design” and a higher power in the universe. The self-described “philosopher by nature” brings to this book a background in mathematics and the experience of building a billion-dollar-plus business. He argues that a number of spiritual experiences in his own life have given him the faith in God. Krauland says he wrote this book to “help everyone to separate the truth from misconceptions that cause people to fall short of their goals.” Through a series of steps and by applying the author’s wisdom and insight, he says everyone has a chance to be successful in a capitalistic laissez-faire system of small government. Krauland articulates his firm beliefs in a manner that is both conversational and easy to understand. The stories he uses to make his points are all refreshing and upbeat. He has recovered from two lifelong illnesses and a temporary full body paralysis. Krauland believes his success came to him in his 40s, “once he understood what was really going on in the world.” Life experience is a crucial factor in assessing what is real and what is false. Krauland offers over 60 years of that life experience. “Enlightenment in the 21st Century” is an important guide to both spirituality and the truth. At a time when there is so much information to be waded through, this book is a concise and eyebrow-raising primer on so many vital issues of the day. A bold and highly personal treatise for anyone who wants to know what’s really going on.