Gnostic Mystery

Gnostic Mystery

by Randy Davila
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Gnostic Mystery 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
EbonyAngel More than 1 year ago
This book is very thought provoking. The Gnostic Mystery is not your usual mystery book but it will make you think about what you believe. The mystery in this book, is, "Is it really true?" The Gnostic Mystery is an eye opener and makes you want to study more about your religious beliefs what ever they may be.
Ronrose More than 1 year ago
3.0 out of 5 stars The Gnostic Mystery, May 17, 2009 I enjoyed reading this book, I received as part of the LibraryThing program. The storyline is rather thin and the writing a bit forced. The author needs to work on his craft a bit more. A self made, wealthy American, goes to Israel to try to renew his Christian faith. He and his friends, immediately come across an ancient document that leads him to many questions about his religion. I appreciated the comparative religion aspect of the book, detailing the differences between the established Christian Church and the beliefs of the Gnostics, who where an early christian sect. It is not a book for the casual reader, but if you are interested in comparative religion or early christian beginnings, it will certainly raise questions and hopefully motivate you to further study.
Jennmarie68 More than 1 year ago
This book was truly enlightening. I enjoyed it from the very beginning. Having not been raised in any specific religion I'm a little lost when it comes to some of the stories and characters in The Bible. I do know the basics and the older I get, and the more I read, I'm beginning to piece together a fuller understanding of The Bible. I had never heard of the Gnostics before reading this book. So I was coming to this one with a complete open mind. I think that is part of why I enjoyed this so much. The revelations made about Gnostic beliefs and current Christian beliefs seemed plausible to me. But, again I have a limited knowledge of The Bible, and an even more limited relationship with it. This was not an action filled book. The things that the characters did was kind of a sub story, at least in my opinion. The main story was really a historical account of the Gnostics. There is a plot and there are things that happen that move the story along, but these events are not integral to the story. I think this was very well written and I didn't get the feeling that it was trying to discredit modern Christian beliefs. I think the book takes the stance of: Here's some things that happened in The Bible and here's what people believe about them. One more than one occasion it is mentioned that just because it is believed that some don't count The Bible as an accurate historical account does it make Jesus' teachings any less valuable? I would say that it doesn't, but that's just my opinion.
lg4154 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It was a quick read for me, I found myself hardly able to put it down. The book was well written and I loved the interaction with Jack, Chloe, Punjeeh, & the Professor. Reading the descriptions of Israel, the author was so descriptive and made you feel like you were actually there. It reminded me of a cross between Da Vinci Code and maybe the action of Indiana Jones. I highly recommend it!