Since the publication of Caballo de Troya 1-6 (Trojan Horse 1-6, Planeta), his best-selling series about Jesus' last days, crucifixion, and resurrection, Spanish novelist and UFO specialist Benitez has continued exploring issues concerning God's identity and Christianity. This book brings together 101 questions that Benitez received from both fans and critics about his views on Christianity, the Bible, and God. Sometimes tough and sometimes whimsical, the questions reflect different cultural and geographic backgrounds. As Benitez replies, readers will learn about the controversial author's beliefs-a blend of many religions with an emphasis on Christianity, which, Benitez claims, has attracted many followers. Benitez argues that at the beginning of time humans had the chance to choose a planet where they could experience life and love. Overall, he proposes a religion without temples, hierarchies, dogmas, or punishments. A series of photographs taken by the author's son accompany each entry, depicting remarkable nature scenes as well as the evil and good of humankind. Christian readers thinking that this book will reverberate with their beliefs are in for a surprise; Benitez rejects organized religion and has little good to say about the Roman Catholic Church. But bookstore clients looking for a reinterpretation of Christianity or an alternative view of God will find this an interesting and attractive pick.
Bianca Elliott, Lansing High School, KS Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.