This looks like a book that I’d like to get after reading an excerpt of it. Most reviews at Amazon are praising it but a few said it introduces no enlightenments and the author tried too hard to be funny~ Hmm..
From the excerpt I think he’s a pretty good writer, and that he brought up an important point: being religious isn’t necessarily good, having a relationship with God is the real thing.
More quotes from the excerpt:
- Many people are religious and have zero relationship with God. In fact, being religious can be a bad thing.
- For many people, being religious and morally "good" are nothing more than fancy ways of trying to manipulate God into giving them what they want.
- Without a relationship with God at its core, all religion devolves to superstition. And superstition—whether or not a person calls it that—is against what God wants for us.
- So God doesn’t owe us anything. He is our loving Father who would do anything for us; he’s not some adversary we are bargaining with! He wants us to see that, and to see that if he gives us good things, it’s because he loves us, not because he owes us.