Wednesday, August 19, 2015

 
A MUST READ BOOK FOR ALL - IT IS BEYOND TIMELY FOR THE CHALLENGES FACING TODAY'S HUMANITY

More after breakfast, but for now it begins with Joshua aka Jesus teaching his disciples acceptance.  The book is historical fiction, but well researched.  The author then turns to the battle for freedom of religion in England and its movement across the Atlantic and how intolerance for diversity of religion continued in New England and Jamestown.

Through her woven tale she mixes in intolerance with the message of Joshua for tolerance and acceptance.  It is historical fiction.  This makes for an easy read as a story versus preaching.

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE CHAPTER 9:

 
The author recounts this exchange as the foundation for the historical fiction she weaves concerning freedom of religion.  Go back and read versus 49 and 50.  It does not matter what you call yourself, all that matters is you follow and live the message. 
 
This simple concept is lost on far too many modern day Christians. Muslims, Jews and just about every other religious group on the planet. 
 
As you read the book you embrace passages 49 and 50.  The book is an easy ready because it is about people fighting for religious freedom, the new world, England, those in Holland quietly fighting the battle for freedom in England.
 
When you are done reading the book, you are compelled to asked yourself, what would the world be today if every politician lived by these simple words of Joshua. "And Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not: for he that is not against us is for us."
 
You cannot find peace so long as you need to control people.  The message is clear, salvation is through the message and not the man or his particular ways.
 
But what makes this book is, it is not preachy.  It is a story of old England and the New World and how people lived together and oppressed one another.  It is a good read. 
 
Once this book breaks out I am certain it will be on the NYT best sellers list and be quoted by politicians and people alike.

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