Just wanted to drop by tonight and tell you about my own Most Personally Anticipated Book of 2009!
← This one.
It’s by Bishop John Shelby Spong, entitled Eternal Life: A New Vision. Beyond Religion, Beyond Theism, Beyond Heaven and Hell.
It’s due to be released on September 1st, and I am counting down the days!
I have read so many books by Bishop Spong, I cannot recount them all here.
Suffice it to say, I think he speaks the clearest, of any of the hmmmm…. post-Christian authors, about Christianity. Specifically, about what it means to approach the Bible from a rational, non-literal perspective. He makes it [the Bible] all make sense, while retaining the value of what it was always intended to engender – spiritual experience.
For a long while, in previous volumes, Spong has spoken of how his last book would be about life’s final breath, and what possibly comes afterward.
The beauty of this upcoming book, [I will say it in advance], is that Spong will conclude that no one has the final word on the religious specifics of the afterlife.
Read this book with me, come September, and see if I am right.
-- A former posting of mine, about Spong. --