Thursday, July 09, 2009


Wow, I have not been around the ol’ blogworld as much as I would like to be!
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. --


1 comment:

Arukiyomi said...

ah... Spong... now that makes a lot of sense...