July 31, 2013

There Is No God And He Is Always With You by Brad Warner

There Is No God And He Is Always With You by Brad Warner is a book about Warner’s perspective on God. Read it with an open mind, and you may discover that some of his theories and beliefs on the topic are similar to your own, or change your perspective a little bit to go with his.

Book Description
Can you be an atheist and still believe in God?
Can you be a true believer and still doubt?
Can Zen give us a way past our constant fighting about God?

Brad Warner was initially interested in Buddhism because he wanted to find God, but Buddhism is usually thought of as godless. In the three decades since Warner began studying Zen, he has grappled with paradoxical questions about God and managed to come up with some answers. In this fascinating search for a way beyond the usual arguments between fundamentalists and skeptics, Warner offers a profoundly engaging and idiosyncratic take on the ineffable power of the “ground of all being.” There Is No God And He Is Always With You

My Thoughts
There Is No God And He Is Always With You is an interesting discussion of the author’s theory of God, religion, and our connection with it all. If you enjoy reading about someone’s theoretical view of spirituality and religion, this is a book you would most likely enjoy reading and discussing with others. However, if you are very set in your religion, this is probably not going to be a book for you.

I’ve been interested in the universe, God, metaphysics, the supernatural, and everything in-between. As a spiritual person who does very much believe in God, but finds it hard to just blindly believe in something, I could relate to a lot of the topics and questions covered in this book. I’m not saying that I agreed with them all. This is a book that does focus on religion, spirituality, and of course, God. So, what I say about how I feel about it shouldn’t matter to you. Spirituality is a personal thing, and I wouldn’t try to sway someone one way or another. That being said, I did personally enjoy reading this book, and I think if you are interested in any of the topics mentioned above, you will too.

* Thank you to the publisher of There Is No God And He Is Always With You, New World Library, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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