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Reviewed in the United States on January 10, 2012
I was hopeful about the book based on its topic, and even agree with the general sentiment. I plan to read more of Philip Gulley's books and hope to enjoy them more. I believe this particular book is a bit hypocritical. On the one hand, the author espouses tolerance and acceptance of many ways to reach God. He acknowledges that he has grown in his faith over his lifetime and is even hopeful that one day he will be somewhere other than where he is now. He especially encourages Christians to be open to people who disagree with them from other faiths. On the other hand every CHRISTIAN who disagrees with him believes something ridiculous and/or absurd. Maybe he is just letting off steam?? I was disappointed by the tone of the book. I grew up in a traditional church and by the time I was a teenager had reached many of the same conclusions he has in this book. Still I don't agree with everything in this book...and I get the feeling that I'd have a lot more trouble worshiping with Mr. Gulley than worshiping with my antiquated, out-dated traditional church. It's ironic, because from a theological standpoint perhaps we have a lot more in common.