- Publisher : Notion Press; 1st edition (27 January 2022)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 144 pages
Christianity is one of the most popular religions across the world alongside Islam. It has several lessons pertaining to the elevation of mankind but mostly, they get forgotten or left behind in prevalent noise. Everyone desires to discover themselves, be one with God, and live a life filled with gifts in the fullest measure of peace, love, and joy in our hearts.
Embracing God by Chris Tham is an attempt to teach its readers how they are connected to the Almighty in the spiritual realm. It intends to help its readers in studying the word of God that shall bring healing and cognizance to them. It essentially talks about who is God, who is Devil, and how are we (humans) connected to the higher power.
Through sound logic, the book tries to break free its readers from misguided biblical representations. It also attempts to distinctly put truth and knowledge and adds that truth is of paramount importance.
This book has numerous Biblical references and hence, I believe it is a good read for the Christian reader. As a non-Christian reader, I found it hard to connect with several points in the book. While I understood the texts related to identity and spirituality, their correlation with religious texts made little sense to me.
Perhaps, the author could have considered breaking down the text into digestible paragraphs and simplifying it further to make it fit for all readers irrespective of their religious standing. Moreover, I found writing wordy and cumbersome. Had there been clarity in the narrative, it would have been an easier job to understand the book fully.
No doubt, the book has a noble intention to better our spiritual understanding and moves through relevant opinions of thinkers, comparisons, freedom of thought, and God. It tries to bring to logical conclusions without being preachy or stubborn. I liked the author’s take on community and union with God.
As a Hindu, I have always subscribed to it as a way of living and not as a religious practice to follow. To me, God is one and resides within. This is the only truth I have come to believe in and I am glad that this book of Chris shares my thought and aligns with them.