Religion Does Not Equal Spirituality
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God-Catholic Audacity explores how the Catholic Church has become the organization the world sees today and where it has gone astray from the real meaning of God’s purpose and how to connect with God. What inspired you to write this book?
This is the sixth book in a series on God – all have the same motive, namely to help people succeed in life ……… share in the Divine Nature.
What were some ideas that were important for you to share in this book?
The world’s religions are not of any help spiritually, but mislead people to believe they have a relationship with God when they do not.
What is a common misconception you feel people have about organized religion of any kind?
God is not serious in the scriptures and/or God’s love will cover their many faults and they will still succeed.
Do you have future books planned on the topic of religion and God?
There are a total of six books written in the last 2.5 years and all are published. I have done three with LT and may do all six.
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God-Catholic Audacity by author Alan P. Gill is a captivating and thought-provoking book that explores the origins and practices of Catholicism. With a historical perspective, Gill presents his analysis of the Catholic Church, challenging readers to reconsider their beliefs in a refreshing way. The author’s willingness to tackle controversial topics, such as the baptism of infants and the travels of the apostle Peter, adds to the intrigue of this book. Gill presents his unapologetic thoughts and raises significant questions that encourage readers to engage with the text on a deeper level.
Of particular interest is Gill’s argument about the distinction between religion and relationship, which offers readers a fresh perspective on Catholicism. He argues that Catholicism emphasizes adherence to specific actions rather than living a life for God. This compelling argument challenges traditional Catholic beliefs, and the author’s sentence, “Do not believe what you are told, but understand what you believe,” is especially powerful. This sentence challenges readers to examine their own beliefs and think critically about their faith. Although some readers may find Gill’s style overly persuasive, the book presents fascinating ideas that are worth exploring for those seeking a new perspective on Catholicism. The author’s straightforward approach and lack of sugar-coating make for a refreshing read.
God-Catholic Audacity is a comprehensive book, providing an abundance of information and research that makes it a valuable addition to any reader’s collection. It is a thought-provoking read that will leave readers contemplating long after they have finished the book. Gill’s work offers a challenging yet engaging exploration of Catholicism, making it a must-read for anyone interested in religion or history.
Pages: 509 | ASIN: B09N2T5NXK
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A Successful Next Life
“What Is Life About? – Life Is About the Soul” takes readers on a transformative journey of self-discovery and purpose, exploring various aspects of life from a refreshing and accessible perspective. Why was this an important book for you to write?
This was to be the central theme for a six book series that would help people to have a successful next life. People go through life and learn a great deal about many things that in the end do not matter. The things that matter are related to whatever helps them succeed. Nothing is more important than the basics and the most basic thing is that their existence continues past death. Thus life is about the soul since it is forever.
Can you share some insights into your approach to discussing God and how readers can establish a personal connection with the divine?
There is only one way to connect with God and it is His way. It cannot be my approach for what do I know about things outside our realm?
What are some practical steps readers can take to apply the lessons from your book in their daily lives?
The things that are practical may be that there is nothing that would seem practical. The emphasis is on the spiritual and in that sense there are practical everyday things. Such as avoiding sin, seeking God and following th The things that are practical may be that there is nothing that would seem practical. The emphasis is on the spiritual and in that sense there are practical everyday things. Such as avoiding sin, seeking God, living characteristically with these things:love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
What do you hope is one thing readers take away from your book?
Life is short and you need to get it right. God wants you to succeed but you need to overcome what you want from the world and live for Christ.
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God – Life Is About The Soul
God – Life Is About The Soul by Author Alan Gill is the third book featured in a collection of six books by the author. The book shares the message that life is to be lived with the sole purpose of the redemption of the soul and the only way to achieve this is through an authentic relationship with God. The author states that the Bible is the true message of God. He offers a critique of organized religions who he asserts do not offer people the correct guidance to achieve salvation through God and admittance to Heaven as they misrepresent the word of God in some cases by focusing on material life rather than the soul and people’s ultimate relationship with God and Christ.
The assertion that the world is a temporary stage of our soul’s life where we are given the opportunity to prove our devotion to God and his purpose for humanity is laid out by the author throughout the book and features as a central message.
“Life is serious business and needs to be lived day by day considering its ultimate purpose, namely your soul.“
The writing is clear and the arguments are set out in a logical manner with direct references from the scripture. The author is clearly passionate in his belief and desire to educate readers on the importance of living a spiritual life in order to achieve success in one’s life. Success is defined by the writer as living life in a manner pleasing God and in turn being granted eternal life in the kingdom of God.
“A wise person can see that life is about the soul. Essentially everything that has meaning is about the soul. All the hundreds of things that a person may consider important in their lives are not important. Ultimately, at death (or Christ’s return), there is only one issue of importance, and it is do you have a relationship with God – are you in the body of Christ. That will be the determining criteria for success or failure. Life is about the soul and absolutely about nothing else, but there are some equivalent ways of stating this that can bring added clarity. Life is about the battle between good and evil and very personally about the struggle between you and sin. This correct understanding of life emphasizes life is about the spiritual.“
I enjoyed reading this enlightening book as it lays out an intelligent discussion about the nature of the soul and the personal relationship one must cultivate with God. The author makes good points about the dilution of the word of God through a misunderstanding or bending of the meaning of the Bible to accommodate human desires and material wants. He effectively highlights the way organized religion has, in some cases, appropriated material wealth under the name of religion and are misleading followers to the true nature of living a spiritual life. God – Life Is About The Soul is a thought-provoking and illuminating read that I highly recommend to readers looking to develop a better understanding of the soul.
Pages: 252 | ASIN: B0B11SP3PF
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