- Paperback: 170 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 30, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1453646442
- ISBN-13: 978-1453646441
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,491,345 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Doubt and Reassurance Vol. II: The Structure of Purpose Paperback – June 30, 2010
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About the Author
• Jungle huts in Papua New Guinea and hyper-clean laboratory facilities in major corporate research centers; • Cultural wanderings from Kurdistan to Houston; • Degrees in engineering and physics struggling for compatibility with a dogged awareness of life beautiful, spiritual, and immeasurable; Such rich diversity of experience results from an abject failure at setting career goals, defining objectives, planning life, and generally taking control. Shoot, I can’t even write if trying to follow an outline or chapter structure, much less live life that way. I’ve had some grandiose adventures (by my very tame personal standards) on mountains and glaciers, in island jungles and North African deserts, and under the waters of the South Pacific and Indian Oceans. But I fell into these not through execution of life-long plans for goals in my life, but by living my life open to the wonders and opportunities offered by the Source of life. This book generally does not mention those life experiences. Truth be known, in my typical unplanned, surrender to the moment manner, I’ve not finalized what this book will mention. But I know that all the unforeseen and unpredictable events that may appear in my biography remain hollow and meaningless if accrued only for my own experience. Whatever reassurance, insight, and encouragement my books offer will have been distilled from the fruit of those experiences, the grandiose and the tragic, the high exhilarations and the deep grief. I pray my books will pass on some gentle touch of the unforeseen lessons and insights I have been blessed to receive while living this curious biography.
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Continuing on from volume one of this series the author continues to pursue doubt and it's opposite reassurance
This books is easy to read as it is very loosely structured with an attempt to organize it into a conventional books with chapters and some sort of story arc and yet it doesn't quit make it.
And that's okay, because this book is more about the content, the intent, the implications and the explanations related to God by the author than it is about slavish attention to conventional book structure. And that is where the hard part of this book comes in to play.
Some of the book is revelatory in nature while other parts are questioning and seeking. The author talks about issues like Budha and our worldy path .
This volume deals more with other religions and history as it relates to doubt and reassurance. About seeing something that everyone else is looking at, and coming to a different interpretation, a better interpretation.
As in the first volume there are some deep subjects, in other words subjects where there are implications beyond the event, and more tactical events where what you see is what you get.
I think the author is trying again to push a button, any button, to try and get the reader to make a deep review of their religious experience and through that reflection be reassured that doubt is a normal part of being human and therefore needs to be embraced before reassurance can be attained.
The author includes appropriate biblical quotes when appropriate and talks about non religious icons.
A thought provoking book