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Waking God: Book Two: The Sacred Rota Paperback – February 18, 2011
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"You create demons and false hopes of redemption. You build them mighty temples and give with one hand and slaughter with the other. You have kept them separate and ignorant and give just enough to raise empty hopes. You destroy their prophets and burn their seers. If they question, you put them to the rack and crush all semblance of free thought. You give them a doctrine of poverty and offer riches in your fantasy heaven. Kill in the name of god and your treasure shall be immeasurable ...." An apt description of global religion. Piers Anthony, New York Times bestselling author.
About the Author
Philip F. Harris was born in Massachusetts and currently resides in Maine. He received his degree in Political Science from The American University in Washington, D.C. and has worked at every level of government. He currently works in special education. He is co-author of the controversial WAKING GOD series, coined a “spiritual thriller,” which was first released 6’06 and was re-released in ’09 with a new publisher. The Third Edition was released by All Things That Matter Press. His second novel, A MAINE CHRISTMAS CAROL was released by Cambridge Books in 2’07. His third book (non-fiction), JESUS TAUGHT IT, TOO: THE EARLY ROOTS OF THE LAW OF ATTRACTION, 2nd edition was released by ALL THINGS THAT MATTER PRESS. His fourth book, RAPING LOUISIANA: A DIARY OF DECEIT was released by Cambridge Books in 2007. POLARIZING YOUR LIFE TOWARDS PERFECTION is published by Cambridge Books. WAKING GOD BOOK II: THE SACRED ROTA was originally published by Literary Road Press. See the series, COLLECTED MESSAGES: GUIDES FOR PERSONAL TRANSFORMATION at ALL THINGS THAT MATTER PRESS. Mr. Harris is a nationally syndicated and featured writer for The American Chronicle and has a blog called ALL THINGS THAT MATTER. He is spiritual growth expert on SelfGrowth.com. More information on his works can be found at: http://allthingsthatmatterpress.com,http://philipharris.blogspot.com, http://wakinggod1.blogspot.com,http://www.wakinggod.com. A certified Holistic Life Coach, Mr. Harris offers guidance to those seeking to take control of their body, mind and spirit. Brian L. Doe was born in Ogdensburg, New York, and grew up on the shores of the St. Lawrence River. From a young age, he recognized his passion for the written word and committed himself to the pursuit of writing. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in writing from St. Lawrence University, and a Master’s Degree in secondary education from the State University of New York at Potsdam College. His first novel, Barley and Gold, was published in 2001 and again in 2008 along with his second book, The Grace Note. He is also coauthor of the trilogy Waking God with Philip F. Harris. Mr. Doe is an English teacher in Upstate New York where he lives with his wife and children.
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This is the second novel of a three novel story. Should there be some delay after reading the first novel, the authors quickly bring the reader up to speed so that the characters are not new and the story flows without interruption. I find the Sacred Rota to be a timely read. Current world events are integrated with end time’s Biblical philosophy. The characters: Mantrella and Michael represent Good –vs. - Evil; each vying for control of events.
Murder and love gives the reader much suspense. The introduction of new characters increase the suspense.Can’t wait to delve into Book III.
This book series suggests that the author’s have a vivid imagination or that they are prophets in disguise.
The Sacred Rota, the second novel in the Waking God trilogy, has now been reissued by All Things That Matter Press in a new, non-expurgated edition. A useful chapter-by-chapter plot summary of book I is included. Those who have already enjoyed book one will find the outline sufficient to remind them of the rich details of the first book. Since it is only a bare outline, however, those who have not read book one would be better off to start, as Aristotle suggested a few years back, at the beginning.
To say The Sacred Rota merely continues the story would be unfair. This book is even more exciting and its plot even more swiftly moving than the first. The characters first introduced in Waking God are fleshed out more and their significance in the themes made more clear. Along the way there are many wonderful new characters and events, such as the Battle of the Big Horses, to enjoy. Along the way, too, much esoteric information, such as the history and meaning of the Tarot cards, the chakras, and meanings of the names and signifigence of the archangels is imparted. As in any good novel, though, the insights you receive, however interesting, are only secondary to story. And The Sacred Rota is a great story.
--Review by Sandy Cohen, author of Revelations: A Novel, The Viper's Son, Norman Mailer's Novels, Bernard Malamud and the Trial by Love, and Professor of Literature