A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, by Karen Armstrong

By Karen Armstrong

"An admirable and bold paintings of synthesis that might provide perception and delight to hundreds of thousands of lay readers."

In this stunningly clever ebook, Karen Armstrong, one among Britain's ultimate commentators on non secular affairs, strains the background of the way women and men have perceived and skilled God, from the time of Abraham to the current. From classical philsophy and medieval mysticism to the Reformation, the Enlightenment, and the trendy age of skepticism, Karen Armstrong plays the close to miracle of distilling the highbrow heritage of monotheism into one beautifully readable quantity, destined to take its position as a classic.

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I have been with you throughout all time. Join the current of my Spirit as it flows up out of the depths of your being. Feel it rise and fall with your breath! Your own life! How gracious it is! How expansive it becomes! I am the life that called together the cells of your first organs. It was my love- that sang your name into form. Your tiny fetal eyes first crystallized along the patterns of my perception, and your ears formed around the resonance of my Word. Around the quality of my love for you, your body took form.

Experience it fully, and in offering it to me, know the Presence that remains undisturbed behind it all, the same Presence that now calls you home. Relax your sense of external definition, Feel your roots in my Being. Feel the Eternal Love at your core and live in peace. While feeling the peace that permeates all eternity, while resting fulfilled in my nature, at one with the wholeness of what I am, then and only then, make your decisions in time. Do all that you do from a center of peace, from a center in my Being.

Like the cells and developing organs of a body. There are over two hundred different kinds of cells in the human body, each with a distinct design and a specific purpose. Each of these different kinds (or nations) of cells has its own unique (national) perspective. It is precisely these unique perspectives 37 VISION that make the overall coordinated function of the healthy body possible. You do not find the adrenals conceiving of themselves as some kind of ethnic minority, infringed upon by the adjacent and much larger kidneys.

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