CONNECT by Clif Taylor


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An account of religious revelation.

One night in 1997, in a hotel room in Oklahoma, Clif Taylor decided that he wanted to talk to Christ. So he sat down, cleared his mind and asked a simple question: “Jesus?” And, Taylor writes, he heard an answer: “Yes, Clif?” What followed over the next few years was a stunning string of conversations between Christ and a humble man willing to listen. Here, Taylor transcribes those Q-and-A sessions. He asks the questions many might put to Jesus: How did you make a living? What was John the Baptist like? Did Judas really betray you? Other questions are unexpected: Is the free market a good economic system? Was the Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh guilty? But more unexpected is that Jesus answers them all, most in surprising detail. However, the book’s message is more than these answers; Taylor believes that each and every one of us can experience the same intimate connection with God and that we can all feel heaven inside. Everyone can speak with Jesus—and with Mary, Mohammed or Buddha, for that matter. Taylor’s revelation is ecumenical, although reader results will vary. If you believe that talking with God is possible—and polls suggest that the majority of Americans do—then Taylor’s book will offer a helpful road map. If not, it may be fruitless. But either way, know this: Taylor delivers his fireside chats humbly. He doesn’t believe that he’s special, and he hopes only to give his experience to others. Further, he does so in clean, crisp, unpretentious prose that is a testament to the simple carpenter’s son with whom he speaks.

An unbelievable spiritual project, modestly presented.

Pub Date: Nov. 2nd, 2010
ISBN: 978-1886769977
Page count: 207pp
Publisher: Connected Spirit Publictions/Gold Leaf Press
Program: Kirkus Indie
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1st, 2012