GOD’S ME, MYSELF, AND I by God's Sheepdog

GOD’S ME, MYSELF, AND I

The Truth and Ultimate Truth about the Trinity
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KIRKUS REVIEW

An extensive debut work focuses on the Holy Trinity and other aspects of Christianity.

The author admits at the outset of this nearly 900-page tome to feeling “lost, angry, hurt, misunderstood, frustrated, and unworthy of life” for many years. A change came through prayer and fasting and it was thus that the writer became God’s Sheepdog. And so it is with this book that God's Sheepdog speaks. Topics in this text include the idea that King David and Jesus “are the same begotten Son,” the concept that bad things exist because God is trying to refine humans’ faith—suffering “happens not because Jehovah can no longer show us compassion but because Jehovah is trying us”—and the belief that the end times as described in the Book of Revelation will occur in the year 3000. One of the subjects dearest to the author’s heart is the Holy Trinity, or rather, a refutation of the traditional idea that God exists as the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. As God's Sheepdog asserts rather emphatically: “PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT JEHOVAH, THE LORD, IS NOT IN A GODHEAD OF THREE PERSONS!!!” The author utilizes numerous biblical passages to explain these and other opinions, which creates a work that is, if anything, passionate. God's Sheepdog’s words come across as urgent; quotations from the Bible are sometimes repeated; and comparisons are made among several Bibles on some occasions. Many of the concepts, such as the idea that God created prehistoric man, albeit not “in the likeness or image of God,” help to take the volume beyond more well-trod areas of Christian polemics. The problem with focusing so much on the Holy Trinity, however, is that even for readers transfixed by biblical controversy, it can be a dull area of study. In the vast Christian field of miracles, damnation, prophets, and Apostles, understanding the Holy Trinity tends to be taken for granted. While the author does well to re-examine its makeup, pages and pages of such an exploration, instead of surveying more gripping topics, can leave readers weary where, ideally for such a work, they should be transfixed.

Journeying through this heartfelt blizzard makes for an edifying and dizzying biblical experience.

Pub Date: June 1st, 2018
Publisher: Manuscript
Program: Kirkus Indie
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