A book that combines close-read Bible study and medical advice.
Solutin (We Are Gods, 2015, etc.) begins with a two-point combination that’s fairly typical in books in its genre: a series of unconventional health measures and a disclaimer that the author is “not a health care professional, which means nothing in this writing may be construed as prescription.” Solutin advocates twice-daily intakes of 1000 milligrams of vitamin C, 400 international units of vitamin E, and one scoop of whey protein mixed with water; he asserts that this regimen has cured him of diarrhea, headaches, vertigo, asthma, chest pains, and other ailments. The author later broadens the scope of his book to a more general examination of how Satan implemented “death programming” into humans to thwart the will of God, as “the original program of God with Adam was everlasting life.” He then embarks upon a deep analysis of and commentary on some fundamental Christian debates, such as the correct day of the Sabbath or the correct name of Jesus (“we know that the word LORD here is supposed to be YHWH which should be pronounced YaHuWaH,” he writes, although he confusingly refers to Jesus as “Yahushua” later in the book). He goes on to offer a detailed study of the Ten Commandments, including word-for-word translation analysis, and much of this section is engaging. However, it sits awkwardly alongside many of the book’s more unusual claims, such as that the concepts of karma and reincarnation are biblically supported, that there’s scientific evidence of past lives and near-death experiences, and that Lucifer created prehistoric man. Overall, the energy and innovation of the book’s scriptural analysis will likely interest readers of religious texts. However, they may have less use for the book’s nutritional supplement advice or pseudoscientific claims.
A vigorous but unfocused Christian study.