Following in the Footsteps of God by Robb F.

Following in the Footsteps of God

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Robb F.’s fourth book continues his series of spiritual insights.

Of the dozens of short chapters here, some are astonishingly brief; “Simplify,” for example, is only seven words. Beyond that, each meditation ranges from half a page to three pages. At first glance, the format suggests it’s verse, since the sections are center-aligned on the page. The author doesn’t classify, saying only, “[T]hese writings constitute a chronological journal of insights and revelations.” Each section contemplates the infinite and suggests ways to know God, as in one chapter titled “A Perfect Life: Some Notes and a Blueprint for Spiritual Growth.” While the author quotes the Old Testament in some sections, other sections suggest a less Judeo-Christian perspective, encouraging readers to “seek to find the correct answers within oneself, thereby getting closer to the consciousness of God.” In addition to the Bible, the author draws from a plethora of sources: Buddhism, Mother Teresa, Farrah Gray, Joel Goldsmith and others. Ultimately, the book falls outside of any one belief system and declares itself a spiritual guidebook for the seeker of the “Ultimate Creator.” Unfortunately, the spiritual-speak often reads as fluff. “Human Desires and Fears” begins: “Let go and let God.” In “Walking with God,” “We travel; we walk, as One—together, hand-in-hand.” However, a few insights do shine through—“Assigning a gender designation to God with us as the son or daughter is perhaps an attempt to create a Holy Family within our lives.” Indeed, some meditations contain true wisdom, “Gratitude…is the starting place.”

Contains some big ideas, but not the best place to start for spiritual enlightenment.

Pub Date: Dec. 7th, 2011
ISBN: 978-1936037315
Page count: 162pp
Publisher: Az Publishing Services, LLC.
Program: Kirkus Indie
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