GOD IS ALIVE AND WELL by Robert W. Walker

GOD IS ALIVE AND WELL

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An avant-garde guide to spiritual wholeness.

Walker delivers an unusual introduction to the spiritual life, mixing New Age spiritualism, physics, and a surprisingly traditional view of the Bible. His work seems intended to invite readers into a closer connection with God through a kind of spiritual awakening, which he believes can unlock the potential for healing and even miracle-working. The author begins by asserting that God is composed of spiritual energy and that Jesus Christ (as well as the Old Testament prophets Moses, Elijah, and Elisha) worked miracles by using that energy, which he says is available to everyone. To access that energy, he says, one must go beyond the normal practice of religious faith and break through a spiritual barrier of one’s own “imbalanced energy” and bad karma. The author also asserts that a deep connection to God is possible because each person has God’s energy within him or her: “You have your Spirit/Soul within you, which is a piece of God’s Spirit that you received at birth.” Walker goes on to say that “quantum light particles and waves are God’s Creative Energy,” which he uses to create and order all things. By tapping that energy, everyone can have access to immense miraculous power, he says. The author shares a variety of personal experiences in which he says that he used his own spiritual powers to perform miracles as diverse as stopping a tornado and influencing the growth of his brother’s crops. Walker’s writing style is clear and engaging, and readers will be especially struck by his willingness to speak from the heart and tell deeply personal stories, such as the circumstances of his wife’s death or accounts of intense spiritual encounters. He shows an almost traditional respect for Jesus and a faith in the truth of Bible stories, but his insistence on developing an almost otherworldly connection to God will be off-putting to many readers. Most especially, his depiction of God as not omniscient, and even bordering on tangible, won’t sit well with traditional believers.

A controversial characterization of God as a being of perfect energy.

Pub Date: Aug. 28th, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-5255-1207-0
Page count: 252pp
Publisher: FriesenPress
Program: Kirkus Indie
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