Archives for March, 2013

Review:The Religion of Ancient Egypt by W.M. Flinders, 8 Jan 2013

I have rated this book with 5 stars because Flinders has related the accounts of this topic with fresh modern English in a manner that made the subject much more readable than the many other books on this topic. It provides the reader with the ambience of the atmosphere and attitudes of Egyptian gods that […]

The Gospel of Thomas

The Nag Hammadi Library The Gospel of Thomas Translated by Stephen Patterson and Marvin Meyer (Visit the Gospel of Thomas Collection for additional information) These are the secret sayings that the living Jesus spoke and Didymos Judas Thomas recorded. 1. And he said, “Whoever discovers the interpretation of these sayings will not taste death.” 2. […]

Bibliography of Christian books by date

Introduction: The following bibliography is presented with the latest publication date as most recent to show the influence of modernity on religious attitudes of the authors. A brief detail of the authors will show the authority of the authors for knowledge of their subject matter.  Comments will follow the listings. [NB: Reviews of all these […]

Review: “Who Wrote the Bible?” by Washington Gladden

This brief book, “Who Wrote the Bible” by Gladden looks at the human literary skills in the writing,transcribing, editing, preserving, transmitting, translating and publishing the Bible but does not examine the doctrines nor the spirituality of the religion. He concludes that the Bible was written by men, from many lands,  a little at a time, […]

Review: “Infiltration” by Paul Sperry, 21 Dec 2007

Review is from: Infiltration: How Muslim Spies and Subversives Have Penetrated Washington (Hardcover)  Paul Sperry Americans are very patriotic and the American Constitution that includes the `Bill of Rights’ has been so instilled into the American psyche so much so that most Americans regard it as inviolable as the Bible and almost just as sacred. […]

Review: As He Saw It – Elliot Roosevelt, 20 Jun 2012

Review: As He Saw It – Elliot Roosevelt History is usually written by the victors to glorify their part in the war and all the true aspects of the “infighting, intrigues, and petty ideological differences, are air brushed out of historical records.” Although, little bits of F.D. Roosevelt’s real views on geo-politics have been expressed […]

Review: Son of Hamas, 6 Oct 2012 by UASSAN YOUSEF MOSAB & BRA

Review is from: SON OF HAMAS (Paperback) Sadly his book described in great detail about how he became a “Mossad Informer” and how he grew to appreciate the sincerity of the Jewish people and their loyalty and respect for him as an individual. The Mossad were loyal to Yousuf even when he was doubted by […]

Review: Christianity: An Ancient Egyptian Religion by Ahmed Osman, 29 Nov 2012

Review is from: Christianity: An Ancient Egyptian Religion (Kindle Edition) Christianity: An Ancient Egyptian Religion The impression I get with the Old and New Testaments is that it is too cosmetic, too clinical, and too comprehensive and too immediate. That is not how other religions have evolved like Hinduism, or Taoism or Buddhism, the other […]

Review: Moses and Akhenaten, 1 Dec 2012 by Ahmed Osman

Review: Moses and Akhenaten: The Secret History of Egypt at the Time of the Exodus (Paperback) by Ahmed Osman The impression I get with the Old and New Testaments is that it is too cosmetic, too clinical, and too comprehensive and too immediate. The whole basis of the doctrines of Judaism (and Christianity) in the […]

Review: Legend of the God of Egypt by Wallis Budge, 8 Jan 2013

Review is from: Legends of the Gods The Egyptian Texts, edited with Translations (Kindle Edition) Wallis Budge has recounted Egyptian Gods in the traditional manner similar to many other authors on this subject. It was told in the same old style and so I found it heavy reading.

Review: The Religion of Ancient Egypt by WM Flinders

The Religion of Ancient Egypt (Kindle Edition) I have rated this book with 5 stars because Flinders has related the accounts of this topic with fresh modern English in a manner that made the subject much more readable than the many other books on this topic. It provides the reader with the ambience of the […]

The End of Faith by Sam Harris

Review is from: The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason (Paperback) Review: The End of Faith by Sam Harris Sam Harris book illustrates the irrationality of “religious faith” based on “beliefs” of unsubstantiated facts and yet such myths have been sheltered from criticism from every corner. I have rated it with […]

Review: The Historical Jesus: five views by James K Beilby

Review is from: The Historical Jesus: five views (Paperback) I have rated this book with 4 stars, not because I was gripped with its contents or editorial skills but because it confirmed for me the kind of thinking behind academic theologians and evangelists. I will admit, as a layman, I was able to read and […]