The book I am currently reading and reviewing is “The Future of God” by Deepak Chopra. I honestly was surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. It is on the same track with some personal discoveries I have been making. While many may not agree with everything he has to say, Chopra brings it in such a way that you do not feel pressure to believe or agree with every single word to glean valuable information from his writings.
From a non-Christian perspective (he practices no organized religion) Chopra writes of the need for a total rethinking of reality. God has been viewed in many ways over history, and in our present culture He is viewed as something that has not met our expectations. He speaks of 7 ways people viewed God, and how they respond and have certain expectations based on those beliefs. He then moves on to the process of going from unbelief, to faith, to knowledge.
“Each is an evolutionary stage, and by exploring the first, you find that the next one opens.”
Knowledge being the ultimate goal.
“Knowing God consists of many experiences acquired over a lifetime, a slow motion epiphany, as it were. Certainly you will experience temporary peaks, striking revelations and moments when the truth seems astonishingly clear. ”
He gives seven strategy for processing the subtle world. Exercises to help you connect with your inner world. These are habits anyone could benefit from implementing in their everyday lives.
It is a most intriguing read with an intellectual and non biased approach to God and spiritualism. A thought provoking read that will challenge the mind and spirit of any reader who approaches it with an open heart and mind. He does not tell you what to think and believe, but instead, he explains how to think and believe, and that leaves plenty of room for discovery and self-journey.
**I received a copy of this book via Blogging for Books for reviewing purposes. You can find out more by visiting their website.