Monday, May 6, 2013

Book Review

Stop Living in This Land, Go to the Everlasting World of Happiness, Live There Forever  by Woo Myung

The title of this book is almost a book in itself.

This was 'enlightening'.  It helped me a great deal, clarifying many questions I had about specific things in Christianity.  I'm not sure that was the intent, but it was what happened for me.  I finally understand God as 'I am', the pervasiveness of sin, and how important continual repentance is.  Not bad for a book I almost didn't take home (from the library, of course).

It was not easy going. The book was translated from Korean.  The author speaks of the world.  Trouble is it might be God's world, or it might be the human world.  Several references required rereading a number of times to be sure I was thinking of the same world the author was.  Even so, it was worth the effort.

I Googled the author, Woo Myung. Seems he might be a cult leader, or not.   He may be related to Rev. Moon, or not.  I really don't care.  I derived value from reading this book, and I am thankful for that.  I will not be taking his  Maum Meditation. I will not go through his 7 steps and will not be cleansed by the process and I won't even be buying his book (aren't libraries grand?).  But I may more fully understand what I do believe and that is not a bad thing.

I love books.  They never fail to provide something and there is such a wonderful variety of experiences that I could never touch upon in any other way.  How great is that?

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