Rants to Revelations: Unabasedly Honest Reflections on Life, Spirituality and the Meaning of God by Rev. Ogun Holder
, Illustrations by David Hayward
I liked this book, especially the cartoons that help introduce each chapter. This one was one of my favorites:
"I think the peace that passes understanding also passed me by."
I was very excited to get this book, because one of my friends had already introduced to David Hayward's blog, The Naked Pastor
, which showcases jaded cartoons about what a minister may think and feel. I enjoyed reading the book, but I would call it spiritual brain candy, meaning it is a very easy read and...there's not much substance. Holder's book has a lot of big ideas, but the chapters are so short that there's hardly any space to explain his ideas-if I was his editor, I would tell him to "elaborate." I appreciated that the book from Speakeasy
was progressive enough for me, but for once it was actually a little too progressive! Fortunately, I still found it entertaining. Holder has some outlandish ideas and he also sometimes contradicts himself. For instance, he says that God is a "principle" and that "principles don't have feelings" and yet he wants a personal relationship with his God. But then the question remains, how do you have a personal relationship with a principle? He never explains. I wouldn't exactly recommend this book, but I didn't hate it either and I might loan it to my friend who likes David Hayward's blog.
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