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Post by Cecilia_L » 04 Jun 2019, 08:25

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "The Two Worlds in Which we Live Physical and Spiritual" by Evelyn Rozier.]
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1 out of 4 stars
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"The most important value in life is deciding and knowing where you will spend eternity."

The Two Worlds in Which We Live: Physical and Spiritual is a Bible-based teaching narrative by Evelyn Rozier. The author explores issues such as why there is so much pain in the world and why we feel powerless to change. She explains the difference between the body and the spirit, spiritual warfare, the origin of sin, and the need for spiritual conversion through the death and resurrection of Christ. Ultimately, she assures us that God is all-knowing, holy, and righteous. He has prepared a path for us and He will prevail.

Although this 57-page study is a quick read, the author supports her thoughts with scriptures for reference, which I particularly like. Among others, she quotes from the books of Genesis, Leviticus, Matthew, Romans, Galatians, and Revelation. She addresses topics including the laws of man, the spiritual kingdom, baptism, wisdom, understanding, the Holy Spirit, new life in Christ, and prayer.

One thing I dislike is the bold type font used for all of the text; I find its overuse distracting. However, my biggest issue with the book is that it lacks editing and seemingly, even basic proofreading. By the third page of the first chapter, I counted over 30 errors. There are missing and incorrectly spelled words, but most of the errors are run-on sentences. Throughout the book, the author joins several independent clauses without regard for punctuation, making the book quite difficult to read. The following passage is a quote from the book, which illustrates the errors; the sporadic commas placed near the end do not clarify the meaning. To the contrary, one portion implies we hate our memory.

"We ask the question what will happen after I die people have many theories and beliefs about death the truth is we will live forever in heaven or in hell we are all spirit beings after the death of the human body our soul lives on in the spirit will never die, the soul is our heart the spiritual life our emotions, our personality how we love or hate our memory, our feeling of peace, where sorrow is felt, where joy is felt."

Were it not for the many errors and lack of editing, the information presented in the book would be a good Bible study for new Christians and readers wanting to learn more about spiritual warfare. Sadly, in its current state, I am unable to recommend it. I rate the book 1 out of 4 stars.

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Post by Kister Bless » 06 Jun 2019, 00:29

The Two Worlds in which we Live Physical and Spiritual sounds great. There's much to learn on difference between the body and the spirit, spiritual warfare, the origin of sin, and the need for spiritual conversion through the death and resurrection of Christ and I will love to explore it. I love your review.
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Post by Cecilia_L » 06 Jun 2019, 07:14

Kister Bless wrote:
06 Jun 2019, 00:29
The Two Worlds in which we Live Physical and Spiritual sounds great. There's much to learn on difference between the body and the spirit, spiritual warfare, the origin of sin, and the need for spiritual conversion through the death and resurrection of Christ and I will love to explore it. I love your review.
I agree. I hope it will be edited to reach its full potential. Thanks for your comment.

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Post by kandscreeley » 06 Jun 2019, 09:22

Wow. It must be pretty bad to warrant a one star rating. It's too bad, as I know there are a lot of people that wonder about those types of things. My problem is a bit opposite from that, but it never hurts to study up on something like this. Thanks!
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Post by Stephanie Elizabeth » 06 Jun 2019, 10:57

Yikes! That is too bad about all the errors. It seems that a few rounds of editing are in order. Thanks for the honest review, though!

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Post by busisiwe5754 » 06 Jun 2019, 17:24

This is the kind of book I enjoy reading. Thanks for the review.

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Post by Cecilia_L » 06 Jun 2019, 18:13

kandscreeley wrote:
06 Jun 2019, 09:22
Wow. It must be pretty bad to warrant a one star rating. It's too bad, as I know there are a lot of people that wonder about those types of things. My problem is a bit opposite from that, but it never hurts to study up on something like this. Thanks!
Unfortunately, the poor editing made it very difficult to decipher. Thanks for your comment.

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Post by Cecilia_L » 06 Jun 2019, 18:14

Stephanie Elizabeth wrote:
06 Jun 2019, 10:57
Yikes! That is too bad about all the errors. It seems that a few rounds of editing are in order. Thanks for the honest review, though!
Yes, I really hope so. Thank you. I appreciate your comment.

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Post by Cecilia_L » 06 Jun 2019, 18:15

busisiwe5754 wrote:
06 Jun 2019, 17:24
This is the kind of book I enjoy reading. Thanks for the review.
Thanks for your comment. :tiphat:

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Post by Kibetious » 08 Jun 2019, 03:31

This was to be a good book given that it addresses something that is very real and true to all of us. However, the number of errors is discouraging. Thanks for the review.
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Post by Cecilia_L » 08 Jun 2019, 12:06

Kibetious wrote:
08 Jun 2019, 03:31
This was to be a good book given that it addresses something that is very real and true to all of us. However, the number of errors is discouraging. Thanks for the review.
I agree. Thanks for your comment. :tiphat:

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Post by Bianka Walter » 10 Jun 2019, 05:36

This sounds a bit sloppy. Well done for persevering, I'm not sure I could have.
Great review :)
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Post by Dee_7Reichardt » 10 Jun 2019, 13:23

Thank you for the review. I was curious how a book could receive a one star rating and your review justified it well. Hopefully with a bit of work this author could drastically improve the readability of the content. It sounds like she does have good intentions and referenced information to share.

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Post by phills » 10 Jun 2019, 15:55

"The Two Worlds in Which we Live Physical and Spiritual"
by Evelyn Rozier
This writer connects us to the spiritual rhyme and the physical rhyme
And the references are purely spelt out. Many theologian had narrated this part and I think there is deeper knowledge behind the physical and spiritual rheam.

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Post by Cecilia_L » 12 Jun 2019, 09:25

Bianka Walter wrote:
10 Jun 2019, 05:36
This sounds a bit sloppy. Well done for persevering, I'm not sure I could have.
Great review :)
Yes. Thanks, Bianka!

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