4 out of 4 stars
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Wilderness Cry: A Scientific And Philosophical Approach To Understanding God And The Universe is an exceptional book for anyone who is interested in different views on religion and God. This book put into words some of my thoughts on religion and gave wonderful examples and explanations on why Hilary L. Hunt M.D. sees God in the way he does.
I would rate this book a solid 4 out of 4 stars. It is well written with very few spelling errors. I enjoyed his use of sources, as well as, his use of knowledge gained from both science and his own life experiences. His background in Catholicism really brings a different viewpoint on the matters that make this book very intriguing.
This book changes the concept of a vengeful God into a Perfect God. It explains the differences in common church teachings today, where they come from, and why they could have easily been misinterpreted by mankind in the bible. It goes on to explain how and why the changes to the rules and religious practices of the bible have become different within the church since its conception. The book also goes on to mention the different discrepancies by the different books within the bible. I really felt in touch with the simplification of sin as not a set of rules as dictated in church now. The book also goes on to bring understanding to the selfishness of our universe and how our world was created by God. It also explains the creation of workings of the universe in relation to science and how that was also created by God.
What I disliked most was the overview approach. I wish it had gone a little more in depth into some of the topics, but that could always be rectified in more in depth books on each subject so I do not fault the author and lower the score on this alone. Other than that I really enjoyed his writing style and approach to this subject. The fact that he is open to both criticism and discussion on this topic and states so plainly in the book allows readers to feel at ease with the idea he has researched and does not believe he is 100% correct on every point and shows an intellect and maturity not seen in all religious writings.
Overall I would absolutely recommend this book to any and all who would love to expand their horizons in the religious world. This would not be a book for those who have a love of the church and are easily upset by any thoughts against it. This book is not pro church, but rather for the spreading of love and kindness through each other.
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