2 out of 4 stars
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A Blueprint of the Divine Plan by Donald Thomas is a non-fiction book about religion, truth, and wisdom. The author aims to answer many philosophical and existential questions through this book. Therefore, he writes in a formal, didactic, and persuasive tone.
The writer begins by questioning people's purpose on Earth. He asks the fundamental question of whether humans are an accident made by chance through Darwinian evolution, or if they are intelligently designed. He also proposes another scenario, which is often neglected, which is evolution directed by an intelligent being, namely God. Next, the author introduces the character of God, which he refers to as the ‘Most High’. He follows a Biblical approach in his explanations, highlighting the various theories on what the seven spirits standing before God as described in the book of Revelation represent. Moreover, the writer discusses the difference between mortality and immortality, highlighting that humans have a mortal body, but an immortal spirit made in the image of God. Next, the author analyzes the meaning of truth, signifying the difference between physical and spiritual truth. Also, the writer highlights that God is love, but He has also given humans spiritual laws to keep things in order.
I enjoyed several features of this book. To begin with, the author structured the text coherently and rationally, organizing the book into chapters that communicated cohesively with each other. What I liked most about the text was that it was persuasive and argumentative, as the author utilized objective facts to back up his opinions.
On the other hand, I also met some negative elements in the text. Firstly, the book was not professionally edited, as I encountered more than ten grammatical errors in the text. What I disliked most about the text was that it was dull and monotonous in some cases because the author frequently repeated himself. For example, he talks about truth in various chapters, thereby creating a sense of repetitiveness in the text.
This book will be mostly liked by readers who like philosophical questions and discussions on the debate between religion and science. Christian readers may prefer this book, as there are many Biblical verses in the text.
In summary, I rate this book with 2 out of 4 stars. I did not give this book a higher score due to its monotony and unprofessional editing. However, I decided it would be too harsh to rate it with the lowest score since it was logically structured and persuasively written.
A Blueprint of the Divine Plan
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