Review of The Mysterious Story of God

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Review of The Mysterious Story of God

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[Following is an official review of "The Mysterious Story of God" by Dinesh Sastry.]
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4 out of 5 stars
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The Mysterious Story of God by Dinesh Sastry requires an open mind, willingness to learn, and accepting religion's diversity. The author is well-equipped with knowledge about Christian and Hindu teachings. He compares biblical doctrines to those of Hinduism. For instance, in the Bible's Holy Trinity, The Father represents Lord Shiva, and The Son is Lord Vishnu. Possessing some knowledge of Hinduism will prove advantageous. Even with that said, Dinesh lays down facts and lessons so well that any reader liberal-minded enough to grasp multiple religious teachings will understand the content.

As a Christian with some knowledge of Hinduism, I admit most teachings were new but quite insightful. What I found thought-provoking was how the author said certain biblical people were reincarnated as modern presidents and other leaders. For instance, he equates Prophet Abraham to President Abraham Lincoln. In addition, Dinesh includes a photo gallery of him meeting renowned leaders like President Clinton.

I loved the second chapter because it was the most interesting. The author says, "There will be a feeling of Heaven on Earth there, and it will be obvious that it is the Kingdom of God." Dinesh explains how low the taxes will be and that “Angels of God” will tend to national and emergency services like fire catastrophes. While following this chapter, I had to stop severally and imagine the scenarios.

However, I did not think that with God's involvement and supreme beings, physical appearances mattered. But as I said earlier, this volume requires an open mind. The author mentioned the ending times and how God's coming (the Bible describes it as the rapture) will wipe out a significant percentage of the world's population. I was shocked to read how the author equated the devil to notable people in society. I had to research more and read some hardly known information about their evil doings.

Beyond the religious and political subject matters, we learn of Dinesh Sastry's immense knowledge of the corporate world and his indulgence with various leaders. It was overwhelming to read about his outstanding accomplishments.

However, I found long sentences I had trouble understanding. Rereading them was hectic. Plus, I found numerous grammatical errors that were a distraction. The book should be thoroughly edited. Those were the elements I disliked. Hence, I rate My Mysterious Story of God 4 out of 5 stars. Further, thinking I knew enough about Christianity and biblical teachings, Danesh challenged me on some segments, especially the book of Revelation. I recommend the volume to anyone interested in Hindu and Christian pedagogies.

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