Official Review: Excelsis Dei by Paul Linke

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Official Review: Excelsis Dei by Paul Linke

Post by lesler » 10 Jun 2018, 18:13

[Following is an official review of "Excelsis Dei" by Paul Linke.]
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1 out of 4 stars
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The book Excelsis Dei by Paul Linke is a deep exploration of how religion has shaped the world as we know it today. The correlation of religion and physics have worked together for as long as we have existed, depending on what you believe for that specific number of years. Multitudes of topics are introduced as the author explores the historical significance of different physicists, professors, theologians, and religious figures and their influence on our current society. Many different religions are explained, as well as various societies such as the Masons, and careful detail and research is put into the explanation of these cultures.

In this nonfiction book, the author spends quite a bit of time discussing the different meaning of shapes, and how its symbolism has significance in religious culture. For example, the triangle on the cover is a secret symbol in an ancient society with hidden magic, and one must read further to understand its' physical components to make it as such. Ultimately, this eternal force is fueled by God and one's love and reverence for a higher being.

I really liked the concept of this book, looking for a more intense type of Dan Brown book (the DaVinci Code). The book was difficult to read, with little structure and rambling writing style. This book desperately needs proofreading, whether professional or not. It was abundantly clear that the author's primary language is not English, as consistent grammatical errors appear throughout the book. For example, the word "belief" was used in place of the word "believe." I would like to see this book re-written with an outline as a basic structure, with a table of contents and chapters. This would make the book much more organized, and easier to read.

This book jumped so erratically from subject to subject that it made it difficult to gain knowledge from this book. I feel that the better format for this book would be in audio form, with the author reading. It is apparent the author is passionate in writing about this subject, but it was difficult to stay focused while reading because more than one topic was written about at all times.

I give Excelsis Dei by Paul Linke 1 out of 4 stars, for its difficulty of reading, lots of grammatical and spelling errors, and inconsistent reading flow. I would recommend this book for professors or religion looking for supplemental material for their own writing text.

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Post by SamSim » 12 Jun 2018, 07:47

Ambitious but interesting subject matter! Too bad it doesn't play out well in this case. Great review!
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Post by crediblereading2 » 12 Jun 2018, 09:52

I really love this interesting concept. There are many of us, seeking more answers about religion and would quickly grab a copy of this book. Sorry about the editorial errors. Thank you for your honest review.

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Post by KristyKhem » 12 Jun 2018, 10:05

Debated a few times on whether to choose this book to review or not. Glad I didn't since you rated it 1 out 4 stars. However, the concepts do seem interesting, especially the meaning of shapes. As someone who studies different religions and the supernatural as a unique hobby, that certainly piqued my interest.

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Post by Ever_Reading » 12 Jun 2018, 12:37

This does not sound like my type of book. Plus, the grammatical errors would have me pulling out my hair so I'll pass. Thank you for the review, mate :D
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Post by Sahani Nimandra » 13 Jun 2018, 05:18

Too bad about the rate, I would love to check this book out, but if the reviewer says otherwise I like to take that opinion. Thank you for your detailed!
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Post by melissy370 » 13 Jun 2018, 19:15

I had thought about reviewing this at one time. Glad I did not because it sounds quite a difficult read. Thanks for persevering.

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Post by Corhan2 » 14 Jun 2018, 05:27

Thanks for the review. I am not into this kind of topics, but that being said, the concept sounds interesting enough and I might just reconsider. Pity about the editorial errors.

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Post by Abfaniki » 14 Jun 2018, 15:58

Nice review, I like the concept of the book: it sounds interesting.
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Post by ParadoxicalWoman » 15 Jun 2018, 04:53

Sounds like an academic book. Too bad about those errors that you have mentioned. I will only check this out when it is well-edited. Thank you for your great review.
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Post by Miriam Molina » 15 Jun 2018, 05:19

The book seems to delve into so many topics all at once. Physics and religion plus the meaning behind shapes are difficult areas to be an expert in. I don't think I will have the energy to wade through all the information in the book while at the same time guessing what words the author means to use.

Thanks for the tactful review, Lesler! I hope professors of religion will find the book helpful.

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Post by Plfern » 15 Jun 2018, 14:27

Thank you for the enlightening review. The cover of this book is quite nice, but the title is what really caught my eye. When this book is fully edited, I would be interested in reading it. I am too distracted when there are multiple spelling and grammatical errors.

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