2/24/2015

The Future of God by Deepak Chopra Book Review #thefutureofgod

Yes, I have still been finding time to read a few new books throughout this pregnancy and in between my other product reviews. What was one of the last books I read? You might be a bit surprised since it's not the type of book that I normally talk about. 
It is The Future of God by Deepak Chopra.


Synopsis: 
From the New York Times Bestselling Author. Can God be revived in a skeptical age? What would it take to give people a spiritual life more powerful than anything in the past? Deepak Chopra tackles these issues with eloquence and insight in this book.  He proposes that God lies at the source of human awareness. Therefore, any person can find the God within that transforms everyday life.  God is in trouble. The rise of the militant atheist movement spearheaded by Richard Dawkins signifies, to many, that the deity is an outmoded myth in the modern world. Deepak Chopra passionately disagrees, seeing the present moment as the perfect time for making spirituality what it really should be: reliable knowledge about higher reality. Outlining a path to God that turns unbelief into the first step of awakening, Deepak shows us that a crisis of faith is like the fire we must pass through on the way to power, truth, and love.   
 “Faith must be saved for everyone’s sake,” he writes. “From faith springs a passion for the eternal, which is even stronger than love. Many of us have lost that passion or have never known it.” In any age, faith is a cry from the heart. God is the higher consciousness that responds to the cry. “By itself, faith can’t deliver God, but it does something more timely: It makes God possible.”  
 For three decades, Deepak Chopra has inspired millions with his profound writing and teaching. With The Future of God, he invites us on a journey of the spirit, providing a practical path to understanding God and our own place in the universe. Now, is a moment of reinvigoration, he argues. Now is moment of renewal. Now is the future.

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My Thoughts on This Book

I started reading this book, not knowing what it was going to be like. This is actually the first Deepak Chopra book that I have ever had the chance to read. I have heard so many good things about his writings from my relatives and my husband as well, so I did want to read it.
I must say that I am happy that I took the time to do so. This book is pretty original. It may not be the easiest read for some people either. I read this book with a very open mind and wow, Chopra really does make you think. He has some excellent points throughout the entire book that make you think. Now, although the title may sound like it is a religious book, like it did to me, Chopra actually does not try to persuade you into any particular faith, nor does he say one is better than the other. 
This book will actually help you learn more about YOUR OWN spirituality and how to find God BY YOURSELF. You will not only learn about spirituality, but how it goes hand in hand with science as well. 
Now, was this my favorite book? No. Although it was definitely worth reading, I feel that Chopra did spend a good amount of time refuting certain people's beliefs, a bit too much time in fact. Therefore, there was some lagging here and there.

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Disclaimer: I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for this review.