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Interesting but not much new here
on 9 August 2008
The Isaiah effect (as in Bradens other books) examines the spiritual beliefs of our some of our ancient ancestors as well as some of the messages in the bible to enable us to see the similarity of these ancient messages which will empower us to create peace in our lives and our world. Having studied the Nag Hamadi Library Braden examines the relevance of these once missing texts(gospels that were omitted from the bible)to the formation of Christian religion and the history of the Catholic church.Lots of interesting information and insights in this book, however, much of it is already covered in his other works. Although an interesting read Braden has a tendency to constantly summarise and repeat himself which made me want to skim through much of it.