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Too much 'religion'...,
This review is from: Cycling Home from Siberia (Paperback)
I'm currently reading this book and although the adventure is amazing, the references to religion and prayer are pretty intrusive. Indeed, while Rob has humility and an engaging style, when he faces dangers he prays, yet when unfortunate events occur the acts of his god are not questioned.
The cover and the introduction do not mention the strong strand of Christianity running through this book, which I think is quite misleading. So, if you are not interested in the Alpha course, I'd recommend a different title.
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Initial post: 11 Feb 2011 20:39:11 GMT
I thank the author of this review for his comments on the creationist approach in this book. As an evolutionist I do find it a little disconcerting to be constantly reminded of " the good news". After my retirement, 15 years ago, I spent 3 years studying paleo-anthropology - I am not an expert - I finally decided on science over faith.
Birdman [with a bike]
Posted on 3 Apr 2012 09:31:31 BDT
I completely agree with this review. I bought the book after a quick scan in a bookshop and certainly found the first few chapters an entertaining, head-banging kind of read but I then got increasingly annoyed at the religion-laden text, stuff about looking for churches to go to etc and thanking God for deliverance and I ended up just skimming the rest of it. If I had known it was so religiously biassed, I wouldn't have bought it. The later chapters are also a bit more like a list of places visited, as though he ran out of steam on the descriptive front. Disappointing.
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