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4.0 out of 5 stars Unusual, Fascinating, and Unique, 28 April 2014
This review is from: The Truth Which Was Kept from Us: Mysteries of the Past (Kindle Edition)
I approached this book with a fair bit of uncertainty and a healthy dose of doubt. I can't say that I've come out completely changed or thinking about the entire world in a new way, but there were certainly some elements of the book that made me scratch my head, dig online for more info, and start asking questions about things that I usually assume as fact. I have always had a curious relationship with religion, and I have read plenty of texts that have analyzed new ways of appreciating spirituality, as though the problem had always been my approach. However, perhaps Berger is right, and much of what we have swallowed for so many years as religious dogma is simply manipulated and twisted truths that have served ends that were never intended? There were certainly some parts of the book that seemed far-fetched, and the evidence fluctuated from strong to barely held together, but there were definitely some enlightening moments that made me immediately make a note of something to look into later.

The writing itself is done well, despite the controversial subject. The author writes fearlessly and passionately, and he certainly doesn't bore a reader, while most other religious texts are dry and would never be called "page turners". I can tell that he believes the things he is writing about, which makes it far more compelling for a reader. I can't say that I approve or believe in his opinions any more than I can believe what I've been taught for decades, but it certainly makes you think. In terms of religious debate, being allowed or even encouraged to think, is a rare thing, so I appreciate what Berger has done here. I'll pass this on to like-minded people who always have questions about the big things in life and religion. Perhaps this will show them a new way of looking at the world. Well done.
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