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Why my new book is important

Ultimate TruthI recently published a new book entitled Ultimate Truth: God Beyond Religion.  The book is the follow-up to my 2012 publication The Philosophy of a Mad Man and is available everywhere now.

I feel that my new book is an important work for philosophy for a number of reasons.  Firstly, I explain why I am no longer a Christian.  I highlight the areas of Christian theology that don’t make sense, and I present instead a view of the God/world relationship that really does make sense.

It is not just a Christian worldview that I criticise in the book.  I highlight problems with Eastern philosophy as well, in particular the ideas of karma and enlightenment, both of which I feel are illogical and misguided.

But this book isn’t just about criticism.  I offer a positive/rational view of the God that I believe in; a God who is omnipresent and therefore responsible for everything that happens in the cosmos.  This God is living, real, and essential to a correct understanding of reality.

The book unveils our omnipresent God with reference to a handful of key philosophical subjects.  These include:  What is causing our thoughts?  Why do we suffer?  How should we understand good and evil?  And is there such a thing as enlightenment?

The view of God that I present in the book is different to any that I have encountered in philosophy elsewhere and I believe it is the truth.  My final chapter asks:  How should we relate to this kind of God?  I propose the establishing of a new church that is based on my philosophy.

I believe that this book is essential reading, not just for philosophers and theologians, but for anyone who has wrestled with life’s big questions.  The book draws from and expands upon the philosophy presented in The Philosophy of a Mad Man (and on this blog) and develops that philosophy into a set of arguments that I believe are compelling and profound.

The book is available to order on Amazon now and is also available from my online store here.  I hope that you will read the book and return to this blog to leave me your thoughts.

Thanks for reading!

About Steven Colborne

Philosopher and author from Oxford, England.

Discussion

5 thoughts on “Why my new book is important

  1. Congratulations Mr. Colborne. Your insight is much needed at this time. Keep presenting your questions which brings enlightenment (yes, there is such an experience just like there is such an experience as our minds, beings, and energy aka, soul/spirit) to those who have not questioned as you have. I do enjoy and am refreshed by your view points as they are a reflection of my own as well as an elaboration. Thank you for walking your path and sharing it willingly. You are much appreciated.

    Posted by iamyourme | July 24, 2013, 3:58 am
  2. Congratulations, Steven. Publishing a book is a monumental task…which you know because you’ve published before. That qualifies you for an extra round of applause. I don’t know that I would go through all that a second time, personally. :)

    When the books are available on Amazon, I’ll mosey over and get a copy. I’d love to hear your slant on the religions, and on Jesus as well.

    Best wishes for your new endeavor.

    Warmly,
    Tami
    \o/

    Posted by lessonsbyheart | July 24, 2013, 5:37 am
    • Hi Tami!

      Many thanks for this. I am lucky to be working with a great team at SilverWood Books which helps to make the publishing process exciting rather than daunting!

      Very kind of you to say you will buy a copy, I really appreciate it.

      Have a great day!

      Steven

      Posted by Steven Colborne | July 24, 2013, 11:40 am
  3. “We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.”
    ― Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion

    Posted by Untamedslave | July 31, 2013, 4:40 pm

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