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Blog Tour (Day 3): Gestaltic Ocean

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Hi folks! Welcome to the third instalment of the God’s Grand Game blog tour. Today I’m delighted to direct you to an interview I’ve done courtesy of a fantastic blogger named Christopher Schallert, who writes about a range of philosophical and theological matters on his blog entitled Gestaltic Ocean.

Christopher asked me about why I named my blog ‘Perfect Chaos’, and then asked some excellent questions about my philosophical perspective and my reasons for writing God’s Grand Game. Click the link below to go to Chris’s blog to read the interview.

Read the interview I did for Chris from Gestaltic Ocean

I was delighted to discover that God’s Grand Game has already made it into the Top 10 books in the ‘Free Will and Determinism’ category on Amazon, and when I checked yesterday it was nestled at Number 8, alongside Sam Harris’s ‘Free Will’ — very appropriate as Harris’s book is criticised in Part IV of God’s Grand Game.

Amazon have also featured my book as a ‘Hot New Release’ in the same category, which is excellent news and a great bit of added exposure! Fancy grabbing a copy?

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That’s all for today. If you have any questions related to my book or the blog tour, you’re welcome to leave a comment or email me via the Contact page. I’ll be back again tomorrow with another interview, this time courtesy of one of my favourite bloggers Lily Pierce of Retrospective Lily, and that one is not to be missed, I assure you!

As always, thank you for your support!

Peace and blessings,

Steven x


  1. Your answer about the soul question is interesting. Based on Christian scriptures, I do not believe we have souls (at least not in the way Westerners define them), and I think Plato’s philosophies infiltrated Western Christianity.

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    1. That’s really interesting, Lily. Talking about souls is such a common thing for Christians. But you’re right, they aren’t described in the Bible in any detail. Perhaps you’re right and Ancient Greek philosophy is the reason why.

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      1. It is so innate to Western Christianity that I never questioned it until I read “Surprised by Hope.” You should read it sometime if you have some spare time! 🙂

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        1. I will certainly check it out. I have to admit, I haven’t enjoyed the two books I’ve owned by NT Wright. They seemed to me to offer a very unusual take on the Scriptures and I felt as though I was being brainwashed! But that doesn’t necessarily mean I wouldn’t enjoy Surprised by Hope 😊 Have you been listening to ‘Ask NT Wright’ on the ‘Unbelievable?’ show?

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          1. No, hadn’t heard of that. Is it good? Also, please tell me a little about the other books that were unusual; my interest is piqued! This particular book was unusual in the sense of debunking engrained Western ideas (like the soul and flying away to heaven when we die), but I couldn’t deny his solid scriptural backing. There were a few things here and there that I disagreed with, such as his argument that Jesus never refers to His second coming in the gospels.

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            1. If you go on YouTube and search ‘Unbelievable?’ you should find it. It’s a show from Premier Christian Radio. It normally features debates between Christians and atheists, or Christians and Christians. There’s a new regular show featuring NT Wright 😊

              The first book of his I owned was a huge Bible commentary. Some of his readings of Scripture (actually, most of them!) I profoundly disagreed with. The other book I have is ‘Revelation for everyone’. I couldn’t get past the first few pages, even though I tried on several occasions. I can send that to you if you’d like to check it out because it’s just sat on my bookshelf gathering dust 😊 It’s quite a short book.

              Have you read any of his other stuff?


          2. I have to admit, “Surprised by Hope” is amazing in the first half. The second half depends on your own views (some love it, I didn’t for the reason you said). He’s good at exegesis to say the least.

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