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Blog Tour (Day 9): Neptune’s Dolphins

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Greetings, all! Today is the penultimate day of the God’s Grand Game blog tour. There will be no post over the weekend, but I’ll return for one final post on Monday, when I’ll be sharing a review of my book by Mani Ratman of the Think and Explore blog. Mani is a truly amazing artist and also reviews science, history, philosophy, and psychology books on his blog. I can’t wait to read his thoughts on God’s Grand Game. Stay tuned!

Thank you for sticking with me on this blog tour, I realise there have been a lot of posts!

Today’s post is something very different. Virginia Carper describes herself as a Roman polytheist. She became interested in these beliefs after suffering a traumatic brain injury, and you can read her story on the About Me page of her blog. As she rejects monotheism, she has written a fairly critical review of God’s Grand Game, because my book argues strongly in favour of monotheism. There is actually a chapter in the book on polytheism, which I reject, believing as I do that the beliefs of polytheists like Virginia are actually under the control of the Cosmic Animator โ€” the one true God who is in control of all things (which is the kind of divinity I believe in and argue for in my book).

Anyway, I’d like to thank Virginia for reading the book and for her thoughtful review, which you can read via the following link:

Read Virginia’s review of God’s Grand Game on Neptune’s Dolphins

What did you think of Virginia’s review? Feel free to leave a comment below, or over on Virginia’s blog, and if you can relate to Virginia’s perspective and enjoy her writing, I’m sure she’d welcome you as a subscriber to her blog.

That’s all for today! If you have some leisure time over the weekend and haven’t yet picked up a copy of my book, it’s available via Amazon Prime (paperback and hardcover) and also for Kindle, Kobo, Apple, and all popular eReaders. Click the link below for all the details:

Buy God’s Grand Game

What are your plans for the weekend? I’ll be trying to motivate myself to do some exercise (probably a long walk whilst listening to a podcast), and will be relaxing with my cat (I wish! I’m not allowed pets under my tenancy ๐Ÿ˜ข) and working on my plans for the next phase of the project in relation to which writingย God’s Grand Game was Phase 1 (more on that soon!).

Thanks again for your support, have a great weekend, and I’ll see you Monday!

Steven x


  1. Thanks for the write-up. I did want to correct one thing – I was a Roman Polytheist before my brain injury.
    I guess that is the way of these things – we read, we interpret, and we think we got it right….. :). Makes for fun discussions.

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    1. Oh, I do apologise. I thought I read that you became a polytheist after your injury โ€” that it was that experience that opened the door to you seeing things differently. Apologies for the misunderstanding!


  2. Steven, I enjoyed hearing from her unique perspective regarding your views. Of which, I have somewhat pieced together by now, but have not yet received the book! But I found some things lacking in her reviewโ€™s criticism of monotheism. I left some comments in response to her review that you may be interested in checking out!

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    1. Hi Jake! Sorry the book hasn’t arrived yet, I sent it when I said so I’d be surprised if it doesn’t show up soon.

      As for my views, please don’t piece them together from the reviews of others โ€” you’ve got to read the book for yourself! ๐Ÿ™‚

      I’ll take a look at your comments over on Virginia’s blog. Thanks for taking the time to read her piece ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. No worries! I was just saying that the blog tour is all I have for now, aside from your site, to begin to understand your views. I will certainly allow your book to speak for itself And Iโ€™m sure itโ€™ll be here soon ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ Also, it seems my comment on her post is still awaiting moderation ๐Ÿ˜….

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          1. Got the book today! Thanks again! I have a rather busy week and the close of the semester is coming, but I will try to have the book read and reviewed as soon as I can! I may email you some further clarifying questions before I post a review for the purpose of making sure I have the best understanding that I can about your views and the background and context of them. Enjoy your weekend!

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