I'm happy to watch Richard Abanes dance on stage as he did so entertainingly for many years, but I'd rather he kept his religious views to himself. I don't question this writer's sincere commitment to flat-earth evangelical christianity, but I find him antediluvian, opportunistic and dull.
This book may serve to reinforce the superstitions of today's retro-christians but it is also, not coincidentally, calculated to cash in on the immense popularity of Oprah Winfrey's webcasts with Eckhart Tolle and her advocacy of Tolle's bestselling book, A New Earth. Even the cover design, emulating that of Tolle's book, serves the aim of scoring book sales by writing not a bestseller but a book ABOUT a bestseller.
Eckart Tolle, as those who've read him know, is no anti-christian cultist. He refers with deep insight to Jesus' core teachings while ignoring the superstitious twaddle that has pervaded christianity from its very beginnings.
By contrast, Richard Abanes offers such solemn nonsense as Joshua's "Choose for yourselves this day who you will serve," arguing presumably that mankind's only hope is blind obedience to a cranky middle-eastern god.
Tunnel-vision christian fundamentalists will love this book. The rest of us recognize a sly marketing ploy when we see one.