(Book Review) God: An Autobiography


God an AutobiographyReviewed by: Hope Bolinger is a professional writing major at Taylor University.

 


Introduction

Title: God: An Autobiography

Author: Jerry L. Martin

Publisher: SMITH Publicity, Inc.

Publication Date: March 2016

Format: Paperback

Length: 362 Pages

OVERVIEW

Jerry L. Martin, an agnostic since he left college, encountered the voice of “God.” Whenever he prayed, he would hear a verbal response. At first, he received simple commands such as when to eat breakfast and what time to go to work. However, suddenly the voice asked Jerry to quit his job teaching at the University of Colorado and to write the autobiography of “God.” According to the voice, all the religions in the world distorted “God’s” story, and the voice wanted to set the record straight. As a philosopher, Jerry L. Martin had several questions from God’s true character to the nature of evil, and the voice often answered in bone-chilling ways.

Readers, be warned. God: An Autobiography does not present a biblical depiction of God and makes some radically irreligious claims. The author, for example, asserts he is the second Elijah. He presents a not all-powerful, not all-good, and not all-knowing God. He denies the infallibility of the Bible, declares people and God reincarnate, and states God does not have a plan for our future. These listed are merely the tip of the heretical iceberg of the array of topics found in this book. If you choose to peruse God: An Autobiography, enter the reading with extreme discernment.

ASSESSMENT

Rating (1 to 5)

1 of 5 stars

Suggested Audience

Those who want to examine the doctrines of other religions such as Taoism, Hinduism, and Zoroastrianism.

Christian Impact

1 John 4:1 (NIV) states, “Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.” God: An Autobiography exemplifies what happens when someone does not “test” the voices which he hears.

Hope Bolinger is a professional writing major at Taylor University.


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