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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Are you reading "A New Earth?"

I had heard that negative responses were being left by SOME Christian authors on the blog that is
"attached" to this worldwide event. Then last Monday, Chapter 8 was opened with a blog reading written by a Christian, whose words are elevatingly beautiful for everyone:

Why A New Earth is OK for Conservative Christians
Feb 15, 2008 5:31 PM

"I have seen many, many posts by concerned Christians wondering whether this book is a threat to their faith. As a Christian, I don't think it is, and here is why.

Most Christians understand the concepts from the Bible of surrendering their lives to God, of living a loving life, and living in the peace that passes understanding. Christians can quote Jesus' sayings, such as "be perfect, as your father in heaven is perfect," or "judge (condemn) not, that you be not judged (condemned)," or "you must die to live," or "deny yourself, take up your cross and follow me."

Unfortunately, not all Christians have succeeded in following up the talk with the walk. This is because these quotes point to an internal transformation, which some Christians have not yet fully experienced.

That is why I strongly recommend this book. It provides very powerful tools for being able to successfully follow Jesus' teachings, rather than just quoting them. The book doesn't ask anyone to change their religion of choice, but it does help tremendously in successfully applying faith.

In a nutshell the book shows how to apply forgiveness to every person, and every situation. It shows how to shine the light of awareness on our unconscious hatred of this moment, and thereby "overcome the cares of this world." If you want to go deeper than knowing about God, at the level of thoughts, and experience God at the level of knowing, I welcome you to join us in reading A New Earth."

Blessings, Student99

It caused me to wonder about how many Muslim readers may be participating in this event around reading the book, "A New Earth." I would love to hear from you, from wherever that may be in the world.

Coincidently, I ran across this video today and post it here for those of us in the West who need more education about this part of the world:

Oprah interviewed Queen Rania of Jordan in 2006. I post the videos here two parts:

Part One:

Part Two:

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