What GOD Really Wants You to Know: God’s Universal Truths Shared by All World Religions
C. David Lundberg
Heavenlight Press, 2009
361 pp, $19.95
Religion and spirituality are frequent subjects of conversation and controversy. More people are killed in the name of God than anything else. Many are passionate about their beliefs, and avow that theirs is the only path to God and salvation. C. David Lundberg has taken on the monumental task of showing the reader the similarities rather than the differences between major world religions, proving that they have the power to unify rather than divide in this Indie Excellence Book Award winning piece.
This work shows that all of the world’s major religions: Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism agree on thirty three principles which form the guiding structure for the life of man on earth. Some of the issues Lundberg addresses are the purpose and meaning of life, who we really are, Who and What God is, loving God, loving yourself, loving others, and loving what you do.
Although a comprehensive book that covers a lot of material, the author writes in a manner that is enjoyable, practical, and relevant to life today. It is a unique combination of a self-help book, religious instruction manual, and analysis of comparative religion. It is a book I would read thoroughly the first time, then put on my bedside table and read over and over again, each time gleaning a new tidbit of information. If people of all religious backgrounds would read the book, we would have a better chance of understanding each other and achieving world peace.
Marianne J. Hooker, L.C.S.W. is a licensed certified social worker in private practice in Arkansas. She is co-owner with her husband of Bedrock Retreat and Spa. To learn more, visit her website at www.higherselffoundation.com.