Monday, August 3, 2015

Broken Gods by Gregory Popcak Ph.D.

So we are supposed to become gods. This is the theme for Dr. Popcak's book and he bases it from the passage in Psalms and from when Jesus quotes it to his peers. This alone will cause many Christians to not darken its pages.

Popcak spends three chapters setting the stage and preparing the reader for his interpretation of spiritual maturity or deification as he calls it. Then he dives into seven "divine longings" every person has.

These longings include: abundance, dignity, justice, peace, trust, well-being, and communion. Each chapter unfolds how one can satisfy these longings.

Floating around these longings is Popcak's acronym COAL which stands for Curiosity, Openness, Acceptance, and Love. He uses COAL as an application for each longing as you are instructed to ask yourself questions, and practical tips for practicing positive reactions.

This is a fairly good book. I write "fairly" because I still cannot get past the premise of God wanting humans to become gods. It's a difficult theme to lay aside as I read about the common longings you'd hear in a sermon on Sunday.

The science and psychology interwoven throughout the book is interesting and adds a compelling flavor to the overall experience of this book.

This book was provided for review, at no cost, by Image Publishing.

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