Thursday, June 10, 2010

what i'm reading now

Behold the Spirit: A Study in the Necessity of Mystical Religion  is one of the best books on theology I have ever read.  Alan Watts separates the  "earn your way to heaven" theology of the legalistic religions from the simple gospel of grace and redemption found in the Bible.  
The author has a gift of taking a complex subject and making it understandable to a lay person.  If you are a non religious person but are curious to know what Christianity is all about then read this book.  If you are religious, read this book for an in depth exposition of the theology you believe. You will learn something.

1 comment:

Nance said...

Love Watts, but I prefer his later works, myself...the more Zen-infused and the more psychology-oriented. In the early seventies, I got to peek into the houseboat he had lived in in Sausalito. For an East Coast girl who'd never really been anywhere, yet, that trip amounted to a pilgrimage. I think I need a large dose of Watts right now to cope with a world gone mad...or just gone.

I really like the Amazon widget built into the blog post with review...very handy.