Monday, August 29, 2016

Seeking Truth by Denise D. Snow

Reading the Bible is an essential spiritual discipline for Christians. It can bring major breakthroughs to a person's life, Snow writes. She has crafted this book to help that process.

She encourages use of this book to reveal what the Bible really says in Genesis as opposed to traditional ideas. She uses questions to encourage the reader to go deep within themselves. Some questions are asked and answered by Snow herself. She also includes many notes with her own opinions and interpretations of verses. The presence of those answered questions and opinion notes really counteracts the idea of this being a self investigative workbook.

She begins her study with the creation of man. I was rather surprised to read her interpretation of the two creation accounts, saying that the man created in Gen. 1:26 and the one created in Gen. 2:7 are different species (spirit, soul). The spiritual man was empowered to multiply and given dominion but not the physical man. One later has his life span shortened, the other apparently not. I am unsure which of these species are humans today and what happened to the others. (They may have died in the flood.)

I am not sure about the accuracy of her notes. She writes, “The soul (mind, will, and emotions) is what lives forever (Ecclesiastes 12:7).” (11) Most translations read “spirit” in that passage, not “soul.” Here's another quote: “The brain is the enemy of God (Romans 8:7-10).” (16) The brain is just a bunch of biological cells. In the next note she says one with a “carnal mind” is the enemy of God.” (17) I found this more confusing than enlightening. Of Noah's ark, she says it was bore “up so high it was above the earth (outer space) according to Genesis 7:17.” (20) I was disappointed that Snow quoted Eileen Caddy, a new age spiritual teacher, at the beginning of her book.

This book has potential but I recommend discretion when working through it. Some of her ideas in this book certainly break from traditional understanding of the teachings contained in Genesis. I was left with too many unanswered questions to recommend this book.

You can find out more at http://www.imseekingtruth.com/.

My rating: 3/5 stars.

Denise D. Snow

WestBow Press, 56 pages.

I received a complimentary digital copy of this book from the author for the purpose of an independent and honest review. 
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