Saturday, May 23, 2009

Review: The Gnostic Mystery © 2009 by Randy Davila

Mystery cover 

(Hieraphant Publishing, San Antonio, TX USA)

The Gnostic Mystery is an intriguing tale that challenges the long-held beliefs of millions on all sides of the Middle East conflict.

I thought it unfortunate that the strong first paragraph is followed by some confusion as to whether this was to be a new meeting or reunion between protagonist Jack Stanton, and Professor Chloe Eisenberg. I did not feel that the flashback literary device worked well as an opening for this novel. Nevertheless, the technique caused no discomfort as the story progressed.

Although presented as fiction, The Gnostic Mystery reads as well documented fact complete with an extensive bibliography. Some readers will be shocked and confused by the concepts presented. The profoundly devout, may slam the book down mid-sentence or throw it at a wall. While others will devour every word with enthusiasm and appreciate it for the fine example of the Socratic Method that it is.

I recommend The Gnostic Mystery to those last without reservation, and I look forward to Devila's next.

5 comments:

  1. This sounds like one I would devour. I'm a fascinated student of Gnosticism and early spiritual Christian practices - before the Constantine Bible and Roman Catholic Church took away the original intent and message of Christ with their packaged, and "state approved" recipe for "religion."

    The Old Silly from Free Spirit Blog

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  2. Thanks very much. I really liked this book too. My recent published title; True Love Is NoT Common, has similar main characters; www.eloquentbooks.com/TrueLoveIsNotCommon.html. I hope my book will reach many readers as this book. Peter

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  3. I really liked this book too. My recent published title; True Love Is Not Common, has similar main characters. Hope my book will reach many people as this author. www.eloquentbooks.com/TrueLoveIsNotCommon.hmtl

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  4. I really liked this book too. My recent published book; True Love Is Not Common, has similar main characters. Hope my book will reach many people as this author. www.eloquentbooks.com/TrueLoveNotCommon.html

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  5. What else can I recommend Gnostic Mystery to my friends on Facebook and twitter? Happy reading.

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