Monday, August 4, 2014

Read Review: God Explained in a Taxi Ride

 God Explained in a Taxi Ride by Paul Arden
Paperback, 128 pages
Published November 1st 2007 by Penguin (first published 2007)

My Rating: 5 out of 5 star

Blurb:Since the beginning of mankind, more thought has gone into the understanding of God than any other subject under the sun ... this little book explains once and for all

This is a punchy, humorous, and probing look at the nature of religious belief, by the author of the massively successful "Whatever You Think Think the Opposite". In a series of brilliant visual episodes, Paul Arden investigates the questions that have persisted since our earliest days. As ever, he is a master of compression, getting us to scratch our heads as he examines our relationship to the divine.

My Thoughts:
I think this is an amazing book. All you need to enjoy this little book is an open mind and a sense of humour. The book consists of simple illustrations with a few or very few words on each page. The author has kept it simple and has touched the very basic reasons of conflicts of our world. His statements and thoughts are quirky and punchline material.

I leave you with a few lines from the book:

“Religion is a light bulb, created by man to help him to see in the dark.”

"Believing in God does not make you a religious person. It makes you a spiritual person."

"Most religions are different ways of saying the same things. but we hear things differently because we all speak different languages."

I think this book is surely a cool one to read and possess.

10 comments:

  1. Very nice review.The quotes from religion are very correct, strong and powerful.

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  2. Interesting Natasha. Our relationship with God understood in a light way...everyone needs to read this book. I certainly want to!

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  3. I'm usually not fond of books about religion but this one seems to be a myth buster of sorts , is it?

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  4. The few lines from the book that your have made mention makes it believe that the book is interesting.

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  5. I would like to read this book as yesterday i did complete inferno.. so i think i should go for this.. can i get its e-book?

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