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Handbook For Heretics comes at a critical time in
the life of the church. A new spiritual age is dawning,
but the mainline churches are doing their best to pretend
that it isn't happening. Episcopal Bishop John Spong
says that society is full of spiritual people and dying
churches. Why is it that the modern spiritual discoveries,
such as out-of-body and near-death experiences, pre-birth
and post-death appearances, angel communication and
the miraculous messages contained in "coincidental"
experiences are not being embraced by the traditional
churches? Because for most of them, tradition is more
important than truth. They don't want to have to update
their confessions of faith, because it will diminish
their power and turn them into seekers rather than authorities.
But their rejection of these phenomena is making the
old line churches more and more irrelevant.
Handbook for Heretics examines the difference between
the church and the Kingdom of God, and urges people
on both sides to embrace the experiences of the other.
Filled with exciting personal stories of mystical experiences
which have changed people's lives, it describes in detail
the possible shape of the Christian faith of the future,
one which is open to the revelations which God is sharing
with us every day.