Most of us don't know where to start with God. We've got a lot of excess baggage and expectations and "God As Told to Us By" and it can feel an awful lot like a Blind DateI was already reading this book when I posted my most recent the kind you see in those vintage romantic comedies where everybody knows he's the right guy or she's the right girl . . . except the one resisting the date.Sunday Salon. I'm still plodding through it. I was intrigued by this beginning, but it turns out that Julia Cameron and I don't think much alike, at least about spirituality. Nevertheless, I plan to finish the book. It has interesting parts, and each section is short. I'm not doing any of the exercises, which seem like non-issues to me. That's making the book go quicker, even if I read only a tiny bit of it on any particular day. I probably won't review this one, but you can see my rating here, whenever I finish the book. Here's an overview of God Is No Laughing Matter:
The trick with God just like with Blind Dates is to suit up and show up. Who knows? God might turn out to be tall and handsome. Or blond and curvy. Someone you might really like. Somebody you can actually talk to and go salsa dancing with. Somebody who gets your jokes and likes the same terrible Japanese monster movies that you do.
The point is that until you try to meet God, you aren't going to know.
Bestselling author Julia Cameron takes a witty, powerfully honest, and irreverent look at the culture of "spirituality" today and offers insight to enable readers to determine their personal spiritual path. The important thing to remember, she says, is that God is both more humorous and more humane than we've been taught.
UPDATE (2 hours later): I finished the book, liked the last part more than I indicated above, and ended up rating it 8 of 10, "a very good book." The Artist's Way is still ahead in the ratings: 9.5 of 10.
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