Orlando, Florida (PressExposure) August 07, 2009 -- A layman's odyssey every 'open-minded' Atheist, Jew, Christian, Muslim, Agnostic, or Spiritual seeker should ponder!
Devastated by his young daughters' tragic death, Jacob is determined to find God to ask Him why He allowed her tragedy to occur. No longer sure where to find Him, or if God truly exists, Jacob travels through the 'Ancient Gates of Abraham' to wander across the contradictory and prejudiced roads within the Kingdom of Religious Confusion. Repeatedly challenged to remain open-minded he engages religious leaders, devout followers, agnostics and atheists along passages as 'Born again Street', 'Fundamentalist Drive', 'Junction of the Majority', 'Path of Disbelief', and many more, in commonsense conversations to understand why their philosophy alone will lead him to God, or prove God's non-existence. Yet the further he travels the more confused he becomes, and it is not until his arduous journey nears its end that he recognizes a culminating revelation - insight he was not expecting to unearth.
â¢ Engaging, educational and compassionate - based on religious facts â¢ A fictional bridge to the more comprehensive and non-fictional viewpoints on God, Religion, Secular and Spiritual values â¢ Unbiased introduction to the deep-seated strife between and within Judaism, Christianity, and Islam â¢ Challenges each reader to reflect on their personal faith, or non-belief, and tolerance of others with differing views
"...this book is then both a bridge to nonfiction works that discuss religion in greater depth and a map out of the confusion that religions have wrought in the name of God." -- Sankara Saranam: Author of "God Without Religion"
"An engaging, educational journey to find the truth about God and Religion" -- Rick Sigel: Author "Retail Marketing for Dummies, and The Essential Online Solution"
"Schade's eloquent and engaging approach to a highly debatable subject matter compels the reader to become involved in the work." -- Editors Choice Award iUniverse ... 1st edition
"Schade has combined, so eloquently, the facts of many major global religions and woven them into a tender, inspiring and heartfelt novel." Catherine Bradford: Host The Wellness Roadshow - Searching for the Whole Being
"Extremely well written, Schade's prose is priceless, and his subject matter forces each of us to explore beneath the surface of man's purpose and direction in difficult times." -- Denise M. Clark: Author and Editor