The God Franchise: A Theory of Everything
The God Franchise dares to offer refreshing answers to the big questions of life and God and the universe in a friendly, down-to-earth, thought-provoking, stimulating, entertaining yet practical way. You will clearly see why God exists, why the universe exists and most importantly, why you exist. You will get a clear understanding of the meaning of life and the Universal Laws that guide it. You will be astounded at the simplicity of the big picture, while recognising the profundity of this glimpse of the Truth. You will begin this journey of discovery in the timelessness before the universe began and will reach today, this moment in time, in a state of clarity about how to live your daily life with purpose and fulfilment.
The subtle humour and many comments from left field conspire to keep you awake and interested, not to mention the destruction of old stereotypes and preconceptions. The book is written in way that will compel you to keep turning the page and reading on. This is not an academic work, but nevertheless is logical and specific. Vague new age concepts and woolliness are avoided as they serve no one. Little is sacred, except the hint of Truth that permeates the whole book.
The God Franchise is original in that it offers the bridge between religion and modern spirituality. It puts the old teachings into a new light and context. It provides the aha moment that you have been seeking. It changes one's relationship with God and with one's fellow Man. It achieves this with lucidity, practicality and humour, not to mention love, respect and deep spirituality. This is a book for reading, for quiet contemplation, for discussion, and for living. It lends itself to being reread with interest and enjoyment. This book challenges you to give up concepts that no longer serve you.
From the back cover:
Do you ever wonder ... Who am I? What is my purpose in life? Why are things the way they are? What is the universe all about? Who or what is God? What is The God Franchise? And a Theory of Everything? Really?
The God Franchise offers a compelling perspective that will help you to answer these questions . . . and many others you might have about your life. This is a book of deep spirituality written simply and logically, and tinged with a sense of humour. It can be read and reread and is guaranteed to provide you with fresh insight and understanding each time.
The God Franchise is a book about God and the universe we live in. It is also a book about YOU your loves, your triumphs, your good and not-so-good actions, your fears, and your pain. You will uncover truths about who you are and the purpose of your life. In fact, it is a Theory of Everything!
The God Franchise is a unique book. It is addressed to you, whatever your present beliefs and understanding of God and the universe. It is spiritual rather than religious, and builds bridges between your beliefs and others', whether religious, agnostic, atheistic, or spiritual.
The God Franchise sets out to challenge and edge you towards uncovering your deepest personal reality. It is a practical book in many ways, yet, if you so choose, you don't need to do a thing.
But, you will never be the same again ...
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What impressed me most about The God Franchise was how Alan Dawe was able to take a complex topic, usually reserved for the bookshelves and halls of elite academia, and put it into simple, everyday terms. He manages to explore a variety of questions and sub-questions while maintaining a readable, logical, and cogent flow to the book. Those wishing to learn more about the ultimate questions of life will find The God Franchise an excellent addition to their libraries.
I found this book to be most interesting and thought-provoking. The author has written everything in such a way that it is easy to follow and understand and keeps one keen to carry on reading to find out more about his theories and ideas. He has covered a very wide range of subjects, of interest to most enquiring minds, and I feel that this is a wonderful book to have on one's bookshelf to read at regular intervals. "The God Franchise" idea is an excellent one and I hope that thousands of people will subscribe to the concept and once that happens the world will be much improved! I can highly recommend this book and suggest you buy it for yourself and your family and friends. You will all be better equipped for having read it.
CHAPTER 1 Who or What is God?
CHAPTER 2 The Arguments For and Against God
CHAPTER 3 The Nature of God
CHAPTER 4 Consciousness
CHAPTER 5 In the Beginning
CHAPTER 6 The Story of Adam and Eve
CHAPTER 7 But I Dont Believe in Adam and Eve
CHAPTER 8 Before the Creation and Why There is One
CHAPTER 29 So Do We Need to Strive for Anything?
CHAPTER 30 Are We There Yet?
CHAPTER 31 What it All Means
CHAPTER 32 Taking Wise Action
CHAPTER 33 Secondary Gains
CHAPTER 34 Applying the Law of Manifestation
CHAPTER 35 It is All About Beliefs
CHAPTER 37 Loss and Destruction
CHAPTER 9 Thoughts on Time and Space
CHAPTER 10 Gods Plan the Ultimate Game
CHAPTER 11 The God Franchise
CHAPTER 12 Who am I Then?
CHAPTER 13 The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil
CHAPTER 14 Creation and the Filters on It
CHAPTER 15 Gods Laws
CHAPTER 16 Can We All be Right?
CHAPTER 17 Approaching God
CHAPTER 18 Does God Exist?
CHAPTER 19 Is God One or Many?
CHAPTER 20 Is God a Personal God?
CHAPTER 21 Are God and His Creation One and the Same?
CHAPTER 22 Are There Many Paths or Only One?
CHAPTER 23 What Happens After We Die?
CHAPTER 24 Is Religion Necessary?
CHAPTER 25 What is Special About Humanity?
CHAPTER 26 Does Our Morality Come from God?
CHAPTER 27 So What is Our Primary Problem?
CHAPTER 28 Why is it the Egos Fault?
CHAPTER 38 Sin and Temptation
CHAPTER 39 Judgement and Forgiveness
CHAPTER 40 Working with Universal Law
CHAPTER 41 Prayer Intuition and Inspiration
CHAPTER 42 Gods Grace
CHAPTER 43 Connections and Relationships
CHAPTER 44 So What is the Purpose of Life?
CHAPTER 45 What if The God Franchise is True?
CHAPTER 46 Benediction
APPENDIX I The Atheists Case
APPENDIX II The Scientists Case
APPENDIX III The Theory of Evolution
APPENDIX IV The Theists Case
APPENDIX V Changing Horses