Reflections On Reality series

The Big Story

This is the first book in the Reflections on Reality series. 

The Big Story  explains the way in which the purposeful process that has brought human beings into existence has taken place gradually over time and space.

It shows that the concepts of evolution and creation are not mutually exclusive.
 
Science and religion are shown to be two windows on one reality, two knowledge systems that when properly understood function as one cohesive whole.
 
This book is most suitable for readers 14 years and older. Younger readers will enjoy the informative illustrations but will require support. 


The Divine Plan

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This is the second book in the Reflections on Reality series. 

In the first book, The Big Story, the false dichotomy perceived between evolution and creation was challenged. It was identified that the existence of the universe and everything therein, has come into being through a gradual, evolutionary, and divinely-ordained process. 

Building on the foundation laid in the first book of the series, The Divine Plan examines social and cultural maturation throughout history. The impetus provided by the Manifestations of God for this maturation is explored, as are the symptomatic disintegrative and integrative forces at play within society today. It describes the opportunities, unique to this period of human history, available to the individual and the collective, to develop latent capacities essential to the establishment of a divine civilization.

This book is most suitable for readers 14 years and older. Younger readers will enjoy the informative illustrations but will require support. 


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Testimonial from Mr Hessam Shahidi
  - science teacher formerly of Nancy Campbell Collegiate Institute

The Big Story begins with a view of evolution and ends with a powerful sense of “purpose” in the universe. It is fascinating; it is talking to your mind and heart at the same time. It is delightful to read, and the reading may bring tears of joy as it did to me.

Once I started to read, it was hard to drop it, and at the end I was left in awe, amazed how the author connects everything in the universe with harmony, beauty, and majesty. This work recounts the “philosophy of creation”. It employs an attractive scientific language which is easy to understand. It gently offers a version of reality that stimulates the reader’s mind and initiates a process of thinking and reflection.

This work shows the “known universe”, describes the evolution of life, and highlights the emergence of “human beings” in the “physical realm” as both its “culmination” and its “destiny”. The author takes a very courageous approach to the controversial topic of material and spiritual reality and offers the outstanding and profound concept that: “Life is not possible without the spiritual realm”.

It recalls the questions such as: What are the virtues? Why do we need to acquire them? Where is their origin? Do they change? The most exciting concept offered is the “nobility of human soul”. If every single human is endowed with the potential of acquiring all virtues, there is potential for transformation of the individual and society and for building prosperous communities.

 

Testimonial from Hassanah Wilkinson, Australia

This was a story waiting to be told!  In an era of conflicting views, some fanatical, some outrageous, many confused, we yearn for some intelligent sanity.  And this is what the The Big Story provides for its readers.  When ideas about "creation" and, "evolution" face each other off in conflict, when science and religion stand opposed to each other, this book picks up the strands of scientific knowledge, spiritual beliefs and religious history and weaves them together into a logically pleasing whole.  The author assumes certain scientific ideas would have been already understood and thus the story moves forward with enough explanation so that there is no loss of pace in the telling.

Michael Cohen relates the "big" story from the "beginning" to the "now" with sure steps and in a language well suited to early teens.  The text is supported throughout with beautiful and colourful illustrations so that the young adult mind can grasp the concepts as they are presented.  This book could grace the shelves of the high school library and yet be equally a book to be shared at home with parents and grand parents.