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Preview — The Knowledge of Good & Evil by Glenn Kleier
The Knowledge of Good & Evil
On December 4, 1968, world-famous theologian Father Louis Merton visited the ancient Dead City of Polonnaruwa, Ceylon, entered the Cave of the Spirits of Knowledge, and experienced a vision. It’s claimed he found a backdoor to the Afterlife, that he looked into the Mind of God and escaped with a secret so powerful it could change all humanity…bring wars to a standstill…e
"Kleier's undeniably gripping second spiritual thriller is bound to provoke just as many arguments as his controversial first novel, The Last Day (1998). The Knowledge of Good & Evil is the first of a trilogy, and Kleier's many fans will only hope they won't have to wait long for the next installment."
--Clive Cussler, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of THE WRECKER
“One of the most intriguing tales of the decade.”
--Steve Berry, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author ...more
I'm not a religious person - I'm more of a spiritual one - but this book was amazing! It questions dogma but at the same time shows how absolute faith, even when considered to be insanity by outsiders, can be its own reward.
Ian Barringer and his fiance Angela Weber run a television show that explores supernatura ...more
The horrible trek down through Hades/Hell is something else entirely and should not be missed due to the very graphic scenes depicted for each level of the descent. Dante would had been impressed. Nirvana/Heaven is not what is thought of even being remotely envisioned ( ...more
Here’s a fabulous book that combines the intrigue and excitement of The Divinci Code with the ugliness of Dante’s Inferno to give the reader a thrilling experience you won’t soon forget! Based on real people,real places,actual paintings,The Knowledge of Good &Evil takes you through a journey of suspense and Church intrigue,a journey of Good vs Evil,a journey of seeking God and answers for the main character Ian –a former priest turned television host about his parents deaths as his finance A ...more
The Knowledge of Good and Evil is not a light read and I hesitate to recommend it to everyone. However, it is a book close to my heart. You may say, it all started with Dan Brown, but my husband and I, we love religious thrillers be that books or movies. Stigmata, Konstantine or Dogma, anyone?
Glenn Kleier created a fantastic blend: a thriller full of race against time, a mystery hidden in time, a journey around the world and beyond mortal realm. There is also huge amount o ...more
Mr. Kleier easily immerses the reader into an entertaining thriller that slowly winds into a horrific nightmarish landscape.
Without giving away details of the story to those who choose to pick this up, the book speaks strongly to using ones own faith to guide you through this life and to determine what lies on the other ...more
Angela is the type of heroine we all love: she is brigh ...more
As someone who throughout my own life has embraced my own questions about spirituality and religion. I found 'Knowledge' just ...more
No plot spoilers in this review just opinion.
Brilliant brilliant book. Don't be put off by the God element it's as accessible to believers of varying forms as non-believers of varying forms. People often say that books are roller-coaster rides but this truly is. The Last Day (its predecessor) remains my favourite book but my goodness I recommend this.
Super critically it can be a little slow in parts but kind of necessary for the overall arc which is just brilliant. Gl ...more
This book is a pleasant surprise.
It is a book with a fairly light reading, but at the same time loaded with quite philosophical issues.
The descriptions of the "other side" are superb and chilling at the same time.
I find it curious that a book that reflects a view so different from mine was able to captivate and hold my attention.
A beautiful book, which ultimately make us think not only in after life is ...more
Ian, a former priest, is trying to find his parents in the “Afterlife” by subjecting himself to forced NDE’s (near death experiences) and by searching for the lost diary of Father Merton who might have had a view of paradise. All this could endanger the existence of the Church (and religions in general) - if you know how to get in Paradise, why keep up with rituals and a faith for which the ...more
WOW! What a great read this was. It was suspenseful, exciting, and spiritual. A man loses his parents in a horrible accident and he vows, with the help of his love interest, Angela, to try and solve one of life's mysteries...to see if the soul does survive death. Ian wants to see his parents again and the steps he takes to try and do this are riveting. There is alot of danger on the road that Ian and Angela take to accom ...more
"The Knowledge of Good and Evil" was my first insight into the amazing mind of storyteller Glenn Kleier and it left me both shaken and marveled. In a word: balanced. I didn't know what to expect and that made the story feel even better.
The plot tells the tale of Ian Barringer, a young man desperate to learn the fate of his dead parents, and Angela Weber, his girlfriend, his anchor. Ian wants, NEEDS, to know what happened to his parents and he will stop ...more
‘He stared into his empty glass, unsure where to begin or how much to reveal. He didn’t want to frighten them into paralysis, but he couldn’t mislead them. The sad part was, despite his best efforts to
hide and protect them, their odds of survival were next to none… Meeting their anxious eyes, he began, “I don’t know if what you do is sinful or not, these experiments of yours ...more
Very short chapters that suck you right into the next one. And an ending that twists and turns to the very last line! Yet it all "works" without feeling like Kleier kept u ...more