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Agnosticism + Logic + Faith = My Spirituality

These are the ingredients in my ice-cream cone, along with Soul Energy, Reincarnation, Karma, Detachment, Vegetarianism, Astrology, Meditation, and the Ego. I believe these concepts make some sense based on the tenets of logic and science. Even to a skeptic like me.

But I am entitled to change my mind at any time. If tomorrow s...more
Paperback, 298 pages
Published August 20th 2012 by CopperPages Inc. (first published August 7th 2012)
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    Preeti Gupta
    Aug 29, 2012 Preeti Gupta added it  ·  (Review from the author)
    I wrote this, so obviously I like it! But here's what my mom had to say - "The best book ever!"
    Kris
    Oct 03, 2012 Kris rated it 5 of 5 stars
    Shelves: 2012
    There aren't many books I give 5 stars to. Most fall into the 3-4 star range because I really don't think that a Paranormal Romance/Sci-Fi/Fantasy/whatever other genre I may read at any given time could be life-changing, or I can't see the book becoming a classic. This book though is one of a kind. Its the no-crap, logical look at why the author believes there probably is a Supreme Being and why. She uses modern day language and ideas to introduce her thought processes, and explains subjects in...more
    Leigh
    I've got to say, I absolutely enjoyed this book! I don't typically talk to others about my beliefs or read religious or spiritual books. It seems to be a very touchy subject and I've learned in my 22 (almost 23) years of life that a lot of times people will talk down to you about what you believe in. They may tell you that your way is the wrong way and that their way is the right way, the only right way. I don't like people preaching to me telling me I am damned if I don't do things a certain wa...more
    Caroline Åsgård
    I received the e-book version of this book for free from the author.

    This book blew me away right by the start! As spiritual myself (in the Wiccan / ancient treehugging kind of way), lots of the things in the book interested me. Since I'm interested in an ancient religion and live in the modern world, I have both experienced and researched other religions all over the world myself. Some things making sense, and some things not.

    Preeti Gupta has written this wonderful book, which is intelligent, bu...more
    Lee Harmon
    “I find it very possible that the bugs I crush might have the Soul Energy of someone I loved in a previous life.”

    OK, that wasn’t fair. I can’t just take one line out of context to describe the tone of a book, even if it is a doozy. This really is a cute book about Spirituality, flavored with a self-centeredness that actually works, because of “luminous and bedazzling” Preeti’s self-depreciating humor. Spirituality is tough for a material girl; she longs for a spiritual advisor who is a “cross be...more
    Dennis Campbell
    Most humans have asked themselves the question 'Why are we here' at one time or another. Ms Gupta not only asked the question, but tries to answer it as well, in her exquisite little book 3 Chips on God.
    if you are like the many who have difficulty with the trappings of organized religions, this is an intelligent, reasoned look at a concept of spirituality which makes a great deal of sense, a quality
    seldom encountered in discussions of faith.

    The friendly conversational style and her sense of hum...more
    Joseph
    I recently read this book and really appreciated the light and engaging tone with which the author approached this often drowsy subject. I also liked that she drew from her own experiences and feelings, instead of keeping it all impersonal and cold. The reading is definitely much easier and more enjoyable under those conditions. Her humor also complemented the book well, even if I personally think it could be toned down a bit.

    Preeti doesn't force anyone to agree with or to follow a certain path...more
    Charles Franklin
    “Three Chips on God” is the kind of book you read when you want to delve further why you believe what you believe about God and your connection to that being. Immediately upon getting this book, I was impressed and drawn to two things: the title and cover image. Both of these are intriguing and would draw me to the book.

    Once I started reading, I was put at ease with the author’s relaxed (and sometime humorous) tone throughout the whole book. The two main foundations of the book are found in chap...more
    Dorottya Bacsi
    I rarely read spiritual books or books on beliefs, and it's not because I'm not interested in it, but the ones I've met I hated: they were either too abstract for a common "dimwit" like me :) or tried to force their beliefs down my throat and convert me in a violent way, which I do not condone.

    However, this book I loved. I loved how it wasn't too teachy-preachy, but more of a pondering and meditating of a person like me on the issues of spirituality. Preetu Gupta writes about her own experiences...more
    N.costas Triantaphyllou
    Some people seem most content with:

    “Say three prayers. Very good! Put your coins over the plate there. Thank you; on behalf of all parishioners we are grateful. That’s it. Your sins are forgiven. You are blessed. Next please!”

    But if you think our quest into realms of our souls, the spiritual and God ought to be something more meaningful and fulfilling than just ritual, something deeper than dogma founded on reason and not mere conviction or accepting things without inspection, then, Preeti Gup...more
    Marni
    I loved this book, understood and actually felt connected to the ideas presented so well by the author. If you aren't a religious person but feel connected to something you can't quite understand or define...read this book...it may not be your answer but it certainly is compelling...I respect the authors honesty, and find it brave of her to put her beliefs out there for scrutiny that is bound to come from those who have that blind faith in their specific religions (which i also respect, just don...more
    Mark
    Mark marked it as to-read
    Mar 15, 2014
    Raj
    It is quite an interesting book. Being a person who is still trying to find out about his own beliefs and still trying to figure out whether I am an Atheist or an Agnostic or something else, I found the content of the book quite interesting and riveting. Preeti has tried to make the thoughts as interesting as possible to avoid making it into a boring sermon and she has succeeded in doing that.

    The contents might not move or deter any staunchly religious person but is definitely good food for thou...more
    aizaz
    Preeti Gupta has, in a way, accomplished a spiritual guide for super dummies, as she puts. the author shares lot of her personal experiences and examples, explaining why and how she believes in spirituality. Essentially she trumpets the Pascal's Wager (by 17th century physicist - Blaise Pascal) premise. i found some analogies that she mentioned absolutely fascinating. but like any typical agnostic or skeptic, Preeti also is very inclined towards organized religion concepts, in my opinion. as suc...more
    Fox
    I won this book through the Goodreads first-reads program. :)

    This book was utterly delightful. Preeti Gupta takes a casual look at the different philosophies of various religions in order to convey her own views of what spirituality entails. While a heady topic, Preeti Gupta writes with all the humor of a book such as He's Just Not Into You and it comes off as more a casual conversation than a book. The asides are hilarious, the perspective no-nonsense, and the message a truly wonderful one. I h...more
    April
    Laugh out loud FUNNY, though I was able to really get into this book and actually did connect to it. Preeti takes a new look at an age old question we have all asked at one point and were too afraid to go any further on. it helps you answer questions for yourself without giving you the actual answer. Spirituality Hmmm well, what is it? as she puts it who knows there is no definitive answer nor has anyone been ballsy enough to make one. coming from her generation I all too well know where she is...more
    Manisha Punjabi
    Like-minded person probably attract another like-minded person. But in my defense, I would say, I am different from you. ;-)

    When I saw your book on giveaway, I was too curious to know what it is like. Thanks for a free copy.
    Your style of writing is nice. It would be almost similar to mine if I were to write a book which I am planning to do since long.
    Not too serious and not too funny. It is nice that way. :)

    The theory on Soul energy is interesting. It is something new for me to learn.

    I found s...more
    Lyle Appleyard
    I received an electronic revsion of this book awhile ago. It finally made it to the top of my reading pile.

    I call myself a Christian. That doesn't mean that I don't respect and try understand other faiths and religions around the world. I believe that we all should learn about other people nad their beliefs. It will lead to better tolerance.

    One thing that the authors states, is that she is no expert on any of the topics that are discussed and that she has a lot more to learn. I am happy that she...more
    Natalia
    Introduction
    First of all, I loved the book! ;) Now, let’s get into details)
    Two days ago I finished reading a book by Preti Gupta “I’ll Put 3 Chips on God (just in case there is one)”. Usually I don’t read all those ‘spiritual’ books, preferring to go on my own, but this one caught my attention.
    So. Let’s start from the very beginning – from the cover. I didn’t particularly like it: I believe this book deserves something better than those cheap Photoshop pics (Who is Yury Rumyantsev? Is he my com...more
    Andrew
    Some science types criticize the religious fundamentals for taking things on faith ... if you can't PROVE it, it doesn't exist. All scientific fact is either proven fact, or logical deductions based on a series of proven facts. EXCEPT ... not all "facts" are yet known, and when a new discovery casts doubt on a proven "fact", then everyone has to scramble to RE-PROVE their "facts".

    Preeti Gupta recognizes all aspects of this dichotomy. Her first book, "I'll Put 3 Chips on G-d, just in case there i...more
    Sophie
    *I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.*

    Whilst I’ll Put 3 Chips on God – just in case there is one addresses the theme of spirituality, it does quite often discuss religion and science. Typically, I expect books dealing with such themes to be full of preaching and a load of language I just can’t understand, or want to.

    On reading simply the first page, I realised that this wasn’t going to be that type of book.

    Personally, I don’t need something grand. If I were able to ch...more
    Vid
    You have practically written about everything that goes on in my head too all the time. Very interesting and fun read. Dr Stephen Hawking said the more you study the universe the firmer you will believe in God.It is very true actually.You need not go looking for poltergeist activities or follow different types of prayer routines to feel the 'God'. The mechanism and functioning of universe and even microscopic stuffs like atoms and photons are more than sufficient to amaze one and make one believ...more
    Jo
    This book is a look into spirituality through reincarnation ideals and karma. The idea portrayed is that we all have soul energy that is part of us and by means of good karma and bad karma we live over and over until our karma equalizes and we are able to reach nirvana. Based on the title, I was not expecting a book about reincarnation more about evidence for why there is or is not a god. The book is fun filled but a bit scattered with the author’s ideas running amok and never really stating any...more
    Luiz Tomaz
    I must be honest, when I started this book, I didn't expected it to be a book that does my "type", but it was just.. amazing, I mean... There is the logical part, which (being an atheist) agree (not always) but the fun in between is just.. Worthy. Oh and the arguments... they are something that really makes you think, it isn't something like "We must believe in god" it is something that makes you think.. if there isn't a god, than... Well, than nothing. But if there IS a god, well, why not put 3...more
    Klub buku Mirror
    Feb 01, 2014 Klub buku Mirror marked it as to-read
    I do not know why you chose that title. if there's something interesting from the title? I always liked the genre novel like this. This fresh.
    Siva Kumar S A
    I have read very few book that are not fiction and almost no book on spirituality so I don't have anything to compare this book with but, I liked both what was said in the book and how she explains very abstract concepts in simple terms.
    3 chips on god tries to explains to principles of spirituality,religion, heaven ,ghosts in a way as seen from a common man rather than an enlightened. The arguments she make are flexible and worth attention. Though I don't find the book life changing I consider i...more
    White Rabbit
    If you’re the type of person who isn’t religious because you understand that religions are a product of human imagination (funny thing, right?), but Atheism is too anti for your tastes, this might be a book that you want to check out.

    “I believe that the truth is the absence of I, or the absence of the Ego.”

    Preeti Gupta uses humor and a hint of satire to address the concept of spirituality, suggesting some different ways to approach the most difficult question that human beings have to face: is...more
    Kathrin
    I got a free copy from the author.

    I was kind of sceptic when I first started reading this book as I already have read similar ones in the past. And I had my problems with them.
    This book surprised me as it was a very interesting and fun read. I like the fact that the author doesn't present you a solution to everything but makes you think more about your daily life and the possibility of spirituality.

    I definitely enjoyed the book and would recommend it to people who haven't read much about the...more
    ジェイムズ・n. パウエル
    I much enjoyed this mirth-infused philosophical romp!

    Philosophers often forget playfulness. They take themselves too seriously.

    The systems they produce tend to brutalize anything outside their own universe of meaning.

    Thus the real philosophers are children, who truly wonder.

    All philosophy is the play of the mind.

    It is lila, and valuable only if we remember it as such.

    Miss Gupta's wonderings have never forgotten that childlike sense of playfulness for even an instant.

    Trutze
    I am not religious and after reading the book i still concider myself atheist.
    It's hard for me to believe there is anything out there. But true, one never knows and this books is a beautiful dive into the might-be-s.

    It's always good to consider things from different perspectives.
    The author makes you think about all aspects, while the tone of voice is very light, often humorous and just makes you happy to read on.

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