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I'll Put 3 Chips on God, Just in Case There is One

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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
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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!"
Kristin
Sep 22, 2012 Kristin rated it it was amazing
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
Oct 01, 2012 Leigh rated it it was amazing
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
Heidi The Hippie Reader
I'll Put 3 Chips on God-Just in Case There is One by Preeti Gupta reads like what you would get if you crossed Bridget Jones' Diary with an episode of Seinfeld and added a dash of New Age spiritual musings. Preeti, in a conversational way, discusses everything from karma to palm reading. I liked that she didn't talk down to the reader or apologize for her thoughts. She just puts it out there and lets everybody come to their own conclusions.

My favorite part of this book was when Preeti goes to th
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Alina
Oct 19, 2014 Alina rated it really liked it
I received a free copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.
This is a good book if you want to expand your horizons about spirituality and religion ; the author writes some pretty intresting ideas ,I like that she did a lot of research and she brings up plenty of (more or less) logic arguments.You can find plenty of interesting subjects such as : Soul energy, chemical energy,Karma , reincarnation.I didn't agree with all of her opinions but it was nice to find out new/different opinio
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Sophie
Sep 09, 2013 Sophie rated it really liked it
*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
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Joseph
Nov 11, 2012 Joseph rated it liked it
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
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Caroline Åsgård
Jan 24, 2014 Caroline Åsgård rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
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
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Lee Harmon
Feb 01, 2013 Lee Harmon rated it liked it
“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
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N.costas Triantaphyllou
Oct 01, 2012 N.costas Triantaphyllou rated it it was amazing
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
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Dorottya
Jan 04, 2013 Dorottya rated it it was amazing
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
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Dennis Campbell
Sep 10, 2012 Dennis Campbell rated it it was amazing
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
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Dina_s
I was fortunate enough to receive a free ebook copy of this book from the author herself. Preeti, many thanks for your generosity.

Reading this book was like having a freaky, surreal, Being John Malkovich type of experience. It was as if the author had reached into my mind and shaken all my thoughts out one by one. It reflects exactly where I am in life vis a vis religion and spirituality and certainly woke me from my slumber. My one gripe would it be that on and off the tone became very obviousl
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Marni
Sep 26, 2012 Marni rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
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
Christina
Jan 04, 2015 Christina rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2015
- The book does not seem to be researched at all. Instead, it reads like a diary entry based solely on the author's personal experience.
- The author frequently makes sweeping generalizations about humanity, again based on her own opinions.
- The author frequently makes excuses for why she sometimes steps outside of what she considers spiritual morality. In my opinion and experience, spirituality and being a decent human being can be and often are mutually exclusive.
- Overall, it wasn't a horrib
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Avantika Chatterjee
We all hold personal opinions about the "philosophy of life and our spiritual existence", in one way or the other, sometimes consciously and sometimes in our sub-concious mind. I'll put 3 Chips on god just in case there is one is entirely based on what the author thinks about the philosophy of life and the spiritual existence of living beings.

Agnosticism + Logic + Faith = My Spirituality, as the book described is an exact definition in 3 words or 3 Chips as the author mentions (3 Chips on God).
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Natalia
Oct 25, 2012 Natalia rated it it was amazing
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
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Sunil Sinha
Feb 19, 2015 Sunil Sinha rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed, Preeti Gupta’s “I'll Put 3 Chips on God- just in case there is one”. It is a wonderful book. I enjoyed reading it and went along with Preeti’s point of view as long as I was reading the book.

However, I do not agree to her point of view/ logic.

World around us very complex and beyond the understanding of present day science and logic, which had necessitated the presence of “God” in all unexplained situation.

There is no absolute truth in Science – something which is known to us today
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Catherine
Feb 27, 2014 Catherine rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Agnostics or people looking for an interesting religious/ spiritual debate.
I'll Put 3 Chips on God by Preeti Gupta is not just a book about religion. It is a book where the author tries to explain things about the world, based on their understanding of events and scenarios. Gupta puts forth some interesting ideas and examples to explain things, including some humour and personal stories of her own life.

Right from the beginning of this book, I like it. The author, Preeti Gupta, has captured me. This isn't some sort of really dull non-fiction / self help book; this is a
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Andrew
Nov 12, 2012 Andrew rated it it was amazing
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
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Manisha Punjabi
Sep 26, 2013 Manisha Punjabi rated it really liked it
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
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Hilary
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
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aizaz
May 11, 2013 aizaz rated it liked it
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
Graham
Nov 13, 2014 Graham rated it it was ok
I really wanted to like this book, but the more I read the more it grated on me. The author does try to add her own personality through the book and there is some relief to the "it's my way or your a person who does not agree" with little stories about herself.

You can tell the author has had several articles published in church type magazines as the book read like a typical preacher.

A lot of the science the author compared her theories against was clearly not understood by the author, she does
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Lyle Appleyard
Jul 18, 2013 Lyle Appleyard rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
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
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April
Mar 22, 2013 April rated it it was amazing
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
Rebecca Veight
Aug 23, 2014 Rebecca Veight rated it really liked it
Preeti Gupta is the kind of person I would gravitate toward during a discussion about spirituality, a person who talks like you and me, not getting too "heavy" with philosophical terms most of us wouldn't understand, like quoting Nietzche or saying I believe in so and so religion automatically solves the riddle of life.

I am Greek Orthodox, I believe there is a God (even though I do not know how she/he/it are like) but I also believe the Big Bang happened (maybe not randomly) and that we evolved
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Vid
Dec 26, 2012 Vid rated it really liked it
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
Andyg.
Oct 11, 2014 Andyg. added it
The big question is, how many chips do you want to put on the
MAYBE square and how many chips do you want to put on the
MAYBE NOT square? Do you want to put all your chips on one or
the other? Or would you prefer splitting them up, say 3 chips go on
Maybe, and 7 on Maybe Not? Do you want to completely ignore the
issue of Religion or Spirituality or a higher power for the rest of your
life? Or do you want to invest at least a little time in it? How confident
are you, that you will win your bet when the
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Kate
Jul 01, 2014 Kate rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle-ebook, own-it
So this is my first trip into the world of Spirituality. I'm not a fan of the whole religious thing. So to given the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review, I figured I had nothing to loose so entered it with a very open and willing mind. As the motto's go "never judge a book by it's cover" and "never say no till you've given it a go". To be honest this book has actuality opened my mind that I am a spiritualist of the sorts. Preeti has given her readers the opportunity/ t ...more
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Preeti Gupta was born in Chicago to parents emigrated from India. She has been published in several community newspapers and magazines. 3 Chips on God is her first published book.

In addition to being an author and a seeker of Spirituality, Preeti is a Financial Planner and CPA who loves money (yes, she is aware of the irony). She lives in New Jersey, alone with her laptop and chocolate.

She does n
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