Alpha and the Omega was a great read. It’s an educational and philosophical experience, as well as an enjoyable read. What I really appreciated aboutAlpha and the Omega was a great read. It’s an educational and philosophical experience, as well as an enjoyable read. What I really appreciated about this book was that it helps you to see the other side’s viewpoints on a lot of big issues in the world. Most of us tend to get comfortable with our own worldviews, and we often surround ourselves with people who hold similar viewpoints. This book, however, doesn’t stick to shoving one agenda at you. Sure, it starts with a narrator who is atheist, but then he dies and meets God. I won’t ruin it, but things get even more interesting from there, the more he interacts with God. Just realize that this book as far as I can tell is neither atheistic nor theistic, it just is.
For anyone who is interested in philosophy, but is put off by the difficult to read volumes that are out there now, Alpha and the Omega is a nice place to start. It delves deeply into big philosophical issues, like what is morally right, where we come from, and what our purpose is. Most importantly, the book is easily understood, while still going through real complexities.
If you are thirsty for true knowledge, and true understanding of the meaning of life, you’ll want to read this book. It will not spoon feed you, but it sure as heck will give you food for thought. Of course, if nothing I’ve said sparks your interest, this may not be the kind of book for you.