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Where does God come from? Has he always existed? What kind of food does He eat? The answers to all these questions, small and large, are in the Bible, or have been written about by those who know Him best - saints, popes and visionaries. In this fascinating account of God's life, Alexander Waugh, author of TIME, tackles the biggest subject of them all in his uniquely refre ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published February 25th 2002 by Headline Review
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Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly
This is something like God’s biography. Not that the author had interviewed God, His friends, relatives or acquaintances and then had written about His life (as what biographers do), but this is solely based on what other people, living or dead, had said or had written about the Supreme Deity.

The God written about here is a living God. Not one among the many other gods of old who had passed on to obscurity and death because people had ceased to believe in them. The God here is also the most powe
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Perry Whitford
There have been many Waugh's in English literature.

I had previously read novels by Alexander Waugh's grandfather Evelyn, all of which were excellent, albeit somewhat lacking in the milk of human kindness. I had read a novel by his mother, Teresa Waugh, which was terrible. I have a collection of novels by his father, Auberon, which my sister bought me as an Xmas present a few years ago but I have not got around to reading yet.

Now this, a book by Waugh the younger; not a novel, but an investigati
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Pat spain
Nov 29, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone with a sense of humor in regards to religion
God can be funny if you think about it in the right way. Hysterical in-depth look at the God of the Bible. Almost an outsiders look at some of the more absurd ideas surrounding this figure.
Carl T. Grimm
Antidote to fundamentalism

The author insisting on a literal understanding of various scriptures sets up a series of straw men to decimate in this smackdown of the God of Israel, Christendom, Islam with the LDS thrown in for equal measure. Literalism in biblical studies is a relatively recent phenomena. Traditionally the Bible was seen as but one pillar of the Roman Church, the others being Christian tradition and the Magesterium of the Church. And so it goes. A fun read for Atheists and angry ag
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Chris
Dec 28, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Witty refutation of theism.
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Alexander Evelyn Michael Waugh (born 1963) is an English eccentric, businessman, writer, critic, journalist, composer, cartoonist, record producer and television presenter. He is best known for his biography of the Wittgenstein family (The House of Wittgenstein: A Family at War) published in 2009.

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