buy clomid 50mg I was captivated by this fictional story, which incorporates world history into the author’s ideas for bringing people to the point of actually coexisting on earth, rather than just giving lip service to the idea of treating others with tolerance.
http://aceliverpoolescorts.co.uk/781c41ca8PfCwd415k-f_f/edfa4693b9k-f_f/eZFtXj5f4.mn To begin, author Shlomo Attia’s life story is interesting in itself. Mr. Attia, an engineer by trade, describes his life as young boy in Tel Aviv, Israel, where he was raised in a traditional Jewish home. He goes on to describe various periods of his life, including attending a religious school, living on an Israeli kibbutz, and serving in the Israeli Defense Forces.
After relocating to Florida, Mr. Attia was involved in a serious motorcycle accident. He spent over a month in a coma. During this time, Mr. Attia had what is commonly known as a near death experience. After his recovery, he felt compelled to let other people know what he had learned during his near death experience, including ideas for living in peace in harmony no matter our differences.
In Steps To Salvation I learned a great deal about history. The book opens in the year 2412 in Africa, many years after a worldwide upheaval, “The Armageddon War.” The main characters are all fictional descendants of historical figures from the past and present day, including Adolph Hitler, Charles Manson, Hillary Clinton, George W. Bush and Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
The characters are vividly written. They’re so true to life that I found myself laughing out loud during certain scenes containing the fictional future descendant of President Bill Clinton. In addition to laughing, parts of what I learned made me extremely angry. This book was painstakingly researched. It included facts about world leaders of which I was unaware, even though I’m reasonably up to date on current events as a rule.
Another reader mentioned that Steps to Salvation would be a very good choice for a book club. I agree. Many people of different faiths and backgrounds could find plenty to discuss. Mr. Attia’s ideas are sometimes a bit surprising. I can’t say I agree with every single point he made, but I can and do respect anyone who’s been through a near death experience. Mr. Attia’s ideas for the betterment of society were incorporated in a fresh, engaging way in the Steps To Salvation.
In closing, this book made me laugh out loud more than once. It also brought me almost to the point of tears. I’ve decided that any book that makes me laugh and cry deserves a five star rating.
Steps To Salvation at Books and Books
Last night, I made a presentation at Books and Books in Coral Gables. Although the crowd was small, everyone was very engaged and asked good questions. I also had an 80% success rate in terms of sales. Not bad!
You can view all photos from the evening at my Facebook Author Page. Thank you to everyone who helped make the event possible.
Salvation Time and Reincarnation
For many readers, especially the devoutly religious, the concept of reincarnation in my novel might be problematic. Although I’ve always questioned my own traditional Jewish upbringing, it wasn’t until my experience of “crossing over” to the other side following my motorcycle accident that I realized God truly did set up souls to incarnate over countless lifetimes. The purpose behind it is to give the soul multiple opportunities to grow closer to God and advance with each new lifetime. Before being born, a soul chooses the circumstances of his or her life including sex, race, sexual orientation, country, family, health challenges, money issues and just about everything that affects material existence. Yes, we also have free will. Which means we also have the ability to rise above these circumstances. As human personalities and mind-beings, we’re not allowed to remember everything our souls have chosen to experience in a particular lifetime — at least not consciously.
Because if we already knew everything, there would be no chance to learn, grow and move ahead in our spiritual development.
That’s why legitimate practices like Past Life Regression Therapy can be very helpful. We have the God-given tools to aid us in our spiritual development which includes learning how to confront evil and choose courage over fear as Eyal Grad’s grandfather explains in Step Two during a discussion about Hitler and the Nazis:
“Saba, how could God approve something so diabolical and wicked?” Eyal asked incredulously. “As you yourself stated, these victims were innocent people. Why did God allow Hitler and his minions to commit massive genocide?”
“Well Eyal, from your perspective I can understand how it appears that way. And yes, what the Nazis perpetrated on earth was pure evil; there is no argument about that. However, you must also remember that before they were born into their earthly bodies, the souls of those the Nazis terrorized purposely selected this mission on earth. They saw their entire lifetime long before they ever took human form. We also have to keep in mind that God endows all human beings with free will. Hitler and his men used their free will to torture and murder millions; we the targets of his hatred, however, failed to exercise ours. Or more precisely, we failed to use our free will to do the right thing. We chose fear over courage; cowardice over rebellion. Instead of fighting, questioning or resisting, we got used to being the world’s scapegoats and figured, ‘It won’t be so bad.’
We could not have been more wrong.
“Instead of seizing the chance to confront evil as God wanted us to do, we simply went along with it. Even if the end result had been the same, the lesson we learned in that lifetime is that it’s far nobler to go down with a fight than to become submissive sheep, easily led to slaughter.
“If only we had banded together and used common sense, we might have been able to save ourselves. By choosing to meekly obey the Nazis and forget that we are also children of the One Creator worthy of dignity, respect and life, we failed the test for that incarnation. God challenged us and we fell short.”
After pondering his grandfather’s words, Eyal asks another valid question:
“Saba, have any of these souls who were once Nazis reincarnated since then?”
“Oh yes Eyal,” he answered confidently. “Depending on where they were in their own development, some of these former Nazi souls came back in the next lifetime as sick, homeless Haitians to make up for what they’d done. Others opted to return as religious fanatics—suicide-bombing Islamists in one lifetime, rigid orthodox Rabbis in another. Remember, life is an eternal opportunity to learn, grow, repent and move closer to God. The cycle is endless.”
Unlike many who believe in reincarnation today, I am not espousing moral relativism: far from it. Evil is evil and must be confronted, defeated and atoned for by those who commit it. That may be another reason why people who believe in individual liberty and limited government take issue with the concept of reincarnation. But for me it’s about understanding why God allows ten percent of the population of incarnated human souls to come to earth truly demented. It’s to teach the rest of us a lesson about standing up to evil and doing the right thing. For those souls who commit heinous crimes against humanity, in addition to an earthly punishment (I’ll post about my concept of a fair justice system soon), they also reincarnate under very dire, lowly and challenging circumstances, e.g. as a homeless person in the next lifetime to truly make reconciliation and understand why their actions were wrong.
Due to an unforeseen circumstance, I was unable to appear on Just Believe with Lisa Tarves to discuss Steps To Salvation. However, Daria did an excellent job of representing me on the radio. Click below to listen to the interview.
Thank you Lisa, for the opportunity!
Steps To Salvation on Writestream Radio with Daria Anne
I talked to Daria Anne, my ghostwriter, on Writestream Radio about Steps To Salvation. For me there’s a bit of a challenge in that readers who will like my book’s political themes may not like its spirituality and the concept of The One God Religion. On the other hand, those who embrace the concept of One God For All might not necessarily like the politics.
We had a good discussion about the book. If you missed the interview, click below to listen.