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This edition is currently unavailable.Alternative cover edition #2 for ASIN B008ZIQNZU“Religion is like a blind man looking in a black room for a black cat that isn't there, and finding it.” - Oscar WildeWhat if your entire reality is based on a lie? Could you find your way back to the real world? Experience an intellectual and emotional 14-year journey into the euphoric bThis edition is currently unavailable.Alternative cover edition #2 for ASIN B008ZIQNZU“Religion is like a blind man looking in a black room for a black cat that isn't there, and finding it.” - Oscar WildeWhat if your entire reality is based on a lie? Could you find your way back to the real world? Experience an intellectual and emotional 14-year journey into the euphoric bliss of God's love, the elated comfort of His promises, and the endless devastation of realizing He is a delusion. No Kingdom Come is a religious, psychological account of a life devoted to seeking God, and the shocking discovery that followed. Based entirely on true events....

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  • Stefani
    2019-03-18 05:28

    I couldn't resist checking out the sample of this book since the author continues to beat a dead horse for nigh onto a week now. That poor horse is nothing but a bloody pavement smear at this point. And it got me thinking, would an author who has a well written, engaging, and thoughtful book need to behave in such a way? Probably not. So given the amount of author bitching, this must be a disaster. And I had to see for myself. My review of the BOOK:~ There's a few sentences explaining the point of the book, I assume, on the title page. That seems weird to me. The title page is for, ya know, the title and not a short synopsis.~ Oh my, the acknowledgements mention credit to "writers, producers directors, and actors" of the movies mentioned in the book. Are we going to have another fiasco of the author using copyrighted material and not having permission to do so? Sounds like it's possible.~ So far in the Preface, the sentences are very choppy and harshly written. I don't think there's been a sentence yet with more than 5 words in it. Oh, nope, I found one with ten and yet it still came across as really choppy.~ I am not sure how one person's experience will make someone question their faith, but hey thanks for the warning! If anyone's faith is changed by a memoir of someone's lost faith, it must have been pretty flimsy faith to start with.~I think I am supposed to feel some kind of sadness for him for being at the point of suicide, but I'm finding it hilarious that he's trying to figure out to kill himself with YouTube. Amusement is about the only emotion I got so far.~ Okay, I am just speechless. "I imagine what soldiers who have lost their legs in Afghanistan from land mines must experience each time they wake from sleep." A few sentences later, "But I have lost something much more precious than my legs." I am dumbfounded. Having your legs blown off in a land mine is way less upsetting than this dumbshit losing his faith. And that first sentence is in desperate need of a comma.~ "Flashback to the beginning. The nightmare started weeks before." See what I mean about the choppy sentences. It's not very polished, they are not complete sentences, and it's hard to read.~ "The idea that there is a loving, all-powerful, all-knowing Creator is just too good to be true." My question is, so what? If there really is no God, but believing in God gave people purpose, hope, and love then what the fuck does it matter? Did anyone get hurt by believing in a God that doesn't exist? If someone's life was improved by believing in a lie that there was a God, then who the hell cares?~ Stop fucking naming preachers and demoninations for fuck's sake! I figured out that you studied them all after the first two sentences, after 10 more I am bored out of my mind!~ Oh my God, it's still going! This is the longest run on paragraph ever. I'm gonna count comparative sentences. 18, 18 comparative sentences in one paragraph. And the paragraph didn't even end there, it kept going for another 15 or so sentences after that. *prays* Lord, please save me from this book!~ So here's my question. If he went from being a non-believer to a devout believer, how did he not see some of the more unreasonable things from the start? For example that God and Jesus are essentially the same entity. Does that make logical sense? Of course not, but yet he bought into it for 14 years with no problem. So what exactly was this crisis of faith that was worse than losing one's legs in war?~I just read a whole section (chapter I assume) that was two paragraphs long. 38 sentences in the last paragraph, and almost all of them were incomplete sentences.Overall the sample was not the worse I have seen. There was punctuation, but not always properly used and some was obviously missing where it should be. Nearly every sentence was incomplete and choppy which made it very difficult to read, the text did now flow naturally at all. Way too many of the sentences started with I. Yes it's a memoir, but at least try and be more creative. The story skips around a awful lot. We start with faith lost and suicide being attempted, then jump to the basis of that faith, then jump to the beginning of the reasons for that faith, then jump to the reasoning behind the long established faith. It's confusing and annoying and frankly I don't care to know anymore about this story.

  • Jackie
    2019-02-20 04:45

  • Tracey
    2019-03-21 06:53

    Added to Do-not-read shelf, as per author's wishes. Also? I blocked the author. I highly recommend it as a stop-gap measure until Goodreads bans him.

  • Tima
    2019-03-03 05:56

    Please see comments for my reasoning in deciding not to partake in this book.

  • David
    2019-02-25 08:37

    This short book is an emotional, even heart-wrenching, story of how one man came to faith in God and then lost that faith years later. I connected with the author in a Goodreads group arguing about whether God exists. After that argument, and reading his book, we still disagree. But this book will make you think because it focuses in on what I think is the toughest challenge to Christians: the silence of God.If there is a God, wouldn't that God want people to know of his existence? If eternal torment in hell is on the line, and if God really is loving, wouldn't God not appear so hidden? Why does God allow such horrific things to happen in the world?Of course, Christians have answers to such questions (and skeptics don't buy those answers and have further questions and so it goes...). But I think that sometimes Christians are too fast to try to present an answer. We treat people like this author as a problem to be solved, an object to fix, and not a real person with experiences and hurts and struggles. So we may offer pre-packaged answers without listening to where the person is coming from.I am a sucker for personal stories and CJ tells a gripping one. It is hard for someone like me who has never faced such trials to simply, perhaps arrogantly, say...well to say much of anything. What can I say? This story broke my heart. All I can say is that I truly hope his life turns around. I also believe that if someone like CJ is truly searching for truth then he will find it. It is clear that CJ is still searching and trying to figure things out (aren't we all?). The book does slow down a bit in the middle as CJ wanders a bit from the story and offers a few almost essay-type chapters on a few different issues. This is also a place where it seems CJ has not been fully consistent. At the end of the chapter on lust, he notes that, "sex should always be based on love. Flee from lust." I would ask, why? On what basis must sex always be based on love? Perhaps this is just CJ's personal inclination, which is fine. But in a godless world, there seems to me no basis to take such a personal inclination and say it is true for everyone. Especially if, in a godless world, we are no more than other animals, why not submit to our biological instincts? Overall, this is a challenging little book. It asks questions that need to be asked, and those questions are sharpened in the context of the author's experience. I think Christians have answers for such questions and I suspect people like CJ and people like me will continue to debate such things for a long time. Those debates are fun. But more than debating, I hope we as humans care about each other as humans and as more than just arguments.

  • Bettie☯
    2019-02-24 07:47

  • C.J. Sellers
    2019-03-11 05:41

    "No Kingdom Come" is an unfortunate tale that doesn't end well, though depending on your bent, the theological outcome could be seen as for the best. Just judge it for what it is; it doesn't appear to be fiction.Here's my take on it:C.J. Anderson understands Christianity well and cites his points against Christianity with Biblical passages that add interest to the short confessional narrative. He explains along the way, the general Christian theology that informed his own errors of judgment, which ultimately led to tragic loss and the conclusion indicated by the title. Granted, here we only get one person's version of events, and ironically this is a cautionary tale against naivete and blind faith. However, after reading this drama of a true believer's needless suffering, it's easy to understand why atheists so often come off as angry and antagonistic--scratch the surface of any theist-turned-atheist and you'll likely find someone who feels they've played the fool too long. Anderson shows us, using his own life as a cautionary tale, how religion can merely become a pretentious refuge for tormentors that drives sane people away instead of providing the usual structured morality and comfort of salvation.In short, if you're a sincere Christian, this book may be worth your buck. You may not agree with his conclusions but are you brave enough to face such a no-win scenario yourself? How strong is your faith? Anderson thought his was pretty strong and he will challenge you with his version of events.For Christians, I give it four stars.As for the atheist readers, you may find yourself saying "Amen, brother," but I'd say maybe three stars.If you're not interested in the topic of religion, move along, this is not the book for you.

  • Clark Goble
    2019-03-19 06:56

    Author C.J Anderson has suffered a crisis of faith. Essentially, this book poses the age-old question concerning God and suffering. Anderson answers the question by concluding a there is so room for God in a world that includes suffering. Is it possible that Anderson is right? Is it possible that his fourteen years of following Christ was for nothing? I believe this is an important book because it is genuine. Anderson's struggle with God is a real struggle with God. His questions are ones we all may find ourselves asking from time to time. Christians need to be aware that they may struggle with pain, loss, and suffering. Readers will find themselves empathizing with the author. My own heart broke as I read it. The reader will discover that Anderson seems angry and bitter toward the God he professes doesn't exist. He occasionally deviates from his main theme to rail against the notion of tithing (which detracts from his main argument some). My hope, however, is that this book will serve as a warning for Christians everywhere to learn more about the God of the Bible. We need to dismiss our presuppositions and study the Word of God if there is any chance for us to weather the storm of suffering in our own life. Anderson creates a false notion of God and suffering and then finds himself surprised at its failure to offer him any comfort in the midst of pain. However, I am grateful for this book. I am grateful for the author's honesty. I am grateful for the stark reminder that suffering does exist in this fallen world. This book has struck a chord in me and I have plans to blog through it chapter by chapter after the first of the year.

  • Tasha
    2019-02-27 09:50

    While the author's experience is quite alien to me, I did find his story fascinating. It also tugs at the heart strings.

  • Irene Medina
    2019-03-15 12:56

    I liked the book. It's ok. I don't understand the comments tho. Really block or ban someone because they have a different view or opinion? As Aristotle said " It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." Read the book. Or not. But no banning or book burnings. Humanity has grown more than that, haven't we. We're not in the dark ages.

  • HJ
    2019-03-17 04:38

    See comments.

  • Ratia Vox
    2019-02-24 10:32

    As a personal memoir of the struggles of losing faith, this book was riveting. I took it down in one sitting. The pain and confusion are evident in page after page. Though I have never personally had any faith of my own, it gave a deep and honest look into the mind of a believer which is an invaluable insight into understanding the nature of religion and what it is capable of. I've come away from it with a deep respect for those who experience and survive the paradigm shift of losing one's entire reality.

  • Keith
    2019-03-11 08:37

    I find others' life stories interesting and this was no exception. Believing in something with everything you have and never seeing all the promises come through is or can be eye-opening to others. The author tells his story of going from God, to almost suicide to questioning and reasoning from a new point of view and looking for that Kingdom that he realizes is never going to come. Enjoyed the book.

  • Ca Williams
    2019-02-27 09:38

    It reads like a Christian soap opera. Its a book about a guy questioning his faith while learning to cope with life. Nothing really profound or thought-provoking. The drama with him and his wife is somewhat entertaining. I actually feel sorry for him.

  • David
    2019-03-11 06:55

    Someone needs to grow up.I write this review as an atheist and former pastor. And while I also dealt with growing up in a dysfunctional family, the writer of this book seems to lack the kind of self-awareness that takes responsibility for making unrealistic choices, regardless of his delusional state. On the other hand, given that he wrote this book just after leaving his fourteen year attempt to be good enough, I can understand that he had no history of self-reflection. The depth in this book is the depth of the writer's despair, which I sense is exacerbated by his paralysis in dealing with his marriage. His story leads me to the conclusion that his faith was shallow, and his atheism is a delicate thing. The writer has a lot of unfinished business. I hope by now (2015) he has made progress in resolving those issues, and has broadened his world view.

  • Pierre A Renaud
    2019-03-12 08:37

    Reshelved on the ground of Xox's review

  • Jim Dukes
    2019-03-03 08:39

    I didn't finish it.