on Nov. 22, 2017 :
The Jimarian Bible explains the inner consciousness of both the author and Jimar, making a case for 'bigger picture thinking' as it points out that individuals may experience 100 years on the planet, so have numerous opportunities to make a difference in its evolution.
With that in mind, The Jimarian Bible moves on to explore not only underlying purposes in human life on Earth, but the perspectives of Judaism, Christianity, Taoism, and other major world religions and their guidance on the subject.
As chapters unfold, a wide-ranging discussion of belief systems turns into pointed considerations of self and moves into wider concerns, from an over-populated world and the risks and rewards of parenting to human psychology, expanding the underlying probe (why humans are on Earth) to consider how people interact with the universe.
Be forewarned: this is no light treatment. There are 10 books wrapped into this Bible, and each one addresses a different set of concerns. Each holds its own table of contents, making it easy to locate topics; and each moves from individual concerns to family, community, and social issues after building a spiritual foundation for the journey.
Its surveys ranges from how societies construct laws and administer justice to artistic portraits of experiences as influencers on the progress of humanity.
From 'holy constants' to the gods of man and choice, readers receive several things from The Jimarian Bible: a sweeping blend of spiritual application and social inspection, admonitions presented in large print and bold type that reinforce the more powerful points throughout, and an attention to details that link the microcosm of individual experience and purpose to the macrocosm of social and spiritual impact.
The ideal reader thus should be those already on a spiritual path that embraces social reflection and change - and one who is not stymied by complexity.
Some grammatical improvements would make for a smoother, error-free read.
Enlightenment is not a process of speed-reading or quick absorption - after all, other religious documents receive lifetimes of inspection and consideration. The Jimarian Bible deserves no less, and will benefit from the open minds and hearts of readers intent upon changing not just their lives and perspectives, but their purpose on Earth.
(reviewed 9 days after purchase)