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I am definitely a fan of Og Mandino after reading this book. It holds your attention and is historically interesting. I usually stick with non-fiction, even though this is fiction, it follows history and of course, the story grabs you and holds you. I have just finished reading my second Og Mandino, and will be ordering more of his writings.
Oct 6, 2008
Another Mandino Must
I am an avid Og Mandino fan and have read most of his books. Most of his offerings are motivational/inspirational books. I find all his books hard to put down. The Christ Commision doesn't fit Mandino's typical book. Aside from "Greatest Miracle", this is my favorite book of his. I would call this book a "skeptic's Gospel." It is the story of a man who sets out to disprove the Gospel and has an opportunity to "go back in time" to make his case. Armed with what he thinks are many incongruities or inconsistencies in the four Gospels in the Bible, he is certain he will be successful. However, through the course of his "investigation" in the real-time Gospel era, he finds "reasons" for what he thought were problems in the four Gospels. The conclusion of his investigation, then, is quite different than he anticipated. The story presents a very unusual spin on the stone being rolled away from Christ's tomb. The Christ Commission is a somewhat refreshing, different look at the Gospel that I have highly recommended to many friends.
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