Ken Baumbach is the author of Mere Theosophy, a nonfiction book on spirituality, Immaculate Deception, an end-of-the-world comedy novel, and The Heretics' Power, a high fantasy novel, among others.
This blog will have random thoughts, tidbits from his novels, sneak peaks of works in progress, short stories, the meaning of the universe, and other potentially fascinating prose.
Check out Christina Irelan's review of Mayageddon 2012 (now titled Immaculate Deception)
I didn't think I was going to like this novel at all. I'm not really into politics much. To my surprise when I started reading it I just couldn't put it down. I absolutely love that Ken included lots of comedy in a very serious environment. I laughed out loud more than once while reading this wonderful novel.
I just noticed a new review for my book, Mere Theosophy, on Amazon:
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A little thinking on a big deal, your own spirituality
By Amazon Customer on November 3, 2015
I found this book sitting in my kitchen, my daughter brought it home. I was intrigued by the words 'in search of the creator of the universe'. That is because I am. I had a spiritual awakening a year ago, so to see this book just laying in my kitchen, well I took it as a sign to read it as well as liking the title.
I must say it was a true "ah ha" moment or a duh, why don't we teach our children this? This book gives you the what not to do if you are searching for the divine and why not to do it, or at least consider why you wouldn't choose certain religions. Instead most kids are indoctrinated early on and the reasons why not to pick a certain religion has been persuaded to be a tolerable thing, if not good.
The author is spot on when he says most teachers of a religion to children aren't educated enough to discuss that religion. Shouldn't they be? Volunteers for Sunday school are well meaning, but they could say something so far off base if not traumatizing and the parent may never know it was said.
I like how this book guides a person to look at all options, make an informed decision, and takes that thinking into our current times. I'm not certain if he's advocating it, but he is going within to find his answers, while using all the information he knows is out there to decide for himself. People should search for and decide for themselves what they think of the creator of the universe.