THE BOOK, as it has come to be known by its adherents & admirers, educates, fascinates & engages us in religion. In this vein, the words of Stevie Wonder seem apropos: "Superstition, believing in things you don't understand." The public, priests & parishioners will soon hear of THE BOOK, even though they may not read it. THE BOOK will be a force to be reckoned with. The feeling of a shark lurking offshore on a late summer night is the feeling I get. Content. There's plenty. Stellar/pagan origins of all religions--including Christianity, previous crucified saviors, false prophecies. End times, mind control, pedophilia (child abuse), fundamentalism. THE BOOK is divided into logical sections, including origins, doctrine, Jesus, consequences & think for yourself. There are over 80 clever & informative illustrations. The list of authors is as impressive as the Table of Contents. Entertainer & Renaissance man Steve Allen discusses abortion; Dead Sea Scrolls expert & pioneer Dr. Robert Eisenman observes the Scrolls; Mythologist Jordan Maxwell explores the stars, paganism & modern day myths; Edd Doerr explains Jefferson, Paine & separation of church & state. Emerson told us years ago, "Beware of an idea whose time has come." In the words of Tim C. Leedom, editor of THE BOOK, "Religious literacy is the theme. As we approach a new century, its time has come." So in that light, be aware of two things whose time has come: literacy & THE BOOK. Kendall/Hunt Pub. Co. Syn., ISBN 0-8403-8908-6. To order by credit card call 1-800-228-0810, $19.95 includes shipping & handling. Or send check or money order to: Manoa Valley Publishing, P.O. Box 5009, Balboa Island, CA 92662.The Book Your Church Doesn't Want You To Read, 2nd was published 1995 under ISBN 9780840389084 and ISBN 0840389086.