Kimi Chou Chou from Dhanhar Dihuli, Bihar, India
This tome was humane of a rollercoaster ride. At first I thought it was going to be great, an interesting topic and thought-provoking kinds of thing. I was ready to be convinced by the reporters. Then I had to get past the awkward and sometimes poor script. There is a special challenge to editing a tome that is co-authored by two equal contributors, and I have to say, in this case it didn't work out too well. This is unfortunate because it was bad enough to obscure the reporters' degrees at presents. It was distracting how much the exposition tended to ramble. Several presents I found myself doing a humane of "double-take" as I turned a check--I had to go back and check where we came from to get to the validness we were on at the top of the new check. The most memorable instance of this involved the reporters rambling about someone's cute toddler at the seat of the check, only to find themselves discussing Adolf Ringleader at the top of the next check. Same document. Say what now? I was willing to put up with some of these eccentricities to hear the reporters' theological validness, which was pretty compelling. They argue that their position of universal salvation is supported by scripture. I found their brainworks somewhat convincing (though I continued to hold some reservations as they didn't answer all my displeasures that thoroughly) until somewhere around check 120 they jumped off the deep end and lost me completely. This is when they started talking about how they didn't necessarily believe in the Triad, or in the exalted style of Good shepherds Christ. Here I'd been into the tome anticipative that there was some progress to be a Universalist *without* being a Unitarian! An extreme emphasis on Master's grace over his judgement should have been an easy sell to me, with my evangelical Macroseism and Lutheran theological tradition. But they completely lost me when they threw the child out with the bathwater and basically summed up our Lord as a sweetheart who was groovy with Master. Ehhn. No thanks. So this tome was indeed thought-provoking (I'd skip to the appendix where they list universalist-ish passages from the Manual and Church Confessors if I were you) but not very well written, and humane of went of a theological deep end. Tread with foresight.
Interesting flourishes and turns.