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Ultimate Truth: God Beyond Religion is a work of philosophical theology by author Steven Colborne and contains a series of key insights into his philosophical perspective.
Many people believe in the God of a particular religion; of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, or Sikhism, for example. Author Steven Colborne, on the other hand, believes that in reality a single God exists who has created every religion and even every non-religious belief system. That, argues Colborne, is the ultimate truth.
In this short but deeply insightful book, Colborne describes the experiences that led him to question the veracity of the Christian faith. Despite being a committed Christian for some time, the author came to believe that the true nature of God — and in particular God's sovereignty over all events — is not adequately reflected in an orthodox Christian worldview.
After describing his frustrations with Christian theology in the opening chapters, the author proceeds to explain his understanding of the true nature of the God/world relationship, discussing subjects such as God's attributes, suffering, morality, the human mind, and more. The author also shares some insights into his mental health journey — insights which impacted his philosophical perspective significantly.
In the final chapter of the book, Colborne describes his vision of the church of the future, a multi-faith church which will provide an opportunity for interfaith dialogue and progressive spirituality. This vision builds upon the foundational ideas explored in the preceding chapters and which would subsequently be developed in Colborne's many other books.
Ultimate Truth: God Beyond Religion is a book that will provoke readers to think deeply about their own view of God and how religious differences might be overcome through a deeper understanding of God's nature and attributes.
Please note: Ultimate Truth: God Beyond Religion was originally published through SilverWood Books in 2013. This second edition, released with redesigned cover art and a new preface, was released through Tealight Books in 2020.