A Woman Called God

Little Books for Big People

Non-Fiction - Religion/Philosophy
54 Pages
Reviewed on 05/31/2015
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Author Biography

Peter Wilkes, the son of an Episcopal minister, had a firsthand look at the inner workings of organized Religion (with a capital “R”) throughout his upbringing. Now seventy years of age, he has reached the conclusion that this institution, like many others, has continually done more harm than good. In A Woman Called God, the first in his series of Little books for Big people™, he goes back to the source and examines how it’s possible to leave the institution of Religion behind and spiritually reclaim your soul. Peter always welcomes intelligent discussion on the subjects he writes about.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Roy T. James for Readers' Favorite

A Woman Called God by Peter Wilkes, true to the disclaimer that the author shall not be responsible if anyone is excommunicated as the result of reading this book, begins by questioning the claim of each and every religion that theirs is the way. He then poses the question as to why a woman can’t be considered as a Creator, which is intuitive, if nothing else. The natural appearance of God will then be associated with characteristics or sentiments we associate with women - love, grace, patience etc. - in place of the more ferocious ones which are scary and judgmental. Also, we all could have lived in concert with a Creator who always loves us with the same love and joy a mother feels at the moment she first sees her newborn child.

A Woman Called God by Peter Wilkes is a light read, perhaps with the ability to poke our thinking buds. With funny pictures and humorous quips, this little book is capable of initiating more serious exchanges. I found the author’s question interesting; however, I haven’t been able to associate only the friendlier emotions with God to see the results. Such lighter views of religion will go a long way in freeing our society from the clutches of religious mores. A glance at history can tell us that organized religion has done us more harm than good. As the author says at the end of the book, we need to examine ways of leaving religion behind and reclaiming our souls.