Reviewed by Divine Zape for Readers' Favorite
In Let's Make Our World Better: How Politics and Religion Stand in the Way, Warren William Luce writes: “When we feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, shelter the homeless, take care of the sick, visit those in prison, and generally take care of one another, then we’re properly worshiping God, showing him love and respect. For God said, “When you do these things to one another you do them unto me.” In these words he summarizes the principle upon which Christian values are constructed, and they are the same values that we will meet in various religions. Transforming the world is about service. It is about being able to look beyond our personal greed and needs and see a world that is dying, that needs tending. In this spellbinding book, the author shows how religion and politics have served human greed instead of being at the service of a world free from greed, violence, injustice and the many evils that plague society.
The book is written in a simple, conversational style that is very accessible, but the prose is powerful and compelling, laced with insightful and rich passages. The author fills his writing with relevant examples and statistics, making startling references to history, and demonstrating with mastery and knowledge how we have departed from the fundamental principles of brotherhood, of love and service. He contends that we can change the world and make it better by changing our religious and political attitudes. The reader is left in no doubt that Warren William Luce has done a lot of research and that the confidence that comes through the writing reflects his rich experience and expertise in the subject. Let's Make Our World Better: How Politics and Religion Stand in the Way will change the way most of us look at the world and ourselves, our attitudes towards our planet and our fellow brothers and sisters. It is an irresistible call.