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Reviewed by Tammy Ruggles for Readers' Favorite
Pure Gift: The Second… by Pura Regalado is a unique story that may challenge your beliefs, so an open mind is recommended before diving in, but once you're in, you will be fascinated by the story the author tells. She states that she witnessed the second coming of Christ and that her primary role is to show the world the identity of the false prophet. The false prophet is one who Christ warned about as He ministered on earth. According to Pura, whose name means Pure, the false prophet doctrine is the crux of world conflict today. She hopes to turn false beliefs into a peaceful life for everyone. These are wonderful aspirations, and she says that the universe is what we call God and that the universe speaks to her as the Supreme Power through the Bible. She seeks to explain some of the tough issues we face today, like murder, and why the number 2 figures prominently in her life. She explains how our very thoughts actually create the world we live in and influence it.
If you like to read about religious experiences, including demon possession, fantasies, and psychology, this book has something for you. She mixes her own experiences with the Bible, revealing secrets and life's purpose. She explains that senseless killings wouldn't have taken place if her story had been shared earlier, and she carries guilt because of this. Her writing style is personal, and she even invites readers to debunk her story if they want to. She goes on to relay her telepathic communications with God and explains how, in her opinion, Christianity has been misinterpreted for hundreds of years. There is a gentleness to the book, with a variety of insights and topics--and a deep enthusiasm for sharing her journey. Every life is a story, and Pura's is intriguing and may come across as unconventional to some. You may not agree with everything she has to say, but if you read with an open mind, you may agree with some. I found her descriptions of how the number 2 figured in her life very interesting, and discussions about her family, education, and travel ground her story in personal history. If you like spiritual journeys that are different but still intriguing and thoughtful, you will love Pure Gift: The Second… by Pura Regalado.