Quantum Glory book review

Quantum Glory book review
10 Point Rating10
10Overall Score

Date read: 12.31.2016. How strongly I recommend it: 10/10.

Quantum Glory: The Science of Heaven Invading Earth, by Phil Mason on Amazon.

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TARGET AUDIENCE

This unique and remarkable book couples scientific research with Christian values in a way that we are typically unaccustomed to, then boldly seeks to reclaim facets of spirituality that have been hijacked by Eastern mysticism and the new age movement. Whether or not the reader has a particular aptitude for the science of quantum physics, I believe that this is a must-read for every Bible-believing Christian. It triggered in me the intrinsic mental, philosophical, and spiritual elements of my being. Without a doubt, I would have to say that this is one of the best books I have read in nearly a decade.

CONTENT QUALITY

The book covers content that is rarely (if ever) mentioned in typical Christian sectors. It reveals God’s macro intentions via the micro subatomic world of quantum physics. The book does, however (in my opinion), feel like two separate books. There is a harsh break between parts one and two. The former is highly scientific and can be difficult to digest (though I personally thoroughly enjoyed it). Part one, however, is particularly compelling and exciting. Part two suddenly shifts gears (a bit abruptly, perhaps) and moves into the spiritual elements of the supernatural and how it relates to the subatomic world. The author’s research is highly commendable and the arguments are profoundly compelling. “The building blocks of the material world are non-material invisible realities. Thus, from a biblical perspective, there are two distinct aspects of creation: the visible creation and the invisible! And the visible world is actually founded upon the invisible!” I believe that statements like this serve as a fresh perspective for modern believers. The author debunks the new age movement and gives powerful illustrations that uphold rich Christian wisdom and knowledge. Describing God, he says, “The intimate Observer, God is deeply engaged with the physical universe that He brought into being with His creative genius and His unlimited power.” I found myself highlighting large portions of this book’s broad insights and unique perspectives.

MESSAGE CLARITY

The author delves so deep into the basis of space, time, and spirituality that the message feels incredibly profound. This book gave me new eyes to see the world. It is difficult the view the world from a myopic perspective after reading this book. The micro subatomic world affects the macro universe in such a marvelous fashion that everything is linked together (you will learn much about string theory!) in ways you never imagined possible. But the real crux of the book is how the author reveals that the ministry of Jesus (and subsequently, the witness that every Christian is called to be) manifests via the microscopic and subatomic world. He says that “the glorious ministry of Jesus caused matter on some occasions to suddenly ‘materialize’ at a quantum level all the way up to the macroscopic level.” This is a unique take on the life of Jesus and how His miracles came about. This message of the book reveals the glorious methods in which God works. “The spirit world has the capacity to impose itself upon the material world but the material world does not have the capacity to impose itself upon the world of spirit because the dimension of spirit is clearly superior to the dimension of matter.”

CREATIVE STYLE

As I have mentioned above, I have never run across a book of this unique caliber and content. The author’s research findings are well-laid out and highly convincing. I suggest that the content itself displays the creative style of the book. Generally, I reserve this section for the flow and style of a book, but I suffice to reiterate that the content itself is inventive and original enough to carry its own weight in this section. One of my favorite ideas revealed in this book is that of the quantum world acting as a “buffer” between spirit and matter. The author states that “The non-local quantum world appears to be a kind of invisible, intermediate ‘buffer zone’ between spirit and matter. It appears that the non-local quantum realm has been strategically crafted by God to be directly responsive to the influence and activity of the Spirit of God so these non-local quantum realities are capable of ‘materializing’ into a localized spatial formation.” This consideration is revelatory as “the weird world of quantum physics represents the intersection between two worlds. It is the intersection between the world of spirit and the world of matter. It is like the buffer zone between spiritual realities and material realities. That is why the quantum world exhibits the attributes of both spirit and matter! The realm of spirit is by its very nature non-local. It transcends space and time, those four familiar dimensions that we are all accustomed to navigating in everyday life.” Thoughts such as these permeate my imagination and have evoked a sort of awareness of the world around me. I perceive everything now with a brand new perspective.

LANGUAGE SELECTION

The author uses descriptive verbiage on every topic that he covers. He describes atoms as “a roiling frenzy, awash in a violent sea of quantum fluctuations.” He quotes Einstein on time: “The distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.” He explains space and the subatomic world as “a buffer-zone between the spirit world and the material world.” He then describes heaven and hell in this manner: “Heaven and hell both exist in a non-local invisible dimension outside of our space-time manifold.” At times, the text is particularly scientific, but in part two it becomes simplified and spiritually practical. This book opened my eyes to a whole new world and I found myself ever the learner of things I previously knew little about. I love it when a book challenges and elevates the reader to new heights. This book will not disappoint in this manner.

OVERALL IMPACT

After completing this book I see nearly every aspect of the world in a new light. From the elongated shadows of dusk to the infinitesimal veins on the surface of a leaf, a world of wonder has opened to me. I find it remarkable how the subatomic world affects the macro universe at every interval. I revel at the hand of God displayed through His creation and the purpose for which He made all things. Not a day has passed without causing me to consider the deeper intrinsic meaning of everything that my eyes fall upon. This book has radically shifted my perception of life and I believe it will continue to do so for many years.

10 POINT RATING

I give Quantum Glory a 10/10.

David Joannes
Founder/President at Within Reach Global
David Joannes is the co-founder and president of Within Reach Global, Inc, which serves the advance of the Gospel in some of Southeast Asia’s most difficult places. He is the author of The Space Between Memories: Recollections from a 21st Century Missionary. David has a love for language, culture, and creative writing, and for the last 20 years, he has witnessed God’s Kingdom established in forgotten parts of the globe. David lives in Chiang Mai, Thailand, with his wife, Lorna, and their daughter, Cara.
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