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The Gospel of Inclusion Audiobook

The Gospel of Inclusion

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Fourth-generation fundamentalist Carlton Pearson, a Christian megastar and host, takes a courageous and controversial stand on religion: he proposes a hell-less Christianity and a gospel of inclusion that calls for an end to local and worldwide conflicts and divisions along religious lines.

The Gospel of Inclusion explores the exclusionary doctrines in mainstream religion and concludes that, according to the evidence of the Bible and irrefutable logic, they cannot be true. Bishop Pearson argues that the controlling dogmas of religion are the source of much of the world's ills and that we should turn our backs on proselytizing and holy wars and focus on the real good news: that we are all bound for glory, everybody is saved, and if we believe God loves all mankind, then we have no choice but to have the same attitude ourselves.

The Gospel of Inclusion also tells the story of a powerful religious figure who watched everything he had crumble due to a scandal. Why? He didn't steal money nor did he have inappropriate sexual relationships. Following a revelation from God, he began to preach that a loving God would not condemn most of the human race to hell because they are not Christian. He preaches that God belongs to no religion. The Gospel of Inclusion is the journey of one man's quest to preach a new truth.

©2008 Bishop Carlton Pearson; (P)2008 Simon and Schuster Inc.

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    L. R. Lindsay 04-07-13

    I write a Film and Food blog called Tinsel & Tine (Reel & Dine). However, that doesn't yet pay the bills, what does, is boring, monotonous and tedious. But by the Grace of God, I'm able to entertain myself listening to audiobooks while working.

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    Would you try another book from Bishop Carlton Pearson and/or Bishop Carlton Pearson?

    Depends on the topic


    What about Bishop Carlton Pearson’s performance did you like?

    He's an Evangelical Preacher, so he knows how to project, resonate, and modulate his voice for effect. I'm glad he narrated his own book.


    Was The Gospel of Inclusion worth the listening time?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm horrible about giving up something for Lent and sticking with it. So in recent years, I decided during Lent to read a book with a religious theme, someone's experience of God or something spiritual and mystical. This seemed a more positive way of participating without torturing myself with giving up bread, alcohol or cake.

    This year I choose "The Gospel of Inclusion" because I heard tell of Bishop Pearson's fascinating journey on the NPR radio program "This American Life". Bishop Pearson's transformation, loss, struggle and ultimate gain is a compelling story.

    The problem with this book is it preaches to the already converted. As Bishop Pearson found out first hand when he lost practically his whole congregation, you cannot persuade "Christians" away from a dogmatic, rules & regulation, judgmental, bigoted, fire and brimstone mentality. This type of church-goer needs this way of thinking, otherwise they feel lost in the vastness of this world.

    So everything he imparts in the book is to those who already have a more open, inclusive, spiritual way of looking at God, religion and faith. I didn't really come away with any new revelations.The book does touch on what was lost of the real message of Jesus and his teachings, due to the formation of "religion". So much of what we are taught has been influenced by the politics and power struggles which took place starting year 1.

    I believe Jesus came to remind us of our own power and divinity, but this message was deliberately obliterated, and manically stamped out to keep control on societies. It was good to hear Bishop Pearson speak on this in similar terms.

    I recommend the book, but be prepared for some redundancy.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Audrey Roddy 05-30-16 Member Since 2016
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    "I absolutely loved this book!!!"

    I have questioned God many times about what he has shown me as a believer! This was absolutely confirmation for my soul! I received peace!

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    Charles 06-07-15
    Charles 06-07-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Awesome!!!!!!!!"

    This is an amazing book by an amazing man. Shedding light on a new perspective of good news!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Joseph Sun Valley, CA, USA 08-14-08
    Joseph Sun Valley, CA, USA 08-14-08
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    "Wow!"

    Excellent story of what can happen when a Christian actually tries to hear God/Holy Spirit instead of blindly swallowing eternal damnation/tithing church dogma.

    I was kicked out of my church years ago for questioning their teachings but didn't lose all I had.

    Inspiring and about as biblically accurate a representation of God as I've ever heard -- and yes I do read my bible quite a bit!

    God is Love and his mercy endures forever!

    Preach on Brother Carlton!!!

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    Beverly W. 10-14-16
    Beverly W. 10-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "WAKE UP!!!"

    I had the pleasure of attending Higher Dimensions in Tulsa and meeting Carlton and Gina Pearson in person. This man will forever have my blessings!!!

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    Milton Braxton 05-31-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent Book!"

    Once I qued it up I couldn't stop listening. As an Elder myself, in exile...I feel the pain of your experience, and unfortunately this is path to pursuing Truth. Can't wait for your next book

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    Holly 10-19-10
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    "A great message"

    Finally a view of the gospel that is actually Good News to all men.

    This book is a great help to those struggling with conforming to evangelical christianity. I have been walking through a period of questioning the traditions and theologies of the church. It's comforting to know there are people out there who are asking the same questions and finding an ultimate answer in an infinity and unconditionally loving God.

    Romans 5:6-8
    You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

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