For decades, Michael Savage has been preaching his political faith of borders, language and culture to millions on his nationally-syndicated radio show, The Savage Nation. Now, Savage gives his audience a look into his religious faith and his ideas about the Judeo-Christian foundation of the American culture he has fought all his life to preserve.
But rather than a dry, theological treatise, Savage provides something more akin to an ancient mystery text. Drawing on Christian, Jewish, Buddhist and other spiritual sources, as well as autobiographical material and highlights from his radio show, Savage shares a series of glimpses of God he has experienced over the whole of his life, before and after his groundbreaking radio career.
Moving childhood stories, his dinner with an atheist and a Buddhist, an interview with a Jewish gangster and Savage's reflections on selected passages from ancient scriptures are just a few of the eclectic group of experiences and insights Savage shares in what is easily the most unique book on spirituality in decades. From his days as a boy growing up in New York City to many years searching for healing plants in the South Seas to his current incarnation as one of the most popular talk radio hosts in the world, Savage has been haunted by glimpses of the divine and struggled to find their meaning.
Rather than trite, orthodox answers, GOD, FAITH, AND REASON presents the reader with one man's perceptions and consideration of the daily presence of God in the world around us and how the search to find God is the finding itself.
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About the Author
In 2016, after twenty-two years on the air, Michael Savage was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame, an honor that Dr. Savage calls "the capstone of my life."
The Savage Nation, the country's #1 streaming radio show, is one of the top programs in America, with millions of listeners and broadcast on over 230 stations, including WABC and KSFO. A prolific New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Savage has been profiled in Playboy and The New Yorker and he has been awarded the Freedom of Speech Award from Talkers magazine. He received his PhD in epidemiology and nutrition sciences from the University of California at Berkeley.
Table of Contents
Part I Does God Exist?
Faith and Reason 17
Glimpses in Literature 27
Dinner with an Atheist and a Buddhist 37
It's Impossible to Prove That God Does Not Exist 39
Papers in the Street 41
A Four-Year-Old's View of God 45
Is God Real? 49
Where Is God? 56
Part II God and Nature
The Amulet 63
How Sensitive Do You Want to Be? 69
First Fruits 77
Part III Scriptures
Reverend Jerry Falwell Debates Michael Savage 83
Exodus 18:21 87
Exodus-The Ten Commandments 89
An Eye for an Eye 91
The Garden of Eden 95
East of Eden 99
Genesis 2:5 and 2:8 101
Genesis 2:18 102
From Tennis to Temple's Tempest 103
A Covenant with All the Ills of the World 107
The Power of the Searcher 111
Passion's Power 112
Lotus from the Muck 117
Part IV God and Country
Halloween Is Bigger than Christmas 123
Burning Man 128
The New Marrano Jews 131
Guilt in Religion-Hillary's Sins Washed Away 135
How Revolutionaries Kill God 137
An Unlikely Choice 141
Faith and Freedom 147
The Meaning of Passover 153
Buddhism: The Religion of Submission 157
No Man Is an Island 159
Part V God and Man
Lonesome Boy on Cold Sand 169
Five Out of Seven 172
Jewish Gangster Finds God 173
The Meaning of Hanukkah 194
Witness to the First Moment 196
Dancing with Chasids 199
Jerome's Story 203
My Father's Death 209
Rabbi in a Brothel (a Fable) 213
The Room with a View to Eternity 227
The Savage Duality of Man: Animal Soul, Spiritual Soul 233
God Is Everywhere 239
About the Author 243
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I like Savage's radio show. And I'm a fan of God, faith and reason. So liking all those...how is it possible this book is so bad? I don't know...but it is. A huge rambling mess. It's a 240 page book, but if you removed all the white space in this book (half filled pages, one sentence bible quotes that take up an ENTIRE page), you basically have about 100 pages of text in this book. The text that remains is incoherent. It's all over the place. There is nothing in this book to make you think in a deep or serious way. His anecdotes are awful. Compare this book to any Phillip Yanceys book on God and faith, and its like night and day. This is a total failure for a book on religion and faith. It's honestly, just very superficial thoughts on Savages mind. Written like an editor didn't even look at this book. Just read the first 20 pages of this book, and you'll start to get a sinking feeling. It never gets any better. Hope the money from this book goes to a good charity. That is the only way this book could find purpose and have a higher calling.
Best book on the perspective of life
"What you will see in this book are snapshots of God, not a complete film. This book is presented in an omnibus style and does not have to be read in precise, sequential order. What you will see is one man's glimpses of God - images along the road of life. It is a scrapbook of the highest power through dreams, memories and stories, much like the ancient texts. I know a lot of people who are not religious but say, "You know, it's terrible. We were once a great Christian nation, and the churches are empty and the mosques are filling up. They always wanted someone else to go to church. People who don't go to church don't' really believe in God. They want someone to believe for them. They cry, "Oh, why are the churches empty?" To which I reply, "Well, why don't you go?" They aren't religious, but they wish other people were. Well, you are the other people." As I have said many years ago, we've gone from St. Christopher medals to dream catchers in one generation. When I was a kid, it seemed as though every other car had a Catholic owner. They had little St. Christopher's statues on the dashboard. Myself, I didn't have one, but I liked that there were people who believed in God. And one day, I woke up, it was post-Obama and there were dream catchers hanging off mirrors. There are so many things hanging off mirrors, I don't know how people can see through their windshields. Mirrors and beads and voodoo. There is voodoo paraphernalia hanging off automobile mirrors and the country is melting down. It's total anarchy." (God, Faith and Family Preface). God, Faith and Reason is a hard hitting book from Michael Savage, who doesn't hold back blunt honesty. If you are looking for a candy-coated rainbow colored book on what has happened to this once great nation that was founded on Christian principles, you might want to find another book. Michael Savage is about taking the hard hits and giving readers the blatant truth of his own opinion on where he believes this country was headed and how we might hope to get back the same foundation it was once built on. But it is going to take people to stand up for what is right, regardless of the costs. We need to stop building more laws and put the old laws back into place. Our country was built on the Constitution the way our founding fathers wrote it, not reinterpreting it to please our latest mood at the moment. When did people start becoming so offended anyway? Do we all have to agree? Can we not all have differences of opinion any longer? Must we all be forced to get along even when we don't agree with the way things are going? I received God, Faith and Reason by Michael Savage, compliments of Center Street Publishing, a division of Hachette Book Groups. I LOVE his books because he doesn't hold back the punches that need to be addressed. For the last 8 years, we have had leaders in this once great nation, completely rewrite and reinterpret what our Constitution has meant. Almost reading between the lines as it was. Now bakeries are being sued because a gay couple wanted a cake baked to their standards even if it didn't agree with this particular bakeries standards and beliefs. In fact, they had turned down other orders for the same reason, but now, it seems like everyone is lawsuit crazy instead of merely taking their business to another baker, they sued based on what? Their feelings being hurt. Seriously, that is what is wrong with this country and it is time to take back the country from the children