Details about How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America
336 Pages – 2021 – 6.2 MB – 2482 Downloads – English
The author of American Gods offers an intriguing look into the history of American religion. Beginning in his home town of New Orleans, Clint Smith takes the reader on a tour of many historical landmarks and monuments – both those that are factual about our past and those which are not so truthful about our past. But more than that, Smith shows us how the written word can corrupt even the highest priests of God. This is especially true when it comes to matters of faith. Smith’s debut novel is a must-read for anyone interested in religion and all that it means to a man.
The story begins in 2021, as Smith takes the reader back through history to the birth of the baby Jesus – which so many had prayed for. Smith also takes us on a journey of God’s people in ancient Egypt. Then we are taken to the time of King David, when God’s people were scattered to the four corners of the earth. In these and so many other amazing stories, American Gods put Smith on the spot – to either be the betrayer or the rescuer of the God-man, whichever role he feels most comfortable playing.
Smith has produced a fascinating novel that reads like a modern-day version of King David. I would have loved to have seen King David in this book. Smith peppers his writing with enough recognizable traits of a god to make this a fun and enjoyable read. One that makes you stop and think, allowing the book to take you to a different place in time and in reality.
Smith shows us how the Bible is corrupted through the actions of a single individual – which makes the entire book relevant and necessary today. The author has displayed an impressive command of the English language, using simple yet effective words and phrases throughout the text. He does not assume anyone who is not already familiar with the Bible would understand what he is saying. This makes The God Delivered a unique book in that it delves into the workings of a god, but is also written in plain and simple language, allowing even non-religious people to understand it.
What impresses me most is Smith’s ability to show the world what happens when we do not live up to the expectations that we have of ourselves. It is easy to blame circumstances when we fail, but the truth is that most circumstances are there for a reason – we just do not recognize that reason until it is too late. By seeing the Word of God for what it really is – a divine, unanimous and omnipotent force that brings salvation and virtue – we can begin to realize that life will go on as normal, if not better than before. If we are willing to allow God to work in our lives, then His ways are not foreign to us.
This book is not a work that requires rereading. It is a book that must be lived. You cannot take it out of its box and leave it lying on a shelf. It will have to be studied, pondered over, and applied in daily life. People are always searching out people like Jesse Custer, and they want others who understand what he experienced to come along and share their discoveries with them.
I highly recommend this book to those who have had similar experiences and want to know how the Lord worked through their lives to bring about good things. This is not a work of the scientific type, and there is plenty of mathematics involved, but there is also a lot of spirituality. Smith presents an idea that many people believe is absolutely necessary if they are to make sense of the world – a spirituality based not only on scripture but on experience.
The way I see it, there is no doubt that God has placed all creatures on this earth to teach us things so that we may live righteously. (I use the word righteously here because we need to learn the things that our heavenly Parents did not teach us.) If we do not learn these things from these beings, then we are bound to go wrong. (You can figure out what they might have left behind if you read The Book of Acts.) So, I would wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone who wants to know more about how the Word is passed from teacher to student, or to anyone who is ready to finally understand why Jesus said that our Father in heaven will pay us. I hope that you have as much fun reading the book as I did while I was reading it!
How the Word Is Passed by Clint Smith ePub PDF download – THE SKY ABOVE THE MISSISSIPPI River stretched out like a song. The river was still in the windless afternoon, its water a yellowish-brown from the sediment it carried across thousands of miles of farmland, cities, and suburbs on its way south. At dusk, the lights of the Crescent City Connection, a pair of steel cantilever bridges that cross the river and connect the east and west banks of New Orleans, flickered on. Luminous bulbs ornamented the bridges’ steel beams like a congregation of fireflies settling onto the backs of two massive, unbothered creatures. A tugboat made its way downriver, pulling an enormous ship in its wake. The sounds of the French Quarter, just behind me, pulsed through the brick sidewalk underfoot.
A pop-up brass band blared into the early-evening air, its trumpets, tubas, and trombones commingling with the delight of a congregating crowd; a young man drummed on a pair of upturned plastic buckets, the drumsticks in his hands moving with speed and dexterity; people gathered for photos along the river’s edge, hoping to capture an image of themselves surrounded by a recognizable piece of quintessential New Orleans iconography. After the transatlantic slave trade was outlawed in 1808, about a million people were transported from the upper South to the lower South. More than one hundred thousand of them were brought down the Mississippi River and sold in New Orleans.