Touched by Love: A Parable for Today
thought-provoking and gripping: this book touches on the very soul of mankind’s
motives, greed, ego-centered actions and ambition, and gets to the very heart of
the only viable remedy. No one who reads this telling story will ever see the
world we live in through the same eyes again.
--Kelvin Kent, Writer, author, student of world religions.
Moving, inspiring - TBL is thrilling adventure
story that warms the heart, challenges the mind, and awakens the spirit.
--Rebecca A. Lindsay, DDS, MS, founder of Whole Life Network, co-founder of
Tri-County Resource Center, 16 year facilitator for A Course in Miracles
This is an exciting and fast-moving novel
that will challenge all readers to rethink their beliefs. The author has used
his extensive knowledge of music, therapy, and Christianity to write a
fascinating story about the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth. Though the
action takes place in the present time, the reader also becomes a spectator in
Jerusalem at the time of Pontius Pilate. I was deeply moved by this inspiring
book and its messages of truth.
--Kay Wiesner, M.A., Licensed Professional Counselor
I have not read a book
that paints a better biographical sketch of Jesus than in this powerful piece of
literature. Harry brings us the life and words of Jesus as if Jesus were
speaking directly to us. When you read this book your will look at the world in
a whole new light, and you will know that you have been touched by love.
--Mitch Carmody, author of Letters To My son: a journey through grief
God’s love seeks those who would accept it like water
seeks an opening in which to flow until it reaches the sea. God’s love is
forgiveness here, but not the simple overlooking that leaves victim and sinner.
It is to be touched by Love and changed forever. The second scroll of
Dr. Adam Kaine from Touched by Love: A Parable for Today on salvation.
“You hear the formula that you must accept that
Jesus died for your sins and accept him as your personal Lord and Savior. Since
childhood I always had the picture of knights pledging allegiance to their king.
In modern times it’s more like a touchstone to express common belief, but does
it matter how sincerely that oath is taken? If so, how do you measure that
sincerity? Is salvation under this oath still in effect if we break The Ten
Commandments after taking it? If yes, is this oath an excuse or a loophole
for bad behavior? What if the oath is affirmed at the end of a very bad life?
“You can see that there are many thorny issues
here. Even exactly how the oath, and resulting experience of it, is taken is
open to controversy. Do you have to be baptized, and if you do, do you have to
be totally submerged? If you don’t tithe or go to church regularly does that
render it null and void? Is it just a projection of racist thought since Jews,
Muslims and others can only be saved through Jesus Christ? What does that say
“Naturally, many think they have the answers to
all of those questions, but I think it is entirely possible these oaths that
were designed far after Jesus’s time on earth have totally missed the mark. I’m
beginning to understand that we are to involve him in our life on a
minute-by-minute, thought-by-thought basis. As we turn to him, we are “saved”
from the mess of our own thinking and acting.”
Thoughts on those from different backgrounds who believe
they should kill for the sake of God.
Webster had agreed from the pulpit with the
characterization of calling Islamic terrorists, “Evil Doers.” Now he wanted a
smaller army that would kill in the name of God. Since Love has no bounds,
deception has to be total as well. The fact that Osama bin Laden was strictly
religious and supported his claims with the Koran, the infallible Word of God,
did not seem to him to be a similarity, because the actual beliefs were so
different. Bin Laden was just deluded and wrong. What if each had been born in
the womb of the other’s mother? Would they have converted to the view they held
in this life or would each be as the other is?
Jesus speaking through a hypnotized Adam Kaine on God’s
“There is no real love but
God’s. God’s love is unconditional and equal for all people in all
circumstances. Love is what God is and ultimately what we are. God’s love in
this world is best seen as forgiveness. It is appreciation. That means seeing
past the mortal to the divine. Seeing in such a way transforms the beholder and
makes them a vehicle for healing.”