The story of one man's escape from the narrow grip of religious fundamentalism. Perhaps Tom Harpur's most intimate book, Born Again is an important work of spiritual insight, revelation and renewal.
Jesus was definitely not his salvation
T.F. Rigelhof, Special to The Globe and Mail
Thu., May 12, 2011
"...Harpur's accuracy of observation and truth in reporting (he displayed exemplary integrity and courage in writing of Pope John Paul II throughout his papacy) are the best reasons for reading Born Again. Whenever he is actively engaged with wonders of the natural world - including those humans such as Jean Vanier who live as participants rather than as dominators - he is at his most convincing, and earns the right to claim that there is 'far more to learn of the mystery we call God from the world around us than from all the holy books and preachers put together...'"
A life in search of Christian truth
Jim Algie, thedailyobserver.ca
April 23, 2011
"...Born Again describes in efficient, engaging prose a life-long search for the divine. It places its author quite clearly within the context of humanity's traditional urge for spirituality.
'My deepest intuition from earliest days . . . is that we, each of us come from divinity and we are destined to return to God again,' he writes in one of the memoir's concluding chapters.
His text expresses belief in life after death, the value of prayer, in God and the spirit of God. Harpur maintains his critique of religious literalism while using capital letters on God words, in all the right places..."