Not for me. If you believe even your heart is controlled by God, go for it.

Rare Spiritual Robotics - John  McCann

*I have won this book through Goodreads giveaways for an honest and unbiased review.


I tried, I really did. I have given it my best, every month I would try anew to read a little bit and a little bit more but I'm sorry to say that I just can't find any reasoning with this book or its author. If I could, I would go back in time and never ever enter this giveaway to begin with.


As you may have already concluded, I didn't like the book. I don't agree with it. I am not a believer and I know that scripture can be explained in many ways, depending on which side you stand on. I am not here to discuss religion though. Maybe this book would find more appreciation in the hands of a truly "blessed soul" as the author calls them and in the "perfect robot of the Lord" or "Jesus".


Main premise the author proposes is this:


"The sovereignty of God stands on the statute that God has allowed man limited control in the natural world, but no control in the Spiritual world. However, man can operate in the Spiritual when God programs and controls him, not exactly like a robot, but closer to a robot than a free independent agent. Spiritual Robotics is through faith, the DNA code of God, when planted into a human heart produces a righteous walk in step with the signals, anointing, commands and will of God. "



And in chapter three where the author explains the analogy to a robot he claims:


"When Holy Spirit is leading, man does not sin. The robot analogy is about the nature of God controlling the heart of man".



In chapter ten he goes even further to say this:


"Just as God can control nature, God can control man. Like a robot of Jesus, man writes Scripture, speaks in different languages, builds an ark and travels the land to evangelize. These acts glorify the Creator's ability to control man."



In chapter twelve there is no mistaking it:


"Man is blessed because His Creator is blessed and in control. If the Lord was not in control and the free will of man was honored without restraints, man would not be blessed. A robot of Jesus is blessed by the control from His Creator.



My viewpoint on the author's.


I cannot imagine what the author is saying. I just cannot imagine God having such a hold on man and his heart to say he controls him completely and all men are made with restraints to suit God's will. And those who aren't are the damned, right?


In total 255 pages of this book concludes to this: You are made and controlled, you are going through life controlled, you were never free, you will never be free because in the Spiritual, even more than in Natural world, God is controlling you, your heart/soul/body. You are not given free will. God is only blessed and happy when you obey his command.


Now, if you agree with the premise stated above, I recommend this book to you. Please, I'll even mail you my copy. But if you don't agree with the fact that even your heart is controlled by God then please move along. Because author to support all his claims goes even that far to dispute some of the Scripture's translations to suit his purpose.


Like I mentioned before, maybe I am after all not the best person to review this book but as Roman Catholic born and raised and as an agnostic now I can tell you I simply cannot bring myself to believe this premise.


About the book. Cover is done pretty nicely, font is done very visibly and easy to read, there are no grammar/spelling mistakes that I could see and the author does have a knack for writing and trying to make you believe something with his nice words and somewhat compelling Scripture explanations. But not to me, dear author. Thank you for the copy and I hope you truly believe what you're selling.