Many people believe in the God of a particular religion; of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, or Sikhism, for example. Author Steven Colborne, on the other hand, believes that in reality a single God exists who has created every religion and even every non-religious belief system. That, argues Colborne, is the ultimate truth.
In this short but deeply insightful book, Colborne describes the experiences that led him to question the veracity of the Christian faith. Despite being a committed Christian for some time, the author came to believe that the true nature of God — and in particular God's sovereignty over all events — is not adequately reflected in an orthodox Christian worldview.
After describing his frustrations with Christian theology in the opening chapters, the author proceeds to explain his understanding of the true nature of the God/world relationship, discussing subjects such as God's attributes, suffering, morality, the human mind, and more. The author also shares some insights into his mental health journey — insights which impacted his philosophical perspective significantly.
In the final chapter of the book, Colborne describes his vision of the church of the future, a multi-faith church which will provide an opportunity for interfaith dialogue and progressive spirituality. This vision builds upon the foundational ideas explored in the preceding chapters and which would subsequently be developed in Colborne's many other books.
Ultimate Truth: God Beyond Religion is a book that will provoke readers to think deeply about their own view of God and how religious differences might be overcome through a deeper understanding of God's nature and attributes.
Please note: Ultimate Truth: God Beyond Religion was originally published through SilverWood Books in 2013. This second edition, released with redesigned cover art and a new preface, was released through Tealight Books in 2020.
About the author
Steven Colborne is the author of more than a dozen books in the philosophical theology genre. His work offers deep insights into all of the big problems of philosophy and theology, with a focus on the divine sovereignty versus human free will predicament, especially (but not only) as it relates to the Christian worldview.
Steven is a first-class BA (Hons) graduate of the University of Westminster and holds a PG Cert in Philosophy and Religion from Heythrop College, University of London. He was born in Cambridge, grew up in Abingdon in Oxfordshire, and currently lives in London, England. The son of an English father and a Dutch mother, Steven has had a remarkable spiritual journey which has involved immersive explorations of both Eastern and Western spirituality, as well as several spells in psychiatric hospital following episodes of psychosis.
Among other books, Steven’s catalogue of releases includes a compilation of academic essays (A Collection of Essays by Steven Colborne), a collection of prayers, poems, discourses and dialogues (The God Articles) and a systematic presentation of his philosophical perspective (God’s Grand Game: Divine Sovereignty and the Cosmic Playground). As well as being a prolific author, Steven also runs the popular philosophy blog Perfect Chaos, where he has written over 500 articles for an audience of over 6000 subscribers from more than 200 different countries.