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Authors: Marie D. Jones and Larry Flaxman

Publisher: New Page Books

ISBN: 978-1-60163-145-9

I was initially drawn to this book because of its title. I was intrigued by the authors’ claim to have found a secret triune formula that could change the way humanity interacts with and comprehends divinity.

The authors acknowledge that their findings on the Trinity, “at first might appear to be anti-religion – or even profane: the Holy Trinity was not what many of us had been taught it was in grade-school catechism classes.” (p.16) Therefore, as a Christian reader, it is not surprising that I immediately found myself antagonistic towards the position of the authors.

In the Introduction, their dashed-off description of a flat, lifeless, cold, and distant Triune God certainly did not jive with my experience or teaching. I took exception to their statement about the Holy Trinity as, “Three separate people, three individual entities, and none of them personal or accessible to a normal person unless you followed strict church doctrine and lived a life without sin” (p.17). This is not the God with whom I am in relationship. This is not the God I read of in the Bible or learn about and encounter in worship. God yearns to be in personal, accessible relationship with everyone. God is a constant presence in our lives. We must do our part by recognizing and engaging with this presence, in whatever essence it presents itself. It could be argued that this is the same conclusion Jones and Flaxman reach; however, in my opinion their approach is skewed.

The authors’ irreverent, flippant tone is, at best, annoying and, at worst, makes a mockery of what they are discussing. Perhaps they intended to make the subject matter more approachable for the average reader; however, it comes off as a patronizing and corny attempt at humour. At other times, the writing is quite dry, and I must admit that I flipped through the chapter on physics without fully reading it due to my own lack of knowledge and interest.

I recognize that my negative reactions towards this book are based on my personal biases. They do not necessarily reflect the quality of writing and research achieved by the authors. Reading is subjective and another individual could have a very different experience.

What I found particularly interesting about ‘The Trinity Secret’ was the vast array of triads listed within its pages. Threes are all around us, and once one begins looking for them, they appear in places one may never have imagined. From that aspect, Jones and Flaxman achieved their goal of changing the way I look at my relationship with the Creator and creation.

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