The Enoch Factor was named one of two FINALISTS (2011) for "Inspirational Book of the Year" by the IndieBook Awards at the Global Book Expo in NYC (May, 2011), author Steve McSwain summons a new kind of spirituality -- one that truly connects people to God and to each other, regardless of race, nationality, or faith.
"The survival of humanity is at stake," writes McSwain. "Virtually every conflict -- between nations, religions, even between people within the same religion -- has been the inevitable consequence of the narcissistic notion in practically every religion that assumes, 'We're right; You're wrong!' 'We're in; You're out!' 'We're the chosen ones; You're not!' Such insanity must end if humanity is to survive!"
The Enoch Factor is a disarmingly candid memoir on how misdirected religion has become, including Christianity. It calls for an end to religious dogmatism and fundamentalism and the consequential crisis of faith that is driving millions to question lifelong beliefs, to change religions, or to abandon faith altogether.
More than a personal odyssey, The Enoch Factor is a testament to the possibility of a spiritual awakening, one that genuinely transforms the human condition. With fresh insights into the teachings of Jesus, the Buddha, Lao Tzu, Muhammad, and contemporary New Age thought, Dr. McSwain shows readers how to experience a spirituality beyond the distinctions and differences that have divided people and religions for eons. It is in The Enoch Factor that readers discover what the author describes as "the sacred art of knowing God."
What Others Are Saying...
"Not just another book about God...but an eloquently written masterpiece..."--Janet Pfeiffer, four-time award winning author of The Secret Side of Anger
"Confrontational, challenging, even radical...this book sits at the bleeding edge of modern religious thought."--Ryan Warnberg, Producer, Sony Records
"A book you may want to argue with from start to finish...but be warned: you may learn what it means to walk with God."--E. Glenn Hinson, Christian Historian and Theologian
"If you want a no holds barred assessment of organized religion...you'll find it here."--Frank R. Hatfield, Retired Public School Superintendent
"The Enoch Factor makes me hopeful for the future of faith."--Joseph Phelps, Minister