Critical Acclaim for
“The great tension in religion is always between the particular form that demands ultimate loyalty and the universal quest that is common to all religious forms. This book bridges that tension and calls us to walk through the particular faithfully as the means of reaching the universal. That is a major and a breakthrough accomplishment.” –Bishop John Shelby Spong, NY Times bestselling author of Eternal Life: A New Vision, Why Christianity Must Change or Die, and Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism
“An intriguing analysis of early Christianity and the fracturing of the Jesus movement.” – Robert Eisenman, Ph.D., Professor of Middle East Religions & Archaeology at California State University, and author of The New Testament Code, James the Brother of Jesus, and The Dead Sea Scrolls Uncovered
“The Truth concisely describes the evolution of religion and theology through the past twenty thousand years, the fracturing of the New Age movement, and the coming Spiritual Paradigm …. The Truthis to be given high praise and is very strongly recommended reading for dedicated students of interfaith religious studies.– Midwest Book Review
“Laura’s underlying worldview, articulated as seven basic principles, coincides with natural science and philosophy. From that perspective, she shares a very personal journey through the history of supernatural religion. She finds constructive concepts, but its practice is found wanting…. She envisions science open to the inner experiences of human consciousness, but grounded in a consensual reality. Her panetheism sees the wisdom and purposefulness of the original Creator throughout nature.” – Paul Von Ward, independent scholar, cosmologist, and author of Gods, Genes & Consciousness and The Soul Genome: Science and Reincarnation
“Laura reaches deep within the soul of the reader with her gift of blending inner knowing with scholarship – a true partnership of heart and mind, feminine and masculine. The strength of this book is that the Universal Truths that emerge from the author’s earnest quest ring true for readers, because her quest is one they recognize as their own.” – Susan S. Trout, Ph.D., President of the Institute for the Advancement of Service and author of The Soul and Service Trilogy, The Awakened Leader, and The Clarion Call.
“The seven rules for judging the adequacy of any religious tradition are well chosen and persuasive. Intelligent and rational people ought to carefully consider how well their own beliefs and practices measure up to these guidelines.” – Karen Lang, Ph.D., Professor of Religion at the University of Virginia
“The Truth outlines the tenets of the five major religions as established by the original founders, prophets and teachers. Laura holds up a magnifying glass to see if they currently follow their founders’ principles. She then evaluates seven well-grounded objectives against which any God-centered religion might be judged. A commanding read for anyone interested in religion or spirituality.” – Reverend Lowell K. Smith, MEE, MSCS, author of Growing Up Psychic: What Every Parent & Child Should Know About Psychic Sensitivity
“This fascinating account of Laura’s burning desire to understand God takes the reader on an exploration that skillfully drives us through many unexpected avenues of thought as she challenges the dogma, doctrine, and politics of God and Truth. In the process she becomes suspicious of all attempts to control truth and to force her to conform to the truth of others. Time and again she demonstrates that just because someone of authority says something is true does not make it so. This captivating adventure is a must read for anyone who is seeking God and willing to ask hard questions in the pursuit of The Truth.”– Elena Moreno, Editor of Empowerment Weekly Magazine and author of The Empowerment Series, The Right Living Mentoring Series, and Eight Lessons on the Art of Self Love,
“This is a tastefully designed book which in the course of its advocacy provides a useful summary of the ‘divine messages’ sent to us by God through the prophets, and explores the five religions – Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam – to determine if any of these manmade religions ‘have remained faithful to the Truth.’” – Gene Schwartz, Editor at Large of ForeWord Magazine.