"Ogun has a unique, refreshing and vulnerable writing style. His ongoing questioning is inspiring and contagious. As he describes in this book, he "lives in the question". Ogun rants with humor and intellect and he allows himself to be vulnerable with the level of honesty that comes through. I highly recommend this book for anyone who is looking to live a joyous and peaceful life." - T.N.
"Rats!!! I am finished reading Rants to Revelations! Loved it and look forward to your next book....when will that be??? Rants to Revelations was humorous and insightful. Had me thinking and seeing "things" with another perspective without one hint that I should think and believe the same!! There aren't many books lately that I have finished but I am sorry I am at the end of this book!" - S.K.
"The book is indeed what its subtitle proclaims it to be, in that it is genuine and honest, and it does deal with reflections on Life, Spirituality, and the Meaning of God. In that aspect, the book was thoroughly enjoyable. The anecdotes and life stories are amusing and instructive, and the freshness of a personal testimony of the author's journey to religious freedom and a strong spiritual consciousness that he can relate to is always useful to others on the same journey." - J.S.
"Holder has lots of gems throughout the book. 'All love begins with self-love. Unfortunately the opposite is also true: all loathing begins with self-loathing.' A great little piece is his section entitled, 'The Wisdom of Swami Ogunanda.' I typed up his twenty nuggets of wisdom and posted them in my office." - R.K.
"This book was fun, light, entertaining and yet very powerful, inspirational and thought provoking. It's very relatable and practical for making one sit back and say, hmmm, what does this mean for my own life. Never boring, great stories, and lots of smiles on my face while reading. I can't wait to share some nuggets from this book with others and I will certainly be recommending the book." - K.G.
"The entire time I read he made me take a deeper look at myself, my childhood, my life, my family and my spiritual beliefs. I believe that by reading his book and taking the time to look at my own 'rants' and find my own 'revelations' I'll be a better mother and wife. He doesn't provide simple answers (imho there are no simple answers) but he definitely gives you a lot to think about in finding your own answers." - J.L.
"I picked up a copy of this book, but have found my 13 year old son reading it. He started because of the illustrations, and continues because of the content. It has opened the door for some great conversations about faith and spirituality for us." - B.F.
"I've just started the book, but I love your honesty and your humor. You say what a lot of us have felt. Thank God you listened to your calling even if at first you fought it." - M.M.
"If you are already sold on Unity principles, this book is a wonderful way to reconnect with your spirituality. If you are looking at Unity, Ogun's introduction may well draw you into further seeking. If you enjoy questions and introspection, this book is full of musings and explorations that invite you to participate. I love the Unity movement because it challenges me to think: Ogun's writings continue this tradition. He is not afraid to laugh at himself, and his love for his family and his purpose shine through these essays." - L.M.
"I highly recommend this book to readers who appreciate the art of questioning. After reading this book I had many questions for myself, and I look forward to trying to answer them. Rev. Holder has made me question my thoughts on Prosperity, Consciousness, Intention and the biggest question of all - What fulfills me? This was an approachable and fun read as Rev. Holder answers these questions for himself. This book was written with an open heart and it invites its readers to approach life with the same enthusiasm. As soon as I finished it I passed it on to a close friend." - C.M.
"I really enjoyed your book. Nice job — It's authentic and funny." - L.B.
"Rev. Ogun Holder uses his characteristic wit, humor, and storytelling to bring spiritual insight into practically every arena of human life. From issues of spiritual growth and family life to deep theological concerns about God and reality, he combines personal narrative with philosophical and scientific understanding to bring a fresh perspective into the life of faith in today’s postmodern world. This work will continue to further theological conversation, raise consciousness, and bring a positive and progressive message of life-affirming faith to all who engage it."
- J.T. (Ph.D)
- J.T. (Ph.D)
"Have to tell you, I love the book!" - L.H.
"For those people for whom traditional Christianity has lost meaning, Rants might give them a road map forward. In Rants, Holder shares with us his experiences, so that when we come to a given intersection of life, we feel less alone and uncertain, knowing he has been here before us, so we can welcome the chance to explore and grow. In short, this small book is what generosity looks like."
- H.H. (Mennonite Minister)
- H.H. (Mennonite Minister)
"What an intriguing insight into one of the great theological minds of the "unity " movement!" - J.H
"I loved it! Your personal stories were vulnerable, revealing, and hit all of the right notes. Your humor also shines through." - A.O.
"As a Baptist minister, yes you read that correctly, I found Ogun's thoughts and stories in this book to be refreshingly honest. We spend so much time living from scarcity, fearful the Holy, that we fail to embrace the abundance which that same Holy God promises us. This book reminds each of us to be authentic and to live into the person God yearns for us to be." - B.F.
"Loved your except about ministry. Absolutely my experience as well! Keep writing. We need your fresh voice." - C.C.