January 2006 | Volume 13, No. 8 | by Destiny Jones When asked to review this book I admittedly said yes: however as I began to scan over the book all that seemed to stand out to me was the word Bible. Coming from a Southern Baptist back ground, I now tend to cringe when I hear the title “Bible”. Being of the new age movement where I embrace the ideals of many paths and one spirit, I’m to also include the Bible. I always viewed the Bible as God’s great skeletal structure surround by much of mans needs and views of the times. So with a deep sigh I embraced the book “Prophet or Madman”, knowing that if it had crossed my path I should listen to what is being said, after all the universe might have decided it was just what I needed.
The author of this book is Bruce Adams, and much like you or I he has lived a normal mainstream American life. He was a very successful business man who was about to make a big business deal, which would allow him and his family to be very comfortable, when a voice which could not be ignored spoke. God told him to open an Herbal shop instead and proceeded to ask Bruce to interpret his word. With much solitary time in meditation and pray Bruce did as God asked and acted as God’s instrument to explain his word to the people. “Prophet or Madman” is God’s word being clarified for this day and age. Bruce has not set out to write a book or redesign the spiritual structure by which we live, but to instead offer us a view of God without structure. There is only God’s unconditional love, there are no spiritual limitations. I asked Bruce if he could sum up one most important message from this book, what would it be, and he replied “responsibility”. We are responsible for our thoughts and actions. God told Bruce that the division mentioned in the Bible, from God in the Garden of Eden was one of consciousness. It is this division of consciousness that lends way for such beliefs, as actually being separated from God in the first place. The only separateness is the distance we place in our minds. This and this alone creates our destiny, and it creates heaven or our very own personal hell.
Bruce states that in knowing that we are one with God and always have been allows us to react to worldly circumstances in our purest form. Although the world continues to affect us in diverse ways, we can choose to react from our higher consciousness. The world which at times seems in complete chaos, is actually perfect, giving us ample opportunity to develop yourselves spiritually. How we react to our experiences here on this earth gives us time and time again the ability to awaken to our higher consciousness. Bruce writes “Through the choices you make you are setting the stage for your next life”. We are in actuality traveling a continuous road from humanness back to innate consciousness, and oneness with God. There are no limitations. The laws and guidelines by which we live only exist to help us keep order in this world while we are on this amazing journey.
Bruce explains that we are spiritual beings living a human experience. Jesus is a perfect example of this. Through the New Testament we can see his spiritual journey. God tells Bruce that when Jesus was crucified he did die for us, but the crucifixion was symbolizing death only of the physical. Jesus’ lack of fear and total acceptance of his circumstances was showing us that we are more than mere body, that we are more than this worldly experience. He died without fear because he knew the Truth. There is no separation from God and what we perceive as death is only an illusion. Death is explained as being only when we allow our weaker “fear dominated self”, to draw a distinction between us and God. Jesus was not of his body, he was a beautiful vibrant soul as we all are right now. “Prophet or Madman” is a must read and reread and reread…There is so much complex detailed information that one must take it in sections. It deserves time for contemplation.
When reading this book, try to remain nonjudgmental. Try to stand outside of the box. Try not to be influenced by your own personal experiences. This life is but a play ground for us to develop ourselves on. Realizing that you don’t have to earn brownie points with God frees you up for the more important objective. And that is being responsible for your own spiritual journey, balancing your own Karma. When acting without spiritual limitations or judgments, one opens the door to hear God’s word.
Hometown: Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
Places: As well as exploring many places within the United States and the Caribbean, I also spent over a year and a half living abroad in Europe.
The following are some of the counties he visited while on his spiritual sabbatical:
England, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Germany East and West, Austria, Italy, Vatican City, Greece, Morocco, Spain, Portugal, Monaco, Mexico.
What I Like To Do
Interests & Hobbies: Meditation, Sharing, Understanding.
Favorite Movies & Shows: The Godfather Series, The Matrix.
Favorite Music: All kinds of music!
Favorite Books: Prophet or Madman, Bhagavad-Gita, The Holy Bible
If you walked in to Daddy Dee’s Ice Cream parlor in a strip mall in suburban Fort Myers, Florida, you might not notice that the fit, small man with the twinkle in his eye and the ready smile has been touched by God. Meet Bruce Adams, father, husband, businessman, community member and a chosen voice for the Almighty.
Seems that while Bruce was ice-skating with his son a few years back, God started talking to him. God then proceeds to give him all sorts of insight into all of creation and the human condition and instructs Bruce to write a book. Four years later, the book is done, but in the process Bruce loses his family, his home and his thriving business.
“At first glance, it would appear that I lost it all,” Bruce says. “But in reality, I gained everything.”
Prophet or Madman : A Bridge Between Worlds!
Peace, Joy, and Love is not only available to each soul and every soul, but it is also soul’s natural state. Why then are so many in this world seemingly not experiencing bliss on a daily basis? According to Bruce Adams, the answer resides within us all. It was there, in the stillness beyond thought, that God revealed Himself and gifted Bruce with an overview of the whole of creation.
Some time back in 1997, Bruce experienced first hand what it means to be a bridge between worlds. In what appeared to be less than an instant, he was taken on a journey through and beyond the various dimensions of time and space. It was there, at the core of all that is, that he found himslef in the presence of a consciousness that he describes as Unconditional Love. This book is not only a testimony of the experience, but it also explores many of the myths and reailty of Creation.
It Is All One Truth
This book is truly universal in nature because it explores not just this physical world but also invites the reader to venture out into the Spiritual realm as well. What some have discovered after reading this book is that, the real meaning of Life here in the 3D world can only be fully realized after you open and accept the Spiritual realm as Ultimate Reality.
If you would like to develop the tools (eyes) necessary to explore what lies beyond this world or if you have any unanswered questions about this world and why you are here then this is the book you have been waiting for.