Book review: Out Of His Mouth
by Robert Logan Rogers
Here’s an enigma for you. This book is a “love letter from Fred Williams as told by Logan Rogers.” It’s quirky, original, and uplifting. This little book may be a gem (pun intended) or it may not.
Meet Fred, who once walked on the dark side, now a reborn charismatic preacher who sees angels and coughs up jewels from heaven (hence the title: Out Of His Mouth). How should I introduce him? If I offer a few sentences about his miracles he’ll be written off by the religious and unreligious both. Gemstones don’t really come out of peoples’ mouths, do they??
Michael Boring, in the Forward, lavishes praise on Fred: A “completely broken and desperate man who reached out and grabbed hold of the truth of Jesus. God is endorsing Fred with signs and wonders that are following his ministry.”
Reality check time: The gems aren’t real, they are shown over and over to be worthless. All I can say is, don’t get hung up on reality … buy the book and take the time to get to know Fred. He might change your outlook on life. Then shake your head sadly at the unenlightened heathens who demand authenticity. As Rogers says, “We are told to grow up at a certain point in our lives and to stop living in childhood pretend worlds … we eventually believe that escaping from reality is what we are doing, instead of really living in God given active imagination … Fred was beyond exaggeration and imagination … I chose to embrace him, as I watched gold, green, red, and silver grow all through his pores and up through his scalp, to the very tips of the ends of his hairs.”
Now comes the enigma. Once you think you’ve figured out the love letter’s message (it being a postmodern way of talking about the descent of heaven’s riches to begin the new age), check out the webpage listed at the end, see pictures of the jewels and manna from heaven, and note the donation request for Fred Williams Ministries.
Choke! Bizarre. Five stars for a delightful and imaginative book, zero stars for the real Fred Williams or whoever is cashing in with a scam. Comments from the author are more than welcome!