When Nordskog Publishing sent me this book to review: “From Mason to Minister Through the Lattice” I was expecting another Masonic expose. I’ve certainly seen enough of those and I’m well aware of the problems with the Masonic religion as practiced by the more occultic members. However, this book is not about that.
The Lord can use anything to save his sheep
What I found was a delightful story about a man who was saved through the Masons. I can empathize with that having come out of occult roots myself. I first heard from the Lord [well before I met Him] that I was going to be saved through a reading of the yarrow sticks for the I Ching. Through my journey throughout the occult, I was protected and guided by the Holy Spirit until I ended up asking Jesus to take over my life. Nothing has been the same since.
In much the same way, Neil Cullan McKinlay was led and guided by the Holy Spirit through the more Christian parts of the Masonic training into a thorough study of the scriptures and an eventual saving knowledge of Jesus. The book is filled with delightful stories about his pets, and life in general. Neil eventually became a Presbyterian minister in Australia in his life’s journey from Scotland to Canada through Winnipeg to Australia.
It is a poetic and lyrical book. In most cases, I am completely shut down by this. But because I had promised to review the book I read it in its entirety. I’m glad I did. It is a gentle, graceful story about how the Lord loves us enough to save us no matter where we begin in our journey toward him. I enjoyed the read and I think you will also—especially if you like poetry and the more lyrical end of prose.
Do I recommend pursuing the occult to find the Lord? Of course not! But the Lord Jesus is never limited in His creativity.
- Shining the Book Promotion Spotlight on Neil Cullan McKinlay (bookmarketingbuzz.com)