Synopses & Reviews
An insider's guide to the many links between Freemasonry, the Bible, and Christianity
Masonic "secrets" are of great interest to a wide audience, whether Freemasons or not, but there is no other book that offers any form of guide to the stories used in Masonic ritual and their links to the Bible and Christianity. New Masons are directed to a "serious contemplation of the Volume of the Sacred Law," and this book will enable initiates to understand the Biblical text. Furthermore, it is a guide to the historical and geographical setting of the Bible for all Freemasons and will allow them to make a "daily advancement in Masonic knowledge." Much of the ritual is based on the Bible, but many younger Masons may not have attended Sunday school, so many of the Biblical characters and stories will be unknown to them. Without this knowledge, much of the ritual is very difficult to understand, and this book bridges that gap. This book will also aid the clergy, theologians, and anyone else interested in Freemasonry to see the clear links between ritual and scripture. It names the chapters of the Bible which have the most influence on the ceremonies, and challenges the view that the ritual is Satanically inspired.
About the Author
Mike Neville is a Freemason and a member of the Holy Royal Arch, Mark, Royal Ark Mariner, Royal & Select Masters, Allied Masonic Degrees, and Red Cross of Constantine. He has performed much ritual, including Tracing Boards and lectures in several degrees.