Those new new non-canon books of the Bible just arrived. I doubt I will read them in full or consider them an alternative to the New International Version of the Bible. I like to read Christian theology and others interpretations these days.
Most of my reading used to be in economics. Computer programming was just a job. Then after my first breakdown in 2010 I read a lot from psychologists and psychiatrists. Then to Philosophers and politicians.These days more on the Bible, Christian theology with a hint of Buddhism.
It’s not always just books I read. I sometimes read journals on the internet as well. Often when something is mentioned in a book I want to verify or learn more I usually see if there are other related sources.
I just enjoy learning and discovering new insights and knowledge.
I find the gnostic gospels interesting because of their belief it is Esoteric knowledge – spiritual knowledge that’s only intended to be revealed to people who have been initiated into a certain group. Many mental health professionals have this belief when it comes to the mind.
Many would perceive the mind and spirit as the same thing or at the very least overlap. I could imagine historians or anthropologists one day comparing the professionals of the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual (DSM) to clergy and the Bible when reviewing humanitys social beliefs.