The God Maker: How God Became God

ABOUT Clara Szalai

Clara Szalai
Clara Szalai is a noted philosopher, author, speaker, consultant, and the creator of the philosophy known as Holophany, which is attracting worldwide interest. She is the author of Holophany, the Loop of Creation and is a frequent guest speaker. The author, who is passionate about all livi More...



In The God Maker: How God Became God, philosopher and writer Clara Szalai delivers a poignant, delightful, important novel about one man's search for himself and his journey toward becoming God. He awakens in a hospital, suffering amnesia and desperate to discover his identity. What he finds, however, is something far more profound, life- and world-changing, that pushes believability to the limit...and yet makes perfect sense. Guided and prodded by SHET the God maker, our protagonist must learn to trust, to risk, and to accept that nothing is as it appears, but is deeper, weightier. It is the life force that drives us, yet few understand its significance, much less acknowledge its presence. Szalai exercises her gift for telling a convincing story, while at the same time challenging us to think. Following her lead, we are treated to a memorable tale...and valuable information about the significance of our lives.

A friend of mine asked me, “What was there before time?” This is a tricky question: it’s like asking, “How did God become God?” Of course, I did have a long answer, an answer that necessitates the understanding of my entire philosophy, Holophany. After two hours of explanations, my friend woke up and told me, “Why don’t make me understand what you’re saying with my heart? Write an easily-accessible piece of literary fiction that entertains and delights as much as it challenges, something without your tedious logical reasoning.” Needless to say, I was upset by this rude response to my erudite discourse. At the same time, it was a challenge that kept knocking on the doors and windows of my consciousness, until I surrendered to its creative force: I sat in front of the empty page, my being emptied of my preconceived ideas, and then words started flowing, and an enchanting tale of self-discovery and ultimate power began to be weaved. I was more a witness to its unfoldment than its creator, and only described the captivating symbolism, the beautiful innocence and profundity that I saw. I grew excited and yet, had no idea how I would continue. I was curious. I felt both elated and also in a bliss-like state of tranquility, as if something was growing within me, becoming, and all I did was, let it happen. While writing I laughed and cried, I lived through the personalities of each and every character in the story, which was an extraordinarily enriching experience. The God Maker: How God Became God is the result of this vision.

“This is a magnum opus. Like Sartre, Szalai expresses difficult concepts in a breathtaking story.”
Professor Harry Friedmann
Bar Ilan University

“Combining the beautiful innocence and profundity of Fynn's Mister God This is Anna with the captivating symbolism of Murakami's Kafka on the Shore, new Israeli author Clara Szalai has created an enchanting tale of self-discovery and the nature of the ultimate power. Clara has created an enjoyable and easily-accessible piece of literary fiction that entertains and delights as much as it challenges. Excellent.”
Jane Bennett
Former editor from HarperCollins in the UK

“I have wanted to write to you for a long time, telling you how I appreciate your wisdom and your ability to see life from another perspective. Enjoyed your book tremendously and I am now reading it for the third time, since I find it can't be read too often.”
Suzanne Glick

“Stunning, poignant and evocative.”
HAMEKOMON, Ramat Gan Givatayim

“The book represents a complex and unusual worldview... Reading The God Maker creates the feeling of a kind of journey into the core of a legendary world... Interesting, opening other angles of thinking.”
Shula Frommer
Yediot Aharonot

“Scandalously intelligent.”
Doron Wakermann

“Clara Szalai brings man's inner journey seeking the essence of his existence to new heights wherein reality becomes imagination and imagination turns into reality. Szalai unsettles our beliefs about the essence of reality as we perceive it through witty but hard social criticism. The God Maker opens an aperture of hope to modern man, the man who lost everything. A very special book.”
Boaz Cohen

“This is one of those special books that awaken inspiration.”
Liora Beit-Halachmi
Dynamic-Teams, CEO

“I finished reading your book with great pleasure, and I wanted you to know that I find myself exhilarated.”
Derech-Halev Aid

“The book touches upon interesting philosophical questions within a simple easy to understand story. Its depth is amazing and at the same time, its simplicity. I warmly recommend it to everyone.”
Dani Shimoni

“Wonderful! So simple, so profound, so touching. It turns out that the nature of reality is different from what we believed it to be. The book awakens the appetite for more that without doubt, will deeply influence whoever reads it.”
Dr. Yeshayahu Eisenberg