Blending spirituality and humanness has always been a challenge. Monasteries were built and hermits created by the failure to see how spiritual excellence could possibly be realized amidst the mundane aspects of human subsistence. Whatever the name of the religion or cause ? whether Christianity or Communism, Buddhism or Blogism ? humans remain inescapably laced together by a resilient thread that resists the peculiar grind of culture, the suffusing halo of religion, the mind-blowing rhetoric of revolutionaries, and the corrosive drag of time. Hitching onto Judo-Christian history, The Power and the Passion examines certain aspects of corporate humanness that were manifest in King David and King Solomon, and how these aspects have continued to play out in the lives, loves and experiences of prominent and would-be prominent persons in contemporary human society. Surely, humanity's fickleness has scarcely been remedied by civilization just as humanity's deviousness has hardly been healed by religion..