Announcing the Disarming Scripture book release and blog tour!

Monday, December 01, 2014

I'm thrilled to announce the official release of my new book

Disarming Scripture:

Cherry-Picking Liberals,
Violence-Loving Conservatives,
and Why We All Need to Learn
to Read the Bible Like Jesus Did

The book is available on Amazon both in paperback and Kindle and there's even a holiday special for the paperback where you can get 30% off!  Just use the code HOLIDAY30 at checkout. Awesome!

There's also a blog tour for the book planned. Throughout the week there will be reviews, interviews, excerpts, and insights for Disarming Scripture from some really great bloggers. I'll be updating this post with the tour stops as they appear, so be sure to check back here often for those updates as they come in!

I'm also looking forward to hearing from you--both here on this blog as well as in the reviews on Amazon--as you read the book. As an author I really value the chance to connect and interact with you, and look forward to lots of great conversations as we wrestle our way to a Jesus-shaped reading  of Scripture.


Stay tuned for more blog tour updates as they come in!

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At 6:41 PM, Blogger Frederick Froth said...

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At 7:27 PM, Anonymous Admin said...

I have deleted your comment. If you would like to engage in discussion pertaining to the topics of the blog, and can do so in an open and respectful way you are welcome to try again.

But the internet has way too much mean spirited comment boards. So I monitor mine to keep it a safe space that fosters productive conversation.

At 8:47 PM, Blogger Frederick Froth said...

But my comment was very much a comment on the contents and topics of your blog. Via my obviously correct observation that Jesus could not have in any way read the Bible. Plus my comments re the political context of the obviously fabricated origins of the Bible. So too re how Jesus #2 would not be welcome by any of the members of the present-time ecclesiastical establishment.
The first thing that Jesus would say/ask would be. Apart from a very few words attributed to be in a few books in the new Testament none of what is written therein has anything whatsoever to do with anything that I taught and demonstrated while I was alive. It is mostly about the delusions and phantasies of Paul, who of course never met be in a living-breathing-feeling human form.
And how to you really know that the words attributed to me were actually spoken by me - who could have provided the Gospel writers with these words and/or reports. And besides which there are also glaring contradictions in the Gospel "reports" about my life, especially of what may or may not have happened after my brutal murder.
A case in point is the alleged "report" of my conversation with Pilate. Who could have over-heard this conversation and thus "reported" it. I certainly did not as I was immediately taken out and crucified, thus making it impossible for me to tell anyone what Pilate and I may have spoken about. And Pilate certainly would not have conveyed the contents of our conversation to my friends and associates.

At 3:48 PM, Anonymous Admin said...

As to the "facts" of your post, it is very over-simplified to the point of being an inaccurate caricature. It reminds me very much of the kind of thing that Bill Maher would say.

However, I don't really feel like getting into a debate about the "facts" when there is something much more important: The tone of your post which does not sound like someone who is wanting to join in a discussion, but of someone who is being dismissive and combative. I just don't have any desire for that kind of negativity.

The internet is full of nasty comment sections. But not here. This is my house, my blog, my rules. So let me be clear: change your tone or your posts will be removed from the comments section. Last warning. Be respectful or be gone.


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