New Blockbuster Book! The most thorough expose and analysis of the Christian religion perhaps ever done, but more than that, a book that presents the best worldview possible for human beings to hold. This book targets those who believe there is more to human existence than merely atoms and molecules and energy; who can see the inadequacies of "science" as the be-all and end-all of all questions about human existence; and who see the significant problems with religion.
This book provides a compelling and insightful narrative and analysis of why Christianity is a ‘successful failure’, meaning it is successful according to one standard, and a failure according to another. The standard that considers it a success would be normal world/societal measures like wealth/resource possession and control, and people controlled. The standard that considers it a failure would be the One whom the Christian’s point to as their God, Jesus of Nazareth.
The book holistically, yet in simplicity and using non-complex language, puts forth the best world view possible for humanity. It starts with common existential issues that every human being faces, and builds a framework to critique Christianity’s world view.
The author uses many creative, interesting and insightful analogies
and metaphors to reveal that which is the successful failure. The
author uses reason, logic and observation to demonstrate that many of
the key, primary and foundational beliefs and practices of Christianity,
not only have nothing to do with Jesus of Nazareth, but actually nullify
and cancel out his most important teachings.
This book goes well beyond religious concepts and movements like the reformation, and seeks to bring a significant paradigm change to people’s view of God and this life we are given.
While the book spends a significant amount of time revealing Christianity’s errors and failures, it closes with a section entitled, “The Solution”, which section lays out a clear plan for change…for the solution that human kind desperately needs.
This author has somehow escaped most of the boxes that people live in and view life through, has risen above and has produced a truly unique and insightful work that has the potential to bring desperately needed change to many people.
Target readership would include those disenfranchised with mainstream or orthodox religious institutions; those who are not dogmatic non-theists or agnostics; those who are searching for a purpose in their life greater than living for money or material security or pleasing one's self with entertainment, etc.; those who sense the wrongs of Christianity or their church experience, but don’t have clarity on what they are or why; those who are confused or afraid of the changing moral landscape of the western nations, particularly U.S. citizens; people who want to know God.
Tim Spiess has been writing on spiritual, ‘religious’ and existential matters for about thirty years. He published the book - The Light of the World: The Life and Teachings of Jesus of Nazareth - in 2015 that won the Silver Award from the national eLit Book Awards organization (see http://www.elitawards.com/2015_results.php )
Mr. Spiess has engaged in paid work at various things over the years.
Most of that work was in the Information Technology domain either
performing project management or analyst work.
Mr. Spiess currently spends his time trying to help people to listen to Jesus of Nazareth, and thus to start living according to his teachings. He does this through his writings both in print, like the book, as well as articles and his primary web sites – www.JoshuaFamilies.info and www.ThePeacefulRevolution.info . He encourages people to come, join the peaceful revolution!
Earlier in his life Mr. Spiess earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science from the University of Vermont as well as a Master’s Degree in Business from PACE University in New York. He designed and built his own 2,400 sq.ft. house; has developed software and created web sites; has traveled extensively around North America; has traveled to Africa and supported a non-profit fishing business in Lake Victoria, Uganda; and communicates regularly with people all around the world.
Mr. Spiess is an expert on Jesus of Nazareth, religion, ethics, existential beliefs and clear thinking. He is available for media interviews and speaking engagements and can provide solutions to the most vexing human problems.
He has a lovely wife he calls his “life companion” and four children. In his spare time he bicycles, skis, exercises and would like to wind surf if he didn’t live in MO! He lives in the country in Southwest Missouri and enjoys the simple life it presents even while his vision and work is very much global in scope.
Please consider paying at least $10 for this book to help me in what I am trying to accomplish. I have been working for many years without being paid wages for this greater work. Joshua does say, "The worker is worthy of his wages". What sets me apart from others you might consider supporting is the following:
1. I base my understanding of metaphysical/spiritual reality on the real, historical Jesus or Joshua of Nazareth ONLY. I do not engage in religious work and am active in trying to correct Christian and other religionists;
2. My work is seeking to bring about fundamental change in how people view life and how we live our lives. I am not suggesting band aids or some new way of doing things that are fundamentally wrong. I am not trying to start a new Christian sect;
3. I am willing to talk with anyone - including you - and in a civil, hopefully well reasoned way, defend what I believe and what I am doing and describe how I am living my life. Please note I said "talk", not email or chat, but talk on the phone. You are also welcomed to come and visit to verify my claims.
Please note, you can still download the book below without paying anything.
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Section 1: My Existence, The State of Things and Fundamental Problems
Section 2: Reason Identifies Truth and Leads to the Solution
Section 3: False Beliefs, Inadequate Views and Means to Deceive
Chapter 37: We Need Leadership
Chapter 38: Change and Hard Work
Chapter 39: "I Have Chosen You Out of the World"
Chapter 40: 'I Don't Live for Money...' Really?
Chapter 41: 'I Love Ice Cream, I Love You'?
Chapter 42: How to Accomplish Unity
Chapter 43: Some Final Thoughts
Chapter 44: Our Chosen Destiny
Section 6: Objections to the Solution
Chapter 45: Objections Addressed
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