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Publisher's Summary

"How did it all begin?" "What happens when we die?" These are just two of the questions Reverend Oliver "Buzz" Thomas hears centrist Christians asking as he travels across the United States, and he knows that their voices are not being heard. They're people of faith, not of politics, and they want more from their religion than a voter's guide.

Now, Reverend Thomas has written a book that will become the liberal Christian answer to The Purpose Driven Life. Thomas writes sensitively about the reason we were put on this earth, the significance of the Bible, and how one pleases God. He answers difficult, contemporary questions like "What about homosexuality?" and "What about other faiths?" while weaving in a sensible Christian theology for modern living.

©2007 Rev. Oliver Thomas (P)2007 Blackstone Audio Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Thomas's writing is clear and engaging....[He] argues against many conservative interpretations of biblical texts and sides with those who understand them as written by humans in a particular time and context far removed from the 21st century." (Publishers Weekly)

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An Absolute Must Read

The author explains the source of those perplexing oddities that beset us everyday. He attacks many of the myths of Christianity and in a quiet and unassuming way he explains many of the sources of our current belief system. I could not determine from the book, the author's sect in Christianity. He needs to be brought in whenever there is religious strife so that he can explain the truth. I would recommend the book to everyone. This is not a book for Christians alone but for everyone. My only objection was that it was too short. His mother should convince him to write another but longer book.

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  • Kelley
  • Cincinnati, OH, USA
  • 04-18-07

A wonderful read...

Kind, gentle and inspired. Very well balanced. I highly recommend this book.

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hugghess

It's a shame that the author is so cynical and does not live in the spirit of Christ. Faith and belief are a HUGE part of Christianity.

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  • John
  • Woodstock, GA, United States
  • 11-06-13

If your faith troubles you, please read

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I am a Christian and one who is well read on the topic of Christianity and Religion. This is an excellent book that puts things into perspective and goes a long way to explain much of what the Bible really says. I have read much longer and in depth books on this topic, but I loved how this book made its point in so few words. I recommend this book to any who would like to actually think about their Christian faith as opposed to simply believing what they have been told.

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Warm, informed and wonderful

Thank you for an excellent journey away from judgement towards love and understanding.

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