10 Things Your Minister Wants to Tell You: (But Can't, Because He Needs the Job)

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Macmillan, Mar 20, 2007 - Self-Help - 128 pages
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"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 U.S. 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. In 10 Things Your Minister Wants to Tell You: But Can't Because He Needs the Job, Rev. Thomas has written a book that will become the liberal Christian answer to The Purpose Driven Life. He 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?". In 10 Things, Rev. Thomas weaves a Christian theology for today that people will embrace as a guide to sensible, modern living.
  

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Review: 10 Things Your Minister Wants to Tell You: (But Can't, Because He Needs the Job)

User Review  - Jim - Goodreads

The author glorifies himself (or tries to) by going against the grain and taking religion to task for failing to tackle the tough questions in the Bible as masterfully as he does. But his reading of ... Read full review

Review: 10 Things Your Minister Wants to Tell You: (But Can't, Because He Needs the Job)

User Review  - Ty - Goodreads

Every follower of Christ should have to read this book. As should anyone of any religion who is fed up with what Christianity has allowed itself to become. Read full review

Contents

How Did It All Begin?
1
Why Are We Here?
11
What Is the Bible?
21
Is There Really Such a Thing As a Miracle?
35
How Do I please God?
43
What About Women?
57
What About Homosexuality?
67
What About Other Faiths?
77
What Happens After We Die?
85
How Will It All End?
95
So What?
105
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About the author (2007)

Rev. Oliver "Buzz" Thomas  is a Baptist minister and constitutional lawyer who over the last decade has been at the frontlines of debates regarding religion, science, and education. He currently serves as executive director of the Niswonger Foundation and lives in Tennessee with his wife and two daughters.

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