An ordained Baptist minister as well as a constitutional lawyer, the Rev. Oliver Buzz Thomas presents 10 Things Your Minister Wants to Tell You (But Can't, Because He Needs the Job) and offers proof positive that the moniker liberal Christian is not, in fact, an oxymoron. Though the title of the book is somewhat tongue-in-cheek, within its pages Thomas gets right to the point as he expounds on 10 specific topics which may be difficult for some Christians to accept as they struggle to reconcile their faith with their intellect. Creationism, the origin of the Bible, homosexuality, miracles and eternity are a few of the issues that Thomas tackles, backing his claims with scripture and debunking conservative interpretations of commonly referenced passages by explaining them within their historical context. Though the author occasionally makes lofty assumptions regarding his readers' familiarity with the Bible, 10 Things Your Minister Wants to Tell You is a fascinating read, regardless of religious or political affiliation.

 

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