The 50 big ideas in 2-Minute Christianity are also collected in a book.
“If [Christians] truly want to have meaningful conversations with non-believers, this should be their guidebook. . . . This is a book I know my readers would love to see and I suspect a lot of church leaders would use it as learning material, too.” — Hemant Mehta, editor of FriendlyAtheist.com and author of I Sold My Soul on eBay
“This is not the first book written to encourage open-minded believers to examine their own beliefs critically. But given its combination of clarity, variety, and substance, its unique structure, and its refusal to condescend, it may well be the best.” — Dale McGowan, author of Atheism for Dummies
“Even though Bob’s an atheist and I’m a Christian, and we disagree on many things, I still deeply enjoy his work. He always makes me think. He sharpens my mind. And if there’s one thing our befuddled world needs, it’s clearer thinking. His new book sounds right up that alley and it’s one I really look forward to reading.” — Brandon Vogt, editor of the Strange Notions blog
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Other Books by Bob Seidensticker
Cross Examined: An Unconventional Spiritual Journey
In Los Angeles in 1906, an odd new church suddenly became world famous. The pastor’s prediction of imminent disaster had been front-page news the day before the great San Francisco earthquake and fire—true story.
Cross Examined is a novel that picks up from this point. Paul Winston, a 25-year-old pastor’s assistant in that church, finds himself torn between two powerful mentors—the charismatic pastor who rescued him from the street and an eccentric atheist who gradually undercuts Christianity’s intellectual foundation. Paul struggles to retain his faith, the redemptive lifesaver that keeps him afloat in a sea of guilt caused by a crime long ago.
The arguments for and against Christianity become a player in the story as Paul warms to the atheist’s arguments and recognizes the pastor’s growing lust for power. Alone at the end, Paul realizes that religion is too important to let someone else impose it on him. He must choose between the stark intellectual reality of atheism and the solace of Christianity.
Cross Examined challenges the popular intellectual arguments for Christianity and invites the reader to shore them up . . . or discard them. Take the journey and see where it leads you.
“A fascinating novel of ideas . . . puts a whole new light on apologetics.” — Dr. Robert M. Price, author of Deconstructing Jesus, The Case Against the Case for Christ, and many other books
“Bob Seidensticker’s Cross Examined is a great read on two fronts. You won’t find a better book on Christian apologetics and the rebuttals . . . and the story is compelling, with a startling climax. Highly recommended.” — Paul Gabel, author of Inventing Jesus: The New Testament Narrative as Fiction
A Modern Christmas Carol
A thought-provoking retelling of the Dickens classic, A Modern Christmas Carol is the story of a shrewdly successful televangelist who receives unexpected Christmas visitors: first, his long-dead partner, and then three ghostly guides.
Finally able to acknowledge the shallowness of his message and doubts he has long suppressed, he makes amends with far-reaching consequences.
Most readers will enjoy seeing a televangelist get his comeuppance, but this book is more than that. It explores faith and the evidence for Christianity, and it should provoke or intrigue any reader interested in the impact Christianity has on modern society. It will engage thoughtful readers who enjoyed the intellectual workout of books such as C. S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity or Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion.
“[A] masterful retelling . . . well done!” — Tom Flynn, editor of Free Inquiry magazine and author of The Trouble with Christmas
“Consistently ingenious and beautifully written . . . thought-provoking!” — Dr. Robert M. Price, The Bible Geek
“Clever and brilliantly told, I’ll even admit to tears at the end! A Christmas story I’m happy to share.” — Gretta Vosper, minister and author of With or Without God