Back Cover (Vol.5, No. 1) Recommended Reading If you enjoy the articles published in _The_
Back Cover (Vol.5, No. 1)
If you enjoy the articles published in _The_Skeptical_Review
_, you will be delighted to know that a paperback reprint
of _Is_It_God's_Word?_ by Joseph Wheless is now available.
Published originally by Alfred A. Knopf in 1926, this book thoroughly
exposes textual inconsistencies, contradictions, discrepancies,
anachronisms, and mythical content in the Bible. The 500-page
reprint can be obtained from H. H. Waldo, Bookseller, P. O. Box
350, Rockton, IL 61072, for $33 plus $2 for postage.
Although $35 may seem like a lot of money to pay for a paperback
book, I personally consider it a bargain. In my opinion, this
is one of the best works of its kind that I have ever read. When
I am asked to recommend books that discuss biblical discrepancies,
this one is always put at the top of the list.
After securing it through interlibrary loan, I made inquiries
at several rare-book outlets trying to find a copy to buy. When
these efforts proved unsuccessful, I requested it again through
interlibrary loan and made myself a xerographic copy at 5 cents
a page and was delighted to have even this. At two outlets, I
paid search fees for the book and listed $100 as the price I was
willing to pay for a copy in at least fair condition.
If you want excellent material to use in debunking the Bible when
door-to-door missionaries come knocking, this book will give it
Losing Faith in Faith
With this issue, we welcome Dan Barker as a contributor to our
efforts to debunk the myth of Bible inerrancy. Dan is the public
relations director of the [ref001]Freedom From Religion Foundation
and needs no introduction to most of our readers. An ad for
his book _Losing_Faith_in_Faith_ appears at the end
of his article on page 9.
We highly recommend this book to our readers. In addition to exposing
many flaws in the Bible inerrancy doctrine, it has an interesting
story line in the parts that tell of Dan's transition from fundamentalist
preacher to freethinker.
Norman L. Geisler, a prominent evangelical spokesman for biblical
inerrancy, has tentatively agreed to debate _TSR_ editor
Farrell Till on March 29, 1994, at Columbus College in Columbus,
The issue will be the historicity of the resurrection of Jesus
In addition to video tapes of the _Hovind-Till_ debate
on the Genesis flood, subscribers to _TSR_ may still
borrow tapes of the _Dobbs-Till_Debate_ on the issue
of prophecy fulfillment.
To obtain the tapes for a two-week loan period, send $2 to cover
the cost of packing and mailing. As stated on page 10, the _Hovind-Till
_tape can be rented for $1. Readers who are involved in
local access TV, may find them suitable for showing.
A New Column
With the Fall 1993 issue of the _Secular_Humanist_Bulletin
_Farrell Till began a regular column. Entitled "Journeys
into the Twilight Zone," each article will discuss some aspect
of the Bible that only a "Twilight-Zone" mentality could
believe. The columns will feature the type of materials published
_SHB_ is a 16-page quarterly bulletin published by
CODESH (Council for Democratic and Secular Humanism), the humanist
organization that publishes _Free_Inquiry_ magazine.
The bulletin is sent to all mem- bers of CODESH. The annual membership
fee is $15 (individual) and $25 (family).
If you wish to submit articles to _TSR_, please remember
that they must in some way address the issue of Bible inerrancy.
We also require careful analysis of the inerrancy problems addressed
in the articles. We try to publish materials that our subscribers
will be able to use in their discussions with Bible inerrantists.
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