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Back Cover (Vol.5, No. 1) Recommended Reading 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 to you. 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. Geisler-Till Debate 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, Georgia. The issue will be the historicity of the resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. Video Library 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 in _The_Skeptical_Review_. _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). Article Submissions 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. [ref001]


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