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Busted: Exposing Popular Myths about Christianity Paperback – February 22, 2009
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This truly insightful book tackles the tough questions surrounding our faith in a way everyone can understand and in a style everyone will want to read. -- Scott Chapman, , Pastor
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Another consideration worth mentioning is the target audience of the book. The author states that his audience is the "average Christian (or interested seeker) who has not had the opportunity for formal study in a Bible college or seminary, but senses the need for some solid information." I think the conversational writing style and the lack of cumbersome theological vocabulary make this book very user friendly and I find myself thinking that Von Kamecke succeeds in writing for his intended audience.
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The book is divided into four main parts; "Myths about the Bible," "Myths about Jesus," "Myths about God," and "Myths about the Christian faith." Personally, I think this is a fairly thorough and well represented collection of questions and topics.Read more ›
Skeptics have always espoused theories (disguised as facts) to discredit the relevance of Christianity. And with the anti-Christian bias in today's opinion-driven media environment, those theories are often treated as having a credible basis. Astute Bible students recognize skeptics' theories for what they have become: myths about Christianity.
In "Busted: Exposing Popular Myths about Christianity", Fred Von Kamecke exposes the myths and sets the record straight. Let's face it. It's tough to challenge a myth that has become embedded in the secular (pop culture) psyche. Von Kamecke rises to the occasion by deconstructing the myths, one at a time, using empirical evidence and straight-forward logic to make his case - or His case as it were.
Von Kamecke's work is neither a dry exposition of theological intellectualism nor is it the argumentative screed to which we are too often exposed in contemporary discourse. Instead, Von Kamecke goes about debunking myths in a practical and often humorous manner that can be easily understood.
Von Kamecke does not get caught up in circular arguments that drift off into the abstract. Instead, he uses investigative methodology to tackle many of the most popular myths about Christianity with precision and speed. After reading this book, Christians will be able to separate fact from fiction when talking with others about these pesky myths, and seekers who simply want "to know" will find enlightenment.
"This book is so awesome, I'm going to read the WHOLE THING!!!" (She's not used to liking the books I send her way.)
"These are all the issues people I know keep bringing up."
"His approach is right on - he approaches it like "if they are right, then this.. and this.. would have happened. But it didn't."" (I think we call this a historical/logical approach.)
"This guy just saved me like five years of research!"
So, I think this book is worth the buy. It will be one you want several of on your shelf - maybe not for you - but for those who are seeking.
More than exposing popular myths about Christianity, it answers the "so what?" question. If God is faithful, if He in fact loves people more than anything, if His Word is true and He keeps His promises, then we have a treasure to share and a message worth defending. And that's the point of knowing the truth - bringing it to life. And that's no myth!
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