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After graduating from MIT in 1980, Bob Seidensticker designed digital hardware, about which he wrote his first book, The Well-Tempered Digital Design (Addison-Wesley, 1986). He has programmed in a dozen computer languages and in environments ranging from punch cards, to one of the first windowing environments, to MS-DOS, to Windows (starting with version 1.0). He is a co-contributor to 14 software patents and has worked at a number of technology companies from a 10-person startup to Microsoft and IBM.
Since leaving Microsoft, he has focused on writing. Future Hype: The Myths of Technology Change (Berrett-Koehler, 2006) explored technology change—how we see it and how it really works. Cross Examined is his first novel.
This is a fictional story of a young man who is taken under the wing of an older prominent pastor, and the young man's faith is soon on shaky ground after he begins visiting with... Read morePublished 1 month ago by C. Gibney
It is a compelling and simple work of historical fiction, loosely based on the events of the 1906 earthquake and rumors of prophecies of the event (A reporter in Los Angeles... Read morePublished 15 months ago by jspiers
Think of every doubt and argument you've ever had about the God of Christianity. In Bob Seidensticker's novel "Cross Examined", those doubts are given a voice. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Ben Raines
Seidensticker's first novel proves an enjoyable and stimulating read. He has managed to successfully weave logical arguments for and against the existence of God into a plot and... Read morePublished 17 months ago by lauren greenberg
The book does what is promised - it definitely challenges some intellectual arguments for Christianity. But I can't say I recommend it, for several reasons. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Rev Heidi
This is a pretty good story. It's also propaganda, but there is nothing wrong with that, especially if one knows from the start that this is what it's going to be. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Michael Blyth
Just a quick note to add to what others already explained. I found this book when I read an interview with Bob in the Seattle Met magazine. Read morePublished 20 months ago by H. Mulder
Set in 1906, "Cross Examined" expresses the opposing views of the religious and non-believer using characters in a novel. Read morePublished on June 26, 2012 by Desert Gal
Cross Examined is a very interesting book, to say the least.
Bob Seidensticker, the author, has a gift for story telling. I truly enjoyed the book. Read more