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NONSENSE FROM THE BIBLE [Kindle Edition]

Brian Baker
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The author of this book, Brian Baker, was a 'born again' fundamentalist Christian for seventeen years. For ten of those years he was the founding pastor of one of Australia's largest churches (1979-89). Following the failure of his marriage, he resigned from the ministry and then spent the following few years seriously examining his faith and the veracity of the Bible. Finally he came to the conclusion that his Christian beliefs were seriously flawed and that the Bible is entirely the result of human invention, imaginations and myths passed down from generation to generation. As the Bible is then based on 'hearsay' and written by at least 40 different authors over a period of up to 1,600 years, none of whom were eyewitnesses to the events they recorded, it cannot substantiate the claim that it was 'inspired by God.'

The result of Brian's search for evidence caused a personal transformation from believer to realist, rationalist, skeptic and atheist. He published his first book - From Faith to Reason - in 2009 which contains the reasons why he no longer believes in the existence of God, angels, demons, the devil, heaven, hell or an afterlife.

In this book - Nonsense from the Bible - Brian uses the Bible texts to demonstrate their inaccuracies, inconsistencies, contradictions and fantasies. He deals with major issues which are widely believed and accepted as factual events such as the Creation story, the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus and the prophecies concerning Jesus. Chapters are also devoted to the question of the second coming of Jesus and Christian Family values. Brian also totally invalidates the so-called 'power of prayer' and the claims that God heals the sick.

This would be a 'hard read' for many Christians who totally believe that the Bible is literally 'The Word of God' and accept it as absolute truth. Brian also believed that for all those years but over a period of time and investigation by seeking evidence other than the Bible he was able to accept that he had been deceived and deluded - or as he now says, 'Once I was blind - but now I see!'

This is an 'easy' read for those who may question their own faith as it provides some convincing information concerning the validity of the Bible.


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Biography
Brian Baker was born in England and during the 1960s he owned and operated a successful chain of Record Stores. In 1972 the family moved to New Zealand where they ran a Christian Youth Club on their beautiful ocean front property. Brian and his wife also began working with a local Christian Pastor and assisted him in the work of the ministry. In 1978 Brian again moved his family, this time to USA where he and his wife and eldest son attended Rhema Bible Training Centre in Tulsa Oklahoma. After graduation in 1979 the family finally moved to Perth Western Australia where they founded a new church. From small beginnings their ministry grew during the following years to become one of the largest church congregations in Australia with an attendance of over 2500. Brian travelled overseas to many counties and across Australia speaking at large and small churches.

In 1989 Brian and his wife resigned as Pastors from the ministry when their marriage finally failed. Brian handed the church and ministry over to his eldest son, then, aged 29. The following years were difficult and extremely challenging for Brian as he adjusted to life after the ministry. It was also during these years that he was able to seriously question and investigate the evidence to support his beliefs. Over a period of time he finally came to the conclusion that he could no longer believe in the existence of God or the validity of the Bible. Brian emerged from this experience finally as a realist, rationalist, skeptic and atheist. 

Brian is now retired and spends most of his time writing. His first book - 'From Faith to Reason' first published in 2009 has now been up-dated and re-edited and was published in September 2011. His second book - 'Rest in Peace & LIVE! - Personal Peace without God' was published in March 2012. Brian's latest book is - Nonsense From The Bible - published in August 2012. All his books are available in both eBook/Kindle formant and Paperback. 

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  • File Size: 297 KB
  • Print Length: 194 pages
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  • Publisher: FastPencil, Inc. (August 18, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0090810JI
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65 of 68 people found the following review helpful
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This is a good introduction to biblical criticism and a quick and easy read for doubting pew potatoes written by a former celebrated pastor who has examined the evidence after leaving the pulpit. As one who has read much on the subject since retirement, my only minor quibble is that I wish the author had briefly mentioned some of the midrashic elements in the Gospels wherein their authors appear to have borrowed from the Old Testament when presenting some of the alleged events of an earthly Jesus. I also thought there could have been more emphasis on the fact that the Gospel writers were clearly writing long after the Old Testament "prophesies" so it is easy to claim something is prophecy by manufacturing events to appear they were predicted in the past - though the author does do a nice job discussing why popular prophesies were not really predicting what many fundamentalists claim. Despite my more advanced reading on the subject, I nonetheless found this an enjoyable read. Since I am now blind, I appreciate this is available on Kindle because I use the Amazon Kindle text-to-speech app for the blind to hear books read to me now. Anyway, this serves as a fairly good primer and is recommended for newbies to critical biblical study and those interested in hearing from a former pastor.
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33 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to read and understand September 7, 2012
Format:Paperback
This is a good follow up to Brian's previous book 'From Faith To Reason'. Brian presents his case of nonsense from the bible in a clear yet light hearted way. You might be surprised or even be angry at Brian for saying the bible is filled with nonsense but the evidence is right there for all to see.

I enjoyed the many examples given by him. He makes it easy for the reader by underlining the actual verses in question while offering them in full context. Readers can read the actual bible passages in this book without referring to the bible. This book is by no means exhaustive. Nevertheless, it is a very enjoyable read.
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47 of 55 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great book November 2, 2012
By Addy3
Format:Kindle Edition
As a former Muslim I was drawn to this book to understand the ex Christian perspective. The book clearly spells out the lies, contradictions, bizarre claims and incredulous claims of the Bible. There's very little venom in Bakers criticism of the Bible,which considering the fact he spent most of his life indoctrinating others with its content, does him credit. He's definitely done his research to expose the fictitious claims of the Christian faith. It's well worth a read and I hope its message resonates with readers to help free them from theshackles of a pointless ideology.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good January 30, 2013
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This is an interesting read particularly how the author breaksdown passages in the bible and attempt to discredit it. I am familiar with many of the bible passages presented in this book but the author forced me to look at these passages from a different perspective. He pointed out some facts within the bible that I have never thought to question.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The truth will set you free January 31, 2013
By Duffman
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....which is a bible quote, probably the main contribution of the bible, the many memorable phrases now in common use. Baker's book includes many Old Testament quotes which are depressingly nasty but for the most part it is an easy read with plenty of useful skewering of the more ludicrous aspects of the bible. For those with a background in moderate Christian denominations such as Anglicanism, there is no need to discuss why e.g. the creation of the world and Noah's flood are just stories. But Baker draws on first hand knowledge of the literal beliefs of faster growing fundamentalist denominations. His experience in such a church is probably the most interesting part of the book. I have little doubt there are more polished books on the topic but would recommend it to anyone who has been raised in the echo chamber of a fundamentalist church but has enough independent thought to search for other viewpoints.
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Baker exposes the Bible for what it is - Fiction. September 14, 2012
Format:Paperback
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, partly because the author's journey through life somewhat mirrored my own which resulted in my own series, 'The Mormon Delusion', being written. This book is both logical and factual in its approach to the Bible. The evidence it presents in the cold light of day cannot be refuted. It leaves you in no doubt that belief in much of the nonsense in the Bible can only be maintained by choosing to have faith in fiction. Logic and reason as well as conclusive evidence must be completely ignored in order to believe it. Highly recommended work and well worth the read. Baker knows his stuff.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book made me mad! November 3, 2013
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Because I have been lied to all my life! I was raised as a strict Jehovah's witness and everything I believed was based on stories from the bible that were were never proven to be true! Do you know how many JWs died not accepting blood transfusions? All because of some silly book written by men!
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Scripture support! September 18, 2012
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As a recovering Christian and ordained minister, I found this work engaging, well prepared and explained in layman's terms that anyone can understand. This is a go to guide for fledgling atheists and, I believe, a must have for realists as well as people involved in Christian ministry.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very well-written. I couldn't agree more with the author's premise.
Published 23 hours ago by Cynthia A. Smith Snyder
3.0 out of 5 stars Parts are difficult to understand
I will use this as a reference book. It certainly defines much history that is not accurate. It is a good reference book. I hope to re-read parts of it
Published 1 day ago by Grandon
5.0 out of 5 stars exposing christianity
I read the sample of the book nonsense from the bible i really enjoyed it and look forward to ordering it! Read more
Published 1 day ago by Paul
5.0 out of 5 stars More Nonsense
Well Done!
Published 3 days ago by man in the hat
3.0 out of 5 stars OK book read it if you have spare time
Not a bad book but Brian Baker normally writes better stuff. In too many cases he does not support his position very well. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Ralph Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars I found this book to be great..
As a guy just discovering the fact the Bible is pure BS, I found this book to be great....just too short. I have ordered 2 more as I can give them to believers. Read more
Published 5 days ago by John Ecker
5.0 out of 5 stars Just the Tip of the Iceberg
I've been out of religion for decades. However, I still have most of my relatives and many friends who continue to mindlessly munch on the foolish fodder that is shoveled at them... Read more
Published 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars What thilnking readino of the bible engenders.
its amazing what you can find if you actually READ the bible with your brain really working so that you understand what the words mean. Read more
Published 22 days ago by Ian K. Ross
3.0 out of 5 stars Nonsense
The author pointed out some contradictions in the bible which were valid. He lost me, however, when he quoted the Horus virgin- birth comparison to the story of Jesus. Read more
Published 24 days ago by Ellie
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Reference Material
This is the Bible from a completely different perspective. Belief in the Bible ranges from an absolute belief that it is God inspired and is the absolute truth, to some personal... Read more
Published 28 days ago by Ellis
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Brian Baker was born in England and during the 1960s he owned and operated a successful chain of Record Stores. In 1972 the family moved to New Zealand where they ran a Christian Youth Club on their beautiful ocean front property. Brian and his wife also began working with a local Christian Pastor and assisted him in the work of the ministry. In 1978 Brian again moved his family, this time to USA where he and his wife and eldest son attended Rhema Bible Training Centre in Tulsa Oklahoma. After graduation in 1979 the family finally moved to Perth Western Australia where they founded a new church. From small beginnings their ministry grew during the following years to become one of the largest church congregations in Australia with an attendance of over 2500. Brian travelled overseas to many counties and across Australia speaking at large and small churches.

In 1989 Brian and his wife resigned as Pastors from the ministry when their marriage finally failed. Brian handed the church and ministry over to his eldest son, then, aged 29. The following years were difficult and extremely challenging for Brian as he adjusted to life after the ministry. It was also during these years that he was able to seriously question and investigate the evidence to support his beliefs. Over a period of time he finally came to the conclusion that he could no longer believe in the existence of God or the validity of the Bible. Brian emerged from this experience finally as a realist, rationalist, skeptic and atheist.

Brian is now retired and spends most of his time writing. His first book - 'From Faith to Reason' first published in 2009 has now been up-dated and re-edited and was published in September 2011. His second book - 'Rest in Peace & LIVE! - Personal Peace without God' was published in March 2012. Brian's latest book is - Nonsense From The Bible - published in August 2012. All his books are available in both eBook/Kindle formant and Paperback.

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