Confessions of a Bible Thumper, by Michael Camp

I’ll be honest. The title for this book didn’t grab my attention. It still doesn’t. What did was the recommendation of a friend. Unless you hate reading, never doubt your belief system, or dislike anyone who challenges your status quo – this book is well worth your time and effort.

Why do we believe the things we do? Do we know the origins of our contemporary evangelical doctrine? Have we assumed some things as ‘true to scripture’, yet they are not? Are you game to find out? Are you willing to spend some time thinking about your thinking?

Camp takes us along on his own journey of faith from a decidedly religiously fundamentalist orientation to a more compassionate and gentle Christian faith. His journey, not unlike my own, has changed his whole life.

This book takes us, via conversations with pub friends, through his search to know the truth. Many of the key areas of theological dispute current within American society are forthrightly addressed: sexual orientation, last-day events, hell, universalism, and evolution. Camp doesn’t attempt to provide difficult theological argument, nor does he brush over these topics lightly presenting merely his unsubstantiated opinions. There is much food for thought. Whether or not you agree with all of his conclusions, you ought to be aware of his arguments.  Enjoy!

 

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the author and/or publisher through the Speakeasy blogging book review network. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR,Part 255.

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