Purpose of the Books

This website is devoted to providing a reasoned account of the grounds for believing in the Christian faith. This endeavor is what Donald K. McKim, author of the Westminster Dictionary of Theological Terms, defines as “apologetics.”

The late, British Christian apologist, C.S. Lewis never claimed to be a professional theologian but, on the subject of theology, he once said that if you can’t translate your thought into uneducated language, then your thoughts were confused. The purpose of this web site is to explain theology in the “vernacular”, as Lewis would say.

To that end, I have written three books in a series on apologetics. The content of each book is based on actual conversations among retired “Winter Texans” who annually visit South Padre Island and meet under a cabana adjacent to the beach each week for one hour of discussion on theology and apologetics. The first book compares Christianity with the atheistic belief system of secular humanism. The second book compares Christianity with Judaism and Islam and the Bahai faith. The third book compares Christianity with the Mormon religion, and also includes an intramural discussion on the major Christian church denominations. All three books are available in digital and print format from Amazon.

For those readers who do not have the time or the inclination to read a 500 page book, I have divided each of the first three books, Book One, Two and Three into two sections and published each section as another book. Book One has therefore been divided into a book on the foundation of our belief and a book comparing the beliefs of secular humanism to Christianity. Book Two has been divided into a book comparing Christianity to Islam and the Bahai faith and a book comparing Christianity to Judaism. Book Three has been divided into a book comparing Christianity with Mormonism and a book discussing the various major denominations of the Christian Church. These additional books have been published in digital format and are available through every major internet publisher like Barnes and Nobel, Kobo, et al.

As it was for Plato’s Socrates, the argument is all and I hope that you find these books entertaining as well as educational. Although based on transcriptions from actual discussions, the books are fiction and any similarity between the characters in the book and any person, living or dead, is not intended and purely coincidental.

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