Purpose of the Books

This website is devoted to presenting The Cabana Chronicles: Conversations about God, a series of books comparing religions and 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 a total of nine books for my series. The content of each book is based on actual conversations held among retired “Winter Texans” who annually visited South Padre Island and met under a cabana adjacent to the beach each week for one hour of discussion on theology and comparing religions and belief systems.

I published the first book, appropriately entitled Book One, in 2014. It compares Christianity with the atheistic belief system of secular humanism. Book Two was published in 2016 and compares Christianity with Judaism and Islam and the Baha’i faith. Book Three, published in 2017, 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 through Amazon and through most every other internet book seller.

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 into two books and published them in 2018. Book One has therefore been divided into a book called The Foundation of Belief and a book called The Religions of Secular Humanism and Christianity. Book Two has been divided into a book comparing Islam and the Bahai faith to Christianity and a book comparing Judaism to Christianity. Book Three has been divided into a book comparing  Mormonism with Christianity and a book comparing the various major denominations of the Christian Church. In particular, a book comparing Catholicism to Protestantism will soon be published. Each of these additional books is available in digital format through every major internet book seller.

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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