Advice on books to read up on please

by SpiceItUp 16 Replies latest watchtower bible

  • SpiceItUp

    Does anyone have any reading recommendations for Bible Fallacies/contradictions etc??

    Also I just ordered Christ Conspiracy by A. Acharya after reading some wonderful reviews on it.

    I was also interested if any of you had any opinions on :

    The Encyclopedia of Biblical Errancy by C. Dennis McKinsey

    The Bible Unearthed: Archaeology's New Vision of Ancient Israel and the Origin of Its Sacred Texts
    by Neil Silberman

    Isaac Asimov (and any of his writings)

    Forgery In Christianity by Joseph Wheless

    Is It God's Word? by Joseph Wheless

    Are any or all good reads? Does anyone recommend or discredit any of these? I am interested in building a mini library up that way I have some good resources at my fingertips and am interested in getting just a couple really good ones. Thanks in advance.

  • Simon

    "It Ain't Necessarilly So"
    Matther Sturgis

    Investigating the Truth of the Biblical Past

  • SpiceItUp

    Simon--- Do you mean Matthew Sturgis? Thanks for the suggestion I'll look into it.

  • Matty

    The book Self-contradictions of the Bible by William Burr was originally published in 1859 and is pretty comprehensive - it should be widely available in libraries.

  • Ravyn

    check out my' Red Pill list' and 'Guide to leaving a fundy cult...' on Amazon---(link above)


  • Francois

    I am curious as to why you are doing this. May we be privy to your motivations?


  • SpiceItUp

    francois --good question. I am doIng this to better inform myself and be at my best when I discuss the Bible with my father. I hate getting flustered when I can't remeber something but if I have some preperation beforehand I would feel much better having more knowledge. Knowledge is power right

    Matty & Ravyn ----Thanks for the ideas

  • CyrusThePersian


    May I recommend Steve Allen on the Bible Religion and Morality Parts 1 and 2. These books look at the Bible from a unique moral perspective. Not only do they address the difficulty in reconciling the bloodthirsty God of the OT with the sweetness and light God of the NT but also shows that even the New Testament God isn't that much of a sweetheart either.The truth is most Christians, Jehovah's Witnesses included, don't care much for facts and historical documentation that discredits the Bible, but if you can show that the Bible is morally deficient, you may get them to take notice.

    Another good one is Thomas Paine's The Age of Reason. Even after over 200 years since its initial publication, this book remains one of the most striking deconstructions of the Bible and organized religions ever printed.

    All of these books are heavy-duty reading. If you want something light and humorous, yet in its own way thought provoking try Ken's Guide to the Bible by Ken Smith. All these books are available on Amazon

    Happy Reading!


  • SYN

    You'd do yourself a favour if you read every single Terry Pratchett book. There's not a single one that isn't excellent, IHMO.

    Isaac Asimov is a bit old-fashioned for my taste, I've read most of his books. Some of his last ones were quite enjoyable, though, although he will always be securely nestled in the pre-singularity mindset, but that is not his fault

    Read anything you can by Philip K. Dick. It will change your outlook on life, I promise. His short stories are especially good, and the sci-fi isn't really that "hi-tech" as such - he merely used science fiction as a vehicle for his very own form of the good-old "mindf***", if you catch my drift.

    Most of Stephen King's older works are masterpieces. The best ones are It, The Tommyknockers, and of course the Dark Half. King's short stories are also cool.

    I could go on and on about good authors, but my lunchtime is nearly over...tata...

  • SpiceItUp

    Cyrus---I will look into those. Thanks

    SYN--You just struck a cord with me. Several years ago I borrowed a book from a friend "radio free albemuth(sp?)" and thouroughly enjoyed it. Phillip K Dick indeed does have a wild view of the world.

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