Monday, October 28, 2013

Reliable Truth by Richard E. Simmons III - REVIEWED

About the Book: (from Union Hill Publishing)
What do science, history, and logic have to say about the reliability of the bible?

This book presents in a profound way of how the Bible reflects the true nature of reality. Reliable Truth is about seeing the world as it is while debunking the myths, legends, and false beliefs of the Bible.

"There is a type of Christian faith which seems to be quite common where people accept a Christian belief that is not dependent on reason or evidence. They believe that any type of historical investigation on their part is not necessary. They seem to have no desire to know about Jesus as a person of history and seem to be content with such knowledge . . . I cannot share this point of view. I am profoundly convinced that the historic revelation of God and Jesus of Nazareth must be the cornerstone of any faith that is really Christian. Any historical questions about the real Jesus who lived in Palestine [twenty] centuries ago is therefore fundamentally important to develop a strong faith."

- From the writings of Dr. Millar Burrows (1899-1980) Department Chairman of Near Eastern Language and Literature at Yale

My Thoughts:
Peter says: “Lord, to whom shall we go?  You have words of eternal life.  We have believed and have come to know that you are the Holy One of God.”   John chapter six

I think it is only right that I acknowledge that questions about Christ’s ministry have existed from the beginning.  Today, with so many “educated” folks walking around. there are even more questions and more wrong answers. The same eternal truths still transforms the lives of atheists, agnostics and doubters into Christ followers.  Richard E. Simmons III has written a book that presents these truths in a format that will give believers the tools to answer the many questions they face.  In fact, I plan to use this book as a “gift” to some of my educated friends who think I’m the one that has been lost in faith.

The book contains life testimonies from some of the world’s most renowned skeptics that set about to disprove Christ and His gospel.  In their attempts, they encountered the living WORD and put aside their doubt and stepped into faith.  The book presents tons of facts that will satisfy the keenest of minds.  I daresay many unbelievers will see this book as a challenge to begin their own search for truth. God is faithful that way. He will use His Word to transform lives for all eternity. Believers need to be equipped with the gospel always, but if that is rejected at first, give them the facts they “long” for.  God will do the rest. 

We must share this very RELIABLE TRUTH.  The eternal lives of many depend upon it!  Buy a copy today!   

About the Author:
Author, Speaker, Counselor

Richard received his B. A. from the University of the South (Sewanee) in Economics in 1976. He later studied Risk Management and Insurance at Georgia State University prior to beginning a 25-year career with Hilb, Rogal and Hamilton, a property and casualty insurance firm where he served as CEO for ten years.

Much of Simmons' life has been devoted to giving back to the community by advising businessmen and professionals. Through these experiences, he discovered he had a calling for teaching and public speaking.

In December 2000 Simmons founded the Center for Executive Leadership, a not-for-profit, faith-based ministry. When he’s not spending time with his wife and three children, you will find him teaching, counseling, writing, and speaking. He is a renowned motivational and inspirational speaker to men’s groups across the country.

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