Today we have another addition to our series about Self-Published Geniuses, where we bring you news of authors with a vanity press book in which the author claims to have made paradigm-shattering discoveries, and announces his work by hiring a press release service.
The press release for this one is titled New Book Provides Evidence of Link of Science, Theology, issued by PR Web, which describes itself as “the leader in online news distribution and publicity.” It says, with some bold font added by us for emphasis:
The disparity between the measurable, physical dimension of science and the invisible or spiritual concepts of theology leads to the perception of many as the two disciplines to be separate, unrelated and sometimes antagonistic.
That, dear reader, is one messed-up sentence! Here’s more:
In “The Physical Body, The Spiritual Body” (published by Balboa Press AU), author Ainsley Chalmers provides evidence that the two disciplines can be intertwined.
That sounds fantastic, but as you know, in addition to the press release, we need more to confirm that the book qualifies for our collection. Was it published by a vanity press? Indeed it was! The press release tells us that the publisher is Balboa Press AU. Their website leaves no doubt. It declares:
Balboa Press is a self-publishing company specializing in self-help titles that inspire and enlighten the reader. We offer a full suite of publishing, design and marketing services, enabling a greater number of authors to publish their works.
Okay! We’ve got a vanity press book and we’ve got the author’s press release. Let’s find out what else it says:
He describes a correlation between certain physical aspects of biological/medical research and how they pertain to Christian spirituality. … Ainsley then discusses Christian salvation, young earth creationism versus naturalism, Christian growth and development through the word of God, erroneous science and theology, interactions within society and the Christian community. Finally, using his personal experiences as a scientist and committed Christian, the author summarizes myths, truths and untruths present in both realms of science and theology.
What a book! We looked for the Amazon listing. Here it is: The Physical Body, the Spiritual Body. The price is only $11.99 in paperback, and they say it’s 114 pages long. Amazing! But there aren’t any reviews yet. Let’s get back to the press release. It informs us:
“‘The Physical Body, the Spiritual Body’ throws light on the so-called myths of Christianity and of evolutionary science/naturalism. It is important that society knows the truth about these matters. My book emphasises that the Christian life is the only life worth living,” Chalmers shares.
You’ve got to be wondering — who is this brilliant author? The press release tells us:
Ainsley Chalmers earned a doctorate in biochemistry, with over 75 research publications over a 40-year period. He has been a Christian for about 40 years. Chalmers have [sic] three daughters and seven grandchildren. In his free time, he plays golf.
Your long search is over, dear reader. This is the book you’ve been waiting for all your life. Go get it!
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