Today we have a new 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 Author Jack Weitzel’s Newly Released “Metamorphosis: A Surgeon’s Faith And The Oath” Is A Captivating Work On The Wonder And The Brilliance Of God’s Design, issued by Press Release Rocket, which describes itself as “an independent news agency that specializes in bringing a fresh perspective to finance from around the world.” We’ve encountered them before because they also promote creationist books. It says, with some bold font added by us for emphasis:
“Metamorphosis: A Surgeon’s Faith and the Oath”: a captivating work on faith, transformation, and the magnificence of God’s design. “Metamorphosis: A Surgeon’s Faith and the Oath” is the creation of published author, Jack Weitzel, a retired surgeon, current professor of science and the Bible, and co-founder of Evangelical College and Seminary.
Wow — what an impressive résumé! Hey, we found the website for Evangelical College & Seminary. They started in 2015, and Dr. Jack Weitzel is listed among their faculty as Professor in Bible and Science.
Here’s the book at Amazon: Metamorphosis: A Surgeon’s Faith and the Oath. The paperback price is only $21.93 — an incredible bargain! The press release says:
Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Jack Weitzel’s new book is a captivating and thought-provoking work on the grandeur of God’s design.
We Googled and found their website: Christian Faith Publishing. Yup — they’re a religious vanity publisher. Okay! We’ve got a vanity press book and we’ve got the author’s press release. Let’s read on:
Struck by the magnificence of a monarch butterfly, Jack Weitzel pondered the word metamorphosis. The change of form, transformation through various stages, so reflective of life and the afterlife. The wonderful design and the grandeur all created by the Great Designer, God.
[*Begin Drool Mode*] Ooooooooooooh! [*End Drool Mode*] Here’s more:
There are stages in life, just as there are stages in nature. Occupations don’t happen by chance, rather faith in Jesus provides the path. It is all a part of the great design.
Yes — oh yes! After that we’re told:
The greatest metamorphosis will come at the end of life. If one is not a believer in Christ, the mystery will play itself out in eternity. It is the author’s prayer and purpose to aid others to journey through the metamorphosis of God’s world.
That’s it for the press release. The book’s description at Amazon seems to have been written by Weitzel, and it says:
Paused momentarily in our garden to ponder a monarch butterfly, I began thinking about the word metamorphosis. Now at seventy years, it seemed my whole life had been a metamorphosis. It means change in form. The more I thought about it, the more I realized the wonderful design and the grandeur of which leaves one speechless. That butterfly was created by the Great Designer, our God. Can you see the metamorphosis in your own life?
[*Begin Drool Mode*] Ooooooooooooh! [*End Drool Mode*] One more excerpt:
The greatest metamorphosis in our lives will come at its end, and if one is not a believer in Christ, the mystery will play itself out in eternity. It is my prayer and purpose to labor in the fields ripe for harvest and take you with me when I cross that Jordan River.
So there you are, dear reader. Go ahead — buy the thing. You can’t go wrong.
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