This is a fascinating 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 is titled David M. True’s Newly Released “Why God?” Is a Scintillating Argument for Truth Amidst the Ongoing Cultural Battle for Who Gets to Define That Truth — religion or Science. It was 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, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
“Why God?”: a vital book [It’s vital!] for empowering people to choose the uncomfortable truth. “Why God?” is the creation of published author, David M. True, a truth seeker [Ooooooooooooh!] born and raised in a Christian household who, like all truth seekers, set out to challenge and thus strengthen his faith by addressing his doubts and finding his answers at the end of a hard road of bad decisions.
We know you’re interested, dear reader. The author is a truth seeker, and we all want to know The Truth™. Let’s read on:
True shares, “Imagine that it is a cool, early morning. The sun hasn’t risen quite yet, but you can see its light just skimming the horizon. You find yourself sitting at a pier overlooking a body of water. Dense fog is rising from the water, and all you can see is a small patch of the water itself right in front of you. As you look at the water, you see some ripples. You cannot see ripples anywhere else because of the thick fog. The question is, what happened?”
This is exciting! Then the brilliant author says:
“You couldn’t see what caused the ripples only that they are there. This leaves you with four questions.“
Ooooooooooooh! What are those four questions? Mr. True tells us:
“How did it happen? When did it happen? Where did it happen? What caused it to happen? This is what we have to work with, in essence, in order to prove the origin.”
The mind boggles! David True is indeed a genius. He continues:
“The water represents the universe. The ripples represent the evidence that has been discovered. The cause of the ripples is our origin story. There can be any number of theories to explain this occurrence, but there is not enough physical evidence in nature to assure which is correct.”
Ooooooooooooh! That’s where the quote from the author ends. It was quite a teaser! Presumably the book reveals the answers. Let’s read on:
Published by Christian Faith Publishing …
We must interrupt. Christian Faith Publishing is a name we keep running into. Here’s their website: Christian Faith Publishing. It leaves no doubt — they’re a vanity publisher. They even let authors pay their fees on a monthly installment plan. Okay, with that, and the press release, we know the book qualifies for our collection. Let’s return to that part of the press release:
Published by Christian Faith Publishing, David M. True’s new book deftly tackles the biggest arguments in circulation today, including naturalism vs. creationism, young earth vs. old earth, as well as evidence for and against Christianity as opposed to other religions, providing a balanced picture that ultimately will convince those with ears to hear and eyes to see the truth.
Ooooooooooooh! The book will convince you of The Truth™! So we looked for the book at Amazon — and we found it! Here it is. It’s 156 pages long, and the cost is only $13.42 in paperback. How can you resist?
They also have a “Look inside” feature. We looked, and we were amazed! Amazon also says this:
For more than 150 years, a cold war has engulfed the world. Two feuding factions contend, not for military dominance, but for cultural sovereignty. Those caught in the middle are forced to choose sides. It is only a matter of time until this cold war escalates into a violent conflict. The victorious will have supreme rule over the world. The defeated will be utterly eradicated. Whose side will you choose?
Ooooooooooooh! What a book! Surprisingly, neither Amazon nor the press release tells us anything about the author. It doesn’t matter — he’s obviously the most brilliant man who ever lived. You gotta get this book, dear reader. Tell ’em the Curmudgeon sent ya.
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