Creationists don’t generate any news these days, but there’s no shortage of them willing to write books. The total of these things in our collection is approaching 100, and today we have another new addition to our series about Self-Published Geniuses. This is 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 title of the press release — it’s a long title — is Rev. David M. Brown’s Newly Released “Learning the ABCs: Apologetics, the Bible, and Creation” is an Awe-Inspiring Fount of Strength from a Brave Faith Defender. Like so many others in our collection, it was issued by Cision PRWeb, which says it’s “the leader in online news distribution and publicity.” Here are some excerpts from the press release, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
“Learning the ABCs: Apologetics, the Bible, and Creation”: a powerful and well-built defense against those who decry readers of the Bible stories, events, prophecies, and overall accuracy of the Bible. “Learning the ABCs: Apologetics, the Bible, and Creation” is the work of published author Rev. David M. Brown, a person who was shunned [Shunned?] by his church, ridiculed by its leaders because of shoddy clothing [What?], and chastised due to his father’s failures, but managed to prevail against the odds.
Wikipedia lists several people named David Brown. One is a now-deceased astronaut. Another is an Anglican priest. Our author today doesn’t seem to be any of them. The press release quotes the author:
Brown writes, “Archaeology has progressed tremendously in the last seventy years, especially in the field of biblical archaeology. It’s estimated that there are now over 6,500 discoveries in this field, verifying, illuminating, or bearing evidence for many of the people, places, stories, and events mentioned in the Bible. [Gasp!] Yet when I ask most Christians to name three, they cannot.”
The quote from the author continues:
“The same thing is now being found in science. There are vast amounts of discoveries, most coming from secular science, proving the fallibility and inaccuracies of evolution and the big bang. [Wow!] Tremendous evidence is coming forth in genetics proving dinosaurs are less than ten thousand years old, genetics proving man has been here for only about six to seven thousand years, that we didn’t evolve from monkeys over millions of years, and more. [Egad!] Yet most Christians are not privy to this information. … Many cannot defend their Bible, nor lead others to believe in it. This book teaches how to witness and make disciples with valid evidence for the Bible while tearing down the walls of evolution.”
Wowie — scientific discoveries that tear down the walls of evolution! This is wonderful information! The press release continues:
Published by Christian Faith Publishing [Aha!], Rev. David M. Brown’s new book is a fundamental tool that will help readers build a strong foundation to defend their faith against those who would disbelieve them.
They say the publisher is Christian Faith Publishing. That’s a name we’ve seen before. 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 read on:
With this book, Brown aims to let readers discover that believing with blind faith is akin to believing with ignorant faith.
Read that sentence again, dear reader. Instead of believing with blind faith, you should believe based on the amazing evidence the rev reveals in his book. Another excerpt:
View a synopsis of “Learning the ABCs: Apologetic, the Bible, and Creation” on YouTube. [Link omitted.]
We’ll skip the YouTube promotion. But we did find the book at Amazon. Here it is! It costs only $17.95 in paperback, and it’s got 270 pages. Hey — Amazon has a “Look inside” feature, so go ahead — look inside! There are no reviews yet, but that’s understandable. The book has only been available since March.
You may have noticed that neither Amazon nor the press release gives us any information about the author — except that he was shunned because of his shoddy clothing. But now we know what we need to know. His book sounds fantastic! You’re gonna buy it, aren’t you? Who wouldn’t? When you do, tell ’em the Curmudgeon sent ya!
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