Bible-Believing Christians: A guide to trusting the Bible and resolving apparent contradictions
Making Disciples | Robyn Ius | 17 December 2013
If you are looking for help with understanding the Bible and what some may view as contradictions in the script, a new book by Phil Layton has just been published. The book is an easy read with just 138 pages broken up with illustrations. It comes well recommended by the world leader of The Salvation Army, General André Cox who has written a forward, as well as Major Amy Reardon, who is a member of the International Doctrine Council.
General Cox says that Phil Layton’s book is a ‘useful, timely reminder and that God called us to meditate and think on his word and to contemplate the incomparable story of God’s intervention in human history and that this requires far more than a superficial reading.’ He quotes Psalm 119 verse 105: “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.”
Major Reardon says “it is a useful book where Layton pulls apart problematic passages as an example of how it should be done, instructing the reader.”
Phil Layton BA MTh is a Salvation Army officer (church pastor) and a biblical scholar. He was ordained in 2000 and has had two Corps appointments as well as a 5-year dual appointment as New Testament Tutor at Catherine Booth College in London. He has authored two other books: ‘The Sacraments and the Bible’ and ‘The Rapture’.
Questions covered in the book include,
“How can trusting the Bible be problematic?
Is the Bible open to interpretation?
Is it just another religious book?
Is it a loaded Canon?
Is it God’s revelation?
Is the Bible inerrant?
Is it the Christian’s primary authority?
Is it the Word of God?
Is it even understandable?”
If you are interested in answering any of the above questions than maybe this book is for you. It can be purchased from Amazon.com, AuthorHouse, Barnes & Noble Booksellers and is also available in Kindle ebook format on amazon.co.uk. Copies can be purchased from the author directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. The ebook price is just $3.99 or $13.66 in paperback.