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Who needs ideas for Christmas?
In a thought-provoking retelling of the Dickens classic, A Modern Christmas Carol tells the story of a shrewdly successful televangelist who receives unexpected Christmas visitors: first, his long-dead partner, and then three ghostly guides.
Finally able to acknowledge the shallowness of his message and doubts he has long suppressed, he makes amends with far-reaching consequences.
Most readers will enjoy seeing a televangelist get his comeuppance, but this book is more than that. It explores faith and the evidence for Christianity, and it should provoke or intrigue any reader interested in the impact Christianity has on modern society. It will engage thoughtful readers who enjoyed the intellectual workout of books such as C. S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity or Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion.
The book is available on Amazon as a 115-page paperback ($5.39) and a Kindle ebook ($1.99).
What others are saying

“[A] masterful retelling … well done!”
— Tom Flynn, editor of Free Inquiry magazine
and author of The Trouble with Christmas

“Consistently ingenious and beautifully written … thought-provoking!”
— Dr. Robert M. Price, The Bible Geek

“Clever and brilliantly told, I’ll even admit to tears at the end!
A Christmas story I’m happy to share.”
— Gretta Vosper, minister and author of With or Without God

“A clever little book, filled with insights,
that takes the conceptual framework of Dickens’s Christmas Carol
to new heights of rationality without sacrificing any of its compassion.”
— Paul Gabel, author of Inventing Jesus

Spread the word!
Would you enjoy seeing a televangelist get the Scrooge treatment? Do you share my interest in getting atheists and Christians talking about the reasons underlying Christianity? Then give a copy for Christmas (or give one to yourself) and tell your friends!
Email them about it, or send a tweet:

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CROSS EXAMINED In his first career, Bob Seidensticker designed digital hardware and was a contributor to 14 software patents. Since then, he has explored the debate between Christianity and atheism for...

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