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So I’m really pleased to announce that I have formal confirmation of the Exodus book project that I had in mind. I will be writing the book with fellow skeptic and author, and archaeologist to boot, Rebecca Bradley. I have worked closely with her before on a number of different projects and I am excited to take this one on.

I am presently writing the sequel to my children’s/YA book The Curse of the Maya [UK], initially titled Greece Lightning. The first in the series has been picked up by schools up and down the country to be used as a core text in both English and History, which is absolutely fantastic. We are putting heaps of thought into the writing of the second in terms of both History and English (Writing and Reading) objectives. It is really exciting and we are thoroughly enjoying writing it. Indeed, we are halfway through at the moment.

I then had, in my backlog of work to attend to as far as writing is concerned, the rewrite of my free will book (Free Will? An investigation into whether we have free will, or whether I was always going to write this book [UK]) due to be my next book after that. It really needs an overhaul, being the first book I ever wrote. However, the exodus book appears to possibly now be for em ostia in my mind. We have already structured the book and looked at the chapters we will both be taking on. It will be fully collaborative, but we will each take lead on different chapters.

The reason why this book is important is because I’ve already written on the bookends of Jesus’ life in my books The Nativity: A Critical Examination [UK] and The Resurrection: A Critical Examination of the Easter Story [UK]looking to see how the claims of the Bible intersect with known history and with probability. My conclusions were that neither the Nativity nor the Resurrection of Jesus happened in the way that was claimed in the Bible. The authors were not doing history, they were doing theology.

Thus, the title of the Exodus book will be The Exodus: A Critical Examination of the Moses Story, although I think the term “Moses story” might well be changed to something else. But you get the picture.

What this means is that, given the edifice of Christianity is built upon the three pillars of the Exodus, the Nativity and the Resurrection as far as historical foundation for the entire religion (and considering Jesus was supposed to have fulfilled every jot and tittle of the Law), my three books will have thoroughly deconstructed rational belief in Christianity.

Anyway, I thought I’d keep you up-to-date with the news.

In the meantime, please, please grab a copy of my Nativity and Resurrection books if at all you can.

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Jonathan MS Pearce

A TIPPLING PHILOSOPHER Jonathan MS Pearce is a philosopher, author, columnist, and public speaker with an interest in writing about almost anything, from skepticism to science, politics, and morality,...