10 Things Your Minister Wants to Tell You

(But Can't, Because He Needs the Job)

Rev. Oliver "Buzz" Thomas

St. Martin's Griffin

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"How did it all begin?"  "What happens when we die?"  These are just two of the questions Reverend Oliver "Buzz" Thomas hears centrist Christians asking as he travels across the U.S. and he knows that their voices are not being heard.  They're people of faith, not of politics, and they want more from their religion than a voter's guide. In 10 Things Your Minister Wants to Tell You: But Can't Because He Needs the Job, Rev. Thomas has written a book that will become the liberal Christian answer to The Purpose Driven Life. He writes sensitively about the reason we were put on this earth, the significance of the Bible and how one pleases God. He answers difficult, contemporary questions like "What about homosexuality?" and "What about other faiths?". In 10 Things, Rev. Thomas weaves a Christian theology for today that people will embrace as a guide to sensible, modern living.

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Praise for 10 Things Your Minister Wants to Tell You

"A fascinating read, regardless of religious or political affiliation."--Book Page
"Thomas's 108-page easy-read is a clear, intelligent presentation of many of the issues on the ragged edge of the cultural divide growing in America between religious conservatives and religious liberals."--Tulsa World
"Just about the time you thought Jesus was coming again toting a gun, waving a flag, bashing his gay brothers and sisters, angling for a seat on the New York Stock Exchange, and auditioning for a gig on Hannity & Colmes, Buzz Thomas has the audacity to remind us to look for the real thing--the Jesus who spoke of love, considered the lilies of the field and the sparrow on the wing, called for the distribution of wealth to the widow and orphan and the lame and the halt, and informed selfish rich people to prepare for judgment while 'the least of these' are moved to the head of the line. Is Timothy LaHaye in for a surprise or not?"--Bill Moyers
"As a lifelong advocate for justice and for teaching that strong faith can coexist with tolerance of other views, Rev. Oliver Thomas has never been afraid to challenge the status quo."--Marian Wright Edelman, President and Founder of the Children's Defense Fund
"Buzz Thomas makes God accessible even for those who find church difficult."--Rev. Joan Brown Campbell, former General Secretary of the National and World Councils of Churches

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Rev. Oliver "Buzz" Thomas

Rev. Oliver "Buzz" Thomas is a Baptist minister and constitutional lawyer who over the last decade has been at the frontlines of debates regarding religion, science, and education. He currently serves as executive director of the Niswonger Foundation and lives in Tennessee with his wife and two daughters.

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10 Things Your Minister Wants to Tell You
(But Can't, Because He Needs the Job)
Rev. Oliver "Buzz" Thomas

Trade Paperback

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
September 2010
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312384920
ISBN10: 0312384920
5 x 7 1/8 inches, 128 pages
$12.99

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Hardcover
St. Martin's Press
March 2007
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312363796
ISBN10: 0312363796
5 x 7 1/8 inches, 128 pages
$16.95

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St. Martin's Press
March 2007
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429917148
ISBN10: 1429917148
128 pages
$7.99
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