Title: Lord, Deliver Me From Church Folks
Author: Brian Ganges
Publisher: A JCCMI Production; 1 edition (June 8, 2016)
Number of Pages: 370 pages
ASIN: B00F6K25S4 (EBook)
About The Author:
The Author – Brian Ganges co-authored the award-winning anthology entitled, The Soul of a Man, and wrote two solo projects entitled, Piecing the Puzzle Together (for which he was nominated as one of the African American Literary Award Show’s 2010 Breakout Author of the Year) and Lord, Deliver Me From Church Folks. Brian has toured and held book signings in many parts of the United States. His writings cover a myriad of topics, such as: Biblical doctrine, politics, social issues, economics, and much more.
The Mentor – Brian Ganges reaches out to the youth with common sense, honesty, and real-life conversations and scenarios that help young people put their present and their future into clearer focus. Young people are hungry for truth, not just talk. So through mentorship via relationship, Brian reaches out to those around him.
The Entrepreneur – Brian Ganges started “The Construction Initiative, LLC” (TCI) to help expose young students to the corporate side of construction. Many students have seen a project under construction, but few have considered what it takes for a construction project to go from a conceptual form to the groundbreaking ceremony. At TCI, students are taught how to read blueprints, how to figure cost estimates, and the best practices for real-life construction application. Our goal is to prepare our students to be equipped to be productive members of society in a very competitive economy.
The Consultant – Brian Ganges provides consulting services, through TCI, to existing companies looking to become more streamline and efficient. Brian has also consulted with church leaders, aspirant politicians, authors, and business owners about marketing, business principles, and leadership lessons
The Speaker – Brian Ganges has spoken at churches, political functions, and schools to provide inspiration, encouragement, and to reinforce the Biblical principles that Jesus Christ taught and exemplified
Brian is available for your next speaking engagement, book event/ signing, or interview. If you would like to schedule Brian, or send a general inquiry, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Brian is looks forward to hearing from you!
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About This Book:
This is the book your pastor does not want you to read. For too long, Church folks have taken the words of their favorite preachers, and blindly followed the beliefs of others,without thoroughly studying the Word for themselves. People have hinged their faith, not upon the Word of God, but upon the words and interpretations of man that have little, if any, backing in Scripture. Entrusting how you live your life, and what you will be held accountable for before God, is not something that should be left to chance based upon another’s interpretation. It should be grounded solely on a personal relationship with God and a foundation rooted in Biblical teaching. How you view: tithing, suicide, gay marriage, pornography, political issues, communion, speaking in tongues, smoking, drinking, gambling, and other things, should be guided solely based on the Word of God. In Lord Deliver Me From Church Folks, Brian Ganges boldly challenges you to take a second look at everyday issues from the standpoint of Biblical teaching vs. the teaching of Man. Through thought provoking illustrations, supported by corresponding Scripture, Mr. Ganges is the spiritual conductor along a journey of educating what the Word of the Lord says concerning how to be free from the bondage of the traditions of man.
Lord Deliver Me From Church Folks Book Review:
From beginning to end I really enjoyed Brian Ganges’ book “Lord Deliver Me From Church Folks” and improve my mind from this great read. Brian created a spectacular title for this book is a sermon by itself. Brian express his concerns with the Christian Community about the problems of Church Folks. Biblical issue were mentioned a lot in this book. What I got from the message that Brian try to minister to those who are reading this book. The perception of manifestation lies at the compassion of the Christian Faith. We as Christian have no doubt that God has uniquely revealed Himself to humanity in the scene of human ancient times. We as Christians do not believe that we seek God and then find Him. We place confidence in that God chose to reveal Himself to His Children (us). Our Belief is responses to the self- disclosure in history of God.
It is important here to note that the content of revelation is not information or data, but God Himself (or, in philosophical categories, knowledge about God, although I would prefer to leave God as the subject of revelation rather than its object, or to leave it in relational categories rather than ontological ones). That is, it is a self-revelation, or self-disclosure, not revelation about things or ideas. Much of the early church following Augustine, who was himself influenced by neo-Platonic idealistic philosophy that saw the world in terms of absolute ideas, understood all knowledge to be revealed by God. This contrasted to Aristotle who held that some knowledge can be apprehended by the senses, as we do now in scientific research (interestingly enough, this was a view shared by the Israelites in the OT Wisdom traditions, for example Proverbs).
The idea that all knowledge about everything comes by revelation from God has made its way in various forms even into modern thinking. Usually this has been through religious traditions that use the sovereignty of God as a primary theological category. This has relevance in how we think about Scriptures, because some adopt this view in relation to the Bible and see Scripture itself as direct revelation by God covering all knowledge and all data. Scripture is seen in this view in absolute categories. It is from this perspective that the terms inerrant and infallible are most often used to describe Scripture a biblical issue and I appreciated the way he walked through his views and so I decided to purchase his book. It is written as a collection of letters and addresses a wide variety of topics and his stances are backed up with scripture. I gained a lot of new insight into the teachings from the word of God and appreciate the hard work Brian put in to lovingly teach others with support from God’s word. I highly recommend. There are Plenty of great discussion on doctrine, backed up with scripture.
As a TRUTH seeker, I was very pleased when I read Lord, Deliver Me from Church Folks. My spiritual journey has taken me to many churches and I’ve been involved in many faiths as I searched for true knowledge however; I was also left with many questions when comparing church doctrine vs. The Scriptures. I found that many “religions” heavily incorporated traditions into the church body rather than deeply searching the Word of God. Because of my experiences, I was quite surprised when I read Brian’s book. He touched on subjects that many church going people would probably never be so bold to ask. He also clarified many traditional points that I believe we all need to look at and then examine for ourselves. The best part of the book is that every subject that he tackles he BACKS UP WITH SCRIPTURE. No matter what your kind of “Christianity” is, I think this book is one that you should read, search the scriptures and then take an accounting of he things you’ve done in the past simply because the head of your church said you should rather than you, yourself, looking to see what God himself asked of you. I highly recommend this book if you are someone who claims to follow or tries to follow Jesus and I applaud Brian for being so bold in writing this book and touching on subjects that MUST be faced. I must say that i had the privilege of reading Brian’s book and from start to finish, it was absolutely amazing. I found it very unique from the onset how Brian’s setup of the book was along the same lines as the epistles that were written by the New Testament writers. Not in book format, but each chapter designed like a personal letter to the reader. I must say that each chapter, or letter, is a hard hitting, thought provoking assessment on the current order of church and a rally to rethink some of those assessments. Brian has a unique, and often humorous way of driving his points home to the reader, and the most important aspect, BRIAN USES SCRIPTURE….in context and with proper exegesis. I would recommend this book to anyone that is not only concerned about the current state of the church, but also to see if their personal beliefs are lining up with the Word of God, or their favorite preacher!