New Book Challenges Negative Views of Christianity

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Author Wanda Treadway refutes version of belief that labels belief in Jesus “toxic,” offers alternative

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Often a writer is inspired to write a book because of something they read that cannot possibly be true. Wanda Treadway’s inspiration for In Defense of Lifting Up Jesus: Will You Stand in the Gap With Me? (published by Trafford Publishing) was a book she read criticizing the veracity of the Christ story.

“Pastor Rob Bell’s book Love Wins compares the Jesus story, an essential truth of the Christian faith, as being ‘misguided and toxic,’ claiming the truth surrounding the birth and life of Jesus is a myth,” Treadway says. “Those words compelled me to write my own book.”

One serious problem, Treadway contends, is that much of modern society has become accustomed to using Jesus as a crutch of sorts, rather than a savior. She believes many people are twisting the idea of Jesus into one of the false prophets he warned of, and that we need to remember that the things Jesus stood for 2,000 years ago are still applicable.

“Some leaders in the church have strayed from the straight path and are leading their flock down the narrow path,” Treadway says. “Because they have chosen to lean to their own understanding, and not heed the precepts of the Word of God.”

Readers will take comfort in the quiet assurance of Treadway’s faith as she examines many of the issues that may be confusing them. With so many seemingly-opposed examples of Christianity to choose from, readers should be able to make their own decisions about what the right and wrong interpretations of the Bible are.

About the Author
Wanda Treadway holds a bachelor's degree in general studies from Madonna University (2000), where she graduated with high honors. She is also a member of the National Catholic College Graduate Honor Society (Kamma Gamma Pi). Treadway is working to get her pastor's license.

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