Author, Long-Time Seventh-Day Adventist Member Explores Church’s Rejection of Shepherd’s Rod in New Book

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Garrick D. Augustus challenges parishioners to question their denomination’s portrayal and dismissal of Victor Houteff’s controversial teachings

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I hope that every Seventh-Day Adventist clergy and laity will read this book and respond to its challenging claims.

Author Garrick D. Augustus has published a compelling exposé that uncovers misrepresentations the Seventh-Day Adventist Church has made against Victor Houteff’s teachings and presents evidence proving the Church willfully rejected that which it knew to be true and lied to the world church for more than 80 years.

In “What Every Seventh-Day Adventist Should Know About the Shepherd’s Rod: Volume I,” Augustus challenges modern Adventists to forensically review the denomination’s portrayal of The Shepherd’s Rod, unveils the distinction between Davidians and Branch-Davidians and calls for the Church to allow for a public hearing and adjudication of this purported message of truth.

“My motivation for writing this book was to call the Adventist church back to the bar of investigation, given the passage of time and the Denomination's change of doctrines on a raft of subjects which they had held as ‘present truth’ back in the 1930s, and which ‘truths’ were used as a measuring stick against the veracity of the Rod's message,” Augustus said. “I hope that every Seventh-Day Adventist clergy and laity will read this book and respond to its challenging claims.”

“Although this book documents research that will be construed as controversial, the author deserves high praise for clearly making the effort to keep the tone factual and informative,” Donna Ford wrote in a review of “What Every Seventh-Day Adventist Should Know About the Shepherd’s Rod” for the U.S. Review of Books. “An extensive table of contents serves in place of an index, while footnotes and a nomenclature section are helpful tools.”

Ultimately, Augustus’s book provides an in-depth examination of the ongoing history of this Seventh-Day Adventist controversy and puts forth a thorough summary of Houteff’s teachings, providing clear and accurate answers to the questions raised against the Rod’s message.

“What Every Seventh-Day Adventist Should Know About the Shepherd’s Rod: Volume I”
By Garrick D. Augustus
ISBN: 978-1-4917-8399-3 (hardcover); 978-1-4917-8398-6 (softcover); 978-1-4917-8400-6 (e-book)
Available through iUniverse Publishing, Barnes & Noble and Amazon

About the author
Garrick D. Augustus is a Seventh-Day Adventist Christian who has also studied The Shepherd’s Rod. Augustus has a background in engineering and has brought together the forensic methods of evidence analytics as well as the investigative methods of internal evidence analysis to examine claims brought against The Rod by the leaders of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. His research has taken him from the Heritage Library in Loma Linda, Calif., to the Biblical Research Committee in Silver Spring, Md., and beyond. Augustus earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from California State University, Long Beach, and is a member of the Association of Energy Engineers. He currently resides in Webster, N.Y. To learn more, please visit http://www.sdaprophecies.com or follow the author on Twitter.

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