A Layman's Christianity

by Ken Dickason



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/17/2010

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 176
ISBN : 9781449705459
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 176
ISBN : 9781449705466
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 176
ISBN : 9781449705473

About the Book

Sordid romance!
Gripping intrigue!
Fast-paced action!

None of these really describe a book about theology, and they, surprisingly enough, do not apply to "A Layman's Christianity," either.

However, if you are looking for a well thought out book, replete with scriptural references, written, not by a dreary doctorate of theology nor by a "hip," "young" pastor of a mega-lo-church, but by an average joe, then look no further.

Written from a young man's perspective, "A Layman's Christianity" is a book that delves into the belief that every man has the right to think about who God is and what He wants from our lives and that phrase, "every man," is not restricted to age, gender, or educational background, but rather should be based on the author's commitment to God and his love for His Bible.

"A Layman's Christianity" is not a "how-to-manual" for living a better Christian life, but is rather an outline of several characteristics and ideas that, taken together, form the author's ideal Christian.

Leaving room open for argument and individual thought, "A Layman's Christianity" refuses to be taken at face value and insists that the reader check its assertions with the Bible, thus fulfilling the purpose of the book: that every man and woman who follows after God has the right and responsibility to think about Him and upon Him.

About the Author

Ken Dickason is a twenty-three year old man who has recently recovered from getting his Bachelor's of Science in Communication and Political Science. After four years of study and three years battling his own personal "thorn in the flesh," Ken began to write "A Layman's Christianity."

Based on the premise that a man does not need to hold a doctorate in theology, pastor a church which boasts a congregation of ten thousand, and finally, based on the idea that a man need not be 45 with a wife, 2.5 kids, a dog and a house, Ken decided to write a series of essays about the Christian life from the only perspective he knows: that of a layman.

In the middle of finishing his book, Ken moved down to Los Angeles to pursue the American dream of failing to become an actor. This brought a completely new series of trials that Ken expected but did not necessarily anticipate. Feeling quite like the prophet Daniel, exiled in Babylon, Ken temporarily shelved working on "A Layman's Christianity," trying instead to advance his acting career.

Eventually, he decided to return to the book, get it edited by several friends, and to have it self-published through West Bow Press.

Ken currently lives in Burbank, CA.