Introducing Rodney Kendrick, author of Cut and Paste Religion

“Because of you and a couple of other people associated with publishing my book, I had encouragement all the way through publication. I waited too many years to write the book that I felt needed writing. Because of your help, the nomination of my book for the EVVY award was such a surprise to me, and now seeing there are only 45 of us in the contest. I am so honored to be this far in the contest. It makes me feel like I belong as a writer. I had a story to tell that wasn’t being told by religious leaders. I had to ask myself, ‘If not me, who would write the story?’ Thanks again for your encouragement!”

Rodney Kendrick was born, raised and lives in Kentucky. He met and married his wife while serving in the US Air Force in 1967. He has always been interested in religion, but became disillusioned with it, until being introduced to the Churches of Christ in 1971. Their commonsense focus on New Testament Christianity propelled him to actively promote God’s full plan for salvation.

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Christianity is About What’s Right – Not What’s Convenient. The experience of going to worship has changed…have you noticed? Worship seems to be focused on staged shows mostly focusing on personalities and entertainment. Each denomination has their creed book separate and apart from the Bible. Integrity seems to take a back seat to self-promotion. Cut and Paste Religion is an in-depth examination of what makes a church real. It reminds us that Christianity isn’t always easy – that we are called to do what is right and true, rather than being fooled by instant gratification and stage shows. You’ll find guidance and valuable information to aid you in your quest. Cut and Paste Religion is the friend you have been looking for, to support you on the straight and narrow path.

Introducing Keith A. Swainson, author of Heresy

“Publishing with Outskirts Press was definitely the right choice. They were simply amazing to work with during all phases of the publishing process. I liked the fact that they were always waiting on me, not the other way around. After I approved the final manuscript, I was shocked to see my book available on Amazon only three days later. A friend of mine who published with another publisher has no Amazon page, has no Barnes & Noble page, and has no author web page. He has no way to sell his books, while my books are literally available around the world. Thanks Outskirts! Will definitely publish with you again!”

Keith A. Swainson is an engineer by trade and a theologian at heart. He has poured his life into Heresy for fifteen years and can now say, “It is finished.” Contact the author at: keith.swainson.heresy@gmail.com, or like him on Facebook at: Heresy by Keith Swainson, or follow him on Twitter @HeresySwainson.

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Are You Waiting for the Second Coming of Christ, the Tribulation, the Rapture? But what if everything you know about the End Times…is wrong? In this provocative, exhaustively researched, unprecedented book, Keith Swainson takes you through a series of clear, self-evident conclusions which, when added to one another, form the structure for an understanding of the Bible that will revolutionize how you think about Jesus and Scripture. Heresy takes as its basis the idea that Jesus was truly God in the flesh. Swainson looks at the three genetically interrelated monotheistic religions – Islam, Judaism, and Christianity – and asks: Does the Qur’an hint at Jesus being something more than a mere prophet, or even a great messenger? Does an honest reading of Jewish texts hint at the possibility of God coming in the flesh? Does the Christian faith really treat Jesus as God in the flesh, or does it subject Him to constraints meant for men? Answering these and other questions, Swainson shows us that the seeming contradictions throughout the Bible are confusing only if Jesus is being regarded as a man, not as God. Swainson blows away the dust and cobwebs of millennia of interpretations from a Church full of preconceived notions, and shows that the words and deeds of Jesus, as God in the flesh, preach against a Second Coming. Heresy concludes that the kingdom of God Jesus preached about is fully here and now in the lives of believers throughout the world, and that it cannot be more fully realized than it already is. If the kingdom of God is here and now…what does that mean to you as a believer? Powerful, thought-provoking, and revolutionary, Heresy will take your life, and your faith, in a direction you never imagined possible.

Introducing Keith Swainson, author of Heresy

“Publishing with Outskirts Press was definitely the right choice. They were simply amazing to work with during all phases of the publishing process. I liked the fact that they were always waiting on me, not the other way around. After I approved the final manuscript, I was shocked to see my book available on Amazon only three days later. A friend of mine who published with another publisher has no Amazon page, has no Barnes & Noble page, and has no author web page. He has no way to sell his books, while my books are literally available around the world. Thanks Outskirts! Will definitely publish with you again!”

Keith Swainson is an engineer by trade and a theologian at heart. He has poured his life into Heresy for fifteen years and can now say, “It is finished.” Contact the author at: keith.swainson.heresy@gmail.com, or like him on facebook at: Heresy by Keith Swainson, or follow him on Twitter @HeresySwainson.


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Are You Waiting for the Second Coming of Christ, the Tribulation, the Rapture? But what if everything you know about the End Times…is wrong? In this provocative, exhaustively researched, unprecedented book, Keith Swainson takes you through a series of clear, self-evident conclusions which, when added to one another, form the structure for an understanding of the Bible that will revolutionize how you think about Jesus and Scripture. Heresy takes as its basis the idea that Jesus was truly God in the flesh. Swainson looks at the three genetically interrelated monotheistic religions – Islam, Judaism, and Christianity – and asks: Does the Qur’an hint at Jesus being something more than a mere prophet, or even a great messenger? Does an honest reading of Jewish texts hint at the possibility of God coming in the flesh? Does the Christian faith really treat Jesus as God in the flesh, or does it subject Him to constraints meant for men? Answering these and other questions, Swainson shows us that the seeming contradictions throughout the Bible are confusing only if Jesus is being regarded as a man, not as God. Swainson blows away the dust and cobwebs of millennia of interpretations from a Church full of preconceived notions, and shows that the words and deeds of Jesus, as God in the flesh, preach against a Second Coming. Heresy concludes that the kingdom of God Jesus preached about is fully here and now in the lives of believers throughout the world, and that it cannot be more fully realized than it already is. If the kingdom of God is here and now…what does that mean to you as a believer? Powerful, thought-provoking, and revolutionary, Heresy will take your life, and your faith, in a direction you never imagined possible.

Ivan A. Rogers, author of Dropping Hell and Embracing Grace

“I’m pleased to say that the services and personnel of Outskirts Press were of the highest caliber. Their expertise and professionalism even exceeded my greatest expectations. From the beginning of the project, I was made to feel that my book, Dropping Hell and Embracing Grace, was among the most important on the production line. I couldn’t be happier with the end results and have received many favorable comments. Thanks to all for a job well done!”

Ivan A. Rogers is an ordained minister and has been actively engaged in Christian ministry since graduating from Bible college (1952). He and his wife, Elsie, have successfully pastored several churches over the years. Ivan has also served his denomination in numerous assignments, such as: World Evangelism Coordinator; Director of Development; Executive Director of an eight-state area of churches; Chairman of Christian Service Foundation; President of a Bible college, and, member of the National Board of Directors. Ivan has also served many other offices, boards and ministries, including: Administrator/Chaplain of a large nursing and retirement community; President of the Iowa Association of Evangelicals; and, as Founder and President of Good Report Ministries. Ivan is also respected in the field of Jewish-Christian relations. He continues to serve as a member of the executive committee of the National Christian Leadership Conference for Israel. Currently, Ivan is the pastor of an historic country church. In his spare time, he is the published author of two books: “Judas Iscariot Revisited and Restored” (2008), and, “Dropping Hell and Embracing Grace” (2011).

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DROPPING HELL AND EMBRACING GRACE IS A CALL FOR A RECONSIDERATION OF THE SCOPE OF GOD’S RECOVERY PLAN FOR HIS FALLEN CREATION. DOES HE INTEND TO RECOVER ALL, OR WILL HE SETTLE FOR LESS THAN ALL? THAT IS THE QUESTION!

The author, Ivan A. Rogers, takes an affirmative position on the issues raised in this book. He makes a compelling and scripture-based case that, when finally embraced, will result in the greatest reformation of positive change yet experienced by the church Christ founded. Rogers brilliantly takes the reader on a spiritual journey that actually began even “before the world was made.” He convincingly demonstrates that God’s ultimate objective is the salvation of all humanity from Adam forward to a glorious future of promise. In his book the doctrine of eternal conscious torture in a so-called “hell” becomes a casualty of God’s all-encompassing grace. “Ivan A. Rogers’ book is essential reading for everyone who desires to understand God’s plan of salvation of all humanity. Boldly tackling the key issues regarding universal reconciliation, this book provides clear, succinct explanations. ‘Dropping Hell and Embracing Grace’ is solidly based upon Scripture and honors the Word of God above human opinion or religious tradition. Read it –and be challenged to think deeply about the world-changing grace of our Lord Jesus Christ” (endorsement by Steven Fuson, author of Temple Treasures, also, Kingdom and Dominion. * For other quotes see “Endorsements.”

John Weeks, author of Eternity The Beginning Eternity

“Even though Outskirts Press representatives were working with a client that that was short on funds for publishing his book they went out of their way to make the process as easy and cost effective as could be. Offering suggestions that made it possible for me to get my book published. They were very understanding of my situation. Again I am very pleased with the whole process. And I continue to be.”

Born into a lower income family in central Florida in March of 1955, I grew up the third in a family of seven children. I went into the Air Force in 1973 and while in Germany my parents got a divorce. I began to search for answers as to why, reading anything to do with psychology. ™I’AM OK YOUR OK, Family Communication and others that were out at that time. At one point I had tried to read the bible, but could not get past all the killing by God, of His chosen people. Then after failing in a business I decided to read it all the way through without judgment. It began to answer all the questions I had in my heart and some that came up while I read. It was amazing and I began to fall in love with its wisdom and knowledge. I could see reason and purpose, and a perfect plan for mankind began to emerge from its pages.

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CAN THE BIBLE, CARBON DATING AND DINOSAURS CO-EXIST

My first concept of God. Every good or positive thought, that has been thought, is being thought, and that ever will be thought. Satan is the lack thereof. Dwelling on this concept further, lead me to realize this concept was limiting. He’s much more than I could ever have imagined. The power and/or love behind or controlling this positive thought is to be considered as well as the power to destroy evil thought. This power is activated by God’s spirit, the “voice” or “force” of THE WORD. I like to think of it like this, when God spoke, Jesus was born, creation was born and this Word, Jesus created wisdom, knowledge and understanding. Therefore light was separated from darkness. The Way, The Truth, and the Life. John 14:6 The Way, the vehicle and direction, the noun, the wisdom, knowledge, and understanding leading into a straight path of righteousness, a path into the light. The Truth, the fuel, the verb, the power that provides movement to the vehicle (the Way). The Life, that which describes the Word, the adjective, that which provides light, for the Way, that which is found in the light, that which sustains us, (the spirit) the end of the search! The reality of God! The glory of God! The noun, the verb, and the adjective, my explanation of the trinity! The Word is how we connect with God, how we connect with love, how we become love, “true perfection”.