Resourcing Progressive Christians

It’s a bestseller scheme!

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Are you a fan, groupie, or friend of LtQ? Then here’s your chance to help spread the word about Living the Questions and Progressive Christianity! David and Jeff’s new book, “Living the Questions: The Wisdom of Progressive Christianity” is available wherever books are sold or downloaded – BUT, if we all band together and buy a copy on ONE DAY, there’s a good chance that we’ll make it into the “Bestseller” category!

So c’mon – you know you were going to buy a copy anyway. Be sure to go to and buy one (or twelve!) on

December 12th 2012 (that’s 12.12.12!).

 Score the perfect Christmas gift for that hard-to-buy-for friend or relative! Buy a copy for the person you’ve been arguing theology with for years!  Or just buy a copy!


Everyone ordering on ONE DAY is the key!

Thank you in advance for helping David and Jeff out in this hair-brained scheme to conquer the heights of Amazon Bestsellerdom.

–and we’d greatly appreciate your help spreading the word. Many thanks! 

Click HERE or on the graphic above on Wednesday December 12th to order! 

“Living the Questions is an excellent introduction to progressive theology.”

— The Christian Century 


  1. Angela on December 7, 2012 at 9:32 am

    Let’s put Living The Question at the top of the bestseller List. I’ll buy my Christmas gift copies on December l2.

  2. Tom Lanphier on December 9, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    This book is full of misleading errors. For simple example Noah – there were not two floods. Genesis 7:2 describes the number of pairs (7 or 2 males plus their female mate) of clean and unclean animals to take. Genesis 7:14 says pairs, not the number 2 animals.
    This book fits 2 Timothy 4:3.

    • livingthequestionsonline on December 10, 2012 at 7:10 pm

      Hi Tom,
      If the book you speak of (the one that is full of misleading errors) is the Bible, then you’re absolutely right! You quote a couple of passages in Genesis but completely miss the bigger picture that a careful reading shows: the Genesis Flood account is a weaving together of two different storytelling traditions. There are clear style and vocabulary differences between the two — along with contradictions in story elements (like the differing numbers of animals you cite). To see the two stories laid out side by side, click HERE

      In addition, there are story elements that are lifted from the much older Gilgamesh Epic, an epic poem from which the Jewish storytellers clearly borrowed story elements. Like the Gilgamesh Epic, the Genesis flood accounts are poetry, not history. There were not two floods — or even one — but two ancient stories, neither of which the compilers of the Bible could bring themselves to leave out (despite their contradictions).

      Don’t be afraid to actually read the text of the Bible — or confront the questions it may raise (even if it causes your ears to itch)!

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