Christianity: A Successful Failure

       Finding Faith in an Age of Fear and Falsehood

New Blockbuster Book!  The most thorough expose and analysis of the Christian religion perhaps ever done, but more than that, a book that presents the best worldview possible for human beings to hold.  This book targets those who believe there is more to human existence than merely atoms and molecules and energy; who can see the inadequacies of "science" as the be-all and end-all of all questions about human existence; and who see the significant problems with religion.


This book provides a compelling and insightful narrative and analysis of why Christianity is a ‘successful failure’, meaning it is successful according to one standard, and a failure according to another.  The standard that considers it a success would be normal world/societal measures like wealth/resource possession and control, and people controlled.  The standard that considers it a failure would be the One whom the Christian’s point to as their God, Jesus of Nazareth.

The book holistically, yet in simplicity and using non-complex language, puts forth the best world view possible for humanity.  It starts with common existential issues that every human being faces, and builds a framework to critique Christianity’s world view.

The author uses many creative, interesting and insightful analogies and metaphors to reveal that which is the successful failure.  The author uses reason, logic and observation to demonstrate that many of the key, primary and foundational beliefs and practices of Christianity, not only have nothing to do with Jesus of Nazareth, but actually nullify and cancel out his most important teachings.

This book goes well beyond religious concepts and movements like the reformation, and seeks to bring a significant paradigm change to people’s view of God and this life we are given.

While the book spends a significant amount of time revealing Christianity’s errors and failures, it closes with a section entitled, “The Solution”, which section lays out a clear plan for change…for the solution that human kind desperately needs.

This author has somehow escaped most of the boxes that people live in and view life through, has risen above and has produced a truly unique and insightful work that has the potential to bring desperately needed change to many people.

Target Audience:

Target readership would include those disenfranchised with mainstream or orthodox religious institutions; those who are not dogmatic non-theists or agnostics; those who are searching for a purpose in their life greater than living for money or material security or pleasing one's self with entertainment, etc.; those who sense the wrongs of Christianity or their church experience, but don’t have clarity on what they are or why; those who are confused or afraid of the changing moral landscape of the western nations, particularly U.S. citizens; people who want to know God.

Author Info:

Tim Spiess has been writing on spiritual, ‘religious’ and existential matters for about thirty years.  He published the book - The Light of the World: The Life and Teachings of Jesus of Nazareth  - in 2015 that won the Silver Award from the national eLit Book Awards organization (see )

Mr. Spiess has engaged in paid work at various things over the years.  Most of that work was in the Information Technology domain either performing project management or analyst work.

Mr. Spiess currently spends his time trying to help people to listen to Jesus of Nazareth, and thus to start living according to his teachings.  He does this through his writings both in print, like the book, as well as articles and his primary web sites – and .  He encourages people to come, join the peaceful revolution!

Earlier in his life Mr. Spiess earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science from the University of Vermont as well as a Master’s Degree in Business from PACE University in New York.  He designed and built his own 2,400 sq.ft. house; has developed software and created web sites; has traveled extensively around North America; has traveled to Africa and supported a non-profit fishing business in Lake Victoria, Uganda; and communicates regularly with people all around the world.

Mr. Spiess is an expert on Jesus of Nazareth, religion, ethics, existential beliefs and clear thinking.  He is available for media interviews and speaking engagements and can provide solutions to the most vexing human problems.

He has a lovely wife he calls his “life companion” and four children.   In his spare time he bicycles, skis, exercises and would like to wind surf if he didn’t live in MO! He lives in the country in the U.S. Midwest and enjoys the simple life it presents even while his vision and work is very much global in scope.

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Please consider paying at least $10 for this book to help me in what I am trying to accomplish.  I have been working for many years without being paid wages for this greater work.  Joshua does say, "The worker is worthy of his wages".  What sets me apart from others you might consider supporting is the following:

1.  Joshua of Nazareth says, "The workers are worthy of wages".  He is referring to people doing HIS work in that saying, NOT religious work.  I repeat and proclaim ONLY the real, historical Joshua of Nazareth, his teachings, and beliefs that follow from HIS teachings.  Those who proclaim teachings other than Joshua of Nazareth's teachings are NOT worthy;

2.  My work is seeking to bring about fundamental change in how people view life and how we live our lives.  I am not suggesting band aids or some new way of doing things that are fundamentally wrong.  I am not trying to start a new Christian sect;

3.  I have been subject to significant persecution, including having my children unjustly taken away from me, just like Joshua said his followers would be;

4.  I am willing to talk with anyone - including you - and in a civil, hopefully well reasoned way, defend what I believe and what I am doing and describe how I am living my life.  Please note I said "talk", not email or chat, but talk on the phone. You are also welcomed to come and visit to talk or to verify my claims.

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Audio Version:

Preface and Introduction

Section 1:  My Existence, The State of Things and Fundamental Problems

Chapter 1:  A Reasonable Basis for Religious and Spiritual Beliefs

Chapter 2:  The State of Humankind

Chapter 3:  Understanding Human Nature

Chapter 4:  The Root Problems and Four Different Types of People

Chapter 5:  An Allusion to the Solution

Section 2:  Reason Identifies Truth and Leads to the Solution

Chapter 6:  Reason, Logic and Truth

Chapter 7:  Common Logical Fallacies

Chapter 8:  Finding Truth

Chapter 9:  First Causes

Section 3: False Beliefs, Inadequate Views and Means to Deceive

Chapter 10:  The Great Blindness: Truth Relativism

Chapter 11:  'Don't Be Judgmental' As I Judge You!

Chapter 12:  I Will Be Tolerant of Birds I Flock with But NOT of YOU!

Chapter 13:  'We Must Respect Other People's Beliefs', At Least of Those We Agree With!

Chapter 14:  Truth Relativism is False and Destructive

Chapter 15:  Redefining Language

Chapter 16:  Hiding in Complexity

Chapter 17:  Positive Thinking, Negative Outcomes

Chapter 18:  Other World Religions

Section 4: Christianity: A Successful Failure

Chapter 19:  Differences Between Belief, Religion, Faith and God

Chapter 20:  The Threat of Hell and Other Fear Tactics

Chapter 21:  Primary Falsehoods of Christianity

Chapter 22:  If You Can't Destroy It, Hide It

Chapter 23:  The Prop of the Darkness

Chapter 24:  Some Questions for Biblians and Christians

Chapter 25:  Which 'Gospel'?

Chapter 26:  What Is So Bad About Going to Church?

Chapter 27:  How Do We Fix Sin?

Chapter 28:  Religious Leaders Use Complexity

Chapter 29:  Religious Relativism or 'Jesus didn't really mean that...'

Chapter 30:  Why Is It So Difficult to Find God's Will?

Chapter 31:  Looking to People and Personal Experience Instead of to God

Chapter 32:  The Holy Spirit or a Silly Spirit?

Chapter 33:  God's Will Found - How to Live our Lives

Chapter 34:  The Comforting Christian Delusions

Chapter 35: The Easy Life Versus "Difficult is the Way that Leads to Life"

Section 5:  The Solution

Chapter 36:  How Important is Freedom?

Chapter 37:  We Need Leadership

Chapter 38:  Change and Hard Work

Chapter 39:  "I Have Chosen You Out of the World"

Chapter 40:  'I Don't Live for Money...'  Really?

Chapter 41:  'I Love Ice Cream, I Love You'?

Chapter 42:  How to Accomplish Unity

Chapter 43:  Some Final Thoughts

Chapter 44:  Our Chosen Destiny

Section 6: Objections to the Solution

Chapter 45:  Objections Addressed

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