In a fascinating rumination, Edward G. Simmons combines a lifetime’s experiences and biblical research in a voice that is as comfortable and welcoming as if one was seated in an easy chair in his study. With his fierce intellect and honesty, Simmons layers his philosophical lessons with personal insights and the latest discoveries of science.
“The audience, I hope, will be anyone who enjoys studying the Bible and prefers seeking new and challenging insights, rather than a devotional rehashing of traditional messages. Pastors, scholars, students, and anyone in quest of spiritual insight through Bible study should find these conversations entertaining, challenging, and inspirational. My hopes would be met if such readers found the insights presented here did indeed promote a stronger sense of relationship with God.” (Edward G. Simmons)
About the author
Dr. Edward G. Simmons was born in Savannah, Georgia, in 1943. A graduate of Mercer University, he earned both an MA and PhD from Vanderbilt University. Dr. Simmons taught history at Appalachian State University until he was drafted to serve during the Vietnam era. Stationed in California, then Georgia, he served in the Air Force.
Following his military tenure, Dr. Simmons became an expert in the field of organizational management as a result of 34 years of service for the Georgia Department of Human Resources, during which, in addition to consulting for top-level managers in various state organizations, he also continued to teach history part-time at local colleges. A supporter of the emphasis on compassion, inclusion, and human rights found in progressive Christianity, his writings can often be found on the website ProgressiveChristianity.com.
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