my book “Questions are the Answer” getting reviews

"Questions are the Answer" by nakedpastor David Hayward

“Questions are the Answer” by nakedpastor David Hayward

My new book Questions Are The Answer: nakedpastor and the search for understanding is finally available. It is in bookstores in the UK and is available for pre-order in North America on Amazon. It essentially tells the story of my journey through a series of stages of questioning. It’s full of my favorite questioning cartoons, including new ones never seen before.

I was a little nervous about how it would be received by more conservative expressions of Christianity and those who are faithful church-goers. This kind review by Good Book Reviews has helped to ease my fears.

Here’s a section of it:

“A seriously intelligent, amusing and enjoyable book that to my mind deals honestly, wryly, rawly, and insightfully with how one transitions from being ‘churched’ to ‘dechurched’… it’s an insightful book to read if you are churched person trying to understand those that have journeyed away…”

I was concerned because some people leap to the conclusion I am anti-church or anti-organized religion. I’m not. I’m passionate about how we can gather in healthy ways. This is the heart of my interest.

In the book I talk about The Lasting Supper… a great group of people, many of whom fit that review’s description in so many ways. We warmly invite you to join us.

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19 Responses

  1. Caryn LeMur says:

    Congratulations! You are the only cartoonist author that is writing on the ‘walls of religion’ – especially Christianity – of which I can recall.

    Pictures can say so much so quickly. Your cartoons help us to understand our own deep changes.

    It would be wonderful if those within the church institution shared your books with many people still within, especially the church institution leadership. They need to see how non-seriously they are taken…. and how the newer generations (and the older burned-out generations) view their oddities.

    Again, congratulations!

  2. purvez says:

    Congratulations David on the publication of your book. I wish you ALL SUCCESS in gaining a wide and appreciative audience.

  3. David says:

    Congratulations!

  4. Gary says:

    Awesome David!!!

  5. Bernardo says:

    And the question is? Is there a god? And the answer, NO!!

  6. I don’t think it’s that simple Bernardo. But it seems you wish it was.

  7. Bernardo says:

    One of the many reasons, I know there is no god:

    Number of your god’s creations who died horrible deaths from the following god-made diseases:

    1. 300,000,000 approx.
    Smallpox

    2. 200,000,000 ?
    Measles

    3. 100,000,000 approx.
    Black Death

    4. 80,000,000–250,000,000
    Malaria

    5. 50,000,000–100,000,000
    Spanish Flu

    6. 40,000,000–100,000,000
    Plague of Justinian

    7. 40,000,000–100,000,000
    Tuberculosis

    8. 30,000,000[13]
    AIDS pandemic

    9. 12,000,000 ?
    Third Pandemic of Bubonic Plague

    10. 5,000,000
    Antonine Plague

    11. 4,000,000
    Asian Flu

    12. 250,000 or more annually Seasonal influenza

  8. yes bernardo…. we’ve seen this copy paste before

  9. Gary says:

    Ugh…EVEN MORE copy and paste spam from Bernardo.

    I think we all clearly know he believes there is no God. I also think his behavior has made it such that most of us simply do not give a fuck what he thinks.

  10. Bernardo says:

    As good students, you have read the reiterations of the “fems” (flaws, errors, muck and stench) of religion. Therefore the seeds have been planted in rich soil. Go therefore and preach the truth to all nations, reiterating as you go among the lost, bred, born and brainwashed souls of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism as Rational Thinking makes its triumphant return all because of you!!!!

  11. Caryn LeMur says:

    Bernardo: I get your points. But I do not yet understand your motivation. Was your dad a preacher? were you once a minister….?

    Give us some insight into why you so relentlessly pursue publishing your world-view, especially here, in a place of questions, rather than a place of dogmatic anything.

  12. Bernardo says:

    Caryn, Once a minister? No but I once was a red-neck Catholic only to find out that only 10-30% of the NT is authentic and that Abraham and Moses were myths.

    And this blog being a place of questions and of little dogma? Hmmm?

  13. I would be interested to know what dogma I present here.

  14. Gary says:

    “Dogma is a principle or set of principles laid down by an authority as incontrovertibly true. It serves as part of the primary basis of an ideology or belief system, and it cannot be changed or discarded without affecting the very system’s paradigm, or the ideology itself.” Wikipedia

    I post the above definition of dogma not because I do not understand its meaning, but rather because it seems apparent that Bernardo does. I am curious how questions have become the dogma. LOL

    I’m not sure “insight” will be all that forthcoming from this one.

  15. Bernardo says:

    DH, you don;t do the “dogma” but others do.

  16. Gary says:

    The only dogma I have seen on this site in quite some time has come from you Bernardo. You are an extremist who is dogmatically in everyone’s face about it .

  17. Bernardo says:

    Dogma as that dictated by the corrupted RCC? How can they speak from authority? Ditto for all the other corrupted religions to include Islam and its 24/7 koranic-driven horror. DH’s “deconstruction of beliefs” speaks more from authority.

  18. Gary says:

    I fail to see the relevance of this comment.