Bound by Beliefs

Searching for Truth about God, Jesus, and Us

by Joseph C. Way



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/30/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 262
ISBN : 9781480883529
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 262
ISBN : 9781480883512
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 262
ISBN : 9781480883536

About the Book

Since everyone has a “god” that controls them, it is wise to ask who or what that is, how we choose it and how to respond? We must also ask how tradition, the Bible, church, family and other factors affect our beliefs and behaviors.

Joseph C. Way wrestles with these and other issues and reaches some uncommon conclusions about God, Jesus, and Us. He affirms God is love. God acts from love and so do we! Other specific emphases include:

  • how presuppositions (beliefs) dictate behavior;
  • the profound significance of the human Jesus;
  • the need to renounce, redefine and restore certain beliefs;
  • why our future depends on what and how we love.

The author seriously differs from the apostle Paul on who and what Jesus was. Our “salvation” depends not on the death of Jesus but on living by his two directives gleaned from Hebrew scripture.

The author invites everyone to join him in proclaiming and practicing “appropriate love” so that we may reduce human and environmental discord for everyone, regardless of their nationality or religion.

About the Author

Joseph C. Way was born on a small farm in southern Mississippi. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from  Millsaps College and a Bachelor of Divinity and a Master of Divinity from Vanderbilt Divinity School. He served in the Air Force as a chaplain, actively worked to end segregation, and is retired after forty-two years of ministry. He lives in Georgetown, Texas, with his wife of sixty-two years and is also the author of Joseph’s Journey; A Pain in the Gut; and Could It Be? Biblical Gems from the Garbage Dump.