As an atheist, Dave Schmelzer never thought of himself as the religious type ― and he still doesn’t, even though he now believes in God and leads a large Boston church in the shadow of some of the nation’s most impressive universities. Religion is usually about rules and codes, about “being good,” about what will get you embraced and what will get you shunned. But God, according to Dave, is all about how you can become a closer friend with him, with others, and with yourself.
Not the Religious Type: Confessions of a Turncoat Atheist bridges the gap between the two communities in which many of us live ― the secular and the religious and Schmelzer suggests a new, unexpected way of seeing the world and our place in it. And whether we’re the religious type or not, there’s a certain part of each of us that invariably wonders if it’s true ― if there’s a God we can connect with who is alive and active, with the kind of perspective on our lives and futures that we could never have on our own.
As Dave engagingly explores these most important questions, he invites his readers into “a new and warmer spring,” a way of thinking that will help both secularists who never imagined they would become people of faith and also people of faith who perhaps haven’t experienced all from God that they’ve hoped.
- “I hope that more folks get a hold of this book because no matter where a person may find his/herself in their journey or culture, I believe that this book will help them begin moving towards Jesus.” D. Schroeder, Amazon Review
- “Inviting, not condemnatory. Great reading for just about everyone – believers, unbelievers, with faith, no faith, you name it! Dave’s conversational tone is inviting. He is witty, yet quite profound and thought-provoking. Like Jesus, Dave offers a non judgmental religious perspective. He successfully depicts a God who is pretty much alive and available to all who simply believe and seek Him.” A.M-Sheldon, Amazon Review
ISBN 141431583X, 192 pages, Publisher – SaltRiver