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New Book Identifies Practical Link between Modern Christians and a Baptist Heritage Predating the Passion of Christ
According to Bill Monroe, President of the Baptist Bible Fellowship International, a new book out by Charles Lyons, Ph.D., “…effectively brings attention to perhaps the most neglected major figure in Scripture.”
Houston, TX (PRWEB) June 7, 2005 -- A new book out chronicling the life of the historical John the Baptist not only identifies this figure as the first Baptist of our time but further identifies him as the first martyr of the New Testament age. The significance of such a position demands a fresh look at the value of the modern ecumenical movement.
Dr Lyons takes a rather unique look at this figure that was not only a contemporary of Jesus Christ but whose mother, Elizabeth, was the cousin of Mary the mother of Jesus. A significant issue according to Dr Lyons is that just as the earliest manuscripts give greater accuracy to an historical event than a modern publication, looking at the first Baptist and earliest Christians give greater insight as to how people who identify themselves as Baptist should live.
Not content with simply covering the historical events of his life, Dr Lyons identifies practical applications that have merit today. According to Dr Lyons, “John the Baptist is a little known or appreciated prophet of the New Testament, but his message drew crowds and made an impact on lives throughout history.”
Practical applications from the life of John are identified that are as contemporary as any cutting edge management seminar you would find. You don’t typically equate Bible characters as offering management leadership principles. However, a principle identified from this martyr’s life is, “the price of development is not a liability it is an investment.” Another application identified is that, “leaders understand the value of perspective,” and “idle decisions are a luxury that can be dangerous.”
The title, “Losing Your Head Without Losing Your Mind!” at once give you an indication to the unique nature of the book. The comparison made in the title, according to Dr Lyons is that, “while John was martyred (losing your head) he did so while taking a powerful and significant stand against corruption and immorality in the leadership of the government. He may have lost his head but he certainly kept his wits and focus.”
These applications at once make the reader aware that this is not a simple contemporary religious book. However Dr Lyons is not a simple man. Originally beginning his studies for pastoral work, over the past 30 years he has worked in law enforcement, the US Navy, accounting and financial management, systems analysis, the IRS and one of the largest churches in America. He holds degrees both in both religion and psychology.
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