by Lillian Csernica on August 10, 2018
Announcing the Release of:
Alternative Theologies: Parables for a Modern World
Available for Preorder on Kindle
Available Now Paperback
Table of Contents
Editors Introduction by Phyllis Irene Radford and Bob Brown
Forward by Jim Wright
Counting Sunrises by Heather Truett
The Pale Thin God © 1994 by Mike Resnick, first published in Xanadu, Tor Books, edited by Jane Yolen
Devine Justice by Philip Brian Hall
Tit for Tat by James Dorr, first published in Ghosts: Revenge, James Ward Kirk Publishing
First by Kara Race Moore
Dear Mary, are you There? It’s Me, Heartbreak by Meg Bee
Ways of Knowing by Louise Milton
Izzy Tells No Lies by P. James Norris
The Audit by Colin Patrick Ennen
A Conservative Prayer by Gwyndyn T. Alexander
A Liberal Prayer by Gwyndyn T. Alexander
Forgiveness © 2016 by Phyllis Irene Radford, first published Kindle Unlimited
An Atheist at the Movies by Adam-Troy Castro
Everlasting Due by Marilyn Holt
Extinction Level Non-Conjunction Event by Anton Cancre
Ruby Ann’s Advice Column by C. A. Chesse
Nature Does Not Always Know by Jane Yolen
The Lost Gospel Writers by Charles Walbridge
Don’t Get the Bible Wet by Debora Godfrey
Prayer by Rebecca McFarland Kyle
So You Want to Make Gods. Now Why Should That Bother Anyone? by David Brin
The Faithless Angel by E.E. King
St Patrick 1, Snakes Nil by Jane Yolen
Temple Tantrum by J. W. Cook
Were You Good Stewards by Joyce Frohn
Righteous Spirits by Lillian Csernica
Last Words by Paula Hammond
The Good Mexican by Melvin Charles
Christian Nation by David Gerrold
A Parable About the 8th Day by Jane Yolen
The Forsaken Wall by Tom Barlow
An American Christian at the Pearly Gates by Larry Hodges
Lilith’s Daughters by Liam Hogan
Believing by Jane Yolen
Angelica by Jill Zeller
Whose Good News by Joana Hoyt
Alternative Beatitudes for the New Right by Janka Hobbs
The Ultimate Messiah Smackdown by Christopher Nadeau
About the Book
This is Book Four in the Alternatives Series of anthologies.
The Alternatives series looks at the social and political questions of the day with a mix of story, poetry, essay and, above all, a healthy bite of humor.
Alternative Theologies takes its turn with a gentle look at religion.
A sensitive topic.
Henry Frederic Amiel said: “Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are travelling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind.”
And while this book explores theology and beliefs, it is written to be kind, thoughtful, and at times funny.
It will make you laugh, and it will make you think, but it will also give you an understanding of how diverse people see belief.
Our world class authors are both kind and thoughtful as they remind us, that no matter your creed, we make this journey together.
It starts with a foreword by Jim Wright, an American Icon, and it just gets better.
There are poems by some wonderful modern thinkers including Gwyndyn T. Alexander and Jane Yolen, that explore the core of our world.
Essays by David Brin and David Gerrold explore the nature of why we believe what we do.
And then there are the stories: Funny stories, like First, that explains how Hell got started. Serious stories of redemption, as seen in, Izzy Tells no Lies. stories that explore familiar themes, and stories that ask if we would even recognize a returning messiah after 2000 years of interpretation?
All written with the care, craft, skill and beauty that you have come to expect from B Cubed authors.
Released by B Cubed Press, BCUBEDPRESS.COM
Contact: Bob Brown, Kionadad@aol.com
Cover Design Sara Codair
Edited by Phyllis Irene Radford and Bob Brown
Electronic ISBN: 978-0-9989634-6-4