Christianity: A Successful Failure

       Finding Light in an Age of Darkness

New Blockbuster Book!  The most thorough expose and analysis of the Christian religion perhaps ever done, but more than that, a book that presents the best worldview possible for human beings to hold.  This book targets those who believe there is more to human existence than merely atoms and molecules and energy yet who see the significant problems with religion.


This book provides a compelling and insightful narrative and analysis of why Christianity is a ‘successful failure’, meaning it is successful according to one standard, and a failure according to another.  The standard that considers it a success would be normal world/societal measures like wealth/resource possession and control, and people controlled.  The standard that considers it a failure would be the One whom the Christian’s point to as their God, Jesus of Nazareth.

The book holistically, yet in simplicity and using non-complex language, puts forth the best world view possible for humanity.  It starts with common existential issues that every human being faces, and builds a framework to critique Christianity’s world view.

The author uses many creative, interesting and insightful analogies and metaphors to reveal that which is the successful failure.  The author uses reason, logic and observation to demonstrate that many of the key, primary and foundational beliefs and practices of Christianity, not only have nothing to do with Jesus of Nazareth, but actually nullify and cancel out his most important teachings.

This book goes well beyond religious concepts and movements like the reformation, and seeks to bring a significant paradigm change to people’s view of God and this life we are given.

While the book spends a significant amount of time revealing Christianity’s errors and failures, it closes with a section entitled, “The Solution”, which section lays out a clear plan for change…for the solution that human kind desperately needs.

This author has somehow escaped most of the boxes that people live in and view life through, has risen above and has produced a truly unique and insightful work that has the potential to bring desperately needed change to many people.

Target Audience:

Target readership would include those disenfranchised with mainstream or orthodox religious institutions; those who are not dogmatic non-theists or agnostics; those who are searching for a purpose in their life greater than living for money or material security; those who sense the wrongs of Christianity or their church experience, but don’t have clarity on what they are or why; those who are confused or afraid of the changing moral landscape of the western nations, particularly U.S. citizens; people who want to know God.

Author Info:

Tim Spiess has been writing on spiritual, ‘religious’ and existential matters for about thirty years.  He published the book - The Light of the World: The Life and Teachings of Jesus of Nazareth  - in 2015 that won the Silver Award from the national eLit Book Awards organization (see )

Mr. Spiess has engaged in paid work at various things over the years.  Most of that work was in the Information Technology domain either performing project management or analyst work.

Mr. Spiess currently spends his time trying to help people to listen to Jesus of Nazareth, and thus to start living according to his teachings.  He does this through his writings both in print, like the book, as well as articles and his primary web sites – and .  He encourages people to come, join the peaceful revolution!

Earlier in his life Mr. Spiess earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science from the University of Vermont as well as a Master’s Degree in Business from PACE University in New York.  He designed and built his own 2,400 sq.ft. house; has developed software and created web sites; has traveled extensively around North America; has traveled to Africa and supported a non-profit fishing business in Lake Victoria, Uganda; and communicates regularly with people all around the world.

Mr. Spiess is an expert on Jesus of Nazareth, religion, ethics, existential beliefs and clear thinking.  He is available for media interviews and speaking engagements and can provide solutions to the most vexing human problems.

He has a lovely wife he calls his “life companion” and four children.   In his spare time he bicycles, skis, exercises and would like to wind surf if he didn’t live in MO! He lives in the country in Southwest Missouri and enjoys the simple life it presents even while his vision and work is very much global in scope.

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Audio Version:

Preface and Introduction

Section 1:  My Existence, The State of Things and Fundamental Problems

Chapter 1:  A Reasonable Basis for Religious and Spiritual Beliefs

Chapter 2:  The State of Humankind

Chapter 3:  Understanding Human Nature

Chapter 4:  The Root Problems and Four Different Types of People

Chapter 5:  An Allusion to the Solution

Section 2:  Reason Identifies Truth and Leads to the Solution

Chapter 6:  Reason, Logic and Truth

Chapter 7:  Common Logical Fallacies

Chapter 8:  Finding Truth

Chapter 9:  First Causes


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