Thomas Nelson, one of the largest Christian publishers in the country, pulled the plug on Barton’s book because, they say, it contained inaccuracies. But Right Wing Watch has a rather amusing post that looks at some of the other books that Thomas Nelson has published, which they apparently think are more credible than Barton’s book. Like this one:
3. Hank Hanegraaff’s “The Creation Answer Book.” This book claims that humans and dinosaurs walked on the earth together and that the earth was created in six consecutive 24 hour days, apparently less of a stretch than Barton’s argument that Jefferson and the rest of the Founders were fundamentalist Christians.
And this one:
1. Todd Burpo’s “Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back.” Pastor Todd Burpo describes how his 3-year-old son Colton went to heaven during surgery where he saw God literally “fit the entire world into his hands” and Jesus’ “sea-blue eyes”!
I’d say this says more about Thomas Nelson’s lack of standards than it does about Barton’s book. Makes you wonder why this particular book was pulled and all the other idiocy they publish remains in print.