Question: I recently saw an ad for New Age Bible Versions that carried your endorsement. Since the ad also had some pretty sensational copy, could you give your perspective of the book?
Response: No, I can’t because I haven’t read the book yet. The “endorsement” came about based on a phone conversation I had with the author upon receiving her manuscript. As she explained various aspects of her book, I commented that if she could document what she was telling me, she would be doing a great service to the church. I also told her that the impressive presentation form of the manuscript itself should help her with publishers since they rarely receive manuscripts that well done. Somehow bits of our conversation ended up as an “endorsement” of a book which I haven’t even read: “You have done a great service to the church….Publishers never receive books this well done.”
The publisher was contacted and agreed to remove my name from all promotional copy. However, some who are promoting the book independently have continued to use what they mistakenly believe is my endorsement.
TBC plans to evaluate the now published book in the near future. Even so, we would ask our readers not to submit unsolicited manuscripts. Although we would like to encourage one and all in their writing endeavors, we don’t have the staff, time, or capability to help people in their efforts to have their material published.