Jason M. Colwell welcomes Fady Riad to the show to discuss his co-authored book The Gospel Of Lie: A Grieving Christian Searches The Bible For A New Jesus.
Fady Riad is an Egyptian-Australian writer who is passionately interested in philosophy, Jungian psychology, biblical studies, Gnosticism, and the occult. His literary influences include Hermann Hesse, Bruno Schulz, and Umberto Eco.
The Gospel Of Lie: A Grieving Christian Searches The Bible For A New Jesus examines how the Evangelists misquoted the Old Testament to prove Jesus was the Messiah and embarks on a journey where he misquotes the four Gospels themselves to advance a Jesus that no Christian has ever dreamt of. The Gospel of Lie is a deliberate misreading of the Gospels of Christianity, all to demonstrate how easy it is to concoct a new religion with the building blocks of existing scripture.