Spencer U.S. Army Veteran Pens New Book 'Christian Controversies: Seeking The Truth'
Colonel Scott S. Haraburda, PhD, U.S. Army retired, seeks to challenge readers to think beyond comfort levels to question the future of Christianity in his “Christian Controversies: Seeking The Truth.”
Haraburda shares several “incredible true stories in addition to poignant experiences from his life, including many from his nearly 30 years of military service, as he logically discusses controversial subjects such as a perfect Bible, sex, lying, killing, ethics, leadership, Bible-thumping judgment, and women’s rights.”
“Do you want to be a better Christian? Is it a sin to question and explore what you have been led to believe by Christian leaders? Should religion be handed down from one generation to the next without question? And how can we trust our Christian leaders to guide us to the light?,” Are questions posed in the publication.
“This book is intended to help you gain the insight you need to identify and protect yourself from those who proclaim to be Christian but who might misinterpret the Bible and use the Word for self-gain, or to hurt you and others,” Haraburda said.
Available online at Amazon.com or a variety of bookstores including Barnes & Noble, the book is well-documented and written in easy-to-understand language to engage the reader and arm them with the knowledge needed to discuss scripture in an educated and meaningful way, and to develop a real-world perspective of Christianity.
Residing in Spencer with wife, Marie, Haraburda earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from Central Michigan University, along with a Masters and a Doctorate Degree in Chemical Engineering from Michigan State University. Colonel Scott S. Haraburda served in the US Army, rising through the ranks to command the 472nd Chemical Battalion and later command the 464th Chemical Brigade. He also taught chemistry at West Point, ran the Army Science Board in the Pentagon, provided logistics in Kuwait, and graduated from the Army War College. He retired from the US Army in 2010, earning the Legion of Merit for distinguished service.
The 378-page book is available in hardback, paperback and as an e-book or audio book. According to the publication’s description, “The Greatest is Love.” God wants us to love our neighbors. If this is the premise of being Christian, then why do thousands of denominations claim to be the “right and true” one, implying that all others are false?
“The author searches for truth and explores real world issues concerning Christians throughout history and today, and the future of Christianity in this ever-changing world. Join the author as he challenges you to think outside of your comfort zone and questions what you might have been told not to question about the Word of God. This book contains many facts and true stories, some you might recognize and some from the author’s own life, as he logically discusses controversial subjects such as a Perfect Bible, sex, lying, killing, ethics, Christian leadership, Bible-thumping judgment, and women’s rights.”
In his civilian experience, Haraburda worked as an engineer for Bayer Corporation and General Electric; the Deputy Site Project Manager for the Newport Chemical Agent Disposal Facility in Indiana, where he helped to successfully destroy the facility’s entire VX nerve-agent stockpile; and the Director of Manufacturing & Engineering for the Crane Army Ammunition Activity in Indiana.
Haraburda was awarded two US patents and has authored numerous technical and management articles. He is also a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Indiana. In 2009, he received the Alan Rankin Award as member of the Terre Haute Children’s Museum’s Board of Directors for outstanding community leadership. In 2011, he was inducted into the Central Michigan University ROTC Hall of Fame.
Haraburda spent several years teaching Sunday school classes in various non-denominational Christian churches (or chapels), including the United Methodist Church. He also served one year as the Sunday School Superintendent while he was teaching at West Point.
During his military service as a battalion commander and brigade commander, he was responsible for the supporting and maintaining the religious needs of thousands of soldiers.
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