About The Book
Find out what happens when a believer in Bible Science decides to take evolution for a test drive and ends up in a theological ditch?
Letters From The Slippery Slope is a slightly off-kilter story about losing faith in the sandbox of reason only to discover it again. Faith 2.0
This true story is intended for anyone who has struggled to mesh a scientific worldview with their faith. It will change the way you think about God and science and sweet ‘n sour pork and dinosaurs and sunday school and static electricity and Jesus and high school biology class and drive-thru pick up windows and atheists and sub sandwiches.
“…a highly entertaining, thought-provoking account… leaves no stone left un-turned, no bone left uncovered, and no question unasked… extremely humorous (I frequently laughed out loud!)”
We finally had a chance to sit down with Calvin Wray, author of the highly anticipated “Letters From The Slippery Slope” to find out more about his new book.
While Wray didn’t offer up much in the way of useful information, our editorial staff were able to piece together a few details from that interview and we are happy to share them with our our readers.
Q: The sub-title of your book – “A Life-Long Creationist Tries To Make Sense Of Evolution. What Could Go Wrong?” – hints at a conflict of sorts. Would you agree?
Q: This project has been almost six years in the making. Why so long?
Wray: When I started this project I was actually heading in a different direction. I’m not sure if I took a route common for authors but I am hopeful that my journey is common to people of faith. Not ending up where you began is a good sign, but it takes a while.
Q: Is this a work of fiction, with bad guys, and intrigue and unrequited love? You know, all that stuff that makes for such a compelling read?
Wray: No. While I DO mention geometry on more than one occasion, there are NO actual love triangles. What I can tell you (spoiler alert) is that there is a plot twist. But none of the main characters died, at least not during the writing of my book.
Q: Are you happy with the end result?
Wray: I’m stoked! My book, will be hitting the streets very soon, and it’s exciting to think that my journey might inspire others to ask the uncomfortable questions and have the courage to consider new answers as they process their faith.
Q: Are you worried that you’ll be labelled a heretic, half-wit, malcontent, subversive, idiotic, or worse – a liberal?
Wray: I answer to almost anything, but as long as people are willing to engage in honest dialogue, I’m prepared to put up with the name-calling. However, I think it’s important to point out that bullying under any circumstance, even on the theological playground, is really sleazy. One thing I learned through this whole process is that questioning ‘why we believe what we believe’ is not the enemy of faith. Fear is the enemy of faith. I also learned that “Theological Playground” is a metaphor. It’s not a real place like a food-court or a dog park.
Q: Will your book be available in print, digitally or both?
Wray: All three!
Letters From The Slippery Slope is now available on Amazon.