The Truth About . . . book

By Stanley O. Williford
Director of Publications

The latest book by Apostle Frederick K.C. Price is not really his latest. Instead, it is a compilation of nine The Truth About . . .  mini-books that can be bought separately.  They are:

The Truth About . . . The Bible

The Truth About . . . Death

The Truth About . . . Worry

The Truth About . . . Fate

The Truth About . . . Race

The Truth About . . . Fear

The Truth About . . . Homosexuality

The Truth About . . . Disasters

The Truth About . . . Giving

Apostle Price may add to these Truth About . . .  subjects in the future. In the meantime, those who digest the wisdom of these nine short subjects will be well on their way to a better understanding of the love God has for His people.

In The Truth About . . .  The Bible, Apostle Price points out how much of what we read in the Bible has been misunderstood and misconstrued. For instance, though Job was a man of God, he made an untrue statement about God that many are still repeating as truth today. Here is what Job said when he lost his children and all his belongings:

The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away.

Job was wrong in his accusation that the Lord had taken his children and wealth, but it is still being repeated as a truth today.  Many ministers use those same words at memorial services. Although it’s something that Job said, it’s not a true statement. The Lord didn’t kill or take away Job’s children and destroy his wealth. Satan did.  

Apostle writes: “. . . this verse is misused all the time.  It is unfortunate, but there are multitudes of verses like this throughout the Bible that are often misused or misquoted.”

Here is a maxim that Apostle Price teaches: “Everything in the Bible is truly stated, but not everything in the Bible is a statement of truth.”

What that means is that Job truly made the statement mentioned above, and what he said is truthfully recorded, but it wasn’t a true statement.

“Still, there are many scriptures, particularly in the Old Testament, that read as though God killed someone or did some horrible thing,” Apostle Price writes.  “But, for the most part, the Lord God only allowed or permitted what happened, and it was the result of the way His people were acting.”


In chapter on The Truth About . . .  Death, Apostle Price discusses two fears that dogged him in his early life – the fear of drowning and fear of flying.

“It really was not that I was afraid of flying [or drowning], but that I was afraid of dying. I figured that if God decided to take the pilot while the plane was in flight, then I would be doomed.  The best thing for me was to stay on the ground and drive my car – which is exactly what I did, and it cost me a lot of time and energy.”

“By taking the time to find out what God really says in the Bible, I discovered that God is about saving lives, not taking them.  . . . I used what God said to kick that fear of death out the door.”

He came to this reality: “Death is actually a characteristic of Satan. You could say that Satan and death are synonymous; the two go hand in hand.”

In The Truth About . . .  Worry, he writes: “Nearly everyone worries. We have been conditioned to think that worrying is normal, that we are supposed to worry . . . .  In fact, many times we feel guilty when we don’t worry, because not worrying indicates, supposedly, that we don’t care about a person or a situation.”

“Worry will literally take years off your life. . . . Worry will wear you out and, if you continue doing it long enough, eventually kill you.”

“. . . If you look at many cases of cancer, heart disease and nervous breakdowns, you will find that worry was the chief culprit in the death.”

The fourth chapter concerns The Truth About . . . Fate.

“Often what people mistake as fate, or think was inevitable, is really the result of something they caused,” Apostle Price writes. “If you were to look back over your life, you would see that a lot of the things you have gone through, and even things you are experiencing now, are the result of what you have been saying. You probably didn’t realize at the time that what you say affects your life, but it does.

“. . .  Until you learn how to govern your mouth, you can get yourself into considerable trouble by saying the wrong things.

“This is not just a fact; it is a spiritual law. In fact, it is probably the single most important law you could ever come to understand.”

“Years ago, when I read in Proverbs 18:21 that Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those that love it will eat its fruit, I wanted to do cartwheels.  I was so happy because this scripture let me know that I do not have to be a victim in life.  I have a choice; I have a say in what happens to me.  There are people who believe that it is all up to fate – whatever will be will be.  They think everything is predestined or predetermined, and there is no way to change it.  And, for a long time, I thought they were right.  But then I saw in the Bible that it is what I say that ultimately controls my life and lifestyle.”

 Are you starting to get it? Can you see how so many things people have believed all their lives are erroneous? That fact can’t be any more apparent that in the chapter on The Truth About . . .  Race,or the chapters on Fear, Homosexuality, Disasters or Giving.

There is so much wisdom in this book that it can in no way be distilled into this short review.

The mini-books that are compiled in this one book can be bought separately, but why would you pay more when you can have all the books together in one volume? Plus, this larger book in beautifully bound as a commemoration of forty years of the Ever Increasing Faith television broadcast.

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