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New book invites readers to see the Bible as a historical book and discover ‘New Light on Old Truths’

William Edward Henley II, MDiv, offers bite-size wisdom to help others gain deeper understanding of who God is

HALTOM CITY, Texas – Over the years, the Bible has been seen as a great theology book. But how would things change if people look at the Bible as a historical book? Author William Edward Henley II, MDiv, invites readers to dive deeper into Scripture and see things in a new light in “New Light on Old Truths” (published by Westbow Press).

This book is a “Discovery Channel” style of looking at the Bible. It is a collection of different works — blogs, research papers, sermons and a devotional — that addresses some actions/beliefs of the church and the Christian body that do not match up with the Bible. Here, the author discusses modern-day issues such as how the church treats the LGBTQ+ community, supports women in ministry roles, fighting between churches and denominations, and Christians acting out of judgement instead of love. He also shares his testimony on encountering God, and teaches others how to hear God’s voice.

“Many people in the church have started believing things that are not Biblical, which impacts their actions and thoughts,” Henley states. “I encourage people to look back at the Bible, and see it as a historical book, about real people and places. This in turn causes us to see things in a new light, brings the Bible alive in a new way, and brings us closer to God.”

“New Light on Old Truths” appeals to the layperson and the academic, bringing both back to the Bible. It aims to encourage the layperson to pay more attention to theology, and urge the academic to focus more on what the Bible says rather than what secular and atheist theologians came up with centuries ago.

“New Light on Old Truths” By William Edward Henley II, MDiv Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 252 pages | ISBN 9781664254879 Softcover | 6 x 9in | 252 pages | ISBN 9781664254886 E-Book | 252 pages | ISBN 9781664254893

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About the Author

William Edward Henley II, MDiv, grew up in the church, and accepted Christ at age 8. In 1996, at the age of 17, he accepted the call to ministry, but it was not until 2012 that God revealed to him what that calling was. Henley has lived in Fort Worth, Texas, most of his life, lived in Tucson, Arizona, for a year, in Abilene, Texas, for four years, and in Salzburg, Austria, for five months. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Computer Sciences from Hardin-Simmons University, a Southern Baptist University in Abilene, Texas, and a Master of Divinity from The King’s University in Southlake, Texas, originally founded by Jack Hayford and associated with FourSquare, now overseen by Gateway Church, a non-denominational charismatic church pastored by Robert Morris. Henley loves science, technology, history and travel. For more information, visit or

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