The other day in David Barton Controvery here at Apprising Ministries I told you about issues surrounding a new book by the New Apostolic Reformation historian David Barton.

Now we learn in ‘Lost confidence’ that “Publisher Thomas Nelson decides to pull David Barton’s controversial book on Thomas Jefferson’s faith.” Thomas Kidd continues:

The Thomas Nelson publishing company has decided to cease publication and distribution of David Barton’s controversial book, The Jefferson Lies: Exposing the Myths You’ve Always Believed about Thomas Jefferson, saying it has “lost confidence in the book’s details.” (See “The David Barton controversy,” Aug. 8.)

Casey Francis Harrell, Thomas Nelson’s director of corporate communications, told me the publishing house “was contacted by a number of people expressing concerns about [The Jefferson Lies].” The company began to evaluate the criticisms, Harrell said, and “in the course of our review learned that there were some historical details included in the book that were not adequately supported. Because of these deficiencies we decided that it was in the best interest of our readers to stop the publication and distribution.”

The Jefferson Lies no longer appears in searches on Thomas Nelson’s website. Barton’s own WallBuilders Press published most of his earlier books.

Barton told me that he regards Thomas Nelson’s decision as a “strange scenario.” (source)

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