Former Manila resident authors book

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Bob Moore of St. Augustine, Fla., Manila native, recently completed "An Evangelical Looks at the Bible, Church and Politics." The book is available at Barnes & Noble (special order or online) and Amazon. The webpage is

Moore, graduated from Manila High School with the class of 1955. He and his twin brother, Dick Moore, are the sons of James and Marian Verna Moore, and the grandson of Dr. V.R. Fox who practiced medicine in Manila for several decades. His uncle, Bill Fox, was with the bank in Manila for many years.

After graduation from MHS, Moore entered college in January 1956. His profession has been in finance and banking for 17 years being a branch manager of Universal CIT, vice president and senior loan officer in banking, then serving in several responsible positions for 23 years with the Federal Government. He and his wife of nearly 49 years, Virginia Ann (Johnson) Moore of Little Rock, retired from the Federal Civil Service in early 2001. She was deputy chief of Contracting Division with the Little Rock District Corps of Engineers. After retirement, the couple split their time between residences on Lake Conway and Greers Ferry Lake. They moved to St. Augustine in mid-2005.

Moore said he worked on the book for several years.

"It is my desire this book will challenge the reader, becoming more astute both Biblically and politically," Moore said. "It is easy reading, and enlightening."

Moore has been a student of the Bible for many years, attended a Christian Bible college and did some seminary studies in his youth. He has served as a lay speaker, filling many pulpits and spoke at special events. He has also held many positions within the church and taught various Bible study classes

This book covers many aspects of the Bible, giving a thorough view of the creation story which has been challenged in the courts the last several years, and the flood story scholars and adventurers are still trying to provide to be a reality. There are reviews on several Biblical characters and happenings that make for interesting reading, giving one a new insight about many of the favorite stories of the Bible. Another well documented segment of this book is "politics."

Moore said he decided to put his thoughts and knowledge in written word which he believes will be of much interest to others.

"It was my earnest, sincere intent when writing this book to make it educationally informative and interesting reading, generating much thought and discussion, and it has a touch of humor," he said.

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