The Bible for Grown-Ups

A New Look at the Good Book

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Author: Simon Loveday

Publisher: Icon Books

ISBN: 1785781324

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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‘Loveday’s case is that the mantle of historical truth and divine authority has placed upon the Bible an intolerable weight, crushing it as a creative work of immense imaginative and inspirational power. His argument is both fascinating and persuasive.’ Matthew Parris The Bible for Grown-Ups neither requires, nor rejects, belief. It sets out to help intelligent adults make sense of the Bible – a book that is too large to swallow whole, yet too important in our history and culture to spit out. Why do the creation stories in Genesis contradict each other? Did the Exodus really happen? Was King David a historical figure? Why is Matthew’s account of the birth of Jesus so different from Luke’s? Why was St Paul so rude about St Peter? Every Biblical author wrote for their own time, and their own audience. In short, nothing in the Bible is quite what it seems. Literary critic Simon Loveday’s book – a labour of love that has taken over a decade to write – is a thrilling read, for Christians and anyone else, which will overturn everything you thought you knew about the Good Book.

Bible Stories for Grownups

Stories from the Bible in Plain English

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Author: Wayne Oliphant

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781558292277

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 230

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Bible Stories for Grown-Ups

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Author: Wilson Harp

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781479372133

Category: Religion

Page: 292

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Bible Stories for Grown-Ups is a collection of 39 Bible stories written for adults who have little background in the Bible. These stories are told in simple, modern language to be easily understood by anyone who is interested in learning more about what is in the Bible. From Abraham, to David, to Jesus and Paul, these stories start at the creation of the world and go into the founding of the Christian church. Whether a first time reader or someone who just wants to refresh their memory of what the Bible holds, you will enjoy this collection of stories.

God for Grownups

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Author: Virginia Smith

Publisher: Thomas More Press

ISBN: 9780883474839

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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In her most recent work, popular "Scripture from Scratch" author Virginia Smith artfully opens the minds of adults who feel they stopped learning about God when they left school. ""God for Grownups" opens our minds to embrace a cosmically larger, more loving and compassionate God."--Ed Hays, author of "Prayers for a Planetary Pilgrim"

And It Came to Pass in the New Testament

36 Bible Stories for Grown-Ups

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Author: Eric Scott

Publisher: Revmedia

ISBN: 9780998182964

Category: Religion

Page: 178

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And It Came To Pass will bring comfort and reassurance while offering significant insights. Reading this book is like exploring a chest filled with old documents that reveal our mutual heritage and shed light on the lives, trials, and hopes of ancestors we always secretly wondered about.

The Bible and Feminism

Remapping the Field

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Author: Yvonne Sherwood

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191034185

Category: Bibles

Page: 736

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This groundbreaking book breaks with established canons and resists some of the stereotypes of feminist biblical studies. It features a wide range of contributors who showcase new methodological and theoretical movements such as feminist materialisms, intersectionality, postidentitarian 'nomadic' politics, gender archaeology, and lived religion, and theories of the human and the posthuman. The Bible and Feminism: Remapping the Field engages a range of social and political issues, including migration and xenophobia, divorce and family law, abortion, 'pinkwashing', the neoliberal university, the second amendment, AIDS and sexual trafficking, and the politics of 'the veil'. Foundational figures in feminist biblical studies work alongside new voices and contributors from a multitude of disciplines in conversations with the Bible that go well beyond the expected canon-within-the-canon assumed to be of interest to feminist biblical scholars. Moving beyond the limits of a text-orientated model of reading, this collection looks at how biblical texts were actualized in the lives of religious revolutionaries, such as Joanna Southcott or Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. It charts the politics of the Pauline veil in the self-understanding of Europe and reads the 'genealogical halls' in the book of Chronicles alongside acts of commemoration and forgetting in 9/11 and Tiananmen Square.

The Bible's Story

Saga of the Savior King

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Author: Melanie KIrk

Publisher: The Bible's Story

ISBN: 1632693828

Category: Religion

Page: 142

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If you're looking for a Bible storybook you and your children will love, you have picked the right book! The Bible's Story not only includes many familiar Bible stories, but also a simple and clear explanation of THE story woven throughout the whole Bible. The Old and New Testaments come together in a way that makes sense to readers of all ages, and God's unconditional love is seen on every page. Written with modern-day language, creativity and humor, The Bible's Story brings God's Word to life and draws the reader into its pages. As you share this book with your children they will listen and beg for more. Special feature includes a short devotional and prayer at the end of each chapter, encouraging the reader to respond in prayer.

How to Read the Bible

A Guide to Scripture, Then and Now

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Author: James L. Kugel

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743235878

Category: Religion

Page: 848

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A reader's companion to the Bible draws on classic interpretations as well as modern scholarship to explain how the Bible may also be a metaphorical reflection of anthropological history.

Experiencing the Bible Again for the First Time

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Author: Tim Scorer,Marcus Borg

Publisher: Wood Lake Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1551455560

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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2 books, DVD, 10 participant booklets & 10 posters. At last, an important and relevant faith development curriculum for grown-ups! Inspired by Marcus Borg, Experience! offers adults an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the Bible in the formation of their mature faith. Accept the invitation to come into the kind of experiential learning community that Jesus gathered around him.

52 Monologues for Grown-Ups (and College Kids)

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Author: Daniel Guyton

Publisher: Daniel Guyton

ISBN: 1105806154

Category: Monologues

Page: 62

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A collection of funny, dark, and disturbing monologues by award winning playwright Daniel Guyton. Perfect for actors, students, and actors pretending to be students. Some monologues may not be suitable for children under 17.