Tag Archives: Bible

Paul Among the People

Paul Among the People: The Apostle Reinterpreted and Reimagined in his Own Time© 2010 Sarah Ruden240 pages Although liberal Quaker Sarah Ruden had heard criticisms of Paul all her life,  after becoming familiar with the culture of the Greco-Roman world … Continue reading

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March 2022 in review

March started strong and abruptly crashed, as I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump the last week — dragging through two e-books, making steady progress on Cancer Ward, and distracting myself by working in the garden or enjoying … Continue reading

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Rebekah© 2001 Orson Scott Card416 pages When I stumbled upon Orson Scott Card’s ‘women of the bible’ series, I knew I had to try it just out of curiosity. The idea of a science fiction writer turning his hand to … Continue reading

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East of Eden

East of Eden© 1952 John Steinbeck580 pages Why did Cain kill Abel?  East of Eden explores that question via a family saga, one that stretches across North America, spanning the continent as well as the generations;  a story that begins at … Continue reading

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The Way

The Way: What Every Protestant Needs to Know About Orthodoxy© 2007 Clark Carlton222 pages   If Protestantism is a willful child of the Catholic church, what is it to the Orthodox?  What is the Orthodox faith for that matter, Catholicism … Continue reading

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Misquoting Jesus

Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why© 2005 Bart Ehrman256 pages Contrary to popular belief, the King James Bible did not fall out of the sky, a gift from a loving deity to his people below. … Continue reading

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The Rapture Exposed

The Rapture Exposed: the Message of Hope in the Book of Revelation© 2004 Barbara R. Rossing224 pages “When evil men plot, good men must plan. When evil men burn and bomb, good men must build and bind. When evil men … Continue reading

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Ecclesiasticus or The Wisdom of Jesus, Son of SirachFrom The New English Bible, pp. 158 -251© Oxford and Cambridge Universities 1970 Last week I read the Book of Wisdom, a title within the original Jewish and Christian bibles, but one discarded by Protestants. … Continue reading

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The Book of Wisdom

The Book of Wisdom, or The Wisdom of Solomonfrom the New English Bible, © 1970 Cambridge and Oxford University Press Christian personification of Wisdom My favorite book in the Judeo-Christian bible is that of Ecclesiastes,  in which a man known as ‘the preacher’ … Continue reading

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The Rise and Fall of the Bible

The Rise and Fall of the Bible: The Unexpected History of an Accidental Book© 2011 Timothy Beal225 pages, not including index. Disclaimer: I read from an advanced review copy of the book, available through NetGalleys. No compensation for a review, … Continue reading

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