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The Bible, for dummies @ Amazon only 8.86 down from 15.50

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Ninety percent of Americans own a copy of the Bible, and while it’s the most widely read book, it’s also the least understood. Regardless of your religion, understanding the Bible brings much of Western art, literature, and public discourse into greater focus—from Leonardo da Vinci’s “Last Supper” painting to the Wachowski brothers’ The Matrix movies. People have historically turned to religion to deal with tragedy and change, and with the right insight, the Bible can be an accessible, helpful guide to life’s big questions.
The Bible For Dummies appeals to people of all faiths, as well as those who don’t practice any particular religion, by providing interfaith coverage of the entire Bible and the often fascinating background information that makes the Bible come alive. You’ll find answers to such questions as:

Where did the Bible come from?
Who wrote the Bible?
How is the Bible put together?
Follow the history of the Bible from its beginning thousands of years ago as tattered scrolls to its status as the bestseller of all time. The Bible For Dummies covers these topics and more:

Ten people in the Bible you should know
The Hebrew Bible
The Apocrypha’s hidden treasures
What’s new about the New Testament
Israel’s wisdom, literature, and love poetry
The Bible’s enduring influence
The prophets: more than fortunetellers

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    dunfyboy
    I thought the bible was for dummies.

    Discuss.
    Denzel
    Surely just the normal Bible will do for Dummies ;)

    Edit: Oooo, beaten by 2 mins, I'm glad the sentiment is the same tho

    Edited By: Denzel on Oct 14, 2011 13:11
    Atyeo9
    I wonder how many of us came into this thread to leave a similar comment......?!? oO
    renderman
    I thought the title was fantastic, but the book didn't seem to go back past 5000 years, contain pictures of dinosaurs, or even explain what moses walked on after parting the seas at Gallilea :(

    Still, well balanced and cheapest I could find.
    danrus
    Have you ever read it? Not a chapter or a verse, but the whole thing?
    It's just that it's hardly honest to make a throwaway comment like that if you haven't actually read it.
    renderman
    danrus
    Have you ever read it? Not a chapter or a verse, but the whole thing?
    It's just that it's hardly honest to make a throwaway comment like that if you haven't actually read it.


    I have, yes. I was brought up Roman Cathlolic, attended Sunday school every week, attended all religious celebrations etc.
    danrus
    So is it your experience of what people have done with it that causes this reaction or is it the content of the book itself?
    cicobuff
    dunfyboy
    I thought the bible was for dummies.

    Discuss.


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    Discuss...and in no way am I religious, just courteous.
    mrzootsuit
    renderman
    danrus
    Have you ever read it? Not a chapter or a verse, but the whole thing?
    It's just that it's hardly honest to make a throwaway comment like that if you haven't actually read it.


    I have, yes. I was brought up Roman Cathlolic, attended Sunday school every week, attended all religious celebrations etc.


    Then you would know that Moses didn't part "the seas at Gallilea" then - he parted the Red Sea.
    renderman
    It's actually the constant re-interpretation, application, and a lifetime of unanswered questions, except for "it just is", "faith" and I guess the omnipotent/omnipresent versus "free will" answers.
    Denzel
    renderman
    danrus
    Have you ever read it? Not a chapter or a verse, but the whole thing?
    It's just that it's hardly honest to make a throwaway comment like that if you haven't actually read it.


    I have, yes. I was brought up Roman Cathlolic, attended Sunday school every week, attended all religious celebrations etc.


    Me too, and I saw the flaws in it when I was 4 let alone now.

    Have fun sucking up to 'your' god, I will just lead a good life without needing the carrot of heaven.
    metalheadkicks
    Religiuos books should always be free...
    renderman
    mrzootsuit
    renderman
    danrus
    Have you ever read it? Not a chapter or a verse, but the whole thing?
    It's just that it's hardly honest to make a throwaway comment like that if you haven't actually read it.


    I have, yes. I was brought up Roman Cathlolic, attended Sunday school every week, attended all religious celebrations etc.


    Then you would know that Moses didn't part "the seas at Gallilea" then - he parted the Red Sea.


    My apologies, it was of course Jesus who walked on the sea of Gallilea
    Denzel
    http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2010/12/19/a-holiday-message-from-ricky-gervais-why-im-an-atheist/

    This explains my views a lot more eloquently than I ever could (please read it to the end if you disagree)
    danrus
    I can't answer all your questions, but there are plenty of people who believe/say/have had an encounter with the god of this book and they all agree that he is good and worth knowing. I still have unanswered questions, but I see it more like a jigsaw, I don't need to have all the pieces in place to see that the picture of this god is that he is wonderful and meeting him is what we were made for.
    BradyBrade!
    Jesus was great.

    Just saved you £8.86
    renderman
    In my mind Danrus, if there were a god, it would be the one Stephen Hawking described in "a brief history of time", as the creator/starter of the big bang, then stood back and let it expand.

    But I respect your beliefs.
    Denzel
    danrus
    I can't answer all your questions, but there are plenty of people who believe/say/have had an encounter with the god of this book and they all agree that he is good and worth knowing. I still have unanswered questions, but I see it more like a jigsaw, I don't need to have all the pieces in place to see that the picture of this god is that he is wonderful and meeting him is what we were made for.


    I don't believe them I'm afraid, super natual encounters can be explained very confidently, I bet these people were all 'looking' for something. I'm not saying you can't believe in magic sky people but keep it to yourself.
    dunfyboy
    BradyBrade!
    Jesus was great.


    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_JauED94-kMY/TPXc3EzsCwI/AAAAAAAAAME/G8SlaXO22FM/s1600/jesus+family+guy.gif
    renderman
    Although as a quick quote from that book that always reminded me of my youth.

    "what did god invent BEFORE the universe?" -

    "He invented hell for people like you who ask stupid questions like that" :)

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