The Bible for Dummies (Paperback)

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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 greate...

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    Jeffrey Geoghegan, PhD and Michael Homan, PhD have authored and coauthored numerous books and articles about the Bible.
    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

    Discover the world’s all-time bestseller in an entirely new light. Whether you’re interested in broadening your spiritual horizons, uncovering the symbolism of Western culture, or gaining a deeper understanding of the book you grew up reading, The Bible For Dummies has all the information you need to navigate this ancient and fascinating book.

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    ISBN 9780764552960
    Genre RELIGION / Biblical Studies / General
    Format Paperback
    Pages 408
    Publisher Date 2002-10-15 00:00:00.0
    Publisher For Dummies
    Copyright Year 20010601
    Height 9.0 in
    Wdth 7.5 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 1.45 lb
    Language English
    Series Name For Dummies Series
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Geoghegan, Jeffrey C.

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    • great supplimentary help

      This book is a great over-all summary to help in one's knowledge of the Bible. I use it as quick reference and would recommend it mostly for beginners who are rstarting to eading the Bible. It summarizes in a very -well-put and easy format to better understand and accomodate a complex book. I like some of the additional lines of humor that it uses to further explain a point.

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    • Positive

      Before I purchased the book I read the reviews and was not convinced. There are a lot of times ratings do not fall within your standards. But the Bible for Dummies is an excellent book. I really guides you through the bible with easy reading and learning. I would recommend it to all my friends.

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    • This book is a great help in understanding the Bible. It explains the books in a light, enjoyable and entertaining way. Fior beginners as well as for those who have read the Bible for years.

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    • Excellent

      This book is exactly what I was hoping it would be. I did not grow up in a religous household and never received the basis of religion. This book layed out the Old Testament and New Testament in a way that I could completely understand. I now am able to have a conversation about the Bible that I was not previously able to do. This book has really enhanced my knowledge of the Bible, what it is about, where it came from and the stories that it holds. I would recommend this book to anyone that is looking for a very easy way to make your way through the Bible. I now will be able to read the Bible and have an actual understanding since this book has allowed me to have a base understanding. The book is not biased, it gives fact and not opinion, and offers several different interpretations to allow the reader to make their own decision about what was going on. I give this book an A+, 2 thumbs up, a def. good buy.

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