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Bible: The Story of the King James Version 1611-2011
Bible: The Story of the King James Version 1611-2011
by Gordon Campbell
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Produced during the lifetime of Shakespeare and Donne, the King James Version of the Bible has long been viewed as the most elegantly written and poetic of the many English translations. Now reaching its four hundredth anniversary, it remains one of the... (read more)

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Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why
Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why
by Bart D Ehrman
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When world-class biblical scholar Bart Ehrman first began to study the texts of the Bible in their original languages he was startled to discover the multitude of mistakes and intentional alterations that had been made by earlier translators. In... (read more)

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Banished: Surviving My Years in the Westboro Baptist Church
Banished: Surviving My Years in the Westboro Baptist Church
by Lauren Drain
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"A move with her family to Topeka, Kans., in 2001 precipitated years of immersion in a virulently antigay, hate-fueled church, which Drain, now in her late 20s, depicts in this somewhat incongruously matter-of-fact, emotionally one-note memoir. The Drain... (read more)

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Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why
Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why
by Bart D. Ehrman
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The author of Lost Christianities reveals how ancient scribes erroneously or deliberately changed New Testament stories in the face of period cultural, theological, and political disputes, explaining how numerous Christian beliefs are based on altered... (read more)

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God's Problem: How the Bible Fails to Answer Our Most Important Question -- Why We Suffer
God's Problem: How the Bible Fails to Answer Our Most Important Question -- Why We Suffer
by Bart D Ehrman
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One Bible, Many Answers In God's Problem, the New York Times bestselling author of Misquoting Jesus challenges the contradictory biblical explanations for why an all-powerful God allows us to suffer.... (read more)

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In the Beginning: The Story of the King James Bible and How It Changed a Nation, a Language, and a Culture
In the Beginning: The Story of the King James Bible and How It Changed a Nation, a Language, and a Culture
by Alister E Mcgrath
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In the tradition of "The Professor and the Madman" comes an eye-opening investigation into the creation of the world's most famous Bible, the King James Version.... (read more)

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A Visual History of the English Bible: The Tumultuous Tale of the World's Bestselling Book
A Visual History of the English Bible: The Tumultuous Tale of the World's Bestselling Book
by Donald L Brake
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With a full color layout and over one hundred illustrations, A Visual History of the English Bible covers the fascinating journey of the Bible from the pulpit to the people. Renowned biblical scholar Donald L. Brake invites readers to explore the process... (read more)

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The Bible's Plot: Connecting the Bible's Story to Your Story
The Bible's Plot: Connecting the Bible's Story to Your Story
by Kenneth Onstot
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Many people feel lost when trying to read the Bible. They may be familiar with Bible stories like Adam and Eve, Noah and the ark, David and Goliath, or Mary and Jesus, but they have no sense of how these stories are connected to a larger plot. The Bible... (read more)

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God's Secretaries: The Making of the King James Bible
God's Secretaries: The Making of the King James Bible
by Adam Nicolson
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A net of complex currents flowed across Jacobean England. This was the England of Shakespeare, Jonson and Bacon; of the Gunpowder Plot; the worst outbreak of the plague England had ever seen; Arcadian landscapes; murderous, toxic slums; and, above all... (read more)

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Good Book: The Bizarre, Hilarious, Disturbing, Marvelous, and Inspiring Things I Learned When I Read Every Single Word of the Bib
Good Book: The Bizarre, Hilarious, Disturbing, Marvelous, and Inspiring Things I Learned When I Read Every Single Word of the Bib
by David Plotz
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“Hilarious. . . . Its Cliff Notes for Scripture—screenplay by Plotz, story by God. . . . In the end, though, the book is made by the spirit of the writer.” — The New York Times Book Review “Like the Bible itself... (read more)

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Linguistics and Biblical Interpretation
Linguistics and Biblical Interpretation
by Peter Cotterell
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In this introduction to the use of linguistics in biblical interpretation, Peter Cotterell and Max Turner focus on the concept of meaning, the significance of author, text, and reader, and the use of discourse analysis.... (read more)

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God's Problem: How the Bible Fails to Answer Our Most Important Question -- Why We Suffer
God's Problem: How the Bible Fails to Answer Our Most Important Question -- Why We Suffer
by Bart D. Ehrman
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In Heretics Jonathan Wright charts the history of dissent in the Christian Church through the stories of some of its most emblematic hereticsfrom Arius, a fourth-century Libyan cleric who doubted the very divinity of Christ, to more successful heretics... (read more)

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An Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics: The Search for Meaning
An Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics: The Search for Meaning
by Walter C Kaiser
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This introductory textbook is intended for upper division college and seminary courses on biblical hermeneutics.... (read more)

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Is the Bible True?: How Modern Debates and Discoveries Affirm the Essence of the Scriptures
Is the Bible True?: How Modern Debates and Discoveries Affirm the Essence of the Scriptures
by Jeffery L Sheler
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Part One The Bible and History Chapter 1 Centuries of Conflict --The Battle for the BibleIn the beginning was the Word.John 1:1 Late in the second century ce, during a relative lull in Rome's violent persecution of the early church, a Platonist... (read more)

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How To Read the Bible in Changing Times (11 Edition)
How To Read the Bible in Changing Times (11 Edition)
by Mark L. Strauss
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Many find it difficult to take words that were written thousands of years ago and apply them to twenty-first-century life in the Western world. How do we read God's unchanging Word in a world that is increasingly defined by change? How to Read the Bible... (read more)

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The Rise and Fall of the Bible: The Unexpected History of an Accidental Book
The Rise and Fall of the Bible: The Unexpected History of an Accidental Book
by Timothy Beal
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“Personal and accessible . . . The Rise and Fall of the Bible is Beals attempt to shatter this popular understanding of the Bible as a combination of divine instruction manual and self-help book.”—Adam Kirsch, Tablet In this... (read more)

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God's Secretaries: The Making of the King James Bible
God's Secretaries: The Making of the King James Bible
by Adam Nicolson
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A network of complex currents flowed across Jacobean England. This was the England of Shakespeare, Jonson, and Bacon; the era of the Gunpowder Plot and the worst outbreak of the plague. Jacobean England was both more godly and less godly than it had ever... (read more)

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Deceptions and Myths of the Bible
Deceptions and Myths of the Bible
by Lloyd Graham
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In Lloyd M. Graham's study, he writes that his uncovering of these deceptions and myths will help everyone acquire sufficient enlightenment and knowledge to discover what is false.... (read more)

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The Whole Bible Story: Everything That Happens in the Bible in Plain English
The Whole Bible Story: Everything That Happens in the Bible in Plain English
by William H Marty
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Sometimes readers just want to know what happens next. Dr. William Marty presents the entire narrative of the Bible in chronological order from creation to the New Testament Church. The action moves smoothly from story to story without slowing down for... (read more)

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What the Bible Teaches
What the Bible Teaches
by R A Torrey
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Perhaps you were taught as a child that God is everywhere, that God is eternal, and that God is just. But what do these facts mean, and where are they found in the Bible? This scholarly work outlines the attributes of God and gives scriptural support for... (read more)

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