The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Bible

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Penguin, Jan 1, 1999 - Fiction - 352 pages
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You're no idiot, of course. You know what the Book of Genesis is, or at least that it is about Adam, Eve, and an apple. But when it comes to sitting down and understanding the full significance of the Bible, you feel as helpless as Noah without an Ark. Don't try swimming for shore just yet! The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Bible offers accessible summaries and interpretations of everything you'll find in the Bible, from "In the beginning" to the last "Amen." You'll learn all about patriarchs and matriarchs, kings and kingdoms, prophets and losses, and the good news of Jesus Christ.
  

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Contents

Foreword
Introduction
Part 1Before You Begin
Chapter 1The BIBLE Is That a Book for Me?
Chapter 2Claims and Disclaimers
Part 2The Old Testament
Chapter 3In the Beginning
A NotSoAccidental Tourist
Chapter 14TellaVision Personalities
Part 3The New Testament
Chapter 15Gods Baby Gift
Chapter 16Were Going to Need to See Some ID
Chapter 17Did I Hear That Right?
Chapter 18Arose by Any Other Name†††
Chapter 19The Church Hits the Road
Chapter 20Youve Got Mail

Lessons in Family Dysfunction
Not Your Average Joe
Gods Reluctant Hero
Chapter 8The Good the Bad and the Lovely
Chapter 9Thats Saul Folks
Now for Some King Completely Different
Chapter 11The Riches toRags Story of Israel and Judah
Chapter 12Making the Best of a Bad Situation
Chapter 13Old Testament Lit 101
Chapter 21More of the Apostles Epistles
Chapter 22Still More People Doing the Write Thing
Chapter 23Its the End of the World As We Know It
Appendix AThe Books of the Bible
Appendix BWhere Can You Go from Here?
Appendix CReading the Bible in One Year
Index
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