Saints & Scoundrels of the Bible: The Good, the Bad, and the Downright Dastardly

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Simon and Schuster, Aug 19, 2008 - Religion - 272 pages
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Discover a new approach to Scripture with this imaginative way of looking at things that are right in front of us, all while delving deep into biblical truths.

There are many ways to learn about the Bible, even if it seems to be totally familiar to us. It is, in fact, full of so many little known, interesting stories like the ones that rivet today's audiences -- full of intrigue and surprising changes of character.

Broken up into individual sections, such as "Freaks and Geeks," "Dashers and Vixens," "Big Shots and Mug Shots," "Leaders and Laborers," and "Prophets and Losses," it can be read a bit at a time. Saints & Scoundrels of the Bible reveals many of the little-known facts about Scripture in an entertaining and informative manner, so the reader will be fascinated and constantly saying, "I didn't know that!"

With chapters such as "The Trickster Trailed," "The Perils of Paul," "Tempting Tamar," "A Greedy Grandmother," and "The Deadly Dance," readers will turn each page to find out what happens next in these captivating tales. This clever new way of reading Scripture puts a light-hearted twist on old stories, all while drawing the reader closer to God's truth. There is nothing old or boring in this creative approach to learning about the Bible.
 

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Contents

Miriam and Aaron Whine About
5
Rahab the Prostitute
11
Ahab Whines About
18
for Her People Esther 45
23
Jonah Whines When the Plant
30
Cain Murders His Brother
39
Jael Kills Sisera and Fulfills
46
King Hezekiah of the Tiny Nation of Judah
52
Elishas Godly Example
131
Jeremiahs Scroll Is Destroyed
137
Hosea Marries a Prostitute
146
Obadiah Sees a Vision About
152
2
156
Zephaniah Doesnt Let
163
Malachi Warns the People of Israel
169
A Fat King Is Tricked by
175

Zacchaeus a Tax Collector
55
Diotrephess Pride Causes
62
Noah Builds an
71
Midwives Labor Against
77
Caleb and Joshua Stand Alone
84
Build Israels First Temple 2 Chronicles 23
91
Exterior Edition The People
97
Friends of a Paralyzed Man Lower
105
Moses Takes
119
Ahijah Tears Up His Cloak
125
Nebuchadnezzar Goes
182
The Greek Widows in
185
Paul Is Arrested for Healing
192
Priscilla and Aquila Join Pauls
200
Esau Loses
209
Joseph Runs from Potiphars Wife
216
Solomons Wives Lead Him Away
230
A Woman Is Arrested
243
Onesimus Runs Away
245
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Howard Books publishes adult trade fiction and non-fiction books. Our goal is to inspire readers one word at a time. With a reach into both the Christian and general markets, we are the primary imprint at Simon & Schuster for faith-based books. Howard is also home to numerous bestselling authors including Karen Kingsbury, Debbie Macomber, Dave Ramsey, Frank Peretti, Brad Paisley, and more.

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