The Blue Parakeet: Rethinking How You Read the Bible

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Zondervan, Dec 30, 2008 - Religion - 240 pages
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"Why Can’t I Just Be a Christian?” Parakeets make delightful pets. We cage them or clip their wings to keep them where we want them. Scot McKnight contends that many, conservatives and liberals alike, attempt the same thing with the Bible. We all try to tame it. McKnight’s The Blue Parakeet has emerged at the perfect time to cool the flames of a world on fire with contention and controversy. It calls Christians to a way to read the Bible that leads beyond old debates and denominational battles. It calls Christians to stop taming the Bible and to let it speak anew for a new generation. In his books The Jesus Creed and Embracing Grace, Scot McKnight established himself as one of America’s finest Christian thinkers, an author to be reckoned with. In The Blue Parakeet, McKnight again touches the hearts and minds of today’s Christians, this time challenging them to rethink how to read the Bible, not just to puzzle it together into some systematic theology but to see it as a Story that we’re summoned to enter and to carry forward in our day. In his own inimitable style, McKnight sets traditional and liberal Christianity on its ear, leaving readers equipped, encouraged, and emboldened to be the people of faith they long to be.

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Review: The Blue Parakeet: Rethinking How You Read the Bible

User Review  - Byron Fike - Goodreads

This is a significant contribution in helping people read the Bible with discernment. I was a bit confused by the author's use of Oneness and Otherness but that could have been because I wasn't ... Read full review

Review: The Blue Parakeet: Rethinking How You Read the Bible

User Review  - Sheri-lee - Goodreads

I really liked this book a lot. It would have got 5 stars from me if he had used a different example of a 'blue parakeet' to really flesh out. Women being capable as leaders in the church is ... Read full review

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Scot McKnight (PhD, Nottingham) is professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary, Lombard, Illinois. He is the author of several books, including the award-winning The Jesus Creed, The King Jesus Gospel, One.Life, and The Blue Parakeet, as well as Galatians and 1 Peter in the NIV Application Commentary series. Website:


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