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Don't Know Much About the Bible: Everything You Need to Know About the Good Book but Never Learned
Don't Know Much About the Bible Everything You Need to Know About the Good Book but Never Learned
Author: Kenneth C. Davis
Nine out of ten Americans own a Bible, but how much do they know about the one book that has influenced human history more than any other? Don't Know Much About the Bible by New York Times bestselling author Kenneth C. Davis is designed to illuminate everything we need to know about the Good Book but never learned.With wit, authori...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780688148843
ISBN-10: 0688148840
Publication Date: 10/7/1998
Pages: 512
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  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 15 ratings
Publisher: William Morrow Company
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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reviewed Don't Know Much About the Bible: Everything You Need to Know About the Good Book but Never Learned on + 25 more book reviews
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Be aware that Davis is writing from the perspective that the Bible is a book full of myths. He likens a lot of the Genesis stories to myths and legends from other cultures, but does not entertain the idea that maybe many other cultures have legends about a worldwide flood, etc, because it actually happened. And he brings up two accounts of creation like this is some huge controversy. I had to look hard to even see what he was talking about. What he is referring to is clearly an overview of creation, then more detail as we get into the nitty gritty. The good thing is that it is causing me to continually reach for my Bible to dig deeper and find out firsthand what It has to say.
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"plenty of surprising yet credible breaths of frsh air on an old subject"
I could find backup for almost all of the "surprising breaths of fresh air."
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TIS ANSWERS THE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BIBLE THAT WE HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW BUT NEVER ASKED.
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reviewed Don't Know Much About the Bible: Everything You Need to Know About the Good Book but Never Learned on + 5 more book reviews
This book is definitely not written by someone who believes the Bible is the inspire words of God. As a Christian I started this book thinking I was going to learn a lot of really neat information about Hebrew scriptures and stuff that I just miss when I am reading the Bible on my own. After getting just a little ways into this book I was wondering if, as a Christian, I should be reading this. It presents everything in the Bible as a myth. Like other reviewers said it compares the Bible to myths of other cultures but does not take into account that other cultures could have these myths because these events did happen. Also like the other reviewer said, I often find myself reading this book with my Bible open next to it. Some of the information regarding the Hebrew Bible was interesting. I think that it is enlightening in the way that I am seeing the Bible from another perspective. I find that this book has caused me to dig into the scriptures to find the truth, which is not presented in this book. I would not recommend this book in most instances.


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