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I would say that this book best compares to the food and water that we need for our bodies. In the same way we desire more food and drink throughout our day, so in the same ...more
I’ve only ever read translations, so I can’t rightfully give it 5 stars. And I’m not interested in learning a foreign language for the sole purpose of reading it, so I probably never will give it 5 stars. But it has been around for a very long time and most of the books published in the world don’t have that k ...more
of His Spirit, and revealing His nature, His love, His plans for the universe and for our salvation, and the principles by which we should live. It's a bedrock foundation of truth on which to build our lives.
Sad this bunch of dross inspired so much violence and hatred through the centuries and still does.
ETA: Had to read this again for summer 2009 class - it's even more unbelievable to me after a refresher that anyone could believe one word of this and think it's the word of anything but humans bent on building a power base. the Old T ...more
This review will likely not change any opinions about this book. It will perhaps give anyone interested a look into my particular worldview. Disagree with me all you like, for my worldviews are based simply upon questioning, reading and attempting to understand the world according to scripture and observation. For everything I have seen in my life and of the world confirms to me that there is a spiritual side to reality and that there is a powerful God who exists.
When one considers the term reli ...more
Well last year about this time I tried again. This time I set time aside for devotion and Bible reading, each morning. I placed my Bible and computer on my nightstand. I used the Our Daily Bread webpage for devotion. It is a very short read with ...more
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The Holy Bible is primarily divided into two big chapters; the first is called the Old Testament, and the other the New Testament. Each of ...more
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When you cut away any socio-political feelings you may have about it, there's no denying it's sheer importance in the literature world. Not even Shakespeare comes close.
As a pragmatic spiritual guide for living, it also can't be topped. So, so much of Western and Eastern culture is based in it's concepts. Love it or hate it, but you're probably a product of it.
If you're a believer you probably regard this as a five-star bit of literature. Well, I'm a b ...more
The second part ...more
I am trying to read the entire Bible, as an adult, for real (no cheating, skimming, or skipping, not even dietary rules or geneologies). I have been meaning to do this since childhood, because, beyond the religious aspect, I feel that the Bible (or at least some big chunks of it) is essential r ...more
The Holy Bible is a letter from God about His family. He tells about His sons and daughters such as Moses, Abraham, and Deborah, and most of all, tells us how we can be saved through His Son Jesus Christ. The last section of this book, called the New Testament, explains how Jesus, who was God's Son, came to earth in the form of a man, and gave His life so that we could go to heaven to be with Him. Three of my favourite quotes from this book are "God so loved the world that He gave His one and on...more
The book is also quite sexist. Don't get me wrong; I hate women as much as the next guy, but this book is too much even for me.
I read this twice. The second time I read it was on a challenge from a youth group leader. I earned a leather jacket from mexico for it. Still have it. The first time I read it was because it was a classic. Here, I thought, was a book that was known the world over. It caused disputes and wars, people killing each other over it, politics argued using it as its basis, and referenced by many a literature around the world. For this alone it was a book worth reading. The beginning bit was a a bit ted ...more
Well, of course I haven't read the WHOLE THING....Goodreads Eric makes an excellent point when he says somewhere (concerning Lorca, if I'm not mistaken) that he might mark a book of poetry, say, as "read" but there are very few poets whose work he's read all the way through. I think that's totally fair and we can give ourselves a break on what constitues proper "read" status, literal use of star ratings and all that jazz.
I figure, even if you haven't read every single word of a book (especial ...more
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