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Terrific way to read through the Bible.
Hardcover, 1786 pages
Published January 29th 2001 by Concordia Publishing House (first published January 1st 1975)
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Shadowjac The Bible is divided into serveral books each with different meanings and situations.
The first book Geneis is prehistory, it is a symbolic take on the…more
The Bible is divided into serveral books each with different meanings and situations.
The first book Geneis is prehistory, it is a symbolic take on the early people of the world, it is like mythology, this book might be for you.(less)
Jon It's way too many pages with many of the books inside consisting of genealogy you'll never remember. I'd recommend the Cliff's Notes version for…moreIt's way too many pages with many of the books inside consisting of genealogy you'll never remember. I'd recommend the Cliff's Notes version for starters.(less)
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Betsy
Sep 14, 2007 Betsy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of other fictional adventures such as harry potter or lord of the rings
Holy shit (literally). This book is riveting. It is a fictional novel based on the life of a guy named Jesus who is one badass motherfucker. The book chronicles some of his totally rad and awesome adventures, such as turning water into wine and coming out of a cave after he died! Any lover of fictional adventure books such as harry potter will love this book. It does have some slower parts, but it picks right back up every couple of chapters (the chapters are creatively named after people!). Als ...more
Jon
Nov 26, 2007 Jon rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: nobody
Shelves: fiction, religion
As nothing more than a piece of literature, this isn't even a good book. As a basis for religion, life, and/or government, it's dangerous. The entire Old Testament is filled to the brim with outrageous fiction and illustration after illustration of a diety who can't make up his mind, doesn't think rationally and is ruled by emotion, and reigns down punishment on beings he created, knowing that the very composition of their beings would lead them away from his will. This diety created two imperfe ...more
Carole Bartholomeaux
Oct 02, 2007 Carole Bartholomeaux rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone who is Christian or wants to learn more about Christianity
I got my first Bible in 1974 and have been reading the Bible nearly daily since then. I have at least six Bibles. Two of them are falling apart, I've read them so much. God has such a great sense of humor. Whatever page I turn to, there is a message of what I need that day. I was born three months premature and the doctors did not expect me to live. Prayer made the difference. I cannot get through a day without prayer; I do not know how anyone does. The Bible helps me through the worst times in ...more
Caleb Barrows
Aug 19, 2007 Caleb Barrows rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
It would be an understatement to say that this book changed my life. Knowing this book and its author is my life. Just today I read Psalms 81 and Romans 5 and it breathed life and mystery into me for my day. I have learned to better love the Saviour and hero of this book, Jesus Christ, and what my identity and life is in him.
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
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Mountainman91
Feb 13, 2008 Mountainman91 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Mountainman91 by: parents, pastor
The Bible, Hmm, how do you review God's Word? people have attacked it, scientists have expended their best energies trying to disprove it, governments have butchered millions to kill it, bu it remains 'For if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will fail, but if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God.'
Beth F.
How does one rate the Bible? Honestly. I’ve just spent the past 20 minutes reading GR reviews. The glowing reviews made me laugh (oh you, lol). The bad reviews made me laugh (oh you, lol).

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
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Werner
Mar 07, 2008 Werner rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've read the Bible multiple times, and intend to keep on reading it for the rest of my life. I know it to be God's communication to humanity, written by men under the guidance
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.
Molly
Marx said religion was the opiate of the masses, it's more like religion is the skirts feebleminded people hide behind to flee from personal responsibility and thought.

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
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Ij
I have studied and read parts of the Bible throughout my life. However, I was never able to read the Bible from beginning to end. I failed each time I tried. I had even tried various Bible reading plans. I think what I lacked at that time was commitment.

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
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MichelleMarie
Jul 31, 2007 MichelleMarie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: every person in the all of creation
Shelves: always-reading
The only book to CHANGE the course of my life. To give me hope, something to feed on, something to guide me when I am lost, something to make me cry, fills me with awe, helps me find words to express and pray
Tina
Sep 28, 2007 Tina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: EVERYONE
Shelves:
I have been reading this book since 1992, the year prior to my salvation January 4, 1993. I love this book above all the books I own. This book is why I live, breathe and have my being. I love Jesus with all my heart and because of Him I am living; la dolce vita ~ "the sweet life." If you want to know more about Jesus, you can visit my blogs at:



http://creatingmemories.typepad.com/c...
I have many blogs on their feel free to browse around.
Tina
Jonathan

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
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Teo Kos
Dec 12, 2010 Teo Kos rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The Holy Bible is a fictional historical epic with elements of fantasy, and the supernatural in general. Epic is a word not out of place here, for the Holy Bible is indeed a very hefty read. There are actually various versions of the texts, the Hebrew and the Christian. I will talk about the Christian edition here, so when I say Holy Bible I will refer to it.

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
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Andy Wakefield
Apr 27, 2007 Andy Wakefield rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
borrrr-ing.
Mf
Jan 28, 2009 Mf rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really interesting, but it tries to hard to be enlightening, the plot moves at a "Lost moses in desert pace" and the prose is a little dull. I am however, looking forward to the authors next work Bible 2: The Son Returns.
Cat *living for the One who breaths life into me*
Aug 07, 2012 Cat *living for the One who breaths life into me* rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone in surch for a purpose
Shelves:
I believe the Bible is the Word of God. I think some will call me crazy but sometimes things don't have to be fully explained to be true. That is kinda the entire point of faith. I also believe there is a God shaped hole in all of us. No matter how hard you try to fill it with money, fame, realtionships, sex, other idols it will NEVER satisfy your soul. You will still be thirsty and searching.


Books I have fully read:

Genesis

Exodus

Ruth

Hosea

Esther

Philemon

1 Peter

Matthew

Mark

Luke

John

1Corinthians

Ephe
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Rhia Frio
Oct 22, 2007 Rhia Frio rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: EVERYONE!
This is my BESTSELLER EVER!!! I started reading the Bible when I was still a High School student, on and off in college and through adulthood! But more and more so now! As in daily! And it is my source of wisdom, strength, guidance, everything. Because the bible is God-breathed! So go and start reading it daily you book worm! And after you've read all it's books, you can read it all over again and still get fresh revelations!
Rebecca
Oct 11, 2010 Rebecca rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone!!!!!!!
Shelves: i-own-it, five-star

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

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Andrew
Jul 08, 2007 Andrew rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
There's too much to be said about this book.

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
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Inder
Oct 08, 2008 Inder is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Inder by: Uh, God?
I'm working on a major project, and I figured, since I've got several books on my currently-reading list that I'm not likely to complete for years, I might as well add another, and share my progress here.

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
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Tom
Jul 26, 2010 Tom rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
a bit dicey in parts, some R-rated stories, too much violence, confusing, getting a PhD in it won't help, changes you when you read it (usually for the better; it's sometimes called "the book that knows me"), begins well ends in terror and joy (see what I mean about confusing?), only valid source of info about Jesus (but will the real Jesus please stand up?), needs an editor, you say you're going to read it straight through and you don't (you skip all the parts you can't pronounce or that bore y ...more
Tristan
Dec 17, 2010 Tristan rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Very unsatisfying fantasy novel. Awful writing, unconvincing and poorly thought out world design, undeveloped or pathetically two-dimensional characters, lack of suspense. Various narrators present accounts that neither correspond well nor create an interesting divergence of point of view where they disagree - the inconsistencies are so poorly used as a storytelling device that they almost appear accidental. Many sections, such as Leviticus, read like the Cetacea chapter of Moby Dick, only worse ...more
roland0_o
It was easier to get through Atlas Shrugged than it was to get through this monster. Yes, all the awesome stories of rape, racism, murder and genocide that you expect to find are there. Getting to them, however, takes plodding reading through pages and pages of repetitive and boring recitations of how super awesome this god guy is. At least the bible has the fun parts, in comparison to the koran, which seems to be an extraction comprised exclusively of these mind-killing passages.

The second part
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Brian
Aug 14, 2010 Brian rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Almost the whole thing is written in third person omniscient. Boring! And the three main characters are so perfect! It would be more believable if some of them had a flaw or two.

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.

Amen.
Nicki Smith
Jun 12, 2007 Nicki Smith rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone!
Shelves:
This is a great read! You'll never want to put it down. It has all the answers you're looking for and is beautifully written by God!
Jason
Aug 31, 2007 Jason marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everybody
i learned why do i live! the purpose of God, the sacrifice of God to the calvary and a lot,lot more
midnightfaerie

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
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Samah

الانسانية ترى يسوع الناصري مولودا كالفقراء عائشا كالمساكين مهانا كالضعفاء
مصلوبا كالمجرمين ...
فتبكيه وترثيه وتندبه
وهذا كل ما تفعله لتكريمه.

منذ تسعة عشر جيلا والبشر يعبدون الضعف بشخص يسوع،
ويسوع كان قويا ولكنهم لا يفهمون معنى القوة الحقيقية.
ماعاش يسوع مسكينا خائفا ولم يمت شاكيا متوجعا
بل عاش ثائرا وصلب متمردا ومات جبارا.

لم يكن يسوع طائرا مكسور الجناحين
بل كان عاصفة هوجاء تكسر بهبوبها جميع الاجنحة المعوجة.
لم يجيء يسوع من وراء الشفق الأزرق ليجعل الالم رمزا للحياة
بلجاء ليجعل الحياة رمزا للحق والحرية.

لم
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Kristine
Apr 28, 2009 Kristine rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Basically the work of tribesman not much different from now: brains baked by the sun, misogynist, scared, righteous, and deluded. And then, sandwiched here and there, beautiful ideas in beautiful language. But why are we still dominated by the thoughts and fears and bias of a culture long gone?
ماهرعبد الرحمن

كتبت هذه الكلمات فى 20 فبراير 2013 وها أنا أعود إليها اليوم لا لكتابة ما وعدت به، فإن الوقت لم يحن بعد، لكن لإضافة رافد مهم فى تكوين ثقافتى عن المسيحية غير تلك التفاسير التى أشرت إليها، وغير كتابات الأب متى، وغير أفضال مكتبة معهد الدراسات الشرقية للآباء الدومنيكان، إلى الأب وليم اليسوعى راهب الفقراء. وهذا بمناسبة قراءتى لكتاب من تحريره عن لاهوت التحرير.. وأنا أعرف عن الأب وليم من زياراتى القليلة لمكتبة الجيزوت وبعض عروض الأفلام من وقت لآخر.ولد الرجل فى قنا 1948 وحصل على ليسانس الفلسفة من آداب ال
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