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The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Bible (Politically Incorrect Guides)

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In the beginning, the Bible triggered a revolution in human thought and later established Western civilization's moral and philosophical foundation. Many people though--from authors to pundits--mock it for their own purposes and political agendas. However, the Bible remains the bestselling book of all time, believed by nearly two billion people (Christians and Jews) to be ...more
Paperback, 262 pages
Published September 18th 2007 by Regnery Publishing
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Mike (the Paladin)
Well, without going into my own beliefs in great detail, this is an interesting book. I've had several of the "Politically Incorrect Guides" around for some time and am just now getting to some of them.

What we get here is a pretty main stream book based in apologetics for basic Christian and Jewish belief. The author using authoritative sources answers and repudiates common arguments and questions that have been commonly raised.

While many will not agree with all the "doctrines" espoused (the bo
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David Schwan
On the surface this book should be a fact filled book about truths concerning the Bible, unfortunately it is not. There are plenty of facts in this book but I get the distinct feeling that there are plenty of facts left out that conflict with the authors views. The author uses some very dubious logic (not unlike certain politically conservative commentators) to make his point.

Reading this book we are left with the view that all Christians share the same beliefs; thus an evangelical Christian sha
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Kym Andrew Robinson
The book starts out from an ill position, it attempts to make relevant the religious texts of the Bible. A theological manuscript it needs no defence nor validation, it is simply a body of work used to help define the customs, rituals, histories and practices of a set theology. If one is a believer then it matters little of the credibility or validity of the book.

What makes the defence worse is that the authour does not really defend anything. Instead, as is often the case, he cherry picks eleme
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Samuel Mercuri
This edition of the Politically Incorrect Guides discusses much of what we know, and don't know, about The Bible. Robert Hutchinson has done his homework on this one, and has produced a book chock full of facts and interesting quotes. The book includes an introduction Chapter, which discusses the claims made by atheists and critics of The Bible, and gives them the opportunity to make their case against it. Then the fun starts.

The book covers archaelogical evidence which supports biblical records
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John
A formidable defense of the Bible against those who would challenge its historicity, authenticity, scientific accuracy, uniqueness, influenciality (I just checked Dictionary.com and discovered that isn't actually a word), infallibility, and moral supremacy. The best thing about this book is also its biggest flaw: it's very broad in scope and covers a whole lot of ground, but is therefore unable to go as in-depth into certain areas as I would have liked. I tend to disagree that Biblical Christian ...more
Summer Munger
While it was rife with excuses for why God is a complete jerk most of the time, it does have a lot of great facts as to why Christianity isn't always the bad guy. Hutchinson could have really won me over with his research if he'd spent a little less time defending mass murder and telling me I should have babies.
Dean

This was a really great and fun read about the big but little known facts about the Bible, I really recommend it! The Bible can be completely trusted.
Matt
I'm Getting ready to read a few book on atheism, so I'm hopping this book will mentally prepare for the mental torture I'm about to put myself through.
Jacob
As I've said before about the P.I.G. series, they're at their best when they spend time making points you might not have considered before to bolster the "politically incorrect" point of view, and at their worst when they engage in bickering with certain individuals holding opposing viewpoints. Although it doesn't start well, this one quickly gets much better and focuses most of its effort on showing how western liberal democratic ideals come from and are shaped largely by a world created by the ...more
Justin
Jesus Christ why? Why did these people publish yet another travesty of literature in the reprehensible politically incorrect series? Like the others before it, this book is a woeful receptacle of half-truths, stereotypes, and outright lies. Let's take a brief look at the claims made on the cover shall we?
"The Bible promotes human freedom"
Well except for those parts that advocate slavery, inequality for women, and brutal, senseless violence.

"The Bible made modern science possible (which is why it
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Paul
This is a very good book for its purposes. It is only fashioned combative apologetics, attacking hostile Enlightenment modernity at every level. I liked it. But I am a conservative theologically.

The book is NOT academic. It had one epithet I found disturbing. The author called Fr. Drinan an idiot. That should have no place, evenin combative apologetics.
Cesáreo Fernández
The Politically Incorrect GuideTM to the Bible

This is a respectful response to skeptics and those who try to denigrate the Bible, covering several of the main topics and quite documented. I will revisit it.
Eric Riddle
Interesting book with solid references. Mr. Hutchinson makes a convincing argument for the importance of the Bible to Western Civilization in general and to the United States in particular.
Void lon iXaarii
I was pretty sure I knew a lot on the subject... and yet this book told me quite a couple of new and veeery interesting things. Some very strong points. One random thing from the book that comes to mind was the unflattering parallel between some modern critics and and a 1st century one... I can't have any respect for people who don't do their homework and talk based on hearsay. I got quite a lot of solid data from this one so I must say I liked it.
Connie
It's nice to see someone explore all the evidence that the Bible is true. The author dismantles, one by one, arguments that the Bible is wholly or in part a work of fiction. Though that sounds dry, he presents it in a lively and entertaining way with sometimes humorous asides. I also enjoyed features like "Books Atheists Would Like to Burn" and quotes from famous scientists, politicians, etc. promoting the Bible.
Donald
Dec 06, 2007 Donald rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone
This entire line of books is incredibly good, chocked full of information you usually don't find in history books or classes, giving new light to "accepted" history.

A very nice overview of the Bible and refutes the charges of anti-religious nuts with fact and quotes from Scripture.
Aaron Carlberg
This is a fun book that I think anyone should be able to understand. Even the first few pages jump out with great quotes and facts. Might even be a good book for a small group to go through who wants to learn some interesting things that most believers should know.
Lorena Walker
Interesting read for people who are into studying the bible from a theological prespective. Though I am Christian, I think it was a little too biased for Christians. It should have discussed both sides more so that Atheists might enjoy it as well!
Amanda
This was not only educational, but also entertaining. I will likely re-read to absorb more of the material, as there was a lot there. I found this to be a well-argued presentation of the impact the Bible has had on humanity.
Atchisson
Kind of like the P.I.G. to American History, it is a great supplemental resource. It can read like The Beginner's Guide to the Bible, but it does impart some interesting facts and information.
Paul
I guess I would have to know what is politically correct to get why there needs to be a book discussing what is PI. The book was confusing and not very in-depth.
Jamie
Great book. A lot of historical data given about the bible and the christian faith.
Ernie Dawson
Pretty good stuff for a non-LDS author. Would recommend reading any PIG book.
Will
Everything you have heard about the Bible (from the New Atheists) is wrong.
Dane
Good, as I recall.
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Robert J. Hutchinson has been a professional writer and author his entire adult life, working both for Christian publications, such as Christianity Today and U.S. Catholic, and for secular magazines and newspapers. He was once the managing editor of Hawaii Magazine and the Hawaii Bureau Chief for The Hollywood Reporter. Hutchinson attended Catholic schools, studied philosophy and French as an unde ...more
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