Kaethe's Reviews > Holy Bible: New International Version
Holy Bible: New International Version
Aug 24, 11
Read in January, 1981
There's a reason why Christians love to recite verse: taken out of context, much of this is compelling and insightful and beautiful. In context, however, it's a big old mess. It is exactly as if people had picked up a bunch of random writings written by different people at different times and tried to stuff them together as one cohesive work. One work that many different people would then try to perfect, changing a word here or there. Trying to read it straight through is a chore, one I don't encourage anyone else to undertake, except perhaps as something-to-do-instead-of-paying-attention-to-the-sermon when you have to do *something* to stay awake or get into trouble with your parents. there is a reason why Henry VIII thought being able to read the Bible would lead to heresy.
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