The Bible is full of not-so-precious moments, from murder and mayhem, to sex and slavery. Instead of turning a blind eye to the difficult (and entertaining) passages of scripture, editors Jennifer Grant and Cathleen Falsani decided to take them head on. An incredible cast of contributors tackles the parts of the Bible that most excite, com for, frustrate, or soothe, with arresting insights like:
What the heck is the book of Revelation really about? (The answer will surprise you.) How do we come to grips with the Bible's troubling (or seemingly troubling) passages about the role of women? Why did the artist of the oldest known picture of Jesus intentionally pain him with a wonky eye--and what does this strange choice tell us about the beauty of imperfection?Unique, earnest, and insightful, this is a fresh, wonderful way to liven up one's "quiet time" with the Bible. It was written by and for Bible-loving Christians, agnostics, skeptics, none-of-the-aboves, and people who aren't afraid to dig deep spiritually, ask hard questions, and have some fun along the way.
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 478 g
Dimensions: 216 x 146 x 34 mm
"This is a sturdy book, a thoroughly satisfying and totally credible book. Well-conceived and well executed, it offers honest words about holy things, which means that it is also a brave book. I, for one, am grateful." "Phyllis Tickle, author, "The Age of the Spirit """
"Cathleen and Jennifer are wonderful writers as well as wonderful people and this collection of wonderful essays is in a word: "Lovely." You thought I was going to say 'wonderful, ' didn't you? I'm AN ENIGMA!!" "Pete Holmes, Comedian and talk show host""
""Disquiet Time "takes us down a thrilling, provocative, and often beautiful path that leads to the deepest parts of ourselves, and the deepest parts of Christ. This book is for folks who don't just want to read the Bible; they want to laugh, wrestle and cry with the Bible. And that's just the place God wants us to be." "Joshua DuBois, former head of the White House Office of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and author of "The President's Devotional"""
""Disquiet Time" is a devotional for humans, a daily reading for the messy, doubt-filled, sometimes irreverent people who love God or hope to some day. Though hinged on some of the Bible's most deranged narratives, [the book]...is strangely comforting, a spiritual hodgepodge that is deep and convicting, hopeful and honest, quirky and wise. For believers, cynics, and misfit souls, "Disquiet Time" is a welcomed invitation to doubt, laugh, fight, debate, and trust." "Matthew Paul Turner, author of "Our Great Big American God" and "Churched"""
"This rich collection of essays is thoughtful, engaging, and provocative. A must-read." "Margaret Feinberg, author of "Wonderstruck """
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