The Bible for Grown-Ups: A New Look at the Good Book (Paperback)
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The Bible for Grown-Ups: A New Look at the Good Book (Paperback)

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Published: 07/09/2017
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'Loveday's case is that the mantle of historical truth and divine authority has placed upon the Bible an intolerable weight, crushing it as a creative work of immense imaginative and inspirational power. His argument is both fascinating and persuasive.' Matthew Parris

The Bible for Grown-Ups neither requires, nor rejects, belief. It sets out to help intelligent adults make sense of the Bible - a book that is too large to swallow whole, yet too important in our history and culture to spit out.

Why do the creation stories in Genesis contradict each other? Did the Exodus really happen? Was King David a historical figure? Why is Matthew's account of the birth of Jesus so different from Luke's? Why was St Paul so rude about St Peter? Every Biblical author wrote for their own time, and their own audience. In short, nothing in the Bible is quite what it seems.

Literary critic Simon Loveday's book - a labour of love that has taken over a decade to write - is a thrilling read, for Christians and anyone else, which will overturn everything you thought you knew about the Good Book.

Publisher: Icon Books
ISBN: 9781785782633
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 213 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

A hymn to an irrepressible longing in the human spirit for higher meaning ... Loveday writes with a clarity that is little short of gripping. - Matthew Parris, Spectator

Loveday intelligently and successfully assesses the Bible in ways that are accessible and useful for those with open, inquiring minds. - Publishers Weekly

Loveday's case is that the mantle of historical truth and divine authority has placed upon the Bible an intolerable weight, crushing it as a creative work of immense imaginative and inspirational power. His argument is both fascinating and persuasive. - Matthew Parris

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Everyone should read this book. How the origins of western civilisation came about are clearly set out without bias. It creates an urge to look again at the bible and find out how much you really know about it.... More

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