Brendan Powell Smith has spent the last decade creating nearly 5,000 scenes from the bible—with Legos. His wonderfully original sets are featured on his website, Bricktestament.com, but for the first time 1,500 photographs of these creative designs—depicting the Old Testament from Earth´s creation to the Books of Kings—are brought together in book format. The Holy Bible is complex; sometimes dark, and other times joyous, and Smith´s masterful work is a far cry from what a small child might build. The beauty of The Brick Bible is that everyone, from the devout to nonbelievers, will find something breathtaking, fascinating, or entertaining within this collection. Smith´s subtle touch brings out the nuances of each scene and makes you reconsider the way you look at Legos—it´s something that needs to be seen to be believed.
The Bible has over 31,000 verses in it andmost people aren´t going to read all of them. So, I´ve done it for them. I´ve gathered some of the mostinformative verses in the Bible and put them in this book. I´ve added some notes that explain them. And that makes A Crash Course in the Bible an excellent introduction to the Bible.If you study these Bible versesand take them to heart, they will add years to your life. They will comfort you and give you peace, And they will change your life forever,WARNING: This book contains the pure, unfiltered word of God. And repeated exposure to God´s word has the following side-effects: It causes faith to arise in your heart. It renews your mind and it makes you wise.
A uniquely ambitious study of the Bible´s creation: how it came to be written, how its contents were selected - and how it really relates to the religions that endorse it The Bible is the central book of Western culture. For the two faiths which hold it sacred, it is the bedrock of their religion, a singular authority on what to believe and how to live. For non-believers too, it has a commanding status: it is one of the great works of world literature, woven to an unparalleled degree into our language and thought. This book tells the story of the Bible, explaining how it came to be constructed and how it has been understood, from its remote beginnings down to the present. John Barton describes how the narratives, laws, proverbs, prophecies, poems and letters which comprise the Bible were written and when, what we know - and what we cannot know - about their authors and what they might have meant, as well as how these extraordinarily disparate writings relate to each other. His incisive readings shed new light on even the most familiar passages, exposing not only the sources and traditions behind them, but also the busy hands of the scribes and editors who assembled and reshaped them. Untangling the process by which some texts which were regarded as holy, became canonical and were included, and others didn´t, Barton demonstrates that the Bible is not the fixed text it is often perceived to be, but the result of a long and intriguing evolution. Tracing its dissemination, translation and interpretation in Judaism and Christianity from Antiquity to the rise of modern biblical scholarship, Barton elucidates how meaning has both been drawn from the Bible and imposed upon it. Part of the book´s originality is to illuminate the gap between religion and scripture, the ways in which neither maps exactly onto the other, and how religious thinkers from Augustine to Luther and Spinoza have reckoned with this. Barton shows that if we are to regard the Bible as ´authoritative´, it cannot be as believers have so often done in the past.
The Bible has over 31,000 verses in it and most people aren´t going to read them all. So, I´ve done it for them. I´ve gathered some of the most informative verses in the Bible and put them together in this book. I´ve added some notes that explain them. And that makes A Crash Course in the Bible an excellent introduction to the Bible. If you study these Bible verses and take them to heart, they will add years to your life. They will comfort you and give you peace. And they will change your life forever. WARNING: This book contains the pure, unfiltered word of God. And repeated exposure to God´s word has the following side effects: It causes faith to arise in your heart. It renews your mind and it makes you wise.
The New York Times bestselling author Rob Bell, using his inspired and inquisitive approach, focuses on the most widely read book of all time. He provides surprising insights and answers about how the Bible actually works as a source of faith and guidance, showing a brand-new way of reading this sacred text.