Ninety percent of Americans own a copy of the Bible, and while itâs the most widely read book, itâs also the least understood. Regardless of your religion, understanding the Bible brings much of Western art, literature, and public discourse into greater focusâfrom Leonardo da Vinciâs âLast Supperâ painting to the Wachowski brothersâ The Matrix movies. People have historically turned to religion to deal with tragedy and change, and with the right insight, the Bible can be an accessible, helpful guide to lifeâs big questions.
The Bible For Dummies appeals to people of all faiths, as well as those who donât practice any particular religion, by providing interfaith coverage of the entire Bible and the often fascinating background information that makes the Bible come alive. Youâll find answers to such questions as:
- Where did the Bible come from?
- Who wrote the Bible?
- How is the Bible put together?
Follow the history of the Bible from its beginning thousands of years ago as tattered scrolls to its status as the bestseller of all time. The Bible For Dummies covers these topics and more:
- Ten people in the Bible you should know
- The Hebrew Bible
- The Apocryphaâs hidden treasures
- Whatâs new about the New Testament
- Israelâs wisdom, literature, and love poetry
- The Bibleâs enduring influence
- The prophets: more than fortunetellers
Discover the worldâs all-time bestseller in an entirely new light. Whether youâre interested in broadening your spiritual horizons, uncovering thesymbolism of Western culture, or gaining a deeper understanding of the book you grew up reading, The Bible For Dummies has all the information you need to navigate this ancient and fascinating book.
- Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
- Pub. Date: October 2002
- ISBN-13: 9780764552960
- Sales Rank: 18,468
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