Funny Stuff in the Bible

A Field Trip in the Bible Library

By Phillip D. Johnson

Funny Stuff in the Bible

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  • Pages: 154
  • Publication Date: 10/28/2013
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Funny Stuff in the Bible

A Field Trip in the Bible Library

By Phillip D. Johnson

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781620327296
  • Pages: 154
  • Publication Date: 10/28/2013
  • Retail Price: $20.00
Web Price: $16.00
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  • ISBN: 9781620327296
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  • Publication Date: 10/28/2013
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Web Price: $16.00
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About-

Funny Stuff in the Bible is a field trip through the Bible library hunting for funny stuff. The many stories and other literature in this library were written over a period of a thousand years. This is well known. Thinking of the Bible as a library provides perspective.

Though there are more copies of this library, its writings bound into a single volume, than of any other book in the world, the literature in it is underrated and underenjoyed. It is underenjoyed because of the smog created by the notion that every word is religiously serious and not for enjoyment, let alone laughter. This overlay of morality and religious seriousness makes it difficult to read a particular story as we do other stories in the world. Funny Stuff shakes off these notions to enjoy some stories.

The Bible is a large library. We can only explore a little of it as we look both for stuff that makes us laugh and also things that are strange. We investigate what we come across--stumble on, so to speak. The quest is undertaken in good humor and with light hearts.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"In an age where some regard the Bible as a collection of warnings and admonitions and others treat it as a fine-scale roadmap for every moment between birth and death, Phil Johnson reads it with new spectacles, discovering humor and even lightheartedness in its books and pages. Johnson's work may free the reader to find whole new dimensions in Scripture, and in the process to appreciate it more than ever."
--Thomas Tredway, President Emeritus, Augustana College, Illinois

"I can almost smell the lamb on the skewer filling the night air with aroma and smoke while Jewish nomads tell these ancient tales. Phil invites us to come out of our closets and gives us permission to color outside the lines in telling these stories . . . to discover anew the holy mystery."
--Glen V. Wiberg, Yale Divinity School, North Park Theological Seminary

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Phillip D. Johnson

Bio(s)-

Phillip D. Johnson is Editor Emeritus of Pietisten. Phil has enjoyed a variety of experiences and professions, including pastor, teacher, president of a motel company, and psychologist, and writes regularly in Pietisten. He is self-deployed. "I deploy myself every day," he says. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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