Robert Darden - Reluctant Prophets and Clueless Disciples: Introducing the Bible by Telling Its Stories

Reluctant Prophets and Clueless Disciples: Introducing the Bible by Telling Its Stories by Robert Darden

Tags: Book, Paperback, Individual And Group Bible Study Guides, Bible Studies and Daily Readings
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Genre: Bible Studies and Daily Readings
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 31403
Product Format: Book
ISBN: 0687493951
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Publisher: Dimensions for Living,U.S.
Release Date: 01 Jun 2006

It was once said that all a person has to do to realize God has a very good sense of humor is to look at a platypus. The same sentiment applies to the Bible. The Bible often seems like foreign territory, not only for students encountering it in introductory classes, but also for those who have spent many years in church. To many people, it is an intimidating collection of rules, lists, and theological arguments. But in reality, most of the Bible is made up of fascinating stories. Sometimes they're funny, sometimes they're weird, sometimes they're inspiring, but they're never dull. This college-level introduction invites students into biblical studies through creative, humorous retellings (and a few cartoons here and there) of the basic biblical narratives. The best way to get into the Bible, says Robert F. Darden, is to get to know its stories. In this new approach to introducing the Bible to students, Darden covers the major biblical stories and characters, retelling them in such a way as to bring out their original humor and pathos, and inviting the student to encounter them more fully by moving into the text itself. "[I]n Reluctant Prophets, Darden sets out to make the Bible's basic narratives vital - in ways that clarify them, for those who find them obscure, or that refresh them, for those overly familiar with the material. . . . [H]e invites the reader to encounter the stories more fully by moving into the Bible itself." --By Terri Jo Ryan, Tribune-Herald (Waco Texas)

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