Inspired Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again


How much do I want to read more? 5/10

Hmm I don't relate and don't connect with the author's introduction. It's surely fun to compare the Bible with a fairy tale books slaying monsters and saving princess. But it's like her and I are living in two different world when she's talking about God and the Bible. A painful read.
It might still be interesting to read what she has to says. She's knowledgeable about the Bible, I'm not.

First Chapter: God doesn't need a temple, the world is his creation and his home. And he lives in our heart.


INTRODUCTION - “ONCE UPON A TIME . . .”

cited by everyone from William Blake to Beyoncé. The Bible has been translated into more than two thousand languages, its tales inspiring the art of Shakespeare and Steinbeck, Zora Neale Hurston and Blind Willie Johnson. Its words are etched into our gravestones, scribbled onto the white posters we carry into picket lines, and strategically incorporated into our dating profiles.

God is still breathing. The Bible is both inspired and inspiring.

THE TEMPLE

When God reached the seventh day, God saw that creation was in order. Everything was in the right place. The work was finished, and all of it was good. So on the seventh day God rested, which is why we rest today.
Our God’s home is the whole earth. God rests and rules everywhere.
“‘The only thing I want,’ says the Lord, ‘are people with humble and contrite hearts, people who observe my ways. In the presence of those people I will make my home.’”

1 - ORIGIN STORIES