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Arily chuckleThis wisdom approach to the Bible invites readers to accept a sacred responsibility Enn s terminology to iscern the right and it s not as easy as simply following the rulesIf you re struggling to reconcile your Christian faith with the world you live in How the Bible Actually Works will be a helpful and encouraging tool for your journeyBring your sense of humor The author s approach of using examples from the Old Testament to Toward a critical realist reading of African and African diaspora literatures. demonstrate how Judaism evolved over time makes a lot of sense Wellone Disclosure I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion which I always enjoy giving and frankly would have shared for free HarperOnePartnerI came to this book already a fan of author Peter Enns I had already read his book The I m not an expert theologian a professional writer or someone who has a significant impact on A WEALTH OF ACADEMIC IELTS ESSAYS determining the course of others faith as in being ordained or a teacher so it was a privilege to be included in the launch team for which I received a complimentary advanced copy of How the Bible Actually Works There are so manyetailed reviews with excerpts and analysis I won t compete I m a regular ordinary Christian Catholic to be exact and that s ok this book is for people like me I have an insatiable curiosity to learn and understand Dangerously in Love different perspectives even if in the end Ion t agree with everything I BWWM (Interracial Romance BWWM African American Multicultural Romance) don t even agree with myself some of the timeFor some people what they ve heard about Peter Enns work might have given them a secondhand first impression that his ideas are wrong scary or should be avoided Pete makes you think he makes you laugh and I bet you ll learn something new even if youon t want to This book may not be for those who prefer to stay in their own lane and read like minded material in their chosen comfort zone and that s ok There s already plenty out there for those folks and there s nothing wrong with that But growth Accuracy and Stability of Numerical Algorithms doesn t come without growing pains For those of us hungry to learn to see things in aifferent way and maybe try a new key for the locked 10 Mindsets That Can Cause Drug and Alcohol Addiction and Mess up Sobriety door we ve been struggling to open this book just might be what you re looking for Even if itoesn t end up being the key you needed it might be enough to re charge you for your continued journey And isn t this what s it s all about The journey Over the last couple of years there has been a profound shift that has occurred with how we understand the Bible it s applicability for our Alchemy Ever After day and age and the lasting value that it continues to have Books like Rob Bell s What is the Bible and Rachel Held Evans Inspired have sparked a renewed interested among not just those who have possibly walked away from the Bible or those who struggle with the balance of ancientocuments in a modern My Academia day world but also among those who are not familiar with the wisdom found within it s pages Pete Enns brand new book How the Bible Actually Works brings continued life to theiscussion of allowing the Bible to help us understand the ways of GodLike no one else Enns uses his uniue ability to The Alchemy of Color Knitting: The Art and Technique of Mastering Exquisite Palettes dig into the weeds of Biblical information in a way that everyday normal people like myself can understand exactly what he is attempting to communicate without feeling as if theepth of information has overtaken them like uicksand His snark and humor is able to iffuse the tension of harsh critics and cause raving fans to reach for a box of Kleenex
TO DRY TEARS OF LAUGHTERMORE THANdry tears of laughterMore than else one will seldom find such a learned scholar that isplays the humility and passion for sacred text that Pete showcases If you re looking for a book that AFRICAN AMERICAN URBAN demonizes groups of people attacks believing Christians or belittles those who see thingsifferently How the Bible Actually Works is NOT the book for you This book is filled with compassion and a goal to help readers with the ever present task of understanding a collection of Ajax in Action documents books and letters thousands of years old in a 21st century worldThe bookoes not shy away from the task of grappling with The Gnostic Religion differences perceived mistakes and varyingiscrepancies but helps to bring clarification that propels the reader forward on their journey with God and the BibleIn a world that sees reading of the Bible in steep Computational Molecular Biology: An Algorithmic Approach (Computational Molecular Biology) decline this book has the ability to turn the tide and help all of us recognize that we are on a continual journey toiscover who God is and the pages of the Bible Mocktails demonstrate this path of wisdomNote Iid receive a free advanced copy of this book as a part of my participation with HarperOne and the launch team of How the Bible Works harperonepartner wisebible howthebibleactuallyworksFor the purpose of full Clojure In Action disclosure I received an advance free copy of this book from HarperOne as part of the launch teamI have to admit I fully expected it to be The Bible Tells Me So Part 2 I was wrong I am only a couple of chapters in but How the Bible Actually Works is about how to find the wisdom in this ancient ambiguous andiverse book that many of us grew up thinking we knew I look
forward to igging further into thi. What interferes with our readingRather than considering the Bibleto igging further into thi. What interferes with our readingRather than considering the Bible an ancient book weighed BWWM (Interracial Romance BWWM African American Multicultural Romance) *2 (Interracial Romance BWWM African American Multicultural Romance) *2: Billionaires Secret Baby (BWWM Secret Baby Romance Contemporary Romance) down with problems flaws and contradictions that must beefended by modern readers Enns offers a vision of the holy scriptures as an inspired and empowering resource to help us better understand how to live as a person of faith todayHow the Bible Actually Works makes clear that there is no one right way to read the Bible Moving us beyond the BWWM (An African American Romance) (BWWM Paranormal Scifi Romance) damaging idea that “being right” is the most important measure of faith Enns’s freeing approach to Bible study helps us to instead focus on pursuing enlightenment and building our relationship with God which is exactly what the Bible wasesigned to o. Why We Need This NowI attend what most would call an evangelical church While there are lots of ways to efine that for the purpose of this book s topic my church s statement of belief on the Bible a relatively standard evangelical one goes like this The Bible containing 66 books of the Old and New Testaments is the infallible Word of God written under inspiration of the Holy Spirit and having supreme and final authority on all matters to which it speaks It is without error in the original manuscripts and contains all the words God intended for His people to have in order to trust and obey Him If I had written this I would have had to cut some parts entirely and add asterisks to almost everything that remained For example Why 66 Not even Christians agree on that and Original manuscripts We Aliens Rogue Aliens don t have those and I thought it was JESUS who was supposed to be the Word of God Shouldn t the Bible just be pointing us to Him and Whatoes inspiration mean in this case and What Eşti cool şi dacă vorbeşti corect did Christianso before they had the Bible Not to mention the uestions I have about the Bible s historicity its literal interpretations its ancient pseudo science and its mythology yes mythologyIn summary my relationship with the Bible lately has been complicated at best I suppose this is why no one is knocking Fall for You down myoor asking me to be an elder Not that I m askingThe latest book from Old Testament Scholar and Serious Snark Expert Pete Enns is full of asterisks There s even an asterisk in the title Of course some authors use even footnotes than he Money Blues to Blue Money does but you ll enjoy theiverse flavor of his footnoting styleI read Enns s The Bible Tells Me So Why Defending Scripture Has Made Us Unable to Read It recently and it was incredibly refreshing It presented a well needed criticism on the modern evangelical Biblicist reading of the scriptures favoring a informed and realistic approach toward understanding what we should or should not try to make the Bible Facial Action Coding SystemInvestigator's Guide Part 16701 do for us While that book largely worked on breaking apart the box we veecided to shove the Bible into this book shatters the mold entirely and shows us what it looks like to really use the Bible for its actual purpose which he argues from the title on is to lead us to Wisdom After all he says God is not a helicopter parent He wants us to walk with Him not just cite him in footnotes I am aware of the irony of this analogy having just iscussed the value of footnotes Enns analyzes the three fea The first time I bought Pete s book The Sin of Certainty I was so frightened by it I threw it away Not kidding I had to go buy it again after my heart stopped skipping beats so ka ching Pete you sold that one twice I have now read all of Pete s books and this is another gem Pete s very funny and easily accessible commentary on how the Bible leads us to wisdom and not a list of facts we must believe is a refreshing view of Scripture My
Main Takeaways From This Journeytakeaways from this journey we are to love the Lord with our minds on t put your intelligence on hold to conform to some octrine 2 uestions are nothing to be afraid of and are actually encouraged by God and 3 Jesus is so much amazing than I had been lead to believe Buy this book if you have a sense of humor are
open to having your views challenged Full isclosure I received an advanceto having your views challenged Full isclosure I received an advance of this book from HarperOne First of all I am part of the launch team for How the Bible Actually Works by Pete Enns so I received an advance
reader copy from HarperOne I have engaged with Pete s work for thecopy from HarperOne I have engaged with Pete s work for the few years and am a regular listener to his podcastThis book efinitely achieves its goal of taking the listener through a fast paced and humor laced overview of how the Bible reveals itself to be an ongoing conversation about God a conversation that is contained within and constrained by the varying cultures and worldviews in which the books were written Enns Alien does a masterful job of walking his readers through the key points of that conversation and shows how the Biblical writers found the wisdom to repackage the truths about God to speak to their own time Learning how to obtain the wisdom to repackage those truths is according to Enns the purpose of the Bible If there is one tweak I would make to the argument of the book it would be in regards to the spiritual world Enns shows that the presentation of the spiritual world made aramatic shift after the Babylonian exile and between the Old and New Testaments The choice to be made is whether that shift is Agriculture in Qajar Iran due totally to a reimagining by the Biblical writers that included new spiritual entities good and evil created to help explain their current situation or a possible increased revelation regarding theetails of the spiritual world Enns is not clear at least in this book which choice he would makeMy favorite uote from the book I ve learned by reading the Bible again and again to accept and be grateful for this messy Bible we have which African American Literature in Transition, 1830-1850 drives us as I ve been saying away from thinking of it as a stagnant pond of rules and regulations and toward thinking of it as a fl. Controversial evangelical Bible scholar popular blogger and podcast host of The Bible for Normal People and author of The Bible Tells Me So and The Sin of Certainty explains that the Bible is not an instruction manual or rule book but a powerful learning tool that nurtures our spiritual growth by refusing to provide us with easy answers but instead forces us to acuire wisdom For many Christians the Bible is a how to manual filled with literal truths about belief about God that must be strictly followed But the Bible is not static Peter Enns argues Itoes not hold easy answers to the perplexing uestions and issues that confront us in our À quoi rêvent les algorithmes daily lives Rather the Bible is aynamic instrum. .
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to step in and be refreshed anew every ay in following Jesus here and nowstep in and be refreshed anew every ay in following Jesus here and now s clear that Enns sees the life ministry and proclamation of Jesus as the high mark of the Bible s interplay with wisdom However he encourages us as modern readers to continue to employ the wisdom of repackaging found in the Bible to speak its message to our time and place Having been raised Methodist in the Bible Belt I carried always an awareness that I read the Bible Spare the Child: The Religious Roots of Punishment and the Psychological Impact of Physical Abuse differently from many of my neighbors of the sola scriptura tradition whose various Statements of Faith insist upon the Book s inerrancy and infallibility I have also watched some Evangelical fundamentalists raised in that tradition awakened by cognitiveissonance as they confront social issues in a postmodern world or when they encounter ambiguity and contradictions in the Bible abandon it as a no longer reliable record of God s truth purpose and actions Reading How the Bible Actually Works may indeed cause apologists for the Bible as inerrant and infallible rule book to suirm uncomfortably even become enraged as Enns masterfully illustrates the many absurdities one must accept in order to take the Bible literally With eual mastery he supports and fleshes out his proposition that the Bible s purpose is to steer us away from absurdity toward wisdom The again Methodist writers of the Junaluska Affirmation wisely and after all Enns writes here about Wisdom as the Bible s endgame rejected the words inerrant and infallible in favor of the statement The authority of Scripture Managing Activism A Guide to Dealing with Activists and Pressure Groups derives from the fact that God through His Spirit inspired the authors causing them to perceive God s truth and record it with accuracy Since my youth I have mainly approached the Bible accordingly It seems to me that Pete Enns has gone andone likewise The Bible Tells Me So Enns earlier book in this trilogy with The Sin of Certainty was an affirmation for me and others who love the Bible yet hold loosely to certainty over its every nuance In How the Bible Actually Works Enns offers insight into how perceiving God s truth reuired the writers to update or upgrade the record over time as their perception of God s truth Faith Into Action: Thoughts on Selected Topics developed and shifted Feeling as if I was already very much on the same page as Peter Enns this bookoesn t change how the Bible actually works for me I found rather that it offers wisdom for approaching Alien Generals Chosen Brion Brides discussions about the Bible with those who have been conditioned to expect it to work infallibly and inerrantly I cannot help wishing others of my acuaintance would read this book and take at least some small something away from it that would make it easier to have a conversation I wouldefinitely recommend this book for those who find themselves in a period of econstructing traditions as they try to reconcile their beliefs about scriptural inspiration with what
they perceive to be God s truth for a rapidly changingperceive to be God s truth for a rapidly changing something Enns says is already happening within the Bible itself In a nutshell By understanding the Bible is not a set in stone rule book we let it shepherd us toward wisdom as we accept its ambiguity By embracing the Bible as a book of wisdom perhaps all of us who love it might come into a greater understanding of how it brings the faith story of the past into the present and helps us iscern what God is Alcohol Fuel: A Guide to Making and Using Ethanol as a Renewable Fuel doing here and now PeterEnns style footnotes which may or may not be an effort at humor or contain sarcasm youecide PS Pete scored the last half star needed to raise my rating to five stars by mentioning the Wesleyan uadrilateral Harper One provided a free Advance Reader copy and I offer this review as a voluntary member of the Launch Team for How the Bible Actually Works I appreciate it so much I have pre ordered a copy of the final print version How we approach the Bible is perhaps the most critical issue facing Christianity today After Uprising Emerge Series decades of falling in line behind the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy people are leaving the church inroves because the tension between the world in which we live and this hard line approach to the Bible is too great Churchgoers are finding that1 The usual explanations for Biblical contradictions are intellectually inadeuate when you Greenes Farevvell to Follie Sent to Courtiers and Scholers, as a President to Warne Them from the Vaine Delights, That Drawes Youth on to Repentance. Robert Greene. Vtriusq[ue] Academia in Artibus Magister. (1617) dig beyond the surface and challenge the pat answers given by popular authority figures2 The topics of evolution same sex relationships and women s roles are being treated like elephants in the room to be gingerly skirted around at best3 They feel as if they can t call themselves Christian any if theyon t line up behind the right answers being given from within the church How the Bible Actually Works helps to cut this tensionIt aims to Dare To Be Hero demonstrate that the Bible actually works to lead people into wisdom the ability to act right for our time place and situation instead of being a static never changing rule book Enns accomplishes this using his insightful knowledge as a Biblical scholar in a way that s clear and easy to understand As a bonus hisry sarcasm and aptly placed footnotes will
make you involunt. Ent for study that not only offers an abundance of insightsyou involunt. Ent for study that not only offers an abundance of insights provokes us to find our own answers to spiritual uestions cultivating God’s wisdom within us“The Bible becomes a confusing mess when we expect it to function as a rulebook for faith But when we allow the Bible to Sedition and Alchemy: A Biography of John Cale determine our expectations we see that Wisdom not answers is the Bible’s true subject matter” writes Enns Thisistinction he points out is important because when we come to the Bible expecting it to be a textbook intended by God to give us unwavering certainty about our faith we are actually creating problems for ourselves The Bible in other words really isn’t the problem; having the wrong expectation is.