How NOT to read the Bible

The new cultural narrative regarding the Bible no longer says it’s irrelevant. Now the cultural narrative says the Bible is evil. In Episode 24 of Dents in the Darkness, NEC’s president Dan Nichols and WIVH/WRGN’s general manager Tim Madeira interview Pastor Dan Kimball about his new book, How (Not) to Read the Bible. It helps unbelievers and believers alike understand the Bible better in a rapidly growing anti-Christian culture.

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About the book

How (Not) to Read the Bible: Making Sense of the Anti-women, Anti-science, Pro-violence, Pro-slavery and Other Crazy-Sounding Parts of Scripture

Is reading the Bible the fastest way to lose your faith? For centuries, the Bible was called “the Good Book,” a moral and religious text that guides us into a relationship with God and shows us the right way to live. Today, however, some people argue the Bible is outdated and harmful, with many Christians unaware of some of the odd and disturbing things the Bible says.

Whether you are a Christian, a doubter, or someone exploring the Bible for the first time, bestselling author Dan Kimball guides you step-by-step in how to make sense of these difficult and disturbing Bible passages. Filled with stories, visual illustrations, and memes reflecting popular cultural objections, How (Not) to Read the Bible is a lifeline for individuals who are confused or discouraged with questions about the Bible. It also works great as a small-group study or sermon series.