Customer Reviews for

Fools, Liars, Cheaters, and Other Bible Heroes

Average Rating 5
( 2 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(2)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 2 review with 5 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1
  • Posted July 26, 2012

    Who would have thought that a "religious book" would b

    Who would have thought that a "religious book" would be such an enjoyable read. Barbara Hosbach has taken the stories of 28 Bible "Fools, Liars, and Cheaters" and shown how God has acted through them to pass along the message that you don't have to spend your life in sackcloth and ashes to be an instrument of God's message. This book takes these "ordinary" bible individuals and shows through her writing how God chose these people to help spread His message. Each chapter starts with the bible story itself and is followed by the author's own insight into the story and how it relates to today and our lives. The best part of each chapter is the last section which poses some situations for the reader to put themselves into in order to examine how they would react if put into the same situations as the chapter subject.

    A great book for discussion groups and, in my opinion, for anyone interested in reading a down to earth book about God's love for us.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted July 23, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    Quality writing, unique focus

    Barbara Hosbach begins her book of bible heroes with two familiar passages from scripture in which banquet hosts ordered their servants to scour the streets, alleys, highways, and hedgerows for guests to replace those who had declined the invitation. The last-minute guests were physically poor, blind, crippled, and lame. We must assume some were also of flawed character and lacking in both intellectual prowess and social graces. In “Fools, Liars, Cheaters...” Hosbach presents 28 individuals from scripture who accepted God’s invitation despite their shortcomings and circumstances. The author suggests that we look upon these heroes as models for our lives today. Each chapter of Fools, Liars, Cheaters opens with a passage from scripture, then provides some historical perspective, a reflection on how the story applies today, and several discussion questions. For example, personal loyalty and political correctness dominate the chapter on Ruth (Ruth 1:1-19). In summary, the widow Ruth follows her widowed mother-in-law, Naomi, home to Israel, where Ruth was a foreigner rather than returning to her own home as tradition dictated. Ruth humbles herself, submitting to custom including marrying a relative of Naomi’s dead husband and bearing a son (Obed, who became the grandfather of King David). In her reflection, Hosbach points out that (1) God works through whomever he chooses, (2) long-term spouses who remain faithful demonstrate heroic loyalty, and (3) heroic loyalty is sometimes required when our values are threatened. This work, with its quality writing and unique focus, is suitable for individuals, faith-sharing groups, and catechists.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 2 review with 5 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1