Big Dummies of the Bible: And How You Can Avoid Being A Dummy Too [NOOK Book]

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Have you ever done something so dumb you wince at the thought of it? Well, you're not alone. The Bible is full of characters who made some shockingly dumb moves. Here are a few examples:



  • A guy who sold his right to his family's estate for a bowl of soup.

  • The couple who had the pleasure of having no rules, no boundaries--except one . . ...
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Overview

Have you ever done something so dumb you wince at the thought of it? Well, you're not alone. The Bible is full of characters who made some shockingly dumb moves. Here are a few examples:



  • A guy who sold his right to his family's estate for a bowl of soup.

  • The couple who had the pleasure of having no rules, no boundaries--except one . . . a rule they decided to break anyway.

  • The guy who fell in love with a woman who clearly was doing her best to have him killed.


In Big Dummies of the Bible, bestselling author Stephen Miller shows readers some shockingly dumb moves by men and women of the Bible. Yet thousands of years later, we're still making the same mistakes, and the results often turn out to be as grievous now as they were for these biblical characters. Miller teaches us how to avoid these mistakes and the inevitable accompanying pain and heartache.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781418514594
  • Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/23/2005
  • Sold by: THOMAS NELSON
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 164
  • File size: 379 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2012

    GREAT

    I loved this book. It took characters from the Bible and showed the mistakes they made and the lessons that we could learn from their mistakes. It really made me think and laugh, plus it was a good review of popular Bible stories but from a different angle. It also made me realize that everyone, even people we consider heros, have flaws and make errors too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2006

    big dummies

    Stephen Miller¿s book, Big Dummies of the Bible, is an enjoyable educational experience. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to gain a better understanding of biblical characters. As the book jacket tells us, probably the most important reason we might want to read this book is for the insight it gives us into how people respond to God. I also appreciated the personal illustrations Miller included, as well as the questions at the end of each chapter. While it¿s reassuring to know that the great men and women of the Bible have done dumb things too, this is more of a cautionary book. As I read Miller¿s retellings of these stories, I found myself reflecting on the lack of vision of some of these people--like David, who had everything anyone could have wanted, yet for all that, he still managed to misuse his power. Yet, because he was willing to take responsibility for his mistakes, God¿s mercy becomes a major part of his story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2005

    Learn from the mistakes of others - then you don't have to do them yourself!

    ¿Big dummies of the Bible¿ is a very interesting book that describes in a humorous way some dumb people in the bible and their dumb decisions they made. Each chapter has got a part called ¿Learning from the mistake¿. So Stephen M. Miller describes what we can learn today from the mistakes people made 2000 years ago ¿ and it¿s fascinating to see how much we can learn from them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2005

    Don't read this book alone

    Stephen Miller's Big Dummies of the Bible is the quintessential book for a discussion group. Hot topics. Great background information. Fun to read. Written with a big dollop of humor. This book deals with the 'S' word in a 21st century way that even a fellow dummy can understand. Rev. Bill Calvin

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2005

    Great Book!

    What a great resource! Short and pithy insights into some of the most famous and infamous characters in the Bible. The author has sprinkled his insights with a liberal dose of humor which is very refreshing. This book would be a great one to use for discussion for Bible studies and small group gatherings. It¿s easily understandable to the believer and non-believer alike. It¿s encouraging to know that these people are the ones God chose to build His kingdom with. A great reminder that God uses the likes of you and me, as well, to build His kingdom!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2005

    An enjoyable read- a helpful resource!

    Chock full of interestingly provocative insights into the stories of God¿s people (let¿s just say that I am glad that my personally dumb stories are not told in the Bible)! Thankfully, Big Dummies of the Bible doesn¿t just reveal the dumb moves of our predecessors, it offers hope for us that by our dim moments and decisions, God is not hindered in love and hope expressed to us! Highly recommended for personal inspiration and reflection, as well as an excellent resource for group Bible study- there are wonderful insights and observations of the personal Biblical stories within their context and ours, as well as questions for each chapter helping us to think through avoiding our own dumb moments! Big Dummies of the Bible is wonderfully fun, and easy to read!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2005

    A great Bible study book

    Big Dummies of the Bible is another great book by best-selling author Stephen M. Miller. Not only does it tell stories from the Bible that most people don't know about, but it does it in an interesting and humerous way. It provides many examples of how everyone is human. And humans make mistakes. It is in our nature. Now, I don¿t know about you, but when someone tells me, ¿just learn from your mistake¿ or ¿take this problem and use it to make you a stronger and better person¿ I think to myself, ¿Ha, much easier said than done.¿ But, this book helped me to put some things into perspective in order for me to do just that¿to take whatever kind of mistake I make, whether big or small, and let it be a lesson for the future. It¿s also nice to know that there are people out there that do dumber things than me.

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