God's Dangerous Book: The Surprising History of the World'd Most Radical Book

God's Dangerous Book: The Surprising History of the World'd Most Radical Book

by Nick Page
     
 

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God's Dangerous Book is the dramatic story of the history of the Bible. More, its a book about how the Bible has always been a dangerous, provocative text. The Bible is more than just a piece of literature. It's a challenge, an inspiration, a wild, unsettling mandate for revolutionary behaviour. And that is exactly how people have used it over the years - for

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God's Dangerous Book is the dramatic story of the history of the Bible. More, its a book about how the Bible has always been a dangerous, provocative text. The Bible is more than just a piece of literature. It's a challenge, an inspiration, a wild, unsettling mandate for revolutionary behaviour. And that is exactly how people have used it over the years - for good and ill.

Uniquely presented, God's Dangerous Book draws together story and scholarship with lively accounts of the people, powers and incidents involved in bringing the Bible, in the language of the people, into English. Informative, thought-provoking and very readable, this is a book that will help you discover the story behind the world's bestseller. It tells how the Bible was created, how it became a best-selling book and the effects it had on those who encountered it. Through a discussion of democracy and literacy, learning and communication this book shows how the Bible is, above all, about freedom and why Gandhi described God's book as 'containing enough dynamite to blow all civilisation to pieces.'

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780780061
Publisher:
Authentic Publishers
Publication date:
04/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
321,524
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

Nick Page is a writer, information designer, and creative consultant. He has written a number of books, including street life; The Tabloid Bible; Lord Minimus; BLUE; The Church Invisible; The Longest Week:the truth about Jesus Last Days and The Wrong Messiah: the truth of Jesus of Nazareth

He also writes regular articles for Youthwalk, Christianity and Renewal, and works for a number of charities and NGOs. He and his wife, Claire, have three daughters and live in Eynsham in Oxfordshire, England.

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