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The answers to these questions and dozens of others, both amusing and serious, can be found in Summon's Christian Miscellany. Parminder Summon, a practicing Christian and an avid collector of trivia and curiosities, takes a lighthearted journey through Christian history and culture and discloses the funny, obscure, and ...
The answers to these questions and dozens of others, both amusing and serious, can be found in Summon's Christian Miscellany. Parminder Summon, a practicing Christian and an avid collector of trivia and curiosities, takes a lighthearted journey through Christian history and culture and discloses the funny, obscure, and sometimes bizarre things they never teach in Sunday school, including:
Summon's Christian Miscellany, this collection of "things you didn't know you didn't know," is at once an addictive diversion and a fascinating compilation of intriguing, little-known facts.
John 3:16 in Various Languages
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Want so lief het God die wereld gehad, dat Hy sy eniggebore Seun gegee het, sodat elkeen wat in Hom glo, nie verlore mag gaan nie, maar die ewige lewe kan he.
Thi saledes elskede Gud verden, at han gav sin Son den enbarne, for at enhver, som tror pa ham, ikke skal fortabes, men have evigt liv.
Silla niin on Jumala maailmaa rakastanut, etta han antoi ainokaisen Poikansa, ettei yksikaan, joka haneen uskoo, hukkuisi, vaan hanella olisi iankaikkinen elama.
Car Dieu a tant aime le monde qu'il a donne son Fils unique, afin que quiconque croit en lui ne perisse point, mais qu'il ait la vie eternelle.
Denn also hat Gott die Welt geliebt, da§ er seinen eingebornen Sohn gab, auf da§ alle, die an ihn glauben, nicht verloren werden, sondern das ewige Leben haben.
Dio infatti ha tanto amato il mondo da dare il suo Figlio unigenito, perche chiunque crede in lui non muoia, ma abbia la vita eterna.
Porque Deus amou o mundo de tal maneira, que deu o seu Filho unigenito, para que todo aquele que nele cre n‹o pereca, mas tenha a vida eterna.
Porque de tal manera amo Dios al mundo, que ha dado a su Hijo unigenito, para que todo aquel que en el cree no se pierda, mas tenga vida eterna.
Ty sa alskade Gud varlden, att han utgav sin enfodde Son, pa det att var och en som tror pa honom skallicke forgas, utan hava evigt liv.
Canys felly y carodd Duw y byd, fel y rhoddodd efe ei unig-anedig Fab, fel na choller pwy bynnag a gredo ynddo ef, ond caffael ohono fywyd tragwyddol.
Ten Commandments For The Road From The Christian Road Safety Association:
1. Begin with a prayer.
2. If you start late, arrive late.
3. Alcohol is for the radiator, not the operator.
4. If entry into the flow of traffic is facilitated by the courtesy of another driver, wave in appreciation.
5. If you have inadvertently endangered the safe passage of another vehicle, wave as an apology.
6. Make it easy for aggressive opportunity snatchers to get ahead of you - far ahead.
7. Drive so that the sudden appearance of a police patrol car is a pleasant sight.
8. Give plenty of space to cars marked with dents.
9. Never accelerate, and decelerate if advisable, when another car wishes to enter your lane.
10. End every trip with a prayer of thanksgiving.
Sir Cliff Richard
Born: October 14, 1940, in Lucknow, India
First performance: July 14, 1956, with the Quintones
Name change: April 1958 from Harry Webb to Cliff Richard
First recording session: July 1958 - Cliff Richard and the Drifters (who later renamed themselves the Shadows)
First number-one single: July 1959 - "Move It"/"Living Doll"
First number-one album: October 1961 - 21 Today
Conversion to Christianity: June 26, 1966
Summary of recording career:
Chart Weeks on chart
Singles chart 1,157
Album chart 808
Video chart 515
EP chart 432
Cliff's total worldwide sales now exceed 260 million.
The Bible and Shakespeare
That ye may be blameless, and
pure, & the sonnes of God
without rebuke in the middes
of a naughtie and crooked
nation, among whome ye shine
as lights in the world.
The Merchant of Venice
Act 5, Scene 1 (61-62)
How far that little candle
throws his beam!
So shines a good deed in a
Now if I do what I do not want
to do, it is no longer I who do
it, but it is sin living in me that
Act 5, Scene 2 (245-50)
Hamlet: If Hamlet from
himself be ta'en away,
And when he's not himself
does wrong Laertes,
Then Hamlet does it not,
Hamlet denies it.
Who does it, then? His
madness: if't be so,
Hamlet is of the faction that
His madness is poor Hamlet's
I myself will tend my sheep and
make them lie down
declares the Sovereign Lord. I will search
for the lost and bring back the
strays. I will bind up the injured
and strengthen the weak, but
the sleek and the strong I will
destroy. I will shepherd the flock with justice.
Two Gentlemen of Verona
Act 1, Scene 1 (73-81)
Proteus: Indeed, a sheep doth
very often stray,
An if the shepherd be a while
Speed: You conclude that my
master is a shepherd, then,
and I a sheep?
Proteus: I do.
Speed: Why then, my horns
are his horns, whether I
wake or sleep.
Proteus: A silly answer and
fitting well a sheep.
Indeed, it is easier for a camel to
go through the eye of a needle
than for a rich man to enter the
kingdom of God.
Act 5, Scene 5 (17-18)
It is as hard to come as for a
To thread the postern of a
small needle's eye.
Shoppers For Christ
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Bible-themed organic nutrition bars - all-natural whole-food bars that contain the seven foods of Deuteronomy 8:8. There are five "themes": Seeds of Samson, Sweet Shalom, Abraham's Bosom, Bar of Judah, and Jacob's Ladder. They are produced by Logia.
T-shirts to tie in with the Lord of the Rings movies. The legend says: One King to Rule Them All, One Son to Find Them, One Love to Bring Them All, One Spirit to Bind Them.
Christian T-shirts and sweatshirts produced by the Yahwear Clothing Company (established 1989).
Sacred Nectar - a concoction of royal jelly, pollen, and honey whose logo reads "Mine eyes have been enlightened because I tasted a little bit of this honey" (1 Samuel 14:29).
Thoroughly Cleansed - biblically based detoxifier.
Twelve apostles beer mug - from Tyro International.
Wash Away Your Sins Bubble Bath - from Blue Q.
Jacob's stones from the Jordan River - from the Holy Land Shop.
The Jesus Ashtray - from the Exit 9 Gift Emporium.
Gospel Frisbee - available from Slip Disc Ministries.
Almighty Mints - from Hospitality Mints.