Funny Stuff in the Bible: A Field Trip in the Bible Library

Funny Stuff in the Bible: A Field Trip in the Bible Library

by Phillip D. Johnson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620327296
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 10/28/2013
Pages: 154
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.33(d)

About the Author

Phillip D. Johnson is Editor Emeritus of Pietisten. Phil has enjoyed a variety of experiences and professions, including pastor, teacher, president of a motel company, and psychologist, and writes regularly in Pietisten. He is self-deployed. "I deploy myself every day," he says. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Table of Contents

Contents vii

Preface ix

Should You Purchase This Book? ix

Acknowledgments xv

Introduction 1

1 Examples to get started 7

2 Yahweh the Literary Figure and More Stories 20

3 Jesus Weighs In and Lightens Things Up 25

4 Jesus Answers an Easy Question 29

5 The Neighbor 36

6 Rhoda's Story 40

7 A Little Girl in Syria 44

8 A Real Doozie 51

9 Elisha Pursues the Mantle 56

10 Count Your Blessings, a Contemporary Tale 66

11 Research Questions, Reflections, and Casting About 73

12 The Little Guy or Mr. Despicable Comes out on Top 80

13 Jesus Puts Things Right Side Up 83

14 My Favorite Event as Told by Mark 88

15 Something Borrowed 96

16 Remembering a Wedding 99

17 Joy is the Heart of the Kingdom 104

18 Elisha for Secretary of State, Sight and Blindness 112

19 Great Permissions 116

20 Hazards of the Mediterranean or God Hits One out of the Park 119

21 Checking for Likely Laughs 130

Wrap up 134

Bibliography 137

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