Positive Bible: From Genesis to Revelation: Scripture That Inspires, Nurtures and Heals

Positive Bible: From Genesis to Revelation: Scripture That Inspires, Nurtures and Heals

by Kenneth W Caine

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780380974719
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/28/1998
Edition description: 1 ED
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.57(w) x 7.39(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Kenneth Winston Caine has worked as a journalist, musician, naturopath, and theologian, and has studied Quaker, fundamental, full gospel and New Thought Christianity, as well as other spiritual traditions. He has published many books and articles on holistic health and spiritual development. Mr. Caine is a senior writer at Rodale Press. He lives in Emmaus, Pennsylvania.

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INTRODUCTION

USER'S INSTRUCTIONS

Turn to any page. You'll find an answer, an instruction, inspiration, encouragement, promise, assurance, or ad vice—no matter what the question or circumstance! Or, for quick, specific advice, use the Alphabetical Self Help Index at the back of the book and instantly locate the verses appropriate for your needs, situations, and challenges at any particular time.

WHAT WE HAVE HERE

The Bible is rich in stories, histories, genealogies, songs, exaltations, exhortations, laws, and reports. The Positive Bible is not. The Positive Bible is not the Bible. The Positive Bible is a piece of the whole. The Positive Bible is an inspirational, abbreviated Bible, specialized for a twenty-first-century environment where we need and demand information distilled into immediately accessible, sound-bite-size pieces.

The Positive Bible offers hope, help and encouragement. On every page. From Genesis through Revelation. That is its only claim.

WHY

The Positive Bible came to me in a vision while I was meditating and praying alone on a beach in Ventura, California, one September night in 1980.

My vision was of an accessible, condensed Bible that strings together—in modern English—every empowering, uplifting, helpful, hopeful, inspiring, and faith-building verse, from Genesis to Revelation, in order. A powerful, thin reference/resource/guide that would easily slip into a briefcase or purse . . . That would cut through the noise of the modern world and instantly offer hope, encouragement and inspiration to anyone who picks it up.

Here it is.

It took me a long, longtime to do it. A lot longer than I thought it would. I ended up in Bible college, and immersed in a fascinating variety of spiritual and religious experiences, along the way. And with the help of some friends who believe this is important work, I even established a part-time ministry devoted to sharing positive, effective spiritual practices.

Obviously for context you'll need to go to the Big Book. And I hope you will. But turn here anytime—and often— for a quick pick-me-up; for an instant dose of timeless wisdom; for spiritual reinforcement.

Read one entry or read them all. Meditate on the words and they will develop great meaning in your life. Every selection is a window, an opening, an opportunity. May this book inspire you, empower you, and enhance your interaction with the spirit of God—the soul and creative energy of the universe.

—Kenneth Winston Caine

December 1996

GENESIS

And God said, "Let there be light,"

and there was light.

And God saw the light,

that it was good;

and God divided the light from the darkness.

Genesis 1:3-4

KJV

If you do what is right, will you not be accepted?

But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door;

it desires to have you,

but you must mash it.

Genesis 4:7

NIV

Do not be afraid . . .

I am your shield, your very great reward.

Genesis 15:1

NIV

Is anything too hard for the Lord?

Genesis 18:14

KJV

On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.

Genesis 22:14

NIV

The LORD,

before whom I walk,

will send His angel with you

and prosper your way . . .

Genesis 24:40

NKJV

And the LORD appeared to him . . . and said, "Fear not, for I am with you, and will bless you . . ."

Genesis 26:24

KJVM

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