This Dangerous Book: How the Bible Has Shaped Our World and Why It Still Matters Today

This Dangerous Book: How the Bible Has Shaped Our World and Why It Still Matters Today

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ISBN-13: 9780310351474
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 11/07/2017
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 273,731
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Steve Green is the President of Hobby Lobby and along with his wife, Jackie, co-founders of the Museum of the Bible. He grew up in Oklahoma City. At age seven, he glued picture frames together for the family start-up business. With his father (David Green) as CEO, Steve became the President of that little start-up business which is now known as Hobby Lobby—the nation’s largest privately held arts and crafts retailer. Over the years, Steve’s been on a journey to experience the Bible as one story, one beautiful story.


Jackie Green is the co-founder of the Museum of the Bible, with her husband Steve. She has assisted in the launch of the Museum and its development efforts in various areas. She’s also a founder of Women of Legacy—an effort to help women discover and leave a legacy. She has co-authored two books: This Dangerous Book (with Steve Green) and Only One Life (with her daughter, Lauren Green McAfee). Jackie is actively involved in a variety of philanthropic endeavors, including distributing Bibles, helping children find their forever homes through adoption, and serving on the advisory board of a crisis pregnancy center, as well as serving on the board of a private Christian school. In 2013, she received the Eagle Forum Homemaker of the Year Award. She’s the mother of six children, and grandmother to four (so far!).


Bill High practiced law for twelve years before becoming the CEO of The Signatry. His mission is to help others live a life of significance through family, legacy, and generosity. He and his wife, Brooke, have four children, two sons-in-law, and two grandchildren. He can be found at www.billhigh.com and www.thesignatry.com.

Table of Contents

Foreword Rick Warren 9

Acknowledgments 13

Introduction 15

Part 1 The Story Begins

1 On a Plane to a Holy Grail 23

2 A Codex in a Cat Basket 31

3 The Journey beyond Istanbul 39

Part 2 The Book

4 Book of Wonder: The Story of the Bible 49

5 More Than a Book 61

6 A Good Book 71

7 A Most Dangerous Book 79

Part 3 Collecting Secrets

8 The Museum of the Bible 91

9 The Dead Sea and the First Scriptures 105

10 The New Scriptures 115

11 A Special Book 125

Part 4 Appeal To Heaven

12 Revolution: The Bible and America 143

13 Revolutionary: A Nation of the Book 155

14 The Adventure of the Bible 169

15 Godly Architecture: How the Bible Shaped Our World 181

Part 5 To The Ends Of The Earth

16 The Opposition 197

17 What Has Been Said about This Amazing Book 211

18 The Story That Never Ends 221

Notes 231

Photo Credits 239

Index 243

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