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Many Christians sense that their encounters with the Bible are supposed to be deep, life-forming, and powerful, but that isn???t always the case. They may be overly familiar with the text to the point of finding it predictable, or they may be disillusioned with the church. Too often, and for a variety of reasons, believers make the Bible an idol and unwittingly turn the Word into stone. Author and pastor Debbie Blue helps readers discover how to turn the stone back into living Word. She first gives general guidelines for letting the Bible breathe, then looks at the Bible??'s main themes as dynamically encouraging and challenging. Blue frees believers from dumbed-down spirituality as she reveals that the Word is alive and thrilling.
Debbie Blue is a founding pastor of House of Mercy (HOM) in St. Paul, Minnesota. HOM is affiliated with the American Baptist Churches in the USA and is committed to the diverse and rich theology and worship of the Christian church, worldwide and historical. A graduate of Yale Divinity School, Blue is also the author of Sensual Orthodoxy. She lives on a farm outside of the twin cities with her husband and two children.
Table of Contents
|Nooses and Knots||p. 9|
|Ancient Riddles||p. 33|
|Reviving the Dead|
|In the Beginning||p. 63|
|The Original Lie||p. 69|
|A Midrash on the Tower of Babel||p. 79|
|God's Mouth on Our Nostrils||p. 87|
|Two Mule-Loads of Dirt||p. 95|
|The Ultimate Anti-Idolatry Story||p. 107|
|The Mother of God||p. 117|
|A Pathological Attraction to Revolutionaries||p. 123|
|Look at How You Hear||p. 133|
|How to Entangle Him in His Talk||p. 141|
|Tip the Boat Over||p. 151|
|Drinking to the Dregs||p. 161|
|Murdering God||p. 171|
|Everlasting Life||p. 189|
|Reverse Glory||p. 197|
|Delight in the Fatness and Live||p. 209|
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