From Stone to Living Word : Letting the Bible Live Again

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/1/2008
  • Publisher: Baker Pub Group
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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.

Author Biography

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

Making Stones
Nooses and Knotsp. 9
Ancient Riddlesp. 33
Reviving the Dead
In the Beginningp. 63
The Original Liep. 69
A Midrash on the Tower of Babelp. 79
God's Mouth on Our Nostrilsp. 87
Two Mule-Loads of Dirtp. 95
The Ultimate Anti-Idolatry Storyp. 107
The Mother of Godp. 117
A Pathological Attraction to Revolutionariesp. 123
Look at How You Hearp. 133
How to Entangle Him in His Talkp. 141
Tip the Boat Overp. 151
Drinking to the Dregsp. 161
Murdering Godp. 171
Everlasting Lifep. 189
Reverse Gloryp. 197
Epilogue: Food
Delight in the Fatness and Livep. 209
Notesp. 217
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