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Product Details

  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (October 10, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 149217744X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1492177449
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 8.5 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (288 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,735 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"It might take reading books like this one to jolt some Christians to the actual reading of some of the "awkward moments" of the Bible shown. [This book] helps Christians to awaken to being able to critically think and respond to the [Bible verses] raised up. It also should encourage church leaders not to ignore the difficult parts of the Bible but to proactively teach about these "awkward moments". Thank you!" - Dan Kimball, pastor of Vintage Faith Church and author of Adventures in Churchland

"Sign me up for volume 2 and every other volume that ever comes out." - The American Jesus

"Just like the Bible,  this book isn't actually suitable for children. But it is a funny look at ugly and absurd verses that Christians typically just gloss over or ignore." - Brain Hulk

"Simply incredible. The book features beautiful/disturbing illustrations of Bible passages that no Christians want to admit are in their holy book. If you have to read a Bible, this is the one to read. It's the equivalent of learning a new language and immediately looking up all the curse words." - Hermant Meta, Patheos


"[The book] has proved successful at garnering the attention of Christians, many of whom were initially outraged at the Awkward Bible's depiction of the Bible and Christ. But many atheists and Christians stayed on the site and ultimately began having conversations with one another." - The Christian Post

"Entertaining and thought-provoking for Christians and non-Christians alike! Awkward Moments uses humor as an important educational tool, challenging believers and non-believers alike to really think about the Bible's contents and historical context. The book encourages readers to dig deeper into their Bibles while simultaneously making them wish they hadn't. This is much more than an irreverent gag gift - it tackles the age-old problem of Biblical ignorance in a surprisingly powerful way!" - David G. McAfee, author of "Mom, Dad, I'm an Atheist: The Guide to Coming Out as a Non-believer"

"NOT FOR KIDS! The illustrations are vibrant and full of life,  mimicking that of the most revered children's books - at times tricking readers to not notice the real subtext of the image and verse. As a result,  readers may miss the subtle nuance and innuendo hidden in the images at first glance. It is the commentaries that are included with each passage that will unveil the purpose of the illustrations and challenge many readers,  bringing to light many ideas and facts that may trouble the average Christian" - Broadway World

About the Author

HORUS GILGAMESH was raised Catholic before being "born again" in college when he began following a calling toward full-time ministry. Early on, his efforts were focused on youth evangelism and Biblical literacy around the world. When he was on a missions trip to Africa, a fearless young boy approached, pleading, "Chakula? Maji?"- the Swahili words for "food" and "water." Unfortunately, Horus had no food or water to offer the poor child - only Bibles. A few days later, Horus met a humanitarian relief worker from Spain who shared five simple words of wisdom that would change his life forever - "Empty stomachs have no ears." Horus realized that he was not meeting the very real needs of the people he was hoping to help - he was struggling to finding a purpose in his own life, as a self righteous servant of his Creator. To many Christians, the most important gift you could ever give to a man is a chance at eternal life through the Gospel of Jesus Christ - the Living Water. But what about this life? There are billions who would give anything for a drink of regular old H2O.

More About the Author

HORUS GILGAMESH was raised Catholic before being "born again" in college when he began following a calling toward full-time ministry. Early on, his efforts were focused on youth evangelism and Biblical literacy around the world. When he was on a missions trip to Africa, a fearless young boy approached, pleading, "Chakula? Maji?"- the Swahili words for "food" and "water." Unfortunately, Horus had no food or water to offer the poor child - only Bibles.

 A few days later, Horus met a humanitarian relief worker from Spain who shared five simple words of wisdom that would change his life forever - "Empty stomachs have no ears." Horus realized that he was not meeting the very real needs of the people he was hoping to help - he was struggling to finding a purpose in his own life, as a self righteous servant of his Creator.

 To many Christians, the most important gift you could ever give to a man is a chance at eternal life through the Gospel of Jesus Christ - the Living Water. But what about this life? There are billions who would give anything for a drink of regular old H2O.

Over the years, Horus became more interested in critical needs and social justice initiatives, helping those at risk of severe poverty, disease, or violence. The pain and suffering he saw first hand led him to be more and more troubled by God's apparent disregard for the children of His creation. This led Horus to years of re-studying the Bible for himself, away from the "rose-colored" teachings of any church or seminary. He never returned.

http://www.AwkwardMomentsBible.com/Horus

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Either way, it is thought provoking and very well done.
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This is a fun book for the believer with a sense of humor, or more likely the skeptic or non-believer who wants to have a bit of fun at the expense of the Bible.
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I loved this book, and am waiting impatiently for Volume 2.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

167 of 169 people found the following review helpful By David G. McAfee on October 16, 2013
Format: Paperback
Awkward Moments uses humor as an important educational tool, challenging believers and non-believers alike to really think about the Bible's contents and historical context. The book encourages readers to dig deeper into their Bibles while simultaneously making them wish they hadn't. This is much more than an irreverent gag gift - it tackles the age-old problem of Biblical ignorance in a surprisingly powerful way!

- David G. McAfee, author of "Mom, Dad, I'm an Atheist: The Guide to Coming Out as a Non-believer" and "Disproving Christianity and other Secular Writings"
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88 of 90 people found the following review helpful By Anne M. Thorson on December 3, 2013
Format: Paperback
I ordered a three-pack of this book through its creators; Having their signatures on it somehow makes it feel more "blessed."
From the verses they've chosen, to the delightfully clever artwork, to the thoughtful annotations for each verse, to the foreword by God: Everything about this book has made me a happier, more educated reader. Though tongue-in-cheek, it reinforces the conclusion that the Bible is one crazy, whacked-out piece of fiction.
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80 of 82 people found the following review helpful By Stan Wong on October 20, 2013
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This book is wonderfully written and has a very unique take on religious matters. I love how it is incredibly thought provoking and great in the sense that it is educational yet interesting to read! I highly recommend this to anyone as I myself thoroughly enjoyed it.
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63 of 65 people found the following review helpful By Kimberly on October 20, 2013
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This book is fantastically written! The style of writing is succinct and most importantly, very entertaining! I thoroughly appreciated the elements of humor that was presented here and I really enjoyed reading this. This book is great for anyone who appreciates reading something that is more of the unorthodox genre, and definitely for someone who appreciates an originality!
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52 of 53 people found the following review helpful By D. Bristow on October 25, 2013
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This book is excellent at getting your mind working over the details of all the crazy stories in the Bible! It's absolutely worth the buy for atheists and christians alike!
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60 of 62 people found the following review helpful By David I. Schultz on October 29, 2013
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This is a great parody of a children's bible that has illustrations and bible passages to go with them. This, however, has some of the nasty bits that are never taught to children, or in church for that matter. Anxiously awaiting Volume #2. Also waiting for the new Awkward Moments in the Book of Mormon to be completed.
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47 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Ben Palmer on December 8, 2013
Format: Paperback
I'm a Christian and even I found it very entertaining and insightful towards atheist/humanist views. Anyone who says this book pushes some kind of 'agenda' needs to get a sense of humour - comedy is comedy.

Comical and detailed illustrations with an excellent blend of colours which really highlight some of the inaccuracies and moral pitfalls in the scripture it parodies. The Bible -if read alone- is a controversial and contradictory text and this very funny meditation emphasises the point and I think a lot of so called 'Christians' should read it before pointing fingers and yelling 'blasphemy!' because those are exactly the kind of characters this book makes fun of!

10/10 would recommend, thank you!
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84 of 92 people found the following review helpful By Michael Gabriel on October 25, 2013
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AWKWARD MOMENTS - NOT FOUND IN YOUR AVERAGE CHILDREN'S BIBLE - VOL # 1 .... is as sad as it is side-splitting funny. The sad part is the realization that millions of so called adults, believe that Satan is real and that the Earth is less than 10,000 years old. This collection of biblical absurdities, illustrated and captioned with a delicious sense of irony, is extremely funny. To have the bible, which many believe to be nothing more than a biblical fairytale, depicted in the same manor that Mother Goose was, makes for a stimulating interpretation. A copy of this book should go in every hotel room to serve as the antidote to the religious books left in every drawer. I am buying another copy to give a friend who claims to be " born again " .
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