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Joe Kovacs is an acclaimed journalist who's spent 25 years in the broadcast, print, and online media, along the way receiving numerous awards for excellence in news coverage from both the Associated Press and United Press International. He is currently the executive news editor for WorldNetDaily.com, the leading independent news site on the Internet, and has been since 1999. Joe has written hundreds of news articles about Bible matters. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson; First Edition edition (September 28, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0849920116
  • ISBN-13: 978-0849920110
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 0.8 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (191 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #167,507 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Joe Kovacs is a news junkie and the author of two best-selling books, "Shocked by the Bible" and "The Divine Secret." Follow him on Twitter @JoeKovacsNews.

With more than three decades in the broadcast, print and online media, Kovacs has received awards for excellence in news coverage from the Associated Press and United Press International. He's been interviewed on TV and radio programs all over the U.S. and world, from "The O'Reilly Factor" on the Fox News Channel to radio shows in Australia.

In addition to his love for truthful information and a never-ending desire to reveal the facts, Kovacs has a strong interest in the greatest book ever written, the Holy Bible, and encourages people of all backgrounds to get familiar with the words on its pages.

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87 of 100 people found the following review helpful By Planet Residence on December 21, 2012
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I bought this book because I thought I would find some little nuggets that I might have never seen before. Well, I DID find some nuggets, but it was fools gold.
Most ....if not all, of the subjects ("facts") I already knew because I am a serious Bible reader and I study the Bible alot. So in that regard I was kind of disappointed.
Now, about the false gold. I didnt know that there were 20 commandments instead of 10. And you know what......neither did God know that!! Fact: God inscribed 10 commandments on 2 tables of stone. Fact: Moses in his anger broke the 2 tables of stone. Fact: God had to make again the same 10 commandments on 2 new stones. Problem: That doesnt mean there are now TWENTY commandments!!

Another problem Mr. Kovacs gives himself is claiming that Moses fasted for 80 days, and not 40 which the Bible truly says. Any true Bible scholar knows that these 2 claims are false. After I read these, I went to the end of the book to read the author's credentials......and you know what? HE ISN'T A BIBLE SCHOLAR OR THEOLOGIAN!! He is just a JOURNALIST!! A journalist who has written some articles about the Bible, and thinks himself finding these HARD and "SHOCKING" truths about the Bible something new!! REALLY??

I sincerely hope that new babes in Christ will NOT read these false teachings. Hey.......you.....are you new to reading the Bible and want to find out more? Then.......READ THE BIBLE!!! Pray before you read the Bible, then immerse yourself in the word of God and let the Holy Spirit guide you. "Study to shew thyself approved unto God; a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." 2 Timothy 2:15. May God bless you and keep you in His light, His protection, and His Truth.
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41 of 51 people found the following review helpful By R. M. Bennett on October 7, 2008
Format: Hardcover
When a journalist takes on the Bible, you might expect a post-modern putdown of the ancient holy book. But award-winning journalist Joe Kovacs has a different take on the Holy Scriptures. He actually takes the Bible at its word and shows how many shocking misconceptions people have about it today.

In Shocked by the Bible Kovacs questions everything people think they know about the Bible. He says his book is "meant to startle you with truths you did not know were in Scripture, to get you to think with a new perspective. I'm not talking about trivial names and places no one can pronounce. I am talking about major issues, including who God is, who you are, why you were born, and your ultimate destiny" (p. xii, 2008).

Don't expect the party line of the major denominations here. Kovacs subtitles his book "The Most Astonishing Facts You've Never Been Told," and he doesn't just target the biblically illiterate like Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know--And Doesn't. He seeks to enlighten those who "know [the Bible] well--or at least think they know it well." The book "may even tick you off to the point where you'll want to `have it out' with those who taught you--or more accurately, did not teach you--the astounding information you'll find here" (p. xii).

Kovacs makes shocking statements that he backs up with clear scriptures. Some samples:

* "For instance, if asked how many wise men were present at the Bethlehem manger when Jesus was born, most people will likely answer, `Three.' They would be wrong. The correct answer from the Bible is actually...zero!" (p. 3).
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Snowdaddy on June 23, 2014
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Like the header says, "Don't waste your money". The only person who would accept this book is someone who knows absolutely nothing about the bible. If you don't know anything about the bible, you would be "shocked" to know that Noah took more than 'two' of each animal on to the ark. But, if you had read Genesis even once of twice, you would know this.
"three" wise men at Jesus' birth. Well, if you had read the book of Luke even once, you would know that no wise men showed up at the birth! It wasn't until Jesus was around two years of age that they came on the scene.
Next they make a case against "Christmas trees", using a text out of Jeremiah. However, they miss the mark totally. Jeremiah was talking about cutting down a tree, shaping/carving it into some shape or form, and making an idol out of it!.

However, one of the real killers for me with this book was the claim that Jesus did everything in the old testament and "God" the Father was never mentioned. And here they quote two verses out of Genesis chapter 1: Verses 1:25 and 1:27, conveniently leaving out verse 26! Verse 26 says, "And God said, "Let us make man in OUR (my emphasis added) image, after OUR (yep, my emphasis again) likeness......." In case these writers don't know it, our means "more than one.

The final straw has to do with the story of God taking Elijah up to heaven in the "chariots of fire". (2Kings, 2:11). Rather than simply accepting the word as presented, they claim Elijah was just picked up by a bunch of angels and dumped out in the "boonies" somewhere!

Bottom line, don't waste your money on this book. Rather, get a bible and read it for yourself!
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