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It is the most troubling and helpful book I have read in a very long time.
Mr. Stark's book is aimed at fundamentalist and conservative evangelical Christians, and in many ways I am exactly his target audience.
He provides an accessible introduction to the methods that scholars use to evaluate the history and intent of a biblical text.
This book just changed in many Ways the way I learned to approach Scriptures and moral reasoning. Also the importance of thinking by ourselves as believers. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Omar Salom
I have two criticisms of the book: the author comes across as unnecessarily snarky through much of it and he didn't give a proportionate amount of time to rebuilding all that he... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Greg Iverson
Not an easy read, but well worth the effort. A more complete look at and better understanding how religious thought got us to where we are, and where we could go if we are willing... Read morePublished 7 months ago by it's me
A provocative and clever book that draws some attention to otherwise neglected and disturbing inconsistencies in the historic biblical narrative. Read morePublished 9 months ago by F. Barthold
Thom Stark's "The Human Faces of God" is an excellent read and highly recommended.
Stark's position is essentially that inerrancy is not justified especially as it was... Read more
I grew up in the conservative Christian tradition, and am very familiar with Biblical concepts on a layperson's terms. Read morePublished 12 months ago by A. Semler
After reading this book, I was a fan of Mr. Stark. I have to say that initially I found Mr. Stark's work to be the authoritative work against Biblical inerrancy. Mr. Read morePublished 13 months ago by wabbit67
I wrote a past review of this book, but my views have changed so now I have written a new one that hopefully addresses the issues more clearly and thoroughly. Read morePublished 16 months ago by writer42
This book reminds me of this (appropriated) quote in The Dark Knight movie from the Scarecrow: "I said [Biblical inerrancy] would take you places. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Ben