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Why the Bible Matters: Rediscovering Its Significance in an Age of Suspicion (ConversantLife.com®) Paperback – March 1, 2010

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  • Series: ConversantLife.com®
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers (March 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0736927301
  • ISBN-13: 978-0736927307
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #891,435 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Dan W. on May 4, 2010
Format: Paperback
In my opinion, this book should be read by all who have considered themselves to be Christians for some time. As a follower of Christ for the last ten years, I'm ashamed to admit that I had not picked up my Bible for so long that it began to gather dust. After reading Mike Erre's book I realized that I had never been taught how to properly view the Bible. For years, I had viewed the Bible as merely a reference book akin to an encyclopedia or a dictionary. The times that I did pick up the Bible, I would do so in solitude, which usually left me confused or frustrated. Wanting to be a "good Christian," I kept going back to the Bible - with the same results. This book is a fantastic read for people who are tired of being frustrated.

What Erre's book does is give the Bible some excellent context for people living in the 21st century. A theology degree isn't needed to understand this book, which was another reason why "average" Christians can enjoy this book. That being said, I believe that this book should be required reading for theology students and future pastors. If you have the intention of teaching other Christians about the Bible, this book will help you teach in a more effective way. Erre's book does a phenomenal job of explaining the reasons for why the Bible must be learned and read in community.

If you're eager to start a new relationship with the Word of God, I can't recommend a better book than Why the Bible Matters.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on July 16, 2010
Format: Paperback
Now, more than ever, the contents of the Bible have been underscored. "Why the Bible Matters: Rediscovering Its Significance in an Age of Suspicion" discusses how to make the Bible relevant and powerful in today's world of skepticism and secularism. Mike Erre encourages Christians to pursue God's goals in the world strongly, to help push them forward. "Why the Bible Matters" is a top pick that shouldn't be missed by any Christian who wants to enhance their faith in their everyday life.
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2 of 9 people found the following review helpful By R scott on May 16, 2012
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I wanted to give more stars but just could not. My issue is not with the content rather the writing. Mike, some friendly advise. If you want more people to read your book write in a language more people understand. The book content is excellent and well researched. However, it is my opinion that the author tries to convey is gramatical expertise and his ability to use the entire dictionary while writing this book. For example; when talking about how God put Adam to sleep to create Eve, the author uses the word "anaesthetizes" rather than sleep. This type of over use of vocabulary is throughout the book. I am an educated man yet i wore my thumbs out on my iphone looking up word definitions. Once i saw the author had a MA in "philisophy of religion" i then understood why most commen men would put this book down before completing it. Rather than having the reader gloat over your gramatical and vocabulary abilities, why not focus them on the content. I will not purchase another book from this author. Reguardless of content.
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