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Something to Build From
on December 25, 2012
The good news is that this book gives us insight into how we have been socialized to embrace biblical translations which have fallen out of lockstep with contemporary sensibilities. Many of the claims which Christians make against certain groups have no biblical basis.
I shouldn't have been surprised, but it was eye opening to learn about how certain groups influence biblical content. They shape the Bible that we see, and, by extension, the messages that we get from it. That is why gay people have so much trouble in church. That would have been good as a separate book.
The Kindle Edition has no links in its Table of Contents, and no index. It makes navigating difficult. The books of the New Testament are cluttered together, and lack introdutions. Some passages are so heavily laden with contemporary text that they are hard to recognize.
This book could have stopped at chapter two.