The good news is . . . you’re not alone. Even the Good Book is full of characters who make you wonder if they spent their childhood head-butting goats.
Big Dummies of the Bible brings to life 13 offbeat biblical tales of downright stupidity, including:
Why read about these goofs, blunders, and slip-ups? Bestselling author Stephen M. Miller says there are at least two reasons to ponder these tales of denseness:
“For one thing,” he says, “it’s reassuring to know there are people dumber than us. And for another, we human beings learn from mistakes—whether it’s our own mistakes or the mistakes of someone else. We experience misery—vicariously or in the flesh—and we’re suddenly wiser.”
Each chapter contains a set of thought-provoking questions, challenging us to apply these biblical lessons to twenty-first-century living. With tongue firmly implanted in cheek at times, Steve makes it clear that we could be guilty—or at risk—of similar stupidity, and the often dreadful consequences.
Big Dummies of the Bible will make you cringe (and laugh) while you learn how not to be a dummy, too. You’ll wise up in a hurry.
This was a great idea for a book. Better than that—it’s a terrific book. Steve draws from Scripture with wit and discernment to help you keep from making the biggest mistakes of your life.
Pastor, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church
Great background information. Fun to read. Written with a big dollop of humor. ...Even a fellow dummy can understand.
Rev. Bill Calvin