How the Bible became the Bible

Exploring how the Bible came to be and why a literal interpretation of it may be dangerous, This exploration may open a door to your continued spiritual growth

by Donald L. O’Dell

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/19/2020

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 346
ISBN : 9781982243074
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 346
ISBN : 9781982243067
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 346
ISBN : 9781982243081

About the Book

This book is for those who want to be true to the spirit of the Christ and want to use the Bible as a guide to their spiritual growth rather than as a literal instruction manual for evaluating and judging external behavior – especially the behavior of others. Spiritual growth pays little attention to controlling external behavior. Spirituality is always an inside job and is always gentle, kind, understanding and accepting – of others and of self. The fruit of this book is the presentation of biblical facts, which are sewn together in the recognition that the Kingdom of God is available right now for you: Having experiences where others see God in you; Gifting your life with experiences of seeing God in all others; and Experiencing Spirit’s daily guidance as you live your life. Clear spiritual thinking requires an understanding of what the Bible is – and isn’t.

About the Author

Donald O’Dell holds a Master’s degree from Princeton Theological Seminary and an undergraduate degree in history. He was an active United Presbyterian minister – developing a “street-gang” ministry in Trenton, NJ followed by pastoring 2 small congregations. He had a visceral spiritual experience during his recovery from alcoholism and came face-to-face with the difference between being religious and being spiritual. Semi-retired, he now lives in Western North Carolina. He is active in New Thought groups and congregations and is a student of A Course In Miracles.

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