Howard R. Macy's Discovering Humor in the Bible: An Explorer’s Guide PDF

By Howard R. Macy

ISBN-10: 1498292593

ISBN-13: 9781498292597

ISBN-10: 1498292615

ISBN-13: 9781498292610

a few parents are stunned to discover humor within the Bible; they do not imagine it has any. Others are embarrassed; they fear approximately being sacrilegious. a few chuckle and do not inform someone; others snort out loud and percentage it with these round. although humans reply, the Bible does, in truth, use humor. This e-book examines why it truly is there, why it issues, what it feels like, how you can search for it, and what to do with it if you locate it.
The author's aim is to assist humans turn into greater Bible readers, growing to be in either ability and perception. So the ebook does not simply demonstrate a suite of museum items, exhibiting the treasures of alternative explorers. as a substitute, it bargains readers instruments and box publications to turn into explorers studying all alone. it is a enjoyable how-to guide, facing what's generally ignored in instructing approximately biblical interpretation. members will take pleasure in interpreting it, yet it is also a wealthy source for examining teams, biblical studies teams, and classes.

"Howard Macy is smart, hot, and witty. His new book, Discovering Humor within the Bible, is all of these issues to boot. As Leo Rosten as soon as wrote, 'Humor is the affectionate conversation of insight.' Howard's booklet is a superb instance of that truth--as you learn it you'll snigger, you will examine, you will achieve clean insights, and you may come away deeply enriched for having frolicked with it."
--J. Brent Bill, Life classes from a nasty Quake rand Holy Silence: The reward of Quaker Spirituality 

"Howard Macy's explorer's advisor to learning humor within the Bible not just charts new paths; it additionally illumines the territory. From the blind seer and the conversing donkey to straining a gnat and swallowing a camel, the wit and knowledge of a proficient Bible instructor come via in ways in which open us to the life-changing message of the Bible and the reality approximately ourselves. learn this ebook and you'll by no means manage to view the Bible an identical approach back. What Elton Trueblood ventured a new release in the past, Howard Macy has now accomplished. Lucid, penetrating, and likewise fun!"
--Paul N. Anderson, Professor of Biblical and Quaker experiences, George Fox University

"The international is in determined desire of a humorneutic--a lens during which we will be able to see the enjoyment, laughter, and wish inherent within the historic scriptures. thanks, Howard Macy, for supplying us this lens along with your superbly written and insightful ebook. it's a must-read for all who are looking to increase and deepen their learn of the word!"
--Susan Sparks, Senior Pastor, Madison street Baptist Church; writer of giggle Your technique to Grace

Howard R. Macy is Professor Emeritus of faith and religious study at George Fox college in Newberg, Oregon. His released works contain Rhythms of the internal existence: longing for Closeness with God, giggling Pilgrims: Humor and the religious trip, and the crimson nostril education Manual.

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