George Locke

Aside from the Bible, which has some parts I like (Revelation is tripped out!), I’ve read a lot of C. S. Lewis. His book 'Till We Have Faces’ is a very interesting look at faith. The Gospel of St. Thomas was pretty interesting.

Posted: September 24th 2008

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Reed Braden www

Good, as in literary value: The 1611 Authorised King James Bible and the Oxford Annotated with Apocrypha.

Good, as in unintentional comedy: Jerusalem Countdown by John Hagee

Good, as in entertainment value: Christ The Lord: Out Of Egypt by Anne Rice

Good, as in convincing: None.

Posted: September 16th 2008

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SmartLX www

That would be the Bible.

Sure, there are a multitude of issues with it, but much of it is written beautifully. Even those of us who do not believe its accounts recognise its enormous influence on literature.

As a result, all other Christian books are stricken with a massive inferiority complex. They fawn over the Bible, they try to iron out its inconsistencies, they attack its rivals and so on. Many just flat out tell you to go and read it.

I know I’m generalising wildly, but look at it this way: what author of a Christian book would ever have said that his or her book was superior to the freaking Bible?

Posted: September 15th 2008

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