The Bible's Top 50 Ideas: The Essential Concepts Everyone Should Know

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Wipf and Stock Publishers, 1 wrz 2013 - 364
All the important moral ideas of the modern world are based on the key biblical verses analyzed in this collection.

What generally happens when someone picks up a copy of the Bible?
Often it is put down within seconds because readers see endless verses which turn them off.
Finally, here is an accessible book about the Bible that focuses on its great moral principles:
--Human beings are created in the image of God.
--"Love your neighbor as yourself."
--"You shall not stand idly by the blood of your neighbor."
--"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might."
--"Justice, justice shall you pursue."

Dov Peretz Elkins believes that if a reader understands fifty verses of the five thousand in the Bible (only 1 percent), he or she will begin to grasp the essence of the Bible.

This remarkable explanation of the Bible shows readers how it can serve as a light that illuminates a path through the confusion and problems in their personal and communal lives. The result is a life that is better and more serious--a life with meaning, purpose, and direction.

The Bible's Top 50 Ideas:
--Presents the Bible's essential ideas in readable, engaging fashion.
--Focuses on the contemporary value of the Bible.
--Uses commentaries and explanations from sources that are modern as well as ancient, Christian as well as Jewish, and popular as well as scholarly.

Elkins not only simplifies the Bible but also demonstrates how its fundamental ideas and concepts have inspired four thousand years of civilization to follow its teachings. The result is a moral, legal, and literary foundation that remains the basis of all democratic and principled societies to this day.

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Dov Peretz Elkins combines the skills of a biblical scholar, the pedagogy of an experienced educator and Rabbi, and the talent of an accomplished writer in this latest book. His previous work, Chicken Soup for the Jewish Soul (coauthored with Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen), was a New York Times bestseller. He has a doctoral degree in counseling and education and works as consultant to Fortune 500 companies. Author and editor of over thirty books, he brings a lifetime of experience of teaching Bible to young and old alike. He resides with his wife in Princeton, New Jersey.

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