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Banned Questions about the Bible

Banned Questions about the Bible From Christian Piatt When I was a teenager my youth minister threw a bible at my head for asking questions Too often for various reasons people don t have the opportunity to ask the hard questions

  • Title: Banned Questions about the Bible
  • Author: Christian Piatt
  • ISBN: 9780827202467
  • Page: 306
  • Format: Paperback
  • From Christian Piatt When I was a teenager, my youth minister threw a bible at my head for asking questions Too often, for various reasons, people don t have the opportunity to ask the hard questions they have about faith, religion, salvation and the bible And when questions are left unanswered in communities of faith, people either seek answers elsewhere or lose inteFrom Christian Piatt When I was a teenager, my youth minister threw a bible at my head for asking questions Too often, for various reasons, people don t have the opportunity to ask the hard questions they have about faith, religion, salvation and the bible And when questions are left unanswered in communities of faith, people either seek answers elsewhere or lose interest all together The purpose of the series is to collect the most compelling and challenging questions from various theological areas and pose them to a panel of experts who are challenged with responding in two hundred words or less in plain English This volume addresses challenging or controversial questions about scripture collected from people on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and other social networking media Respondents include theology professors, clergy, lay leaders, liberals, conservatives and voices representing a spectrum of views The idea behind the books is not so much to provide definitive answers as it is to stimulate thought, reflection and discussion By offering multiple perspectives, readers have the opportunity to arrive at their own questions Better, they come to understand that questioning faith is not taboo, but rather that it can be at the foundation of a strong and growing faith The directive given to each respondent guided them to be concise and to speak in plan language, but also not to rely exclusively on the Bible says it justifications, or to wax abstract or overly intellectual Instead, they write from personal experience as much as possible, and provide real life contexts that will allow the average seeker or churchgoer to apply such ideas to their daily lives.

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    1 thought on “Banned Questions about the Bible

    1. This is a book of questions, many perhaps impertinent, that people tend to ask about the Bible, along with possible answers. Fifty questions, each with 2-4 answers. The point isn't to resolve the questions, but to continue the conversation. The authors come from a variety of places theologically, from evangelical to liberal, but with few exceptions they envision a benevolent God, which is perhaps why they feel comfortable discussing the questions.

    2. Written for a conservative evangelical audience, this book provides a good introduction to liberal theology on a variety of topics, and the different emphases that come along with such views. While it’s been a long road, my own theology is becoming increasingly liberal, as I’ve reluctantly accepted that the American conservative approach the scriptures, when put to the test, is frequently self-defeating, unable to stand on its own terms.

    3. Hey, I think this new Banned Questions Series by Christian Piatt and acquaintances is gonna work! I’ll also be reviewing the next one in the series, Banned Questions about Jesus, though I haven’t yet broken its cover.Piatt’s MO is to collect a number of uncomfortable questions, typically issues that we would feel awkward about discussing with our pastor, and then pose the questions to contributors. These contributors appear to represent several stops along the sliding scale of Christian be [...]

    4. When I stumbled upon this book as a free download to my kindle I was fairly pleased. It looked like it would be right up my alley. Bible, questions, answers can’t miss, right? Wrong.The premise behind the book is actually a noble one. Christian Piatt’s goal is to ask all of the questions that got him kicked out of Sunday School as a child. As a student of the Bible (and a Sunday School teacher) I would agree that tough questions should be asked of the text. In fact, if your Bible study class [...]

    5. A good concept--addressing head-on and from a variety of people the hard questions people ask of the Bible that tend to get ignored or downplayed in Church. It would have helped if the variety of viewpoints included some more traditional Evangelical viewpoints for a greater contrast. In the end, it feels like just scratching the surface of very deep questions that require deeper conversation. Fewer questions with more indepth responses may have worked better in the end.

    6. Fascinating book, though it is misnamed. The questions are not really "banned," but are the hard questions such as theodicy or biblical inerrency. Huge tomes have been written on all the subjects in the book. The author has a team of people, and, on each question, asks 2-5 of them to answer the questions in a page or less. How they do is is amazingly interesting.

    7. A number of the contributors to this book are quite liberal compared to my personal theology, but it definitely makes you think about what you believe and why. There are scripture references and suggested discussion questions which makes this an excellent choice for group studies.

    8. A very good book of hot-button questions that don't dare get asked in churches. They should be asked, but never are.

    9. Good, thought-provoking questions. It didn't hold my interest for a cover-to-cover read. But it will definitely stay on my shelf for later reference.

    10. Filled with questions you probably have asked, to ones you may never have thought about this book provides some answers but encourages you to find your own. Great to read individually but would also work as a book for a bible study with questions at the each question chapter.

    11. This series is a great way to invite small groups to explore those questions we used to get in trouble during Sunday School for asking (or got chastised by fellow Christians for asking). The responses from respected authors are refreshing, realistic, and faithful. I highly encourage this for high school youth groups, college/young adult groups, and any group! Warning: the responses are definitely from a Gen-X/Millennial and more progressive Christian perspective.

    12. Overall, I thought that it was a good book with some great questions. However some of the questions seemed repetitive or having similar topics. This was a good read and would be an excellent book for a book club or Bible Study.

    13. I would have really loved to see a little more of the conservative side with this one, it seemed the writers were all kinda on the same page.

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