So I have found my new favorite book. The Bible for dummies. I just got it yesterday, but already I have found so much useful information in it. I read the Bible all the time, but this actually gives me context to what I am reading, and what the social climate was like, and misconceptions that one has when reading the Bible. For example.....
The forbidden fruit, was never really confirmed as an apple. We just assume that it was an apple, because in Latin, Apple, and Evil are the same word....so when one puts two and two together, you get apple.
Anyway, a good read, especially as I am starting back at school (to be a youth pastor, Dean) it is helping me understand so much more.
My next read?