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The Most Misused Verses In The Bible

Surprising Ways Godís Word Is Misunderstood

by Eric J. Bargerhuff

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Paperback
Price: £7.99
Publisher:Bethany House imprint of Baker Pub from Lion
Published:May 2012
ISBN:978-0-764-20936-9
Review:
This is an excellent book that should be read by many, especially by those that like to quote scripture during an argument or discussion, because it highlights that when we do this we are actually misusing the Words of God, not only because we use them as a tool to prove ourselves right rather than to action Godís intent, but because when we do it we invariably take the verse out of context and this in turn leads to further misuse and confusion. The Word of God is not a pick and mix sweetie counter, but rather it is a holistically satisfying feast where all the dishes must be served together and in the right order to satisfy and enjoy to the full.
The author takes seventeen of the most frequently used Ďargumentí or Ďstatementí quotes and then in an easy to read manner shows where they are being distorted, through being misunderstood and used without context. He is not overly harsh or condemnatory but is honest and frank using real life cases, often at his own expense, to demonstrate the errors and how easy it is for them to arise, but how important it is to put them right.
A very helpful and illuminating book on an important and somewhat overlooked topic.

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Reviewer: Melanie Carroll   (18/08/12)
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