Reader-Submitted Review: The Bible Tells Me So: Why Defending Scripture Has Made Us Unable to Read It by Peter Enns

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I've enjoyed several of Peter Enns' s books, but none as much as this. He delves into issues such as God telling the Israelites to kill every man, woman, and child in some Canaanite cities (which sounds like today's headlines). He shows why the gospel accounts don't quite match. He tells about when different Old Testament books were written and why. He reveals some things that are in the Bible that I didn't, and you probably don't, know are there.

Hearing that the author is a professor of biblical studies at a Baptist university might make you think this is a boring theological tome, but I laughed all the way through it, frequently stopping to read passages to my wife. The book may not be entirely compatible with Reformed thinking, but I found it very refreshing and helpful, as it answered some of the questions I've been asking. (HarperOne)

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