Why is the Bible so often used as a tool for division and exclusion? And why are so many intelligent and compassionate people embarrassed to say they find wisdom and comfort in the Bible? In this groundbreaking book, the man Time magazine called one of the seven best preachers in America provides answers to these questions and shows what the Bible says about topics that concern Lis all, including joy, suffering, evil, and goodness. With compassion, humor, and insight, lie gives readers the tools and understanding they need to make the ancient wisdom of the Bible a dynamic part of their modern lives.
About the Author
Peter J. Gomes is the New York Times bestselling author of The Good Book: Reading the Bible with Mind and Heart; The Good Life: Truths That Last in Times of Need; and Strength for the Journey: Biblical Wisdom for Daily Living. Since 1974 Gomes has been at Harvard University, serving as Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church. An American Baptist, he is regarded as one of the foremost preachers in the country, a top national media resource, and a frequent preacher and lecturer in major venues both in the U.S. and internationally. He lives in Plymouth, Massachusetts.