Completely Revised Second Edition with 23 new killings from the Apocrypha.
Drunk With Blood includes a separate account for each of God's 158 killings. These stories fill the pages of the Bible, yet they are seldom read in church and are ignored by most Bible believers, which is a shame because God is so proud of his killings:
"I kill...I wound...I will make mine arrows drunk with blood and my sword shall devour flesh." Deuteronomy 32:39-42
You've probably heard of a few of God's killings. Noah's Flood, Sodom and Gomorrah, David and Goliath, maybe. But there are over 150 others that are unknown to pretty much everyone, believer and nonbeliever alike.
Did you know, for example, that God:
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Steve Wells' "Drunk with Blood - God's Killings in the Bible" is a less than positive take on the Bible, not for the feint of heart faithful. When last did you read your Bible with an open mind? The capricious violence is staggering (not to mention the slavery, misogyny debauchery and homophobia) . Whereas the number of people God kills adds into the millions, Satan comes in with a pitiful score, barely breaking into two digits.
Along the way you learn that all the attributable evil spirits in the Bible are released by God, none bySatan. Really? They didn't teach me that at Sunday School.
The audio book is well narrated but I suspect I'll also want a digital copy that I can thumb through and to copy-paste from.
Jonathan H. Stein
Hard to say. It is a very unique book.
The true to the fact depiction of what the Bible actually says, rather than the sanitized and ultimately false depiction of the Bible as a work of love.
Again hard to say, although Wells's accounts of the stories of Samson, Job and, Jesus are chilling.
Impossible not to. Why anyone would believe what is written in the Bible or would want to have such a god escapes me.
I think this book creates a problem for anyone who ascribes to Judaism or Christianity. The only way that most Abrahamic theists can rationalize this litany of brutality and murder is by denial, (self)deception and, dishonesty. This type of book exposes the Bible for what it is, an emperor's clothes document.
I enjoyed the way our author gave a good (tongue in cheek) rendition of Bible verses before reading out loud the actual verses.
It did get a bit long winded, but it was worth it. I wish Christians spent more time researching what it is they truly believe and why. This book could be a great start.
Very revealing. A Christian can't read this book cover to cover and NOT question his or her faith. Good read.
No I would not read it again. I got about half way through it. Not sure if I'll pick it back up, really. It gets monotonous after he kills everybody for no good reasons and just no reason at all over and over again. I think I'd rather worship Dionisis or someone nicer.
He did a great job. It's the main character and all that gets old. God smites everyone all over (continious genocide) for shitty reasons. When he's not doing it, he has somebody do it for him. Or has whole civilizations do it to themselves while the Jews watch.
David seems like he got all the ladies, but he lied to a lot of people, cut off a lot of foreskins and committed lots of genocide to get there, so I don't know...
It made me realize none of my family has read any of the bible. Pretty much point blank. And as a child we were shielded from these stories for good reason.
Yea, read Dennett's 'Darwins dangerous idea,' It's tough, but has some shit that will blow your mind. Unlike the Jew god murdering people mindlessly.
I wouldn't have missed this book and would not read it again. It made its point so convincingly, there is no reason to read it again.
No memorable moment as such. The whole book is simply compelling.
First Brendan performance I have listened to. Very well done.
No specific moment as such. Just being continuously amazed and appalled at the same time .
After a while, the book gets repetitive. It cannot be faulted for this as it is supposed to a listing of all the killings as described in the original text. It is simply there is too much killing and for the same reasons. "Do not shoot the messenger".
"A fun romp of a story. No, wait..."
I take my hat off to Mr Wells for giving us a clear, unambiguous and at all points, humorous look at the true nature of The Lord, the God of Love. As a book it's a great piece of work. As an audiobook it takes the story to another level. The material is fantastically well read by Brendan Littlefield and is excellently produced - there are a couple of tiny errors in the production, but these in no way undermine the point being made. I recommend this over the paper version. Here's my full review from the Amazon UK site...
Everyone, believer and non-believer alike, should have the chance to have the 'Revelation' of the darker side of the Lord this book gives you. It's interesting that on the many occasions I've attended a church service of any denomination that this kind of stuff has never come up in the preachings from the pulpit about the God of Love. This book has opened my eyes to his dark side. Get your own bible out and read these passages. You should be astonished, if not angered that we should be expected to give grace and favour to believers of this stuff. I'm pretty certain that most believers are unaware, as was I, of the Lord's blood lust. To those in the pulpit who should be and in all probability are aware of this stuff I can only say that I'm ashamed for you. Reading this might help you understand why we continue to have terrorist atrocities happening in the 21st century - carried out of course by the Lord's most ardent believers.
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