What sort of "person" is God? Is it possible to approach him not as an object of religious reverence, but as the protagonist of the world's greatest book--as a character who possesses all the depths, contradictions, and abiguities of a Hamlet? In this "brilliant, audacious book" (Chicago Tribune), a former Jesuit marshalls a vast array of learning and knowledge of the Hebrew Bible to illuminate God--and man--with a sense of discovery and wonder.
©1996 Jack Miles (P)2010 Random House
Absolutely. This is a completely fresh, clear look at the Bible as a whole. A monumental achievement.
The account of Genesis, and profiles of the characters.
Not a great speaker.
It blew my mind and opened the scriptures for me in a way very few books have before.
If you have any interest in the Old Testament, this is worth a listen. He approaches God as a literary figure. In other words, he takes the old testament book by book and looks at God as a character (why would he say this in Genesis but then this later). Whether you consider yourself religious or not it is worth a read. The cross-references the author points out really makes you think. Why is God like he is in Genesis but different in form and action later in the Old Testament. I really enjoyed the approach.
This is a waste of dosh if you wanted to get to know the LORD better. I thought it would be a great idea to compare it to the world view and ours as a Christan or Jew but rather its for those who don't want too love the LORD but annalise Him as a "fictional option" in literature. If you are looking for a faith based book don't waste your time
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