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God: The Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction

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Publisher's Summary

What words come to mind when we think of God? Merciful? Just? Compassionate? In fact the Bible lays out God's primary qualities clearly: He's jealous, petty, unforgiving, bloodthirsty, vindictive - and worse!

Originally conceived as a joint presentation between influential thinker and best-selling author Richard Dawkins and former evangelical preacher Dan Barker, this unique book provides an investigation into what may be the most unpleasant character in all fiction.

Barker combs through both the Old and New Testaments (as well as 13 different editions of the "Good Book"), presenting powerful evidence for why Scripture shouldn't govern our everyday lives. This witty, well-researched book suggests that we should move past the Bible and clear a path to a kinder and more thoughtful world.

©2016 Dan Barker (P)2016 Pitchstone Publishing

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    Abraham R. 09-13-16
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    "Finally, we hear what is not cherry-picked."

    Fantastic and enlightening book. Kept to the bible with minimal outside input and whatever input was added was mostly helpful and insightful. Only thing I can say bad about this is that Dan Barkers reading speed was a tad slow and a bit monotone at times.

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    Me, myself and I 09-08-16
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    "Amazing.."

    .. how some people in this world still see it as a "good book", what a horror... Scary and amazing at the same time.

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    Kristin 08-02-16
    Kristin 08-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing."

    Extremely well written and put together. Both educational and entertaining at the same time. I have no doubts in recomending this book to anyone who wishes to be educated about what is really in the bible, both old and new testament.

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    Shayna 05-19-16
    Shayna 05-19-16
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    "God worse than I already knew."

    I liked the book, but it was a little tedious at times. But I should have expected as much to a point, as it is basically scripture study. But there is SO MUCH that was not taught to me and/or I glossed over in my early days of devout religion. Awesome.

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    "greatly enjoying the book"

    greatly enjoyed this book although breaking up some of the longer Bible text my might've helped it.

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    Kristy 05-16-16
    Kristy 05-16-16
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    "90% Bible Recitation"

    I enjoyed the premise of this book but was disappointed that the vast majority of it is just Bible recitation.

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