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Book details
  • Genre:RELIGION
  • SubGenre:Biblical Commentary / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:120
  • eBook ISBN:9780988661202

How The Bible Changed Our Lives (Mostly For The Better)

by Austin Tichenor and Reed Martin

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Overview
A born-again and an atheist walk into a bar... From the creative minds behind the internationally-renowned comedy troupe, the Reduced Shakespeare Company, comes this irreverent celebration of the greatest story ever sold! A comic exploration of both the Old and New Testaments, "How The Bible Changed Our Lives (Mostly For The Better)" is also a journey of discovery and transformation for two longtime friends who find their friendship tested, their beliefs challenged, their bodies slightly broken, and their souls (more or less) saved. Throughout this whimsical and outrageous examination of every book in the Bible, authors Martin and Tichenor also experience epiphanies both personal and religious as they examine the "really good parts" of the Bible, revealing the hidden treasures of scripture you may have missed while reading the parts you were forced to read. Treasures like: * Creation, or the origin of the six-day work week * the brighter side of Job and Lamentations * Observing the Sabbath, and what that means for professional and college football * The intersection of Holy Writ and entertainment: Hollywood and Divine * The steamy adult sections of the Bible they don't teach you about in Sunday school * Yes, Jesus's mother was a Virgin, but go back a few generations and it gets kinda complicated * HWJV - How Would Jesus Vote? * Newly discovered responses to Paul's letters * The Holy Trinity, and why Three is a magic number "How The Bible Changed Our Lives (Mostly For The Better)" is an affectionate comic memoir, sure to delight the most devout as well as the most skeptical reader. (WARNING: Contains sects and violence. May cause unease among the humor-impaired.)
Description
A born-again and an atheist walk into a bar... From the creative minds behind the internationally-renowned comedy troupe, the Reduced Shakespeare Company, comes this irreverent celebration of the greatest story ever sold! A comic exploration of both the Old and New Testaments, "How The Bible Changed Our Lives (Mostly For The Better)" is also a journey of discovery and transformation for two longtime friends who find their friendship tested, their beliefs challenged, their bodies slightly broken, and their souls (more or less) saved. Throughout this whimsical and outrageous examination of every book in the Bible, authors Martin and Tichenor also experience epiphanies both personal and religious as they examine the "really good parts" of the Bible, revealing the hidden treasures of scripture you may have missed while reading the parts you were forced to read. Treasures like: * Creation, or the origin of the six-day work week * the brighter side of Job and Lamentations * Observing the Sabbath, and what that means for professional and college football * The intersection of Holy Writ and entertainment: Hollywood and Divine * The steamy adult sections of the Bible they don't teach you about in Sunday school * Yes, Jesus's mother was a Virgin, but go back a few generations and it gets kinda complicated * HWJV - How Would Jesus Vote? * Newly discovered responses to Paul's letters * The Holy Trinity, and why Three is a magic number "How The Bible Changed Our Lives (Mostly For The Better)" is an affectionate comic memoir, sure to delight the most devout as well as the most skeptical reader. (WARNING: Contains sects and violence. May cause unease among the humor-impaired.)
About the author
Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor are the owners and creative directors of the internationally-renowned comedy theatre troupe, the Reduced Shakespeare Company, and co-authors of all but one of the company's famed "Complete (abridged)" comedies. Their scripts are published in North America and the UK, have been translated into over a dozen languages, and performed in seventeen countries around the world, including New Jersey. They are also the authors of the irreverent reference book "Reduced Shakespeare: The Complete Guide for the Attention-Impaired (abridged)" (Hyperion), and their stage comedy "The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged)" was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award for Best New Play. They host the weekly Reduced Shakespeare Company Podcast (available at iTunes and ReducedShakespeare.com) and won the prestigious Shorty Award for their work in social media. They've appeared on NPR and the BBC, and two of their plays ran in London for almost ten years alongside the RSC's signature work "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)". They co-starred in the PBS film version of "The Complete Works…" and their writings have also appeared on Britain's Channel 4, RTE Ireland, the Washington Post, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Vogue magazine, and the men's room wall at Spenger's Fish Grotto in Berkeley, California.
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