Monday, May 29, 2017

Monday - the Author's Note

The book starts out with a sense of humor, and a very realistic sense at that!

Before the first chapter, before the prologue, the author, Sara Miles shares a note with all her readers.

"To use a religious analogy: This book is not the Bible imagined as inerrant and historically definitive. It's more the Bible I believe in - that is, a human compilation of stories told in different voices, edited and rearranged over many drafts to suggest truths not always fully understood."

She starts the book already begging a question from her readers... great engagement! 

How do you understand the Bible?