• Reading the Bible Again for the First Time

  • Taking the Bible Seriously but Not Literally
  • By: Marcus J. Borg
  • Narrated by: Maurice England
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (34 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Many Christians mistakenly believe that their only choice is either to reconcile themselves to a fundamentalist reading of scripture (a "literal-factual" approach) or to simply reject the Bible as something that could bring meaning and value into their lives. In Reading the Bible Again for the First Time, Marcus Borg shows how instead we can freshly appreciate all the essential elements of the Old and New Testaments - from Genesis to Revelation - in a way that can open up a new world of intelligent faith.

In Reading the Bible Again for the First Time, Borg reveals how it is possible to reconcile a scientific and critical way of thinking with our deepest spiritual needs, leading to an insightful experience of ancient text. This unique audiobook invites every listener - whatever his or her religious background - to engage the Bible, to wrestle with its meaning, to explore its mysteries, and to understand its relevance. Reading the Bible Again for the First Time shows us how to encounter the Bible in a fresh, new way that rejects the limits of simple literalism and opens up the rich possibility of living a life of authentic faith.

©2001 Marcus J. Borg (P)2020 eChristian

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We need more books like this

If you grew up fundamental and have done any type of deconstruction, this book is for you. I can't say I agree with everything, but it shines light into the darkness of Christian religion and brings freedom to experience God for yourself instead of trying to experience God through a set of doctrines.

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Great book. Problematic narrator.

I enjoyed the book immensely. It was eye-opening. The narrator's voice sounded overly "moist" and I found myself sympathetically clearing my throat for him on several occasions. My personal problem, I suppose.

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Wonderful.

Beautiful insights into the Bible. Loved it. And the narrator was wonderful too. highly recommend.

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  • Mikewr
  • 09-25-20

Thoughtful Christianity

I loved this book. Borg is such a great communicator of a thoughtful clear eyed Christianity. Helps modern folks maintain a relationship with the way of Jesus.