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What Is the Bible?: How an Ancient Library of Poems, Letters, and Stories Can Transform the Way You Think and Feel About Everything

10 minutes
There’s more to the Bible than meets the eye.

The Bible is full of puzzling dilemmas, fantastical events, and horrific violence. It’s hard to read and even harder to understand. Rob Bell argues that the Bible’s most challenging content also contains progressive ideas about human existence. By exploring the ancient, social, and cultural contexts that influenced the formation of the Bible, you can discover the Bible’s radical hope and subversive politics.

Read this Snapshot if you:

  • Want to learn more about the historical context that shaped the Bible
  • Seek alternative understandings of the Bible
  • Wonder how the Bible’s human history can affect biblical interpretation
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