Tuesday, September 15, 2009


At last, you can tell the difference between Shakespeare and the King James Bible when it’s quoted to you.

You can talk to Protestants about your faith without feeling like a goofball.

You’ll know whether the lector at Mass just said “Elijah” or “Elisha” by the context alone.

You’ll have the answer to that “Jeopardy!” clue: “Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.” (“What is the Pentateuch?”)

You’ll understand why “Noah’s Ark” is not a bedtime story for children!

You may finally be convinced that Mary Magdalene was never a prostitute.

You’ll know which biblical books were favorites of Jesus (Isaiah and Deuteronomy) and why.

You’ll be able to name more than 10 of the 333 women mentioned in the Bible.

You’ll learn at last why the Bible is not just the story of ancient Israelites or early Christians, but your story too.

You’ll experience for yourself that “God’s word is alive” (Hebrews 4:12) as it takes root in you.