How the Bible became the Bible by Donald L. Odell
How the Bible became the Bible by Donald L. Odell
  • "....provides excellent historical background as well as the author's personal history, which enhances his message by providing a glimpse of how the Holy Scripture can really be used." Lee Carroll, author of "Indigo Children" and many "Kyron" books
  • "I just forwarded to friends Balboa's Introduction to your 2nd Edition. Actually Don, I really think this 2nd Edition could not be more timely. I sincerely think there are more people receptive to opening their minds about their programming of religion or the Bible than ever before...." Pat W., (North Carolina)
  • ".... a refreshing synthesis of scholarship and deep personal reflection. Don O’Dell invites us to enter the experience of biblical personalities and groups, and to feel their struggles to find elusive spiritual coherence within their perception of events...." Dr. Jim Nourse, Ph.D., psychologist, acupuncturist and author of Simple Spirituality: Finding Your Own Way, and Opening the Aloha Mind: Healing Self, Healing the World with Ho’oponopono
  • "This highly readable book takes a conversational tone when, for instance, in Chapter 6 (The Time of Jesus), the author gently transitions us from the Old to the New Testament." New Age Retailer
  • "This book is of much value to the serious student of Holy Scripture. It will enable the reader to view the Holy Scriptures in the context in which the books were written and arranged." James J. DeFrancisco, PhD. Miltha Ministries, Mishawaka, Indiana
  • "....provides excellent historical background as well as the author's personal history, which enhances his message by providing a glimpse of how the Holy Scripture can really be used." Lee Carroll, author of "Indigo Children" and many "Kyron" books

2nd Edition, Revised Material

What Does The Bible Say About Self Examination

Spiritual Development: Common Sense and "Book Learning"

There are millions of undereducated families in our country. They value their common sense over ‘book learning’. However, it seems to me these folks also relish their ignorance and fight to defend it.

Archie Bunker [All in the Family -1970s: It was the top-rated TV show for five years, scored 22 Emmy Awards, and is #9 on Rolling Stone’s list of Greatest TV Shows] is a wonderful example of this attitude – often referred to as anti-intellectualism. Anti-intellectualism has been a part of our social fabric for several centuries. It is not a new phenomenon. It is a “…hostility to and mistrust of intellect, intellectuals, and intellectualism, commonly expressed as deprecation of education and philosophy and the dismissal of art, literature, and science as impractical, politically motivated, and even contemptible human pursuits.”

I think one of the reasons conspiracy theories abound with today’s anti-intellectuals is that it gives them the satisfaction that they “know” something the “smarties” don’t; they “know” something that unites them and gives them a secret leg-up on the educated know-it-alls. I believe that’s close to the root of the attraction and loyalty they hold for Trump. He seems to be one of them. He speaks the language of their fear, anger and hate. To them he succeeded - bigly. He makes them proud. They haven’t felt that way in a long time.

If someone attacks a source of my pride, I will simply double-down. So will they.

Read Part II

Blessings, Don PS: Feel free to forward, but include the entire message, including the signature
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"I just forwarded to friends Balboa's Introduction to your 2nd Edition. Actually Don, I really think this 2nd Edition could not be more timely. I sincerely think there are more people receptive to opening their minds about their programming of religion or the Bible than ever before. It appears it takes humans a long time to change - you timed this perfectly! Answering questions about the Bible that many have had but were afraid to ask could really help open the door wider to the changes we desperately need. So you are part of the change! Congratulations for that service to this planet…." Pat W., (North Carolina)
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ISBN (HARD): 9781982243067
ISBN (SOFT): 9781982243081
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