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: Watch Your Attitude

I have been having a difficult time lately between Covid-19 and the rancid politics (some from the liberals but especially of the Conservative Right). My attitude has begun to sour and even my dreams are becoming violent, depressive, and fearful. I wake up many mornings, now, with little zest for life, often just depressed.

As a gift to you today from me, I want to share thoughts from Gandhi as well as from a friend from St. Augustine, whose poem I remembered and reread last night before bed.

From Mahatma Gandhi: Your Beliefs become Your Destiny: “Your beliefs become your thoughts, your thoughts become your words, your words become your actions, your actions become your habits, your habits become your values, your values become your destiny.”

And

From a small book, Danny Pine and Patty Plum Tree, DeVorss & Company, (OOP) by Ms Willie Watkins, a friend in St. Augustine, FL: Attitudes are like small seeds. They grow and bloom or Just become weeds. So watch your thoughts, Watch what they do; They become me, They become you.

Early each day, I ask Spirit to help me “see” people and events differently than I have been “seeing” them. This helps me a great deal. I cannot answer, however, the question as to why I don’t ask Spirit more routinely, with more diligence, and listen more acutely for His voice in the whispers of my mind.

Blessings and thank you for listening. Don

PS: Feel free to forward this to friends and family. Please forward the entire message.

Thanks for Listening and Blessings, Don
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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)
"This website is a great tribute to Don's spiritual work. He is the real deal. He is as authentic in person as he is in his writing. His books and his on-going message have always been very helpful to me in my spiritual journey. Don is a mentor to many, so I'm excited he is getting an opportunity to share his wisdom with more people." Barbara M. (Tennessee)
ISBN (HARD): 9781982243067
ISBN (SOFT): 9781982243081
ISBN (eBook): 978198224307