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

What Is Adjusting In or Out of Your Life

To quote Jose Stevens, a shaman whose newsletter I occasionally read: “We are entering into an intense time of change and unpredictability. Use this … time to get your priorities straight and your ducks in a row while practicing great flexibility and willingness to let go of what is adjusting itself out of your life...” Stevens went on to discuss using the time surrounding a full moon to “…focus on opportunity instead of restriction.”

In this time of Covid and the lack of travel, meeting friends, and enjoying gatherings, I am reminded of the adage: What I resist will persist. So, I am trying to keep my focus on opportunities rather than being angry for feeling restricted.

I don’t know about the full moon (or about the new moon) and its myriad potential effects, so I cannot comment on that. In my humility, however, I have to acknowledge that if all these indigenous forebearers of humankind – Egyptians, Persians, Incans, Mayans, Australian Aborigines, Celts, Druids, and Anasazi or Basket-Makers (the prehistoric root of many of the Native Americans of the Southwest) – hadn’t figured out the cycle of the seasons, how to use fire, how to make and adapt tools and weapons, the importance of pottery and baskets, how to create simple and effective shelter, I wouldn’t be here. You wouldn’t be here. All of humanity would still be living essentially as hunter-gatherers in an earth-circling belt 25-degrees either side of the equator.

Much like bears coming out of hibernation, between coming out of the Covid-19 crisis and enjoying the beginning of warmer weather, it is a great time to reflect: What do I want to keep from what I’ve adjused to while isolating and what do I want to recapture from my life before Covid?

For me, just for starters: I’ve done more cooking and more reading. I’ve done more walking and exercising. I’ve learned about “forest bathing.” I need to revert back to levels of sugar I used before Covid. I need to revert back to the level of AA-related conversations and ACIM reflections I had before Covid. That’s where I’m starting from

Thanks for listening and I trust this will trigger something in you, as well. My book, How the Bible Became the Bible is available for sale.

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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