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

Spiritual Christianity Based On Faith

What is Spiritual Christianity?

I use the term Spirituality Christianity to distinguish between one’s:

- Self-identification as “Christian,” based on some form of intellectual agreement with Church dogma and/or with a belief in the literal use of Bible; and

- Experience of having divine encounters (however you define that) as you are attempting to do a belief.

Trying to DO a belief is very different than INTELLECTUALLY agreeing with a dogmatic or credal statement of belief. Those of us who are attempting daily to do beliefs will begin:

- Having experiences where others see the Divine in us;

- Gifting our lives with experiences of seeing the Divine in ALL others; and

- Experiencing Spirit’s daily guidance as we live our lives.

I heard a sermon from an evangelical biblical literalist in which he stated that “… when Jesus answered the Peter’s question of ‘how often one must forgive,’ and Jesus answered ‘seventy times seven.” (Matthew 18:21-22) The minister stated “Of course, Jesus never encountered a Muslim terrorist.” Since the minister could not imagine forgiving a Muslim Terrorist, he concluded that neither could Jesus. The minister cannot conceive of actually DOING the belief in forgiveness that he says he believes as summarized in the Lord’s Prayer: “Father, forgive us our trespasses AS WE FORGIVE those who have trespassed against us.” (Matthew, 6:14-15)

I discuss this, as well, in the
4th video clip from an interview I did.

If you should be interested, the entire interview is in the video below.

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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)
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