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

A Book Of Bible History, Spiritual Development, & A Congregation Tool

“How the Bible became the Bible,” Donald L. O’Dell
Infinity Publishing, 2007

This book is a call for honest spirituality rather than guilt-laced religiosity. In short, that’s what the book is really all about – telling the story of how the religious and the spiritual have been at odds throughout the history of the development of the Bible, as well as in the selection of materials to include and/or exclude in the Bible.

The book was awarded the Florida Writers Association Royal Palm Literary Award for Non-Fiction.

The Story Behind the Bible .....

All forms of wisdom dictate we are to be clear and balanced in our thinking. It is just as unbalanced to believe the Bible is only myth, metaphor, or distorted history, as it is to believe each word must be interpreted literally. Clear spiritual thinking requires an understanding of what the Bible is – and isn’t.

So, how did this collection of laws, songs, poems, narratives, and letters get declared sacred and called the Holy Bible?

In an easy-to-read format, the author makes the case that people desire to know their religion is right, which increases a sense of control, quells doubt, and is fear-based. This inclination had its beginnings in the Old Testament, led to abuses in Israel’s Temple-State system, and influenced the documents that were eventually included and excluded from the New Testament. These fear-based beliefs are alive and well today.

Understand how and why this occurred – Understand the original messages of the prophets and Jesus – Decide what makes sense for you – Become clear and balanced.

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ISBN (HARD): 9781982243067
ISBN (SOFT): 9781982243081
ISBN (eBook): 978198224307