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

Bible Research Reader Poll

While I believe the numbers, I don’t agree with Gallop’s interpretation of them. Gallup explains that the numbers show a lack of religious understanding, while I say that is a skewed perspective. It occurs to me that more people now are interpreting their relationship with God as a personal spiritual journey.

I know for myself that as a spiritual Christian, I have a deliberate intention to allow the spirit of Jesus in all of my lifestyle, which I know contributes to being more in touch with my inner wisdom. None of us are perfect, including me, so 100% of the time we are not exhibiting the lifestyle of Jesus, but more importantly it’s our intentional effort that feeds our spiritual maturation.

Perhaps, more Christians are coming to view their journey with God as being led from their inner wisdom? If so, that would help to explain why only 24% of Bible readers understand the content literally. I take this as positive news, more people today are thinking for themselves and exploring different ideas and paths to understanding their spiritual journey as a personal and spiritual jpurney versus depending on organized religion to “teach” them.

It’s worth mentioning that the five core values I wrote about last month (link here) will enrich your experiences with inner wisdom as you choose one or more of them to practice regularly.

Blessings, Don
February 2, 2024