When Poirot (aka David Suchet) Reads The Bible.

You may or may not know, that David Suchet (well known for BEING Poirot), released an audio reading of The Bible a while ago.

Recently, David Suchet gave a live reading of Marks Gospel at St Pauls Cathedral in London, which has been uploaded onto YouTube for everyone’s listening:

The Organic Jesus

Scott Douglas (or at least his wife) went on an organic kick, it was because they wanted products at their purest, without manmade additions. A conversation about a leaf organic toilet paper made him wonder, if our spiritual lives could be lived in an organic way.

Scott had been having a troubled feeling about his faith, and as a result started looking for the Organic Jesus. To quote from the book…

The troubled feeling I had been experiencing came from not having been told the complete story about who Jesus is. I needed to search and uncover the Organic Jesus—to take away the Wiki journeys to pointlessness and all the things that had created a flavorful, chemically produced, spectacle-driven Jesus—to strip it all away, and return to the Jesus I knew before I ever owned a computer or heard of the Internet. The Jesus I innocently accepted at age seven.

I’m not going to discuss any of the conclusions, or share thoughts on what Organic Jesus has to say about… Jesus (Go and see the Organic Jesus website to find out more). What I will shout about is how the search for .

Simply put, if you struggle with books, this is the book for you. This is a book with short punchy chapters, with built in “Wiki breaks” that both distract you from, and keep you in the book. It has quizzes, references to the website, and ideas about what you can tweet / facebook about.

This is an ideal book for people more comfortable dropping down the wiki rabbit hole, then they are reading a book about Jesus.

Check out the Organic Jesus website for videos, quizzes and things.

The Organic Jesus book is available from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.

Unfortunate Bible Verses to Read Out Loud

Imagine it. Your church has decided to read the Bible. All the Bible. Every Bible verse in turn.

And you’re reading some of the Bible verses.

Which Bible verses, would be the unfortunate Bible verses to read out loud to a crowd of people?

How about these? 

Any others you can suggest?

Introducing “The Wicked Bible”

Have you ever spotted an unfortunate typing error on a Church website / notices / leaflet / powerpoint?

It can be a bit embarrassing for the poor guys responsible for typing it all up. But what it there was a mistake in the bible?Marked_Wicked_bible

Well, according to wikipedia:

The Wicked Bible, sometimes called  or Sinners’ Bible, is the Bible published in 1631 by Robert Barker and Martin Lucas, the royal printers in London, which was meant to be a reprint of the King James Bible. The name is derived from a mistake made by the compositors: in the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:14), the word not in the sentence “Thou shalt not commit adultery” was omitted, thus changing the sentence into “Thou shalt commit adultery”.

Read further over at wikipedia.

Whats the worst mistake you’ve seen printed in Church?

The Encouraging* Bible Verse Picker

Have you ever wanted an encouraging word from the Bible, and tried just opening it at random to see what happened?

Well I dont want to say that God cant work in that way, but I do wonder though what sort of outcomes people may get. To that end, please let me introduce you to The Encouraging* Bible Verse Picker.

If you need an encouraging* Bible verse, please push the button below, and be encouraged*.

 

*Probably isn’t going to be encouraging, or helpful in anyway. If you’ve stumbled here in an attempt to connect with God and his word, please check out Coffee with God.

 

(Annoyingly the Encouraging Bible Verse Picker doesn’t seem to work within the mobile Twitter apps  Browser – but it should work fine within other mobile browsers)