The Twible

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Jana Riess blogs for Religion News Service and is the author of many books, including Flunking Sainthood: A Year of Breaking the Sabbath, Forgetting to Pray, and Still Loving My Neighbor, named by Publishers Weekly as one of the top ten religion books of 2011. She has a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. from Columbia University. She wonders if maybe The Twible is the book that will guarantee her room reservation in hell.


The Twible
 

All the Chapters of the Bible in 140 Characters or Less . . . Now with 68% More Humor!

Authored by Jana Riess
Illustrated by Leighton Connor

It's the Bible, now with 68% more humor and 99% fewer begats!

You've wanted to read the Bible, but it's uber-long and, let's face it, sometimes boring. You're a busy person with stuff to do. You want the Bible, only funnier.

Enter The Twible, which brings you every chapter as tweeted in 140 characters or less, from Genesis to Revelation!

Find out what the Bible says you're supposed to do if a friend starts worshiping another god, your child disrespects you in public, or you break the Sabbath. (The answers to those dilemmas are to stone your friend, stone your child, and stone yourself. In that order.) Learn where Paul swears in the New Testament, and why Jeremiah could benefit from antidepressants.

Inside The Twible you'll find:

  • A tweet for each of the 1,189 chapters of the Bible
  • A summary of every book of the Bible in seven words or less
  • Dozens of informative sidebars (print edition only)
  • More than 50 original cartoons
  • A glossary telling you who's who in the Bible
  • Unicorns

From start to finish, The Twible brings the Bible to wonderful, wicked, weird life.

The Twible adapts the Old Testament to the light-hearted quipping familiar in everyday Tweets.-- The Guardian,

The Twible is the most entertaining version of my dad's book I've read in the last two millennia! -- Jesus Christ

The Twible is the best example I have ever seen of the reverence of irreverence. Only those who love deeply and securely can bring this kind of humor to the telling of the family's stories. Don't read it, unless you are prepared to fall in love with them again. -- Phyllis Tickle, author of The Divine Hours and The Great Emergence

I wouldn't object if Twibles were in every hotel room. If they're using this book, I look forward to the next time Christians attempt to proselytwize -- Hemant Mehta, The Friendly Atheist blogger; author of The Young Atheist's Survival Guide

Forget about reading the Bible in a year. Now you can read it in an hour, thanks to the subversive, somewhat disturbed, mind of Jana Riess. -- Peter Enns, author of Genesis for Normal People

The perfect (surreptitious) iPad or Tablet companion for draggy Sunday (or Saturday) morning services. Caution: Not to be used for congregational Scripture reading. -- Mark I. Pinsky, author of The Gospel According to the Simpsons

Whatever you think of Twitter, there can be no speedier or funnier way to read through the Bible than with Riess's Twible providing spot-on interpretation chapter by chapter. On a jet stream of solid scholarship, it'll keep you thinking long after the hashtags have burned away. -- Kristin Swenson, author of Bible Babel: Making Sense of the Most Talked-about Book of All Time

The Twible is an indelible book that reads like an oddly religious comedy but has the impact of a brilliant jingle that sticks in your brain to the point of madness. Read it and drive yourself pleasantly nuts. -- Frank Schaeffer, author of And God Said, Billy!

This is brilliant stuff;hilariously accurate summaries of complex material. Riess is a very funny, charmingly masterful guide. -- Debbie Blue, pastor; author of Consider the Birds: A Provocative Guide to the Birds of the Bible

This is absolutely the funniest and most fun Bible translation ever. Yet, throughout the ensuing hilarity there is a wisdom here that challenges and provokes. -- Steven L. Peck, author of A Short Stay in Hell and The Scholar of Moab




Publication Date:
2013-10-26
ISBN/EAN13:
0989774708 / 9780989774703
Page Count:
320
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 8.5"
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White with Bleed
Related Categories:
Bibles / General




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