I have always had a deep fascination and reverence for The Bible and its profound impact on the world. This Holy Book is the bestselling book of all time and continues to be the #1 bestselling book every single year. It has had a profound impact on our world through the ages and continues to be translated into thousands of languages and distributed to an estimated 5 billion people around the globe. I learned these amazing facts and so much more in “This Dangerous Book” written by Steve and Jackie Green, founders and visionaries of the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C.
When I was given the opportunity to read and write about their book, I was thrilled to dive in and learn more about The Bible. I want to understand the intricate historic details around these ancient texts that were discovered, printed, and distributed- and the influence the contents of the Bible has had all across the world. This stuff fascinates me and “This Dangerous Book” did not disappoint.
Steve and Jackie were inspired with a passion to become collectors of Biblical artifacts, and their grand search took them all over the world to discover ancient relics and learn captivating details about how The Bible was preserved and passed on through the ages. Their book takes you on a journey of education, investigation, and exciting finds, documenting incredible facts surrounding the Bible’s existence and influence on governing leaders, literary scholars, countless cultures, and nations across the world. The Bible’s principles are in the very foundation of our constitution of The United States of America that continues to be practiced to this day.
Steve and Jackie have written vivid details about all their findings and the purpose, meaning and depth of their exhaustive research and relics. You can learn more about their book and order your own copy HERE.
There is a wealth of information about the Bible written in this riveting book- full of countless accounts of those whose lives were influenced and sacrificed in the quest to honor and preserve and pass on its pages. Anyone who reads about these profound details surrounding the prolific life of the Holy Bible, will be left feeling sheer reverence and awe, no matter your faith. The power it has yielded throughout civilization is incomparable. The research and relics Steve and Jackie Green reveal in “This Dangerous Book” are stunning, as well as the sheer amount of information depicting the true stories of how the Bible influenced great leaders and thinkers and literary scholars throughout history.
This book is not just for Christians, but for ALL people from all walks of faith. The Bible takes us on a powerful historical journey that is a major part of humanity and continues to be today. Steve and Jackie’s extensive research and documentation of its prolific influence on the world is a MUST read. You will be captivated by the extraordinary details of their findings, their moving personal stories, and their passion to build a museum with their valuable collection so that all people can have a deeper understanding of the historic presence and power of The Bible.
“This Dangerous Book” offers us intriguing insights about the Bible, its readers, and the many people who were devoted to preserving, practicing, and protecting its contents. The detailed accounts of so many great leaders, famous figures, and literary scholars impacted by the Bible is staggering. The lives martyred because of their beliefs and devotion to the Bible is shocking. Learning how much the Bible has affected our world, our wars, humankind- is unquestionably remarkable.
This book gives us a comprehensive look into vitality of The Bible from its conception up until the present day. There are facts and stories and quotes and claims that will prove its significance, its relevance, and it incomparable reverence.
“This Dangerous Book” brilliantly and objectively answers profound questions so many of us have about The Bible. What I love about this book is the goal, the intention, and the purpose to educate and inform anyone who is curious to learn more about this powerful book.
“What is its history?
How did we get it?
Who wrote it?
Is it true or a fairy tale?
What impact has it had?
Why has this book had the impact it has?
What story does the book tell?
There are many who maintain strong feelings about this book. It is loved and it is hated. Over time, people have died defending it, and there are those who have hated it enough to kill those defending it. How could a book, and the beliefs and faith associated with the book, incite this much devotion and hatred, all at the same time? What does that say about the human condition? Could it be that the Bible helps us understand our condition and the internal struggle for meaning and purpose?
Whether you love it or hate it, it is worth your time to get to know it. And many great thinkers and leaders throughout history have done so.” (Page 215)
Jackie and Steve spent years investigating and researching many vital relics associated with the Bible and a variety of ancient scrolls and artifacts of the Bible to collect and add to their museum. They described in their book, the strategies in designing the purpose of The Museum of The Bible:
“Early on, we decided to look at the Bible in three different ways: its history, its narrative, and its impact. In the museum, we dedicate a floor to each of these, and we developed curriculum with these three aspects in mind.”
Friends, this book and the museum are both worth your time. What an incredible journey and inspiring story The Bible presents to us all. Let’s not miss out on what we can learn and understand from the most celebrated, honored, influential, prolific, maligned, and glorified book of all time. If you are interested in learning more about the history and influence of The Bible on our world and its people- THIS is your book.
I am giving away one copy of “This Dangerous Book” to my readers! If you comment and share this post on social media (tag me!), I will enter you in the giveaway and contact the winner next Tuesday, November 14th.