The Bible Tells Me So: Why Defending Scripture Has Made Us Unable to Read It


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About the Author

Peter Enns is professor of Old Testament and biblical hermeneutics at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is the author of a commentary on Exodus and Inspiration and Incarnation, as well as numerous articles on the Old Testament.


"In The Bible Tells Me So, Peter Enns addresses the problems of scripture form the position of an evangelical Christian who observes with candor and fresh humor that too often faithful readers approach the Bible with expectations it is not set up to meet." -- Publishers Weekly

"Peter Enns has written a great book about The Book. If you've ever struggled with the violent or contradictory or just plain strange passages in the Bible, this book is for you . . . And he's funny." -- Rob Bell, author of Love Wins

"Cross a stand-up comic, a robust theological mind, a college professor, and a decent normal guy, and what do you get? Peter Enns. And what does he write? A super-enjoyable, highly informative, disarmingly honest, and downright liberating book. The message of this book needs to get out. Fast." -- Brian McLaren, author of A New Kind of Christianity

"The question of how to read, inwardly digest, and eventually 'live' the Bible is probably the most divisive one among Christians today. This is a book that every Christian will be the better and richer for having read." -- Phyllis Tickle, author of The Great Emergence

"Peter Enns has emerged as one of the stars of biblical interpretation for thinking Christians. With writing that is winsome, readable, and non-intimidating, he cuts a path between wooden literalism and faithless liberalism, giving us a way to read the Bible that is both faithful and intellectually credible." -- Tony Jones, theologian-in-residence at Solomon's Porch and the author of Did God Kill Jesus?