The Twible: All the Chapters of the Bible in 140 Characters or Less . . . Now with 68% More Humor!
The Bible is one of the most influential books in human history, despite the fact that so few people have read it cover to cover. Why? Because the Bible is long, often impenetrable, and open to interpretation.
Thankfully, Jana Riess has boiled down the important stuff into easily digestible bite-size nuggets in The Twible, her marvelous effort to encapsulate every last book and chapter for a new generation who simply doesn’t have time to read the real thing.
With humor and a razor-sharp eye for detail, Riess celebrates the beautiful and moving moments while taking the Bible to task for every strange choice, weird law, and inexplicable action of God that enters her crosshairs.
But throughout the book, she also includes numerous additional articles exploring changes and excerpts in the Bible, scenes that demand further explanation or that inspire debate among theological scholars, and curious cultural wrinkles that might confuse the modern reader (shibboleth, for instance).
The Twible is certainly loaded with snark and sarcasm, but it’s also an immensely thoughtful and sincere study of a true cultural force, one that will have you laughing AND giving careful consideration to Bible scenes you thought you knew.
Jana Riess, Leighton Connor, Illustrator