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Not What You Think: Why the Bible Might Be Nothing We Expected Yet Everything We Need | SFC Books $12

So, you’re skeptical about the Bible – you’re not alone. Many contemporary readers see the Bible as intolerant, outdated, out of step with societal norms at best, and a tool of oppression at worst. In this earnest and illuminating read, Michael and Lauren McAfee say: fair enough. But, they’re also raise a few questions of their own: What if we cleared the deck on our preconceptions of this book and encountered it anew? What if we came with the understanding that our questions are welcome? And what if these pages presented less of a system to figure out, and more of a story to step into – a story with more surprising plot twists than we might think?

Not What You Think not only blows the dust off dated misperceptions of this ancient book, it engages the problems of this book head-on – the parts that make modern readers squeamish, skeptical, and uncertain. Join Michael and Lauren as they explore the nature of the Bible – an ancient mosaic of story, literature, history, and poetry – and what it means for this generation and its relationship with God.  Ultimately, Not What You Think is an invitation to come and see, and be surprised.