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The controversial Bible scholar and author of The Evolution of Adam recounts his transformative spiritual journey in which he discovered a new, more honest way to love and appreciate God's Word.

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Trained as an evangelical Bible scholar, Peter Enns loved the Scriptures and shared his devotion by teaching at Westminster Theological Seminary. But the further he studied the Bible, the more he found himself confronted by questions that could neither be answered within the rigid framework of his religious instruction nor be accepted among the conservative evangelical community.

Rejecting the increasingly complicated intellectual games used by conservative Christians to "protect" the Bible, Enns was conflicted. Is this what God really requires? How could God's plan for divine inspiration mean ignoring what is really written in the Bible? These questions eventually cost Enns his job—but they also opened a new spiritual path for him to follow.

The Bible Tells Me So chronicles Enns's spiritual odyssey, how he came to see beyond restrictive doctrine and learned to embrace God's Word as it is actually written. As he explores questions progressive evangelical readers of Scripture commonly face yet fear voicing, Enns reveals that they are the very questions that God wants us to consider—the essence of our spiritual study.

"This is not an academic book, instead, it's a popular, short treatment designed to provoke a reset of how we read the Bible." ---Library Journal

"A super-enjoyable, highly informative, disarmingly honest, and downright liberating book." ---Brian McLaren, author of A New Kind of Christianity

The Bible Tells Me So

Why Defending Scripture Has Made Us Unable to Read It

Author Peter Enns

Narrated by Joe Barrett

Publication date Mar 3, 2015

Running time 7 hrs

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