Although the Bible is full of passages that inspire millions, author Norman Landis contends many Christians follow tradition rather than truth. In his new book, Do You Know Your Bible? (now available through AuthorHouse), Landis delves into this influential religious text to illuminate its little-known characteristics.
After a detailed analysis of the structure of the Bible, Landis discusses how the Bible was elevated among the major religious books, or canons, of Christianity. He moves on to discuss the history of the English Bible, which has been translated extensively through the centuries. From a breakdown of the true meaning of the Trinity to a thorough biblical recount of Jesus last 10 days, Do You Know Your Bible? offers the faithful a new experience with Scripture. Landis answers thought-provoking questions such as: What day was Jesus crucified?, Who wrote the books of the Bible?, Who approved the information in the holy book?, and What, exactly, is hermeneutics?
You may think you know the answers to these questions, but is what you know tradition or truth revealed in the Scriptures? Landis asks. Truth is an absolute, it is, regardless of acceptance or belief. The Supreme God is truth regardless of belief or non-belief. What he had men record is truth.
With Do You Know Your Bible?, Landis aims to highlight certain truths about Christianity by dissecting the intricacies of the religions most holy text.
Norman Landis has served as an evangelist in DeKalb and Rockford. A former church elder, he headed Bible classes for 46 years. Landis and his wife, Barbara, have two daughters, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
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From the June 8-14, 2005, issue