“The Bible is the bestselling book every year and of all time.” ~This Dangerous Book
This Dangerous Book by Steve & Jackie Green: 3.5/5 Stars
It is the top-selling book in history. It brings social upheaval, international arguments, and political controversy. It has been used to justify both love and war. And for generations, it has found its way into the hearts of millions, offering comfort, direction, and life-changing truths.
How could one book have such power? In This Dangerous Book, Steve and Jackie Green explore the incredible history and impact of the Bible. As the founders and visionaries of the Museum of the Bible in Washington D.C., the Greens have a unique perspective on the Bible’s journey—from its ancient beginnings, to its effect on the moral fiber of nations, to its transformative influence in individual hearts.
The Greens share the challenges they have faced in acquiring biblical artifacts from around the world and why generations—in every time period and in every geographical location—have risked their lives to preserve this precious book.
Exploring ancient tablets, medieval commentaries, and modern translations, This Dangerous Book offers fascinating insight into the miracles and martyrdoms that have led to the Scriptures we read today. The Greens explore how cutting-edge technology gives new insight into the authenticity of the Bible, including the work of fifty scholars who recently uncovered hidden details about thirteen unpublished Dead Sea Scroll fragments. This Dangerous Book also looks at the link between the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament, what we can learn from how the Bible was passed down to us, and why God’s Word is foundational to America’s past and crucial for its future.
The Bible is a world-changer and a heart-changer. Whether you have read the Bible for years or are simply curious about its influence, This Dangerous Book could change your heart as well.
I was very thankful to receive a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I am terribly sorry this review is so late though! However, there will be a giveaway coming soon! It’ll be for a copy of this book. I hope y’all are as excited as I am! 🙂
Just a bit of a disclaimer: if y’all couldn’t tell this is somewhat of a religious book. If you aren’t Christian or you aren’t interested in other religions or even this one then don’t read this review. It’s a book about the Bible and Christianity. Obviously if that will make you upset just stay away because I don’t want any negative people in my comment section! Thank you! ❤
Where do I start? This is my problem every time I write a review haha. I guess I’ll start with why I gave this book three and a half stars out of five. I felt that in the beginning this book started of kind of dull, slow, and boring for me. It got a little better, but then towards the end it started to lose me again. I’m not to great with history and this book just started throwing all these historical facts at me and it became a lot to take in. If that makes sense. However, I loved reading their (the authors’) own experiences and I really wish they had more personal stories to share! It would have made the book more personal and just better to me. I understand that the book is about the Bible and not their personal lives though, but I would have liked to hear some more personal things to connect more.
There were some really good points made in this book about history and the Bible and how much it has a role in our lives. I didn’t realize how big the Bible really is around the world and even in America. It’s amazing to me to see how much it’s impacted us and how big of a role it’s played in people’s lives and continues to play that role today.
Following the principles of this book requires commitment, and sometimes it is risky.
I am a Christian if you didn’t know and I love my Bible. I read it every day and it’s a very important part of my life. I think it’s amazing to learn about it and just how much the Bible has gone through, good and bad. It’s great to see Steve and Jackie’s journey as they find a lot of cool artifacts. I also love the pictures included of these artifacts! They’re so interesting and it’s just crazy to see the beauty of something that is so old. It’s crazy to think about how long it’s survived and just what it’s been through. I would love to visit their museum one day! 🙂
Many books in my library are now behind me and beneath me. They were good in their way once, and so were the clothes I wore when I was ten years old; but I have outgrown them. Nobody ever outgrows Scripture; the book widens and deepens with our years. ~Charles Haddon Spurgeon
I found this book very interesting as they told their story of how the came to start a museum and how the Bible impacted their lives. Like I said before I wish there was more about them and how the book affected them, but what can ya do?
Overall I enjoyed this book and learning about the history of the Bible. If you are a Christian I recommend this book because it’s very amazing! It helps to teach you more about the book you rely so much on. It’s very inspiring in a way. If you’re just someone who’s curious of things and like history then I suggest you give this book a try! 🙂