A few months ago I wrote a comment about reading Bart Ehrman’s latest book. A fundy Christian friend of mine commented and soon we were having a discussion on biblical inerrancy. I suggested we do a mini-book club where we each picked a book. My pick was Bart Ehrman’s Misquoting Jesus, since I know that many Christians can also appreciate his writing.
There were no more messages except for one asking for my address. A month later I received a bible in the mail. Today I received Timothy Jones’ Misquoting Truth, which supposedly debunks Ehrmans volumes of research in a slim paperback.
I guess this the book she chose.
Can I send another suggestion since I was given two?
This family does not have a large budget, so I assume the money for these books came out of their mission fund. That is a strange feeling.
Are the books supposed to sell their ideas so strongly that my once really close friend not feel like she needs to talk about them with me?
Did anyone else think that the words of the Bible had a strong enough magic that sending someone a bible would make them think like you?
First picture credits to Amazon
Lat picture credit to Emebe via Yunix in Magic books wikia