The Most Misused Stories in the Bible

A Review by Wendy

Book Description

A surprising number of popular Bible stories are commonly misused or misunderstood, even by well-intentioned Christians. In this concise yet thorough book, Eric J. Bargerhuff helps you fully understand the meaning of David and Goliath, Jonah and the Big Fish, the Woman Caught in Adultery, and other well-known Bible stories.

Providing fascinating historical and scriptural insights, Bargerhuff helps you sort through modern-day distortions of fifteen well-known Bible stories and grasp their original meaning and purpose for us today.

Book Review

First, let me start with stating that I have not read the first book in this series, The Most Misused Verses in the Bible, so I came to this one with no expectations.  Having said that, I wasn’t as impressed as I hoped by the title.

While I agreed with the author on the interpretation of scripture, and the way that popular Bible stories are misused, I didn’t enjoy the exegesis.  I felt that the proper explanations were shallow in meaning, and didn’t really lead a reader to deeper truth.  While this book would be useful to the novice or new Christian, I felt it had little to offer a more mature Christian.

This is a fun book, and I enjoyed reading it.


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