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Professor Timothy Paul Jones acknowledges that plenty of people view the study of history as boring -- full of drab facts and dates they'd rather forget. But he says it shouldn't be that way, and he's written a book about Christian history -- now in the form of a small group DVD curriculum -- that tells the 2,000-year-old story of the Christian faith with fascinating stories he believes are as entertaining as a good fiction book. Sure, the facts and dates are there, but they're not the focus.

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From what I read on the Baptist Press full article, I would not even waste my time on this. This is an attempt at further ecumenicism.

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Professor Timothy Paul Jones acknowledges that plenty of people view the study of history as boring -- full of drab facts and dates they'd rather forget. But he says it shouldn't be that way, and he's written a book about Christian history -- now in the form of a small group DVD curriculum -- that tells the 2,000-year-old story of the Christian faith with fascinating stories he believes are as entertaining as a good fiction book. Sure, the facts and dates are there, but they're not the focus.

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Enough said. There is absolutely no comparrison between Christ and the Bible and a "good fiction book."

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Enough said. There is absolutely no comparrison between Christ and the Bible and a "good fiction book."

 

Also...

 

Sure, the facts...are there, but they're not the focus.

 

How could we ever ignore truth if we focus on fact?

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The amazing thing is, the Bible is full of excellent stories that are actually BETTER than fiction, entertaining, and thought-provoking, sometimes humorous, often sad, but always, always compelling. AND they ARE the facts! Why do we need someone else's book?  

 

Granted, this author isn't talking about Bible history, but the history of the church, itself., assumably since the time of the Apostles and the end of the canon of scripture. So, a good, accurate, well-written book on that subject would be very helpful-BUT, is it accurate? Or does it refer to 'church fathers' like Constantine, Origen or various other proto-Catholic heretics favorably?

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