How (Not) to Read
the Bible

Making Sense of the Anti-women, Anti-science, Pro-violence, Pro-slavery and Other Crazy-Sounding Parts of Scripture

For centuries, the Bible was called “the Good Book,” a moral and religious text that guides us into a relationship with God shows us the right way to live. Today, however, some people argue the Bible is outdated and harmful, with many Christians unaware of some of the odd and disturbing things the Bible says.

Whether you are a Christian, a doubter, or someone exploring the Bible for the first time, bestselling author Dan Kimball guides you step-by-step in how to make sense of these difficult and disturbing Bible passages. Filled with stories, visual illustrations, and memes reflecting popular cultural objections, How (Not) to Read the Bible is a lifeline for individuals who are confused or discouraged with questions about the Bible­­.

How (Not) to Read the Bible is a 6-week video based discussion group that meets Thursdays from 6 - 7:30pm at Heartland Church.  Registration is $14 which covers a discounted copy of the book. 

How (Not) to Read the Bible Sessions

Week 1 Never Read a Bible Verse (Or You Will Have to Believe in Magical Unicorns).
Week 2 Stranger Things: Shrimp, Slavery and the Skin of a Dead Pig.
Week 3 Boy's Club Christianity: Is the Bible Anti-Women & Does It Promote Misogyny?
Week 4 Jesus Riding a Dinosaur: Do We Have to Choose Between Science & the Bible?
Week 5 My God Can Beat Up Your God: Does Christianity Claim All Other Religions are Wrong?
Week 6 Rated NC-17: The Horror of God's Old Testament Violence.