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The Resource The invisible bestseller : searching for the Bible in America, Kenneth A. Briggs

The invisible bestseller : searching for the Bible in America, Kenneth A. Briggs

Label
The invisible bestseller : searching for the Bible in America
Title
The invisible bestseller
Title remainder
searching for the Bible in America
Statement of responsibility
Kenneth A. Briggs
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
How can a book -- one that's found in courthouses, libraries, and millions of households across the land -- be everywhere and nowhere at the same time? In this book, veteran religion writer Kenneth Briggs asks how, even as the Bible remains the best-selling book of all time, fewer Americans than ever can correctly articulate what it says, much less how it might offer guidance for their lives. In a quest to make sense of the Bible's relative disappearance from public life, Briggs shares with readers his own two-year cross-country journey to a variety of places. Brigg's narrative incorporates pertinent interviews throughout with preachers, pollsters, scholars, and ordinary citizens from California to Texas to Florida to Massachusetts. As he probes and reflects on his varied findings, Briggs offers keen insight into why and how the Bible's place in American public life has shifted and shrunk -- and he suggests what role the Bible may play in the US in years to come. -- adapted from book flap
Summary
In his quest to make sense of the Bible's relative dis-appearance from public life, Briggs leads readers on a rollicking exploration that includes visits to Family Christian Stores, the Society of Biblical Literature, and the kitchen tables of everyday families. He offers insight on the Bible's current position in American public life and suggests where it may be headed next
Tone
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10529022
Cataloging source
DLC
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Briggs, Kenneth A
Dewey number
220.0973
Index
index present
LC call number
BS511.3
LC item number
.B75 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Religion
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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searching for the Bible in America
Label
The invisible bestseller : searching for the Bible in America, Kenneth A. Briggs
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 234-235) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
America's Bible: loving it and leaving it -- The story told by numbers -- Does it make any difference? -- Bibles galore -- What if nobody read it? -- The perfect is the enemy of the good -- Moses in cyberspace -- Who says what the Bible says? -- Canon fodder -- The eye of the Bible beholder -- The fragility of teaching and learning scripture -- Speaking personally -- Song and dance -- The story of the greatest story ever told awaits a new chapter
Control code
ocn946031853
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 239 pages
Isbn
9780802869135
Lccn
2016008041
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)946031853
Label
The invisible bestseller : searching for the Bible in America, Kenneth A. Briggs
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 234-235) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
America's Bible: loving it and leaving it -- The story told by numbers -- Does it make any difference? -- Bibles galore -- What if nobody read it? -- The perfect is the enemy of the good -- Moses in cyberspace -- Who says what the Bible says? -- Canon fodder -- The eye of the Bible beholder -- The fragility of teaching and learning scripture -- Speaking personally -- Song and dance -- The story of the greatest story ever told awaits a new chapter
Control code
ocn946031853
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 239 pages
Isbn
9780802869135
Lccn
2016008041
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)946031853

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