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Bad Boys of the Bible: Exploring Men of Questionable Virtue [Paperback]

By Barbara J. Essex (Author)
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From Cain to Pontius Pilate, this book presents the stories of 7 well-known men of the Bible who are strong and weak, faithful and challenged.

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This book presents the stories of fourteen, well-known men in the Bible -- who are strong and weak, faithful and challenged. Cain, Abraham, Moses, Samson, Saul, David, Judas, and Pontius Pilate are some of the men included.

Providing balance to her earlier book, Bad Girls of the Bible: Exploring Women of Questionable Virtue, Barbara J. Essex uncovers the life stories of the male "giants" of faith -- who have also committed outrageous acts.

Essex reveals a side of biblical men not often reflected or considered in most preaching and teaching. Their lives are a mixture of curiosity, shame, anger, sadness, and triumph. She presents the men in the context of their culture, leadership style, and basic human characteristics as they attempt to work on behalf of God and God's people.

The book contains:

-- 14 Bible study units on selected "bad boys" with an overview of biblical texts, context, and reflection questions

-- Suggestions for using this material in preaching and teaching

-- Bibliography for further study

This resource is informative, fun, and written for the average layperson who may not have extensive knowledge of the Bible.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Pilgrim Press
Pages   122
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.9" Width: 6" Height: 0.5"
Weight:   0.55 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 1, 2002
Publisher   Pilgrim Press
Edition  Student/Stdy Gde  
ISBN  0829814663  
ISBN13  9780829814668  

Availability  4 units.
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More About Barbara J. Essex

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! BARBARA J. ESSEX is an ordained United Church of Christ minister and independent consultant, speaker, and life coach. She earned her M.Div. from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and M.A. from Northwestern University. She is a bestselling author of The Pilgrim Press, having written numerous books, including: the Bad Girls of the Bible and Bad Boys of the Bible series; 52 Ways to Ignite Your Congregation?Bible Study (2012); Bold and Brazen (2010); Krazy Kinfolk (2005); and Misbehavin? Monarchs (2006).

Barbara J. Essex currently resides in Chicago. Barbara J. Essex was born in 1951.

Barbara J. Essex has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Insights: Bible Studies for Growing Faith

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Bad Boys of the Bibile  Feb 5, 2009
My church is doing a Bible Study using Bible. It is a very good resource of the Old Testament brothers. We are enjoying the book.

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