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Overview You do not need to look far into the Bible to find men and women who ruined their lives and the lives of others through their actions and behaviors. In this junior-high-level Bible character study, the author takes a look at these personalities to teach readers how to avoid their mistakes.
Publishers Description The Bible is full of heroes and examples for us to emulate. You do not need to look far to find men and women who turned their lives and wills over to God and whose lives exhort us to imitate their faith. But what about the jerks? You do not need to look far to find men and women who ruined their own lives and the lives of many others through their actions and behaviors. Some of them were redeemable. Some of them were not. In Famous Jerks of the Bible, Margaret Brouillette takes a look at these characters to teach us to avoid their mistakes.
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Publishers Weekly - 07/23/2001 page 74
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Studio: B&H Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.2" Width: 5.2" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.47 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2001
Publisher B&H Publishing Group
Grade Level High School
ISBN 0805424326 ISBN13 9780805424324
Availability 0 units.
More About Margaret Brouillette
Brouillette is a teacher and writer with articles published in over 40 different Christian publications.
Margaret Brouillette currently resides in Montreal, Quebec. Margaret Brouillette was born in 1958.
Reviews - What do customers think about Famous Jerks of the Bible?
Your Forgot one JERK May 7, 2008
The author of this book forgot the biggest jerk of all... this character was self-indulgent,jealous, murderous, had a taste for blood, forced worship, disrespected women, and even seemed genocidal at times. this character is simply referred to as god. funny that the author forgot about that character and countless other that did his biddings (moses, abraham, etc) well its a good thing that the bible was just a work of fiction. No one other than jesus, for the most part, in the bible is really an ethical or moral role model
Note from the author Oct 21, 2002
This is a book for teens, esp. 12-16 years old, but many college students, even seniors, have read and enjoyed it. The 9-12 year old designation given on this site is misleading - the subject matter is not appropriate for that age group.
(I realize this is not a review per se, but I did not know how to contact you to correct this error!)
Brouillette Tackles Challenging Questions of Character Oct 26, 2001
In her book Famous Jerks of the Bible, Margaret Brouillette introduces us to twelve biblical characters, giving them a chance to tell their own stories, in a witty and humorous was. The familiar stories of Delilah, Samson, Pharoah, Pilate and Jonah, among others, are given new life as she presents them from a different perspective. Each chapter also includes a series of questions that challenge the reader to take an in-depth look at issues such as humility, self-control, hypocrisy, selfishness and greed.
Teens in particular will enjoy this book. They will appreciate Brouillette's candid style, as she is not afraid to ask difficult, challenging questions. This book is useful for personal study and group discussion. Very practical in nautre, it will help anyone who wants to study the Bible and apply it to life. Reviewed by Joel Buchanan