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Talking donkeys and wheels of fire : Bible stories that are truly bizarre!
Lang, J. Stephen.
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New York : Warner Faith, [2003]

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viii, 231 pages ; 23 cm
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BS550.3 .L36 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Bible trivia expert J. Stephen Lang pulls together some wild and wacky biblical tales. Think the Bible is boring? Think again. These tales will both entertain and enlighten the reader, and engender a desire to read the Bible in search of more.

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J. Stephen Lang is a bestselling author who has written over twenty books

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In Talking Donkeys and Wheels of Fire: Bible Stories That Are Truly Bizarre!, J. Stephen Lang recounts 100 biblical tales that are mostly familiar stories repackaged for a youth group audience. "The big wedding night switcheroo" is about the Jacob/Leah/Rachel triangle, while a chapter on "a splitting (literally) headache" relates Jael's peg-through-the-skull routine in Judges 4. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Table of Contents

Introductionp. vii
Beastly Kingp. 1
Israelite Meets Cellulitep. 4
Honey-Baked Lion, or Lion-Baked Honeyp. 7
Hot Wheelsp. 9
Curse That Donkeyp. 11
The Great Artemis Pep Rallyp. 14
Brimstone Centralp. 17
Wormy Herodp. 19
The Ark, Pre-Hollywoodp. 22
The Child-Eating Hell Godp. 25
Raising Cain a Wifep. 28
Moses' Snakebite Curep. 30
The One and Only Original Scapegoatp. 33
Sons of God, Human Beauties--and Fallen Giantsp. 36
Moses the Mountain Goatp. 38
The Maltese Viperp. 41
Dancing for Fun and Prophetp. 44
Sibling Deviltryp. 46
The Ultimate Dysfunctional Familyp. 49
Saul the Hereticp. 52
Mountain of Metamorphosisp. 55
The Original Camel Jockeysp. 58
Peter's Rooftop Buffetp. 60
The Big Wedding Night Switcheroop. 62
The Seven-Day Wonder of Israelp. 64
Red or Reed, Awesome Either Wayp. 67
Revisiting the Tongues-of-Fire Storyp. 71
Reptilian Chitchatp. 74
Striking Down the Number One Sonp. 76
Herod the Great (Killer)p. 80
Saul, Paul, Paulus, Etc.p. 82
Pinned to the Mat by Godp. 85
The Small Poultry and "What Is It?" Dietp. 87
Unicorns? Really?p. 91
The Prostitute's Son, and His Poor Daughterp. 94
A Splitting (Literally) Headachep. 97
Window to Heavenp. 99
Jonah, the Runaway Prophetp. 102
The Samson Angel, Up in Smokep. 106
The Daniel Dietp. 108
The Syrian Skin Manp. 112
Raising the Roof (Literally)p. 115
Call Him "Hash" for Shortp. 117
Old Sol, Stopped Dead in Its Tracksp. 120
Gray-Bearded Cheerleaderp. 123
As Old as ... You Know Whop. 126
Fleecing the Lordp. 128
Hot Pillar, Smoky Pillarp. 131
Leviathan, and Other Fearsome Thingsp. 135
Heavenly Porter, with Attitudep. 138
It's Cool in the Furnacep. 139
Blood Floodp. 142
Lying and Dyingp. 147
Goaded to Warp. 150
Making a Fire in the Desertp. 152
The Knock-Kneed King of Persiap. 155
The Old Testament's Teetotaling Hippiesp. 158
Righteous Noah--Well, Usuallyp. 160
Great Special Effects--Ancient Israel Stylep. 162
Heads Are Gonna Rollp. 164
The Old Testament Trinityp. 166
Yep, That Old Lions' Den Storyp. 168
Death by Eunuchp. 172
Not Exactly Cupid's Arrowp. 175
Tamar and the World's First ID Braceletp. 178
The Unheard-of Sin of Gibeahp. 180
Rocking Out the Waterp. 183
Jesus Cursing?p. 186
A Relative Matterp. 188
Gabriel the Tongue-Stopperp. 190
Why de Walls Come Tumblin' Downp. 193
Smooth Man Versus Bear Manp. 196
Assyrian Death in Massive Dosesp. 199
A Truly Heavenly Spap. 202
Isaiah's Temple Tripp. 204
Dropping Dead, After a Deadly Dropp. 206
The Lord Giveth, the Lord Takethp. 208
Zeke and the Extraterrestrialsp. 210
Israel's King, Naked (But Not Really)p. 213
Outfoxing the Philistinesp. 215
The Valley of Dem Bones, Dem Bones, Dem Dry Bonesp. 217
The Leprosy Ladyp. 219
Peck Up Your Groceriesp. 223
Organic (and Recycled) Food in Famine Timep. 225
The Ancient Version of Workplace Theftp. 227
Earthly Powers Versus the Rebelsp. 230