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The Insect and the Buffalo: how the story of the Bible changes everything by [Shamy, Andrew, Allpress, Roshan]
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Length: 94 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English

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When we read the Bible, it's easy to feel like God wrote the wrong book. We come with twenty-first century problems and we are given a collection of ancient stories. Yet these stories form a unified narrative, one that points us to Jesus, and through Jesus, reshapes the way we see the world.

The Insect and the Buffalo is a short introduction, designed to help you re-read, re-think and re-engage with the Bible.

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"Nothing is more urgent for the church today than learning to live in the story of the Bible. This delightful little book will enable the young reader to hear God's story in contemporary language and imagery. In fact, any Christian could benefit from taking some time to enjoy this creative little summary of the story of salvation. I heartily recommend this creative book as a faithful and appealing sketch of the true story of the world."
Michael W. Goheen
Geneva Professor of Worldview and Religious Studies, Trinity Western University, Langley, B.C.
Teaching Fellow in Mission Studies, Regent College, Vancouver, B.C.

"Our world is directionless and lost. Like the proverbial bull in a China shop, our culture rampages forward with seemingly no thought for consequence, cost or coherence. What we desperately lack is a story, an expansive framework of meaning which brings wholeness, purpose and life. The Insect and the Buffalo is a brilliant and concise reminder that tucked away at the back of our dusty bookshelves, is such a life breathing story. Allpress and Shamy coax us to step back, look up and drink in the grandeur the narrative arc of redemption that is found in the collection of books known as the bible. Essential reading for anyone engaged in ministry and mission in the 21st century West."
Mark Sayers
Cultural Commentator and author

"When the Bible is reduced to motivational maxims, the credibility of faith itself is on the line. We need a generation of leaders who know the historical Gospel and who read the Bible intelligently in the light of it. The Insect and the Buffalo is exactly what we needed. Short, witty, sensible, and always geared to the big story. There is nothing like it. Nothing. Get it and read it."
Dr Mark Strom
Former Principal, Laidlaw College

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 506 KB
  • Print Length: 94 pages
  • Publisher: Compass Foundation (10 April 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004W3UGGY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #848,048 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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