Sex and Violence in the Bible: A Survey of Explicit Content in the Holy Book

by Joseph W. Smith III

Pages: 256

Price: $16.99


Summary: Joseph Smith helps Christians to be discerning about unsavory material. He presents a carefully organized, elegant catalog of Scripture’s own graphic passages, clarifying meanings often obscured by time or translation.

About the Author:

JOSEPH W. SMITH III has been a high school English teacher in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, for over twenty years. Before that he worked at Simon & Schuster and has written over a thousand articles for the Williamsport Sun-Gazette (including hundreds of movie reviews). Joe has also written a comprehensive guide to Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho and plays trumpet in the Repasz Band.

What Others Are Saying About This Book:

“A work of painstaking research and scholarship. If the concentration of examples makes for uncomfortable reading, it is nonetheless important that we confront the subject. . . . We can assume that the references to sex and violence in the Bible tell us something that God wants us to know.”

—Leland Ryken, Professor of English, Wheaton College

“The author manages to show convincingly how very frank and honest the Bible is about subjects that are often avoided or handled gingerly by today’s Christians. . . . We would be well advised to share the Bible’s realism if we wish to share its message of truth.”

—William Edgar, Professor of Apologetics, Westminster Theological Seminary


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