Over the years, people have forgotten the distinction between religion and books. Many Christians prefer to follow the interpretations and guidance of priests, scholars, and religious leaders, assuming they would know better because of their education, status, and background. One can confidently claim that most people’s understanding of the Bible is borrowed and not acquired.
The Bible is spiritual, so whatever one learns from it is bound to strengthen the reader’s spiritual essence. The various stories and orders mentioned in the book have the potential to provide you with clarity in your thoughts and help you discover your hidden motivations. Moreover, the text in many versions of the Bible is ancient, so by reading them, you are soaking the wisdom beyond your years.
The idea of the disparity in interpretation and the importance of studying the Bible is explored in great detail in Cletus McMurtry’s book, “Is That Really In The Bible?” which was published on December 12, 2022. As the name suggests, the book has gone over and beyond to convince readers why a person of any belief, especially a Christian, should read the Bible. McMurtry’s arguments are easy to comprehend and consider as he has used extensive research and strong prose to drive his idea home. Not once throughout the book, McMurtry shied away from including examples from his life to explain how studying the Bible had helped him understand the many nuances of life.
Who would have thought that one book could change the life and minds of many and the same book could put another in a reading slump to question whether they saw the Bible be preached in any other way? One might ask that what if the Bible falls into the former category and turns out to be a 1-star read? Indeed, a book’s loose interpretations can’t be anyone’s guide. Yet, that is the catharsis of the Bible as it allows its readers to go beyond the norm and discover the meaning of ancient words and ideologies like Cletus has done.
Cletus says, “In this book, you’ll find concepts and theories that are backed up by empirical data as well as my personal discourses and opinions. This book is without the intention to make anyone more religious or change anything for them. The basic reason is to make you much more aware of religion and inspire you to ask all the questions that cross your mind.”
The book is being widely received worldwide, so much so that it’s being translated into Spanish and French. It currently sits in the Best-Seller category on Amazon, with #16 in Multiple Translations Christian Bibles, and #18 in Parallel Bible Editions on February 28, 2023. The freedom that comes with it proves that Cletus’ book was never meant to be restrictive in its preaching but rather inclusive for everyone, regardless of their background, to “put the truth behind the myths.”
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