Do you see the Bible as intolerant, outdated, out of step with societal norms at best, and a tool of oppression at worst? What if you cleared the deck on your preconceptions of this book and encountered it anew? What if you came with the understanding that your questions are welcome? And what if you approached the Bible as less of a system to figure out and more of a story to step into; a story with more surprising plot twists than you might think?
Bible Gateway interviewed Michael McAfee (@MichaelMcAfee) and Lauren McAfee (@LaurenAMcAfee) about their book, Not What You Think: Why the Bible Might Be Nothing We Expected Yet Everything We Need (Zondervan, 2019).
What is the message you’re conveying with the main title of the book?
Michael and Lauren McAfee: The Bible is the most significant book in history, yet because Bible illiteracy is on the rise, many may not know its message. While the Bible is the most read, printed, and debated book of all time, many in our (millennial) generation have never engaged with the text of Scripture. We hope our book provides a conversational invitation inviting our generation to give the Bible a chance.