Making Sense of the Bible

  • by Adam Hamilton
  • Narrated by Sean Runnette
  • 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In Making Sense of the Bible, Adam Hamilton invites us into an honest conversation about the Bible. The book begins with foundational questions such as: How and when was the Bible written? Who decided which books made it into the scriptures and why? How literally must we read it? And, is the Bible ever wrong?
From there, Hamilton considers the real questions people frequently ask that continue to divide Christians and denominations alike, including:

Were Adam and Eve real people?
Why is God so violent in the Old Testament?
Why would Paul command women to keep silent in the church?
Is Jesus the only way to salvation?
How does God view homosexual people?
Is the Book of Revelation a guide to the End Times
In approachable and inviting language, Hamilton addresses these often misunderstood biblical themes leading listeners to a deeper appreciation of the Bible so that we might hear God speak through it and find its words to be life-changing and life-giving.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Excellent book for the non-biblical scholar

The author does an excellent job of breaking down complex theological positions and framing them back up for the laymen—always using sound logic and reason. Many of the topics he decides to take on are many of the same things I have wrestled with throughout my adult life—how to reconcile them against scripture and my own inner beliefs, etc. I found his take on many of these to be consistent with what I have come to believe.
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- Matt

Very useful book annihilated by silly narration

Would you listen to Making Sense of the Bible again? Why?


Who was your favorite character and why?

Jesus Christ

Would you be willing to try another one of Sean Runnette’s performances?

Absolutely not.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I didn't know whether to laugh or cry listening to the goofball narration.

Any additional comments?

The narrator's attempt to provide a chirpy, "user-friendly", expressive narration comes off as if he's reading a story to a class of 5 year olds. Dreadful.

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- Seneca

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-18-2014
  • Publisher: HarperAudio