About the Book
Most people consider the Bible to be 66 books, each able to stand alone. This book describes the Bible as one book, where each of the 66 books relates to a central theme. That theme is that people cannot decide for themselves what is right and what is wrong – that’s God’s job – and that people cannot describe or define God. The gospels give people a way that they can live even with these limitations.
Adam was kicked out of Eden for deciding on his own that nakedness was wrong, and the consequences of doing what was “right in their own eyes” made man so bad that God decided to destroy him. Noah and his family were the only ones saved and they immediately started to do the same thing that God hated. People are like the examples that followed in the next chapters. The efforts of those who tried to decide what was good and evil led to the discussions of Job. Since people must have some guidelines, people themselves tried to develop them, but each could only see the problems involved from their own point of view. That’s why in the gospels, God – through Jesus – gave man the guidelines that everyone can follow: What people do for others is the goal. Some practical understandings of specific situations also follow.
About the Author
Doyle Smith is the son of a Southern Baptist minister. He had read the Bible through five times by the time he had left his teens and, after 50 years of meditation and thought, had the insight that produced this book. A member of Mensa and other high IQ societies, he has an M.A. in education, has been a CPA for 30 years, and is familiar with many church denominations including Baptist, Methodist, Episcopal, Roman Catholic, Orthodox, and Mormon. Currently a member of St. Marks Episcopal Church, Canton, Ohio, he is active in the men’s prayer group, is a lay reader, and was a tenor in the choir.