If you've ever read the whole Bible, you are well aware of just how big this book is. With an estimated word count of well over 700,000, the book is not an undertaking for the casual reader. The book can be a very tedious and boring read. This turns many people off from wanting to commit any time to understanding the foundational doctrine of Christianity.
However, as atheists we really need to have at least a basic understanding of the Bible if we are going to make a judgment call about the religion. No matter which sect of Christianity someone subscribes to, the Bible is the foundation of Christian belief. This audiobook is a mere 7,000 words and tells a slimmed-down version of the basic story of the Bible.
This book is focused on the narrative rather than any underlying allegory or metaphor inherent in the narrative. The author attempts to challenge the notion of biblical literalism by showing that the story in its most basic form is simply too fantastic for any rational person to believe.
©2015 Casper Rigsby (P)2015 Casper Rigsby
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"Funny and enjoyable"
I found it to very humorous and entertaining, I think it spent 7 minutes on Old Testament... lol
Narrator cracks me up
Author is open and honest, also very entertaining
Just a fun perspective
at 47 minutes the book is just the right length for a vague education on the bible and a good laugh
"Best version of the bible to date"
To whom it may concern:
This was funny, informative, concise, and to the point.
All I can say is; Well done.
Short, funny, and to-the-point. This summary is perfect for those who know very little, or even 'too much' about the Bible.
"Pure modern simplification of an old boring wordy book."
The Bible in a Nutshell by Casper Rigsby is a short, modern dumbing down of the bible's most important stories. This book may be for atheists, agnostics, and even Christians with a sense of humor. But it more aptly explains the absurdity of the Christian faith when it compares it to a child's belief in Santa Clause. It will likely piss off many believers, while leaving the rest of us laughing out loud. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to it and calmly await my judgment.
The author made this comical, as well as informative. well done, and worth the $2! This should be taught in elementary school! (without the cussing of course, or ... Actually who cares? they're just words after all! Haha)
"Fun and Creative"
Atheist republic should do a Quran in a nutshell version. I that would be fun.
"Shallow, but tolerable"
Offers zero depth, even of the humorous sort. The Bible is plenty enough crazy to find clever ways to make fun of it, but the author just made the obvious shallow jabs. Overall, though, it doesn't feel like a horrible way to waste an hour, if one is destined to be wasted.
"a little short, but good"
a stripped down retelling of the Bible, with a little humor thrown in.
overall, a good listen.
"I'm an atheist, but this seemed rather tasteless. "
The Bible is absurd enough as it is. No need to add an exaggerated layer of atheist speek.
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