The Bloke's Bible Paperback

Making manly sense of men in the Bible

by Dave Hopwood;


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The Bloke's Bible

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At last! The book that allows men to be men and have a real, manly faith. Through down-to-earth Bible retellings fused with the tale of an ordinary bloke, ‘The Bloke’s Bible’ shows men how ordinary - and absolutely just like them, Bible characters really were (and shows women how men relate to, and think about, the Bible).

The story centres on an ordinary bloke who escapes to the local pub for a few drinks and the comfort of a warm fire. He rummages around inside a tatty old Bible and finds the usual stories and the usual suspects – David, Peter, Moses, Thomas… but not in the way you’d expect from a Bible picked up in church. Here there is no piety or platitudes and no guilt laden instructions to just do better. Instead its pages are stories and stuff about being set free and allowing guys to be guys, blokes to be blokes and men to men – and still have an active, living faith. Yes, even a faith that shaves.

Dave Hopwood’s ‘The Blokes Bible’ gives you men who wrestled with God, struggled with temptation and experienced real fear, doubts, faith and courage – just like every other man. Each chapter starts with the Bible reference that relates the ordinary bloke’s story to the parallel Bible narrative. Here are the chapter titles.

Bathsheba’s Bath
Ehud’s Hood
Job’s Got Boils
The Man Who Would Be King
Adam’s Best Mate
Born To Be Wild
The Horror, The Horror
Peter Peter’s Out
No Bull Thomas
Castration And Crucifixion
The Glittering Cage
How To Be A Shiny Happy Person
Red, Red Wine
Death Wish
Proud And Prejudice
Getting Tooled Up
You Can Choose Your Friends
Moses The Murderer
Cross Carrying For Beginners
Enduring Little Children
It’s Not All Work, Work, Work
Sin City
Show Me The Money
Talking From Balaam’s Ass
The Evil That Men Do
The Creator And The Call Girl
Ezekiel’s Dung
Party On

This selection of familiar Bible stories retold runs parallel with the story of an ordinary guy who goes to the pub, opens a battered Bible then reads and reflects on everything you've ever wondered about. Hard-hitting, challenging and very honest, Dave Hopwood's sharp observance of human nature and divine love makes an entertaining, exciting and poignant read.

The Bloke's Bible by Dave Hopwood was published by Authentic (Print On Demand) in September 2006 and is our 7789th best seller. The ISBN for The Bloke's Bible is 9781850787129.

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Does this include critical passages like John 3?


No, this passage is not featured. Other chapters from John are referenced such as 14 and 21.

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Details for The Bloke's Bible

Page last updated 7th July 2015
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherAuthentic (Print On Demand) (September 2006)
Number of Pages224
Thickness15 mm
Height198 mm
Width130 mm
Product Code121463
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