Steve Goble

Choose life. (Deuteronomy 30:19)

This book contains an incredible 3,915 questions on the Bible, broken-up into 21 themed chapters, each of which closes by listing some trivia. ("Dew is mentioned 36 times in the Old Testament.")

Each quiz itself is just 15 questions long, which fits neatly onto a page with the answers up-side down at the bottom. Like this:

(In a group, this can make it a tad tricky for the question master to take part)

Inevitably, the Bible being a somewhat subjective text, some of the answers are disputable, but this opens up those questions to discussion by those taking part. What's so bad about that?

A few of the lists don't seem to have been proof-read, with the result that answers are sometimes given-away by an earlier question, or at least hinted at by the Biblical order in which they are arranged.

Miraculous Events quiz #10 (which we did tonight) offers the following:

2. Who saw Peter and John laying hands on people and asked if he could buy this ability to give the Spirit?

A. Simon.

6. What did Peter say to Simon the sorcerer as he tried to buy the Holy Spirit?

A. May your money perish with you, because you thought that you could buy the gift of God with money.

7. True or false? When Jesus healed ten lepers, only two came back to thank Jesus.

A. False. Only one came back to thank Jesus. (Luke 17:16)

9. What was distinctive about the healed leper who returned to thank Jesus?

A. He was a Samaritan.

10. What did the Psalmist say took place in the land of Egypt, in the region of Zoan?

A. Miracles.

11. At what time of day did the first miracle recorded in the book of Acts take place?

A. At three in the afternoon.

Also, as you can see, it doesn't tend to reference where the answers can be found in the Bible, or which translation has been used. (both the NIV and KJV are credited at the start)

Like the Bible itself, this is a book that is more likely to be randomly dipped-into than worked through in order.

Bearing that in mind, though we've all had fun with this book, it is a shame that there's no general knowledge chapter.

Good, educational, fun.

And available here.

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