The Bible is one of the two or three oldest books in the world, but unlike most of the ancient books, it is found not only in great libraries, but in almost every home of the civilized world; and it is not only studied by learned scholars, but read by the common people; and its many stories grasp and hold the attention of little children.
Here we present two public domain books of bible stories: The Wonder Book of Bible Stories, edited and arranged by Logan Marshall, and Bible Stories and Religious Classics, by Phillip P. Wells. We will add more bible stories to this site in the future!
She said her views about religion have evolved. After initially rejecting the idea of a supernatural god and the idea of god as “the father,” she moved eventually to rejecting God completely. Instead, she preaches values, including justice, compassion ... (Sep 29, 2016, Washington Post)
Cecile Holmes, long-time correspondent for Religion News Service and current professor of journalism at the University of South Carolina, was presented the William A. Reed Lifetime Achievement Award for her exceptional long-term commitment and service ... (Sep 28, 2016, Religion News Service)
Israel's President Shimon Peres, left, stands with Pope Francis during a welcoming ceremony at Ben-Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv, Israel, on May 25, 2014. Photo courtesy of Reuters/Baz Ratner/File Photo *Editors: This photo may only be ... (Sep 28, 2016, Religion News Service)
And now, as autumn begins, and the Jewish new year approaches, we have lost Shimon Peres, our greatest political statesman. Peres was the last of the founders of the State of Israel — a man who embodied everything that the Jewish State is and wants to ... (Sep 28, 2016, Religion News Service)
There are messy questions of how advocacy would work—could people funnel money through tax-exempt religious institutions to their candidates, or use religious organizations to lobby for specific candidates? But aside from such process issues, more ... (Sep 28, 2016, TIME)
MANY pundits have predicted that the race to become the next governor of Jakarta will be an especially nasty one, fraught with racial and religious discord. It began harmoniously enough on September 24th, the day after the deadline to register as a ... (Sep 28, 2016, The Economist)
Showing sensitivity to a client's religious concerns should be an integral component of estate planning. Religious goals can be achieved by integrating a client's religious concerns into the drafting of many common legal documents. Addressing the ... (Sep 27, 2016, WealthManagement.com)
Other studies on the rise of the “nones” — those who say they have no religion — have focused on millennials' changing preferences. This study found that 29 percent of adults who were raised religious and left their faith say they left because of ... (Sep 27, 2016, Washington Post)
America may never have been a Christian nation, but its civil religion drew heavily on Judeo-Christian values. Americans long subscribed to the belief, as the sociologist Robert Bellah famously put it, that they shoulder a peculiar “obligation, both ... (Sep 27, 2016, The Atlantic)
China jails members of banned 'cult' amid religion crackdown ... (Sep 27, 2016, Reuters)
But there is perhaps also another, less direct, way that religion is helping. Christian evangelicals in the US have been more likely to be climate sceptics. Yet in inter-religious contexts, the multiplicity of interpretations can also be an invitation ... (Sep 27, 2016, New Statesman)
The residents of the village are under the control of a warlord with an unprintable name (David Aron Damane) whose own political/religious doctrine includes random murder and forced female circumcision. When the villagers sing the consoling upbeat ... (Sep 27, 2016, Winnipeg Free Press)
It was understood that Emperor Constantine stood in for Christ until Christ returned to institute God's kingdom on Earth. Here he appears with the Council of Nicaea, which approved the Nicene Creed in 325 A.D. in an attempt to settle early church ... (Sep 26, 2016, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)