EPIC FAIL: The Chunky Bible

“Chunky” is just not a word that appeals to me. And… well, I’m pretty sure that this video will live up to any negative impression you have of the idea of a “chunky” Bible.

What I don’t understand is why the little things you rip out to give to people aren’t all Scripture verses. There are ridiculously goofy quotes, too! Check out the Chunky Bible’s site to learn more!

“The lighthearted quotes are coupled with relevant Scripture verses and chunks of wisdom for everyday life with quotes by well-known people from John Ortberg, Mother Thersa, Dolly Parton, and Mark Twain.”

For one thing, they may want to check their spelling of the name of a certain popular Catholic nun. Secondly, who are these guys anyway? Was Mark Twain even a Christian? Oh, Zondervan.

Here’s the sad thing: Zondervan will probably make bank off of this Bible.

The Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the temple he found those who were selling oxen and sheep and pigeons, and the money-changers sitting there. And making a whip of cords, he drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and oxen. And he poured out the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables. And he told those who sold the pigeons, “Take these things away; do not make my Father’s house a house of trade.” His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for your house will consume me.” — John 2:13-17

(Thanks to Travis Mamone for telling me about the Chunky Bible)

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Published in: on April 28, 2010 at 7:51 pm  Comments (7)  

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  1. Definitely a travesty. But the very fact that the NIV is the “most-read, most-trusted” English text is indicative of the state of the average “student” of the Word.

    Notice too, how “non-threatening” replaces the more accurate descriptive terms “cowardly” and “ineffective.”

  2. I might not go so far to call it a travesty. It’s more like a joke. But I suppose making light of God’s Word is a travesty.

    • Travesty is more appropriate than I had thought, actually: “a literary or artistic composition so inferior in quality as to be merely a grotesque imitation of its model.”

      • Is the NIV really THAT bad?

      • Oh… I meant to apply “travesty” to the Chunky Bible itself, not the rendering chosen. Thanks for pointing out how my comment could (very readily) be misunderstood.

  3. Yeah, Mark Twain was really critical towards Christianity. Brilliant writer, though.

    • Yes, Clemens is a wonderful example of common grace exhibited in God’s gifts of intelligence and imagination to a man who utterly failed to give his Maker the glory for those gifts.


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