This Dangerous Book: How the Bible Has Shaped Our World and Why It Still Matters Today
The founders of the Museum of the Bible in Washington DC explore the top selling book in history, from its ancient beginnings through its tumultuous history - bringing social upheaval and political controversy; being used to justify both love and...
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The founders of the Museum of the Bible in Washington DC explore the top selling book in history, from its ancient beginnings through its tumultuous history - bringing social upheaval and political controversy; being used to justify both love and war; and offering comfort and direction to millions.
It is the top selling book in history. It brings social upheaval, international arguments, and political controversy. It has been used to justify both love and war. And for generations, it has found its way into the hearts of millions, offering comfort, direction, and life-changing truths.
How could one book have such power? In This Dangerous Book, Steve and Jackie Green explore the incredible history and impact of the Bible. As the founders and visionaries of the Museum of the Bible in Washington D.C., the Greens have a unique perspective on the Bible's journey-from its ancient beginnings, to its effect on the moral fiber of nations, to its transformative influence in individual hearts.
The Greens share the challenges they have faced in acquiring biblical artifacts from around the world and why generations-in every time period and in every geographical location-have risked their lives to preserve this precious book.
Exploring ancient tablets, medieval commentaries, and modern translations, This Dangerous Book offers fascinating insight into the miracles and martyrdoms that have led to the Scriptures we read today. The Greens explore how cutting-edge technology gives new insight into the authenticity of the Bible, including the work of fifty scholars who recently uncovered hidden details about thirteen unpublished Dead Sea Scroll fragments. This Dangerous Book also looks at the link between the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament, what we can learn from how the Bible was passed down to us, and why God's Word is foundational to America's past and crucial for its future.
The Bible is a world-changer and a heart-changer. Whether you have read the Bible for years or are simply curious about its influence, This Dangerous Book could change your heart as well.
Steve Green became President of Hobby Lobby in 2004 and has helped his family grow the business to more than 800 stores in 47 states with approximately 32,000 employees. He is a national speaker on both business and philanthropy interests, always focusing on how his faith intersects with his life endeavors.
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary recognized his impact in these overlapping life arenas with an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity Degree in 2013 and in 2015, Mid-America Christian University presented him with an Honorary Doctorate of Biblical Literature.
Green is also chairman of the board for Museum of the Bible. In his role as chairman, Green has assembled a team of academics, designers, technology professionals and other experts to create the 430,000-square-foot Museum of the Bible, dedicated to a scholarly and engaging presentation of the Bible's impact, history, and narrative. The Museum opened November 2017 in Washington D.C., three blocks from the U.S. Capitol.
Green has authored three books: Faith in America (2011), The Bible in America (2013) and This Dangerous Book (2017).
Green and his wife, Jackie, have been married for more than 30 years and reside in Oklahoma City, where Hobby Lobby is headquartered. Their family includes a son, five daughters, a daughter-in-law, two sons-in-law and four grandchildren. They are actively involved in their local church, as well as with many national and international Christian charities.
Jackie Green, co-founder of Museum of the Bible, is a full-time homemaker who relishes her roles of wife, mother to six children, mother-in-law, and "Gigi" to four grandchildren. Married to her high-school sweetheart, Steve, for more than thirty years, Jackie actively supports him in his high-profile role as president of Hobby Lobby and chairman of the board of Museum of the Bible. Jackie homeschooled for thirteen years and now serves on the board of her younger children's private Christian school. An adoptive mom herself, Jackie served on the Advisory Board of a local Crisis Pregnancy Center and has worked with her family in orphanages worldwide, and has also assisted several agencies in making adoption financially possible. Over the past six years, Jackie has assisted Steve on the Museum of the Bible project and has volunteered and worked first hand with the Development Team in a variety of areas such as hospitality and event planning. Jackie's other involvements include her home church and Christian charities both national and international. Although she is a world traveler, her favorite place is with her family. nbsp;