Skip to comments.Book News: The Bible An Unexpected Best-Seller In Norway
Posted on 06/10/2013 8:44:47 AM PDT by nickcarraway
A new Norwegian language translation of the Bible was the secular country's best-selling book of 2012. (By comparison, the Bible didn't even break the top 100 in the U.S. last year). The Associated Press credits a marketing campaign by Norway's Bible Society for at least part of the Bible's popularity there: The society "promoted the new translation like a pop fiction novel, stirring anticipation by giving out teasers of biblical stories before its release," and "targeted teenagers with pink leather or denim covers, and adults with bridal or sophisticated literary covers." A popular six-hour play called Bibelen ("Bible" in Norwegian) just closed in Oslo after a successful three-month run.
Muslims buying up the Infidel Journal in preparation for complete Sharia Book-burning Takeover?
Interesting. Selling like hot cakes because they view it as fiction. Well even non-believers may find the stories interesting.
My website and book has been getting alot of hits/business from Denmark and Sweden since FEB of this year...I think they really want to know the truth about Islam from people who have directly dealt with it....especially on a combative front! Those countries are 2nd and 3rd on my list - where the US ranks #1 — Ukraine was lead last month...people are starting to study in depth the dilemma we are all in!
I have tried to get teens to read the Bible and I generally start the boys on the book of Judges and the girls on Ruth.
I had very good results. Once the children understand that the Bible is not just snippets of verse to be memorized but full of adventure, mystery, romance, poetry and war they begin to read it in full rather then just the bits that were required reading.
Yes. Also once nonbeliever read the stories it is possible they may ask themselves whether it is logical that the stories were just made up. If I would have made up the Bible there are many messy things I would not included - bathsheba, solomon’s 700 concumbines, etc. If one wants to make up a pristine religion why include all the warts?
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