Why So Many People Hate the Bible

A Bible display at the Museum of the Bible (Museum of the Bible Facebook page)

How much do you really know about the Bible? Chances are, the holy tome is Not What You Think. At least, that's what authors Michael and Lauren McAffee say in their latest book.

Lauren and her husband, Michael, recently released Not What You Think, a book they hope will crush dated misperceptions about the Bible and spark the younger generations to look at God's Word not as a book of rules or a book of morality but as a story about what God has done for them.

"We are particularly interested in millennials and Gen Z because, in looking at data showing biblical illiteracy and lack of Bible engagement, we see that it shows that millennials are the least Bible engaged generation in American history," Lauren McAfee, daughter of Hobby Lobby Founder Steve Green, told Dr. Steve Greene on a recent episode of "Greenelines" on the Charisma Podcast Network.

"As millennials ourselves, we wanted to be able to approach our own generation and look at some of the reasons for that and why we aren't approaching the Bible in a way previous generations had. When looking at the mindset that millennials have, that often was generally secular," Lauren said.

Michael offered further details.

"We had this growing, passionate desire to help rebrand the Bible to help our generation, our peers, see that the Bible isn't what they think it is," Michael said. "We want to help them form a new relationship with God. "We want to say to previous generations not to give up on us and to continue to pray for young people and to know that we have unique obstacles with the Internet age.

"But ultimately, the gates of hell will not prevail against the spread of Christ's church. We can have confidence in the Word of God that it will not return void and we can continue to share the gospel with boldness and confidence."

For more of the story of the McAfees' efforts, listen to the podcast below.


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