Yesterday, I received the new issue of BAR in the mail. This issue is the first one since BAR had merged two other magazines into it. The first thing that popped out to me was a nice new lay out, but then I opened it up and started ripping out the little inserts. There was one that was a complete page advertisement for some books from The Discovery Channel Book Club. Normally I wouldn’t read these things, but there was something that caught my eye. The three books are as follows:
Lost Christianities: The Battle for Scripture and the Faiths We Never Knew
Basically this book is about the beliefs that have been lost. It announces that people believed in a malevolent creator and some believed in a god for every day of the year. ‘Christians held a chaos of conflicting tenets’.
Lost Scriptures: Books That Did Not Make It Into the New Testament
“For the first 350 years of Christianity, it was a religion of numerous sacred texts and traditions, until the Church ruled on what was canonical and banished the rest. This eye-opening anthology of newly translated sacred writings- Gospels, Acts, Epistles, and Apocalypses- features the writings that didn’t make it into the New Testament, including the Gospels of Mary, Magdalene, and James, the brother of Jesus.”
Secrets of the Bible
This book basically just shares the truth behind some stories, like “What is the true story of Moses and the Red Sea?” and “What really destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah?”
So who knew that The Discovery Channel was the keeper of lost sacred writings? And for only 5.99 membership in the Book Club, these books can be yours, to burn. Hey, its cheaper than oil!