. . . To encounter the Bible is to stand on holy ground, and any debate about it has something to do with God whether we acknowledge that or not. With humor and examples drawn from art and life, Helen-Ann Hartley argues that to appreciate fully the Bibles richness and diversity, we have to wrestle critically and creatively with themes that attract us and repel us. In this engaging book, she takes stories, contexts, encounters, and conversations as her organizing principle.