Bible Stories Mother Never Told Me
Think you know those Bible stories you learned as a child? Think again! For centuries the churches have intentionally "edited" these fables in order to conceal some very bizarre and ugly facts. Did you know that God had "other sons"? Or that a rape victim could be stoned to death? Or that pissing off old Yahweh could get you a severe case of hemorrhoids? This book strips away the cloak of censorship and lays bare the whole story. With the skill of a forensics detective piecing together a crime scene, coupled with biting satire and poignant prose, CL Putnam takes the reader back in time and "literarily" recreates several stories from a fresh, unique and completely unorthodox perspective, uncensored and with all the grisly imagery intact. Some of the stories in this book are horrifically tragic; others are hilariously farcical, yet all of them can be found in the "Good" Book. Whatever the genre, each one is guaranteed to make the reader gasp and say, "I didn't know THAT was in the Bible!"
- Paperback | 214 pages
- 152 x 229 x 11mm | 290g
- 09 Jul 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About C L Putnam
CL Putnam is a retired Highway Engineering Quality Specialist, who lives in the picturesque Rogue River Valley of Southern Oregon. While employed with the Oregon Department of Transportation, she was asked to write the narratives for three major infrastructure projects that had been nominated for national recognition. Due to her writing skills, all three won the "Gold Award" for their category. In 1977 she graduated from El Camino College in Torrance, California with a degree in history. Her special interests include anthropology, psychology and comparative religions. As a freelance writer, she has had articles published in Western Horseman, Equus and American Atheist magazines, along with numerous other publications. (She also has nearly 300 "Letters to the Editor" to her credit.) She is currently working on her fifth novel. When not at the keyboard, she enjoys hiking, cycling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, tennis, kayaking, horseback riding and scuba diving. An accomplished horsewoman, she has bred, trained and shown registered Quarter Horses and Arabians. When time permits, she loves to travel. Her favorite "travel adventure" was the pilgrimage she made to the Holy Land...during a Lebanese rocket attack. She is active in several charitable organizations, including the MS Society, Diabetes Association, Habitat for Humanity, and Jackson County (Oregon) Historical Society. For seven years she was a volunteer and board member for HOPE (Horses Offering People Excellence), a therapeutic horseback riding facility for physically and emotionally challenged children and adults. At present, she is a "foster mother" to abandoned cats and kittens for the CATS (Committed Alliance To Strays) organization of Medford, Oregon. She is an outspoken advocate for LGBT rights and teaches self-defense for women and children. Her life motto is, "Well, there's always Plan B."