The Old Man Living in My Head
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The Old Man Living in My Head

One Guy's Musings About the Bible

One Guy's Head Series

by Don Everts

The Old Man Living in My Head
  • Length: 80 pages
  • Dimensions: 4.25 × 7 in
  • Published: January 2008
  •  Discontinued
  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-3612-3
  • Item Code: 3612
  • Case Quantity: 120

In this visit to Don's head, you'll meet The Old Man. This short, wrinkled fellow has been living here for a long time, and he has a story to tell about the big, black Bible clutched in his skinny arms. But some other ideas, like Youthful Cynicism, Source Criticism and Power Always Corrupts have some serious questions about whether The Old Man should stay or go. Why should anyone bother with The Old Man's story in these enlightened times? Can anyone really believe that he or anybody else has an actual Sentence from God?

If you've been visited by The Church Is Bankrupt (And Has Hurt Me) or Perspective Is Everything, you might not be so sure about The Old Man's story. Then again, he's been around for a while. Go ahead, listen in on the conversation and pepper him with questions. He doesn't mind getting grilled.

It's a clever scheme, and not a little bit addictive to picture Hamnism walking in wearing a Star Trek unitard or Youthful Cynicism brush his unruly black hair out of his eyes. Each idea takes on a personalitiy. The language is fresh.

Chris Ridgeway, Jesus Creed, March 13, 2008


introduction: my head
1 meet the old man
2 the old man?s story
3 the writers of the bible
4 getting the story wrong
5 clutching the bible today
6 the myth of proving it
conclusion: your head


Don Everts is minister of outreach at Bonhomme Presbyterian Church in Chesterfield, Missouri, where he spends time cultivating relationships with people who are generally skeptical Christians with a passion for evangelism and global justice. He previously served as an area director for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship in Boulder, Colorado. His books include I Once Was Lost, Go and Do, and Jesus with Dirty Feet.

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