Fools, Liars, Cheaters, and Other Bible Heroes explores the diverse stories of 28 men and women of the Bible. Each chapter describes a different figure from Scripture and their unique combination of strengths, weaknesses, and circumstances. Through personal anecdotes and reflection questions at the end of each chapter, readers are encouraged to embrace their individuality and consider how God is inviting them, in their current circumstances, to participate in the reign of God. Through her many years of reading and studying Scripture, Hosbach has had the experience of having Scripture come alive as she identifies with aspects of the real-life people who happened to live 2000 years ago: this is the spirit of what she shares in this book. Fools, Liars, Cheaters, and Other Bible Heroesis an ideal resource for individuals who want to better know how Scripture relates to their lives today. It offers an easy-to-use format that can be read on a daily basis or periodically. The anecdotal style offers an opportunity for readers to grow in their faith by relating to well-known and lesser-known characters and situations of Scripture.
BARBARA JEAN HOSBACH is a writer whose articles have appeared in publications such as St. Anthony Messenger, Liguorian, My Daily Visitor, and on the web at Today’s Catholic Woman. She has worked with RCIA programs since 1997, first as a sponsor, then as a catechist and retreat facilitator, and holds a BA in psychology from Kean University. Hosbach lives with her husband in Jackson, New Jersey.
Many think that holiness is the same as human or moral perfection. The Bible and Barbara Hosbach will show you that God has always used little and imperfect instruments to do good and Godly things. You would be a fool yourself not to get on board." Fr. Richard Rohr, O.F.M.
The best Bible guide I have ever read....A must read! Karen Kelly Boyce, author of Down Right Good