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A Book Nerd and the Bible

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A podcast that looks at the similarities between some of your favorite books and the Bible. We will discuss things like: What does Harry Potter and the Nativity story have in common? Does C.S. Lewis downplay the role of women in Jesus's life? What can A Tree Grows in Brooklyn teach us about Jesus's curiosity? If any of this sounds like a fun conversation, come join me and let's dive in!
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10/25/21 • 32 min

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This week we compare Harry Potter and Jesus themselves to wrap up our Harry Potter and the Nativity series! We talk donkeys, flying motorbikes, Roman rule, and shaking hands in a dirty pub.

Now find our show on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and GoodPods. Don't forget to follow the show on Twitter @BookNerd_Bible.

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10/25/21 • 32 min

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11/09/21 • 37 min

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This week we compare the wedding at Cana where Jesus performed his first miracle and Bilbo Baggin's 111th birthday party! We discuss talking back to your mom, fireworks, and why parties can reveal who we really are.

Find the show on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and GoodPods. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter @BookNerd_Bible.

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11/09/21 • 37 min

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02/21/22 • 35 min

This week my wife guest hosts to discuss why Molly Weasley exemplifies the description of the noble wife found in Proverbs 31! She discusses buying orchards, sewing sweaters, and why we all should be a bit more like Molly Weasley. Find the show on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or GoodPods. And don't forget to follow us on Twitter @BookNerd_Bible or leave a message on our website at anchor.fm/booknerdandthebible. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/booknerdandthebible/message
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02/21/22 • 35 min

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12/24/21 • 42 min

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This week we compare Francie Nolan's experience at her local library to the story of Jesus's parents losing him at the temple in Jerusalem! We discuss libraries with bad lighting, cool outdoor classrooms, and giving people the space to find what they love. Find the show on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and GoodPods. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter @BookNerd_Bible or leave us a message on our website at anchor.fm/booknerdandthebible. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/booknerdandthebible/message
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12/24/21 • 42 min

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01/06/22 • 44 min

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This week we compare Esther Greenwood's famous fig tree vision from The Bell Jar to Jesus's temptation in the wilderness from the Gospel of Matthew! We discuss coming of age, why being hungry can make you see visions, and how expectations shape our lives. Timestamp for people trying to avoid our discussion of mature themes: (20:43) Find the show on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or GoodPods. And don't forget to follow us on Twitter @BookNerd_Bible or leave a message on our website at anchor.fm/booknerdandthebible. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/booknerdandthebible/message
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01/06/22 • 44 min

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02/02/22 • 44 min

This week we are joined by the Professor of New Testament at Brite Divinity School, Dr. Shelly Matthews! She is an expert on feminism and the Bible, and the author of numerous publications about gender roles in the New Testament and early Christian communities. We discuss the Bechdel Test, finding sources to help our understanding of the context of the Bible, and learning to read the Bible as a conversation that continues to today. You can find more information about Dr. Matthews work here: https://www.brite.edu/staff/shelly-matthews/ Information about Brite Divinity School here: https://www.brite.edu/ And Dr. Matthews two-volume feminist commentary on the Gospel of Luke here: https://litpress.org/Products/8167/Wisdom-Commentary-Luke-19 or on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Luke-Wisdom-Commentary-Barbara-Reid/dp/0814681670/ref=pd_sbs_1/135-4379098-1767867?pd_rd_w=X5Imk&pf_rd_p=dfec2022-428d-4b18-a6d4-8f791333a139&pf_rd_r=BTXCC66AWM9MNPP1FT78&pd_rd_r=a15999c1-64e6-44b2-9d15-84ed74bc4b2e&pd_rd_wg=oFixH&pd_rd_i=0814681670&psc=1 Find the show on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or GoodPods. And don't forget to follow us on Twitter @BookNerd_Bible or leave a message on our website at anchor.fm/booknerdandthebible. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/booknerdandthebible/message
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02/02/22 • 44 min

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10/11/21 • 22 min

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In the very first episode, I introduce the podcast and my hopes for the future. We then go over some background material for Harry Potter and the Nativity, and finally we look at the similarities between King Herod the Great and Lord Voldemort.

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10/11/21 • 22 min

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11/01/21 • 40 min

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This week we start a new series focusing on Frodo from the Lord of the Rings! Our first episode compares Bilbo Baggins and John the Baptist as forerunners for Frodo and Jesus. This episode is a little long, but we talk about being a cool cousin, telling your own story, and why the direct approach isn't always best.

Find the show on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and GoodPods. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter @BookNerd_Bible.

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11/01/21 • 40 min

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11/02/21 • 39 min

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This week we start a new series focusing on Frodo from the Lord of the Rings! Our first episode compares Bilbo Baggins and John the Baptist as forerunners for Frodo and Jesus. This episode is a little long, but we talk about being a cool cousin, telling your own story, and why the direct approach isn't always best.

Find the show on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and GoodPods. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter @BookNerd_Bible.

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11/02/21 • 39 min

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10/18/21 • 33 min

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We continue our comparison between The Boy Who Lived and the Nativity Story in Part Two! This week we examine the similarities between the Three Wise Men of the Christmas story and the wizards who bring Harry to No. 4 Privet Drive.

Now find our show on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and GoodPods. Also follow the show on Twitter @BookNerd_Bible.

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10/18/21 • 33 min

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How many episodes does A Book Nerd and the Bible have?

A Book Nerd and the Bible currently has 16 episodes available.

What topics does A Book Nerd and the Bible cover?

The podcast is about Podcasts, Books and Arts.

What is the most popular episode on A Book Nerd and the Bible?

The episode title 'Ep. 3 (Harry Potter): Mangers and Motorbikes' is the most popular.

What is the average episode length on A Book Nerd and the Bible?

The average episode length on A Book Nerd and the Bible is 35 minutes.

How often are episodes of A Book Nerd and the Bible released?

Episodes of A Book Nerd and the Bible are typically released every 7 days.

When was the first episode of A Book Nerd and the Bible?

The first episode of A Book Nerd and the Bible was released on Oct 7, 2021.

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