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Amen to that! : the amazing way the bible influences our everyday language

Author: Ferdie Addis
Publisher: New York, New York : Readers Digest, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Many of us have never read or studied the Bible, yet people have been quoting from its pages for centuries, not knowing the origin or significance of these timeless expressions. Let there be light! Amen to That will delightfully shed clarity on how a collection of ancient stories, written in three languages over the course of a thousand years, has had such an impact on the way we speak today. Through intriguing
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Genre/Form: History
Trivia and miscellanea
Terms and phrases
Miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ferdie Addis
ISBN: 9781621451075 1621451070 9781621451082 1621451089
OCLC Number: 829743195
Description: x, 165 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Ferdie Addis.

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"Many of us have never read or studied the Bible, yet people have been quoting from its pages for centuries, not knowing the origin or significance of these timeless expressions. Let there be light! Amen to That will delightfully shed clarity on how a collection of ancient stories, written in three languages over the course of a thousand years, has had such an impact on the way we speak today. Through intriguing stories and riveting tales of epic battles and acts of betrayal to miracles and beyond, you'll quickly discover the meanings behind such familiar phrases as: A drop in the bucket All things must pass As old as the hills Bite the dust Eat, drink, and be merry The powers that be Woe is me Amen to That is a wonderful look at the gripping storytelling and cultural wealth to be found in the world's best-selling book, as well as a fascinating insight into our language"--

"This fascinating, fun-to-read collection reveals hundreds of familiar centuries-old expressions that originated from the Bible--and the stories behind them. Many of us have never read or studied the Bible, yet people have been quoting from its pages for centuries, not knowing the origin or significance of these timeless expressions. Let there be light! Amen to That will delightfully shed clarity on how a collection of ancient stories, written in three languages over the course of a thousand years, has had such an impact on the way we speak today"--

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