I am convinced that you must read the Bible with a half smile on your lips and a glint of humor in your eyes if you are going to properly understand some texts. Mark Roncace shows this in his book, Holy Hilarity.
A bunch of authors and I joined together to give away some of our books for you to read. My book is the only theology book in the bunch, but I bet you like to read some good novels as well. Try one of these out!
I found this book to be one of the best introductory books I have read on Apocalyptic Literature in the Bible, and highly recommend it for anybody who wants to study, teach, or preach through any of the Apocalyptic books or sections of the Bible.
This review of Logos Bible Software gives 6 negatives and 13 Positives of this Bible study software package. I have been using Logos Bible software for many years to prepare my sermons, write my books, and research Scripture, and it really is the best Bible study software package available today.
I already own more books than I can read in a lifetime (which I find highly depressing), and so I buy fewer books than I used to, and I have begun to weigh the pros and cons of any book I read. It’s a little crass, but when I consider whether or not I should read a book, I often think of Elaine from Seinfeld wondering if a boyfriend was sponge worthy.