How the Bible became the Bible by Donald L. Odell
How the Bible became the Bible by Donald L. Odell
  • "....provides excellent historical background as well as the author's personal history, which enhances his message by providing a glimpse of how the Holy Scripture can really be used." Lee Carroll, author of "Indigo Children" and many "Kyron" books
  • "I just forwarded to friends Balboa's Introduction to your 2nd Edition. Actually Don, I really think this 2nd Edition could not be more timely. I sincerely think there are more people receptive to opening their minds about their programming of religion or the Bible than ever before...." Pat W., (North Carolina)
  • ".... a refreshing synthesis of scholarship and deep personal reflection. Don O’Dell invites us to enter the experience of biblical personalities and groups, and to feel their struggles to find elusive spiritual coherence within their perception of events...." Dr. Jim Nourse, Ph.D., psychologist, acupuncturist and author of Simple Spirituality: Finding Your Own Way, and Opening the Aloha Mind: Healing Self, Healing the World with Ho’oponopono
  • "This highly readable book takes a conversational tone when, for instance, in Chapter 6 (The Time of Jesus), the author gently transitions us from the Old to the New Testament." New Age Retailer
  • "This book is of much value to the serious student of Holy Scripture. It will enable the reader to view the Holy Scriptures in the context in which the books were written and arranged." James J. DeFrancisco, PhD. Miltha Ministries, Mishawaka, Indiana
  • "....provides excellent historical background as well as the author's personal history, which enhances his message by providing a glimpse of how the Holy Scripture can really be used." Lee Carroll, author of "Indigo Children" and many "Kyron" books

2nd Edition, Revised Material

What I really needed to do was to simply wash away all the egoic “crud” in my life and the inner light of mine would automatically become visible.

“The ego is idolatry; the sign of limited and separated self, born in a body, doomed to suffer and to end its life in death. It is the “will” that sees the Will of God as enemy, and takes a form in which it is denied. The ego is the “proof” that strength is weak and love is fearful, life is really death, and what opposes God alone is true.”
ACIM W-pII.12. (What is the Ego?) 1:1-3

Love always wins. Righteousness always wins. Truth and mercy always win. They win in the here and now. They may not win in ways we expect or would like. But they win—how else can we explain the hope or optimism that simply will not die within the human breast? God is love and love won! Jesus of Nazareth was the living embodiment—the incarnation—of the message of the prophets.

A gentle reminder to review those five lifestyle habits I mentioned into weeks ago link here. The goal is to bring clarity to life and improve inner guidance.

Blessings, Don
January 18, 2024

What I really needed to do was to simply wash away all the egoic “crud” in my life and the inner light of mine would automatically become visible.

“The ego is idolatry; the sign of limited and separated self, born in a body, doomed to suffer and to end its life in death. It is the “will” that sees the Will of God as enemy, and takes a form in which it is denied. The ego is the “proof” that strength is weak and love is fearful, life is really death, and what opposes God alone is true.”
ACIM W-pII.12. (What is the Ego?) 1:1-3

Love always wins. Righteousness always wins. Truth and mercy always win. They win in the here and now. They may not win in ways we expect or would like. But they win—how else can we explain the hope or optimism that simply will not die within the human breast? God is love and love won! Jesus of Nazareth was the living embodiment—the incarnation—of the message of the prophets.

A gentle reminder to review those five lifestyle habits I mentioned into weeks ago link is here. The goal is to bring clarity to life and improve inner guidance.

Blessings, Don
January 18, 2024