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ISSUE SUMMARY

Publisher: David C. Cook
Title: The Action Bible
Page Count: 760
Genre: Religious
Era: Modern
Cover Price: 24.99 USD
Cover Date: September 2010
UPC: 978078144499652499
ISBN: 9780781444996
Country: United States
Samson falls in love with Delilah, who betrays him to the Philistines by cutting his hair, robbing him of his power.; David becomes a fugitive and raises up a band of allies to defend himself from Saul and other enemies.; Cain murders his brother Abel. Years later, Noah sees how much wickedness is present on Earth.; With Pharoah's refusal to release the Israelites, God unleashes a series of plagues upon Egypt.; The Israelites complain about lack of food in the wilderness, but God provides bread called manna.; While Moses meets with God on Mount Sinai, Aaron creates a golden calf for the people to worship; enraged, Moses destroys the idol.; Gideon is called to become a judge but he is cautious about accepting the responsibility.; The judge Samson has great strength from God and uses it to fight the Philistines.; Ruth marries Boaz and births Obed.; Goliath the Philistine challenges the Israelites but none will face him; David meets the challenge and kills Goliath with his sling, rendering David an instant hero.; Saul has a witch conjure up Samuel's ghost to advise him, but Samuel offers no comfort; soon after, Saul dies in battle.; Rather than wage war with Absalom, David withdraws.; Elijah challenges the priests of Baal to a contest and proves his God is real while Baal is merely an idol.; Xerxes learns Esther is Jewish and revolts against Haman's plot, sparing the Jews.; Mary gives birth to Jesus in Bethlehem and angels mark the occasion. Wise men seek the child by following a star but inadvertently alert Herod to Jesus' existence.; Jesus teaches his disciples to have the faith of children, then dissuades the Pharisees from having a woman stoned to death.; Jesus is crucified upon a cross then buried in a tomb.; Jesus is reunited with his disciples and teaches them how the Holy Spirit will encourage them after he is gone. Jesus ascends to Heaven.; Noah builds an ark to preserve his family and the world's livestock from a great flood.; Jacob tricks Isaac into blessing him in Esau's stead; Esau vows to kill Jacob.; Joseph forces his brothers to bring his younger brother Benjamin with them to Egypt and toys with them, using his power to try them as criminals.; The Israelite boy Moses is placed into a basket in the river to avoid execution by Egyptians; found by the Pharoah's daughter, Moses is raised in the palace.; The Israelites leave Egypt but Pharoah changes his mind and pursues them. Moses parts the Red Sea for his people's escape, then closes the waters over the heads of the Egyptian army.; Saul becomes jealous of David and tries to endanger his life.; Nathan confronts David over his action and prophecies doom for David's family. Later, Solomon is born to David and Bathsheba.; Absalom begins scheming to create his own throne in opposition to his father.; Absalom is caught in a tree and dies.; Solomon builds a great temple for God in Jerusalem.; The Aramean army is defeated and the remnants of their supplies found by wandering lepers.; Elisha names Jehu the next king of Israel and Jehu quickly begins by killing Joram, then turns on Jezebel.; Jonah refuses to be God's prophet to Nineveh until God traps him inside a giant fish; finally agreeing, Jonah delivers God's message and is outraged when the people obey God and avoid destruction.; Jeremiah prophecies the Jews' exile, which results in him being punished by the king.; Babylon begins its conquest of the Jews while Ezekiel has a vision of a new Jerusalem.; Jerusalem is besieged by Babylon.; Darius throws Daniel into a lion's den to kill him, but God protects Daniel from harm.; Xerxes takes Esther as his queen, not knowing her to be Jewish.; Jesus teaches a sermon from a mountain.; Tongues of fire appear over the disciples and Peter preaches a rousing sermon.; Peter and John heal a paralyzed man.; King Herod Agrippa dies while Peter escapes the authorities again and safely returns to the other believers.; Paul journeys with Timothy, Silas and Luke and they venture into Macedonia to spread the word of Christ, but upset the local authorities.; The Israelites are subjugated by the Romans and Herod made their king.; Jesus learns his friend Lazarus has died, but Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead.; Jesus teaches the parable of the Prodigal Son.; God creates the Earth and places Adam & Eve within the Garden of Eden.; Satan makes a wager with God as they test the character of Job to see whether he will remain faithful to God even if all he treasured were taken from him.; God calls Abram to leave Ur for another land, promising to make Abram a great patriarch.; Isaac is born and Sarah becomes jealous of Ishmael, forcing Abraham to cast him out.; God tells Abraham to sacrifice Isaac to him.; Isaac's parents pass away while Isaac begins his married life with Rebekah.; Joseph becomes the Pharoah's right-hand man. Much later he is reunited with his brothers who have come to Egypt for food and do not recognize him.; Moses kills an Egyptian and flees the country, eventually settling down with Zipporah.; Moses encounters a burning bush through which God speaks to him and commands him to liberate his people from Egypt.; With his brother Aaron, Moses returns to Egypt to demand Pharoah release the Israelites from slavery.; The final plague upon Egypt is the Angel of Death, who kills all the firstborn children who are not protected by a smear of blood over their door. Pharoah finally agrees to let the Israelites go.; God sends quail to feed the Israelites.; Moses sends scouts into Canaan.; Moses contends with a rebellion led by Korah against him.; Joshua's spies in Jericho are assisted by the prostitute Rahab.; Joshua's army sieges Jericho and God causes the city's walls to collapse.; Deborah becomes a judge to lead the Israelites against the Canaanites.; Samson repeatedly humbles the Philistines in battle.; The Israelites use the Ark to combat the Philistines.; The Israelites demand to have a king, forcing Samuel to crown Saul.; Saul's son Jonathan wins a fight against the Philistines but Jonathan is frustrated that his father's laws prevented them from obtaining true victory.; Seeking a new king, Samuel meets young shepherd boy David and anoints him.; Nabal insults David but Abigail prevents bloodshed from breaking out and winds up married to David.; Saul's son Ish-Bosheth wars against David.; David falls in love with Bathsheba and impregnates her. To cover up this infidelity he arranges the death of Bathsheba's husband Uriah, then marries her.; As David nears the end of his life, Adonijah seeks to replace his father but Nathan and Bathsheba install Solomon as king.; Solomon demonstrates his godly wisdom.; King Ahab comes to power under the sway of his wife Jezebel; the prophet Elijah opposes the king for worshiping Baal.; Elijah hides from Ahab in the wilderness and is visited by God, who comes to him through silence itself.; Naaman falls victim to leprosy and Elisha provides him with instructions to cure him.; Hezekiah receives prophecies of Israel's destruction as enemy nations learn of Israel's wealth.; Jerusalem falls and the Jewish people are scattered.; Daniel's friends are thrown into a furnace but are spared by God.; Haman is outraged by the lack of respect Mordecai shows him and schemes to have all the Jews put to death.; An angel visits Zechariah to tell of him of impending birth of his son while another angel tells Mary she will give birth to the Messiah.; An angel warns Joseph to flee with his family into Egypt to avoid Herod. Herod has the children of Bethlehem massacred in the hopes of killing the perceived threat to his throne.; Jesus is tempted in the wilderness by Satan, but resists. Afterward, Jesus begins attracting disciples.; Jesus speaks to a Samaritan woman and tells her about the "living water" offered by God.; Jesus prepares to observe the Passover while Judas agrees to betray Jesus to the Pharisees.; Jesus performs his last supper with his disciples then departs to the garden of Gethsemane to pray. Judas leads Roman soldiers to the garden to arrest Jesus.; Jesus is tried before the priests and the Romans.; Pilate pronounces the death sentence on Jesus. Judas commits suicide.; Three days after his death, Jesus rises from his tomb and is seen by some of his disciples.; Peter raises Taibitha from the dead.; In a dream, Peter is taught to accept Gentiles into the faith.; Paul and Barnabus find people receptive to the gospel in most lands.; Paul and Silas are released from imprisonment after an earthquake sets them free from their bonds.; Paul preaches the gospel in Thessalonica and Athens.; Paul preaches in Ephesus.; Awaiting trial, Paul is kept under house arrest so begins writing letters to the other churches.; Peter's preaching gets him in trouble with the authorities.; Jesus takes issue with the money changers outside the temple and drives them out.; Jesus enters Jerusalem upon a donkey, welcomed by vast crowds.; Satan tempts Adam and Eve into sin, causing God to exile them from the Garden of Eden.; The great flood comes to an end and Noah releases his animals to dry ground, with a rainbow promising such an event will never repeat itself.; With no male heir from Sarai, Abram fathers Ishmael with his slave Hagar but angels promise Abram's son is coming and renames him Abraham.; The city of Sodom is destroyed by God with only Lot and his family spared destruction.; Isaac's elder son Esau trades his birthright to his brother Jacob in return for a bowl of stew.; Jacob flees from his brother into the wilderness and has a vision of angels ascending a great stairway to Heaven.; Jacob goes to work for Laban to earn Laban's daughter Rachel as his wife but Laban tricks Jacob and gives him Leah instead.; Jacob wrestles with an angel as he nears a reunion with Esau.; Joseph's brothers sell him into slavery and tell Jacob his son is dead.; Joseph's ability to interpret dreams helps get him out of prison and into the favor of the Pharoah.; The Isaraelites wind up in battle with Amalekites, but Moses helps them win by raising his arms over the battlefield.; Complaining Israelites are bitten by snakes; Moses fashions a bronze snake to cure them of the snake venom.; Reaching the end of his life, Moses passes leadership to the trustworthy Joshua.; The left-handed Ehud conceals a sword from Eglon and murders him.; Now blinded and enslaved, Samson regains his strength to destroy the Philistines in their temple to Dagon, dying in the effort.; Hannah gives her son Samuel to the priest Eli. As a young man, Samuel first begins to receive messages from God.; Samuel becomes the prophet of Israel.; A man claims to have killed Saul and seeks a reward from David; David has the man executed instead.; Ish-Bosheth's commander Abner switches sides but Joab assassinates Abner; Ish-Bosheth is likewise assassinated by his own men.; David's son Absalom murders his brother Amnon.; Word of Solomon brings the Queen of Sheba to Jerusalem to witness his kingdom for herself.; Solomon turns from God to worship idols.; Israel descends into civil war.; Jeroboam turns to worshiping golden calves.; Jezebel encourages Ahab to kill Naboth and claim his vineyard, bringing sharp condemnation from Elijah.; The prophet Micaiah predicts Ahab's death and Ahab tries to avert it by disguising himself as an enemy troop while on the battlefield, only to be killed by one of his own men.; Elijah ascends to Heaven in a fiery chariot.; Elisha begins performing miracles while Jezebel seeks power through her son Joram.; A host of angels come to the defense of King Joram when King Naaman's army invades.; Prince Joash of Judah narrowly avoids death in the fallout of Jezebel's destruction.; Young Joash is made king of Judah.; An angel aids Israel against the Assiryans as Isaiah predicts the coming of the Messiah.; The Jews rediscover scrolls from the time of Moses and begin the regular practice of the Passover.; Daniel and his friends refuse to eat Babylonian meat and their virtues win them favor in the court.; Daniel interprets a dream for Nebuchadnezzar, winning his favor.; Belshazzar sees a hand writing on his wall and needs Daniel to interpret for him.; The Jews finally return to Jerusalem to find the city in ruins.; After much in-fighting, the Jews finish rebuilding the temple.; The Jews rebuild their wall, although it attracts the ire of nearby foes.; Jesus is raised in Nazareth. On a visit to the temple in Jerusalem, Joseph and Mary lose track of their son and find him debating the teachers.; John the Baptist demands people repent of their sins. Jesus goes to John to be baptized by him.; People lower a paralyzed man through a roof so that Jesus can heal him; the Pharisees begin to question and confront Jesus.; Jesus brings the tax collector Matthew into his disciples and the Pharisees are outraged to find Jesus eating with sinners.; While crossing the Sea of Galilee, Jesus halts a storm.; Jesus raises Jairus' daughter from the dead. Meanwhile, King Herod puts John the Baptist to death.; Jesus creates enough food to feed a crowd of thousands.; Jesus restores a blind man's vision.; Jesus meets Zacchaeus who is encouraged to become generous after speaking to Jesus.; The disciples return to Jerusalem to await the coming of the Holy Spirit.; Saul is blinded by Jesus and condemned for how he has been persecuting Christians. Ananias helps Saul regain his sight.; Saul becomes Paul and begins to work with the Christians to spread the gospel of Christ into other lands.; Paul and Barnabus begin their missionary journeys to other places.; Paul heals a paralyzed man but the locals try to worship him; when Paul spurns their worship they nearly kill him.; At the Jerusalem Council it is decided that Gentile believers need not adhere to the Jewish customs.; Paul preaches in the Temple of Artemis itself, turning people away from worshiping the goddess.; Paul is sent by ship to Rome, evading storm and a venomous snake en route to his trial.; The apocalypse is prophecied, including the fall of Satan and return of Jesus.; Jesus teaches the parable of the Good Samaritan.; Jesus teaches his disciples how to pray.; Men construct the Tower of Babel to challenge God, but God spreads confusion amongst the builders so that the project is cancelled.; Abram and his nephew Lot go their separate ways.; Jacob leaves Laban's employ and heads toward his home.; Jacob is reunited with his family in time to see Isaac once more.; Jacob's favorite son Joseph frustrates his brothers by talking about his prophetic dreams.; Joseph goes to work for Potiphar in Egypt but after spurning Potiphar's wife ends up in prison.; Joseph reveals his true identity to his brothers.; Jacob comes to Egypt and is reunited with Joseph.; Moses leads the Israelites to Mount Sinai and meets his father-in-law there.; Moses builds a tent to worship God, placing the Ark of the Covenant within.; The duties of God's priests are laid out with Aaron as high priest.; Moses' brother and sister quarrel with him, wishing more power for themselves.; The Israelites contend against the forces of Amorites.; Balaam strives against God, causing an angel to humble him by making his donkey speak.; Joshua leads the Israelites into the Promised Land.; Joshua's people have an unsuccessful clash with Ai.; Joshua conquers Gibeon when God causes the sun to be suspended, granting the additional time needed for the Israelites to win.; The Israelites divide at Gilgal.; Saul goes to battle against the Ammonites and wins.; Saul and Samuel fall out when Saul tires of waiting for Samuel to perform a sacrifice and goes ahead without him.; David tries to soothe Saul's troubled spirit by playing psalms to him.; David befriends Jonathan, who helps David escape the kingdom when Saul plots against David.; David declares Jerusalem the new capital of Israel.; David decides to build a temple for God but Nathan the prophet ultimately dissuades him from the idea.; Elijah performs a miracle for a woman who feeds him.; Elijah meets Elisha and adopts him as his eventual successor.; After years of rule, Joash is murdered in his sleep by his own soldiers.; Isaiah has a vision of Heaven.; King Josiah falls in battle with the Egyptians and Israel's greatness diminishes.; Mordecai resigns himself to his fate.; Under Roman rule, the Jews find themselves slaves in all but name.; Zechariah's wife Elizabeth gives birth to John the Baptist.; At a wedding in Cana, Jesus transforms water into wine.; Jesus meets with Nicodemus and explains his teaching to him.; The disciples see Jesus walking on the water. Peter attempts to imitate Jesus, but loses faith.; Jesus asks his disciples who people believe he is, then who they think he is. Peter is the only one to recognize Jesus as the Messiah.; Jesus is transfigured atop a mountain with Moses and Elijah.; Stephen the apostle is tried by the Sanhedrin and put to death while Saul observes.; Philip meets an Ethiopian eunuch and explains Isaiah's prophecies of Christ to him.; Gentiles and Jews begin to hold serious disagreements about what new believers must adopt to become Christians.; Paul raises a man from the dead then begins to travel to Jerusalem, despite the many warnings against him.; Paul arrives in Jerusalem and is arrested but stands on his rights to a fair trial.; Paul writes his last letter to Timothy before being executed.; Ananias and Sapphira try to deceive the disciples they were giving away all of their money when they weren't.; From Mount Sinai, God provides the Ten Commandments.; Moses readies the Israelites for the next step of their journey.; Moses displeases God by taking responsibility for God's power.; David dies and is remembered as Israel's greatest king.; A brief look at the prophets Hosea, Amos, Joel and Micah.; Daniel predicts the coming of monstrous creatures.; Ezra renews the spirits of the Jews rebuilding Jerusalem.; An introduction to the life of Jesus; Malachi is the last notable prophet before the age of Jesus.

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