the Good Book


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the Good Book

The Bible. Do we have a copy of the Good Book around here? Hand me the Good Book—I want to revisit this week's Gospel reading.
See also: book, good

(the) Good Book

the Bible. I read some in the Good Book every day. Sally's always quoting from the Good Book.
See also: book, good
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"That is all very true," said the Adversary, "but you taught by example that a verb should not agree with its subject in person and number, whereas the Good Book says that contention is worse than a dinner of herbs.
they are like children, train 'em up in the way they should go, as the good book says, and when they are old they will not depart from it, if they have a chance."
Poor Mark will be glad of the half-crown, and perhaps of the good book too; and if the Rector does steal Miss Rosalie's heart, it will only humble her pride a little; and if they do get married at last, it will only save her from a worse fate; and she will be quite a good enough partner for him, and he for her.'
Most of her hearers knew little of Carlyle or Emerson, or they might have remembered that the one said, "We are all poets when we read a poem well," and the other, "'T is the good reader makes the good book."
Spare the rod and spile the child, as the Good Book says.
"It is written in the good book," said Monte Cristo, "that the sins of the fathers shall fall upon their children to the third and fourth generation.
'Then I tell you what, Mr Noggs, if you want to keep in the good books in that quarter, you had better not call her the old lady any more, for I suspect she wouldn't be best pleased to hear you.
"The Good Book: 40 Chapters That Reveal the Bible's Biggest Ideas" by Deron Spoo (who is the Pastor of First Baptist Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma) offers a user-friendly guide to the Bible's biggest ideas.
Nashville, TN, October 30, 2014 --(PR.com)-- In the past six months The Good Book movie has received sixteen film festival accolades.
The state government's move is seen as a tactical decision to be in the good book of the Narendra Modi government for getting special financial packages for debt-ridden Bengal.
The Good Book: A Humanist Bible is intended to blend the wisdom of philosophers, poets and writers while using the structure of the traditional Bible as its format, and it provides a lively and intriguing humanist alternative to the Holy Bible that any Christian will want to consider.
A new study by the National Biblical Literacy Survey revealed a shocking level of ignorance about the Good Book, with only 15% of people having a proper grasp of the Advent story.
As a former teacher and man of faith, I believe the more good books we read the better, especially if it is the Good Book. I also believe if you are good to others, then they will be good to you.
"I was never baptized, never aware of a single story from the Good Book, never programmed by religious teachers, and never concerned about life after death." By the book's conclusion, however, his angry tone--if not his position--has undergone a perceptible shift.
Composed of a glossary of oft-unfamiliar words used in the Good Book, and alphabetical cast of characters, condensed summaries of the old and new testaments, a timeline, a selective survey of translations, miscellany, and a bibliography, Pocket Guide To The Bible is plain-spoken and easy to take in even as it accurately crystalizes key points.