In America, we specialize in having strong feelings about everything and knowing something about a few things. The Bible might be what taught us to be that way: some folks will tell you how oppressive the Bible is without being able to name two minor prophets, and others will say that America needs to get back to the Bible without being able to name three gospels. Perhaps, in a time and a place like that, we need some help just surviving something like that, and that’s what Christian Piatt is here to talk about. His new book Surviving the Bible: A Devotional for the Church Year 2018, gets the reader ready to engage with a collection of books that’s at once direct and complex, frustrating and fascinating. Christian Humanist Profiles is glad to welcome him on the show.