That's In The Bible?

Scripture's User-Friendly Impact on Everyday Conversation

by William D. Mayo


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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 26/10/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 224
ISBN : 9781463474379
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 224
ISBN : 9781463474362

About the Book

That's In The Bible? illustrates the significant impact the Bible has had on our everyday conversational language. Throughout history, written and verbal language has been seasoned with hundreds of colorful expressions lifted directly from its pages. This is no less true in our modern language - newspapers unknowingly use catchy phrases as headlines that are actually derived from biblical texts. Advertisers lure customers with limited time offers, such as "Don't Miss the Boat!" - a direct reference to Noah and the Ark. And people use familiar colloquial expressions casually in everyday speech perhaps without even being aware of the fact that they are using an expression originally penned in Scripture.

This book explores many such phrases - everyday expressions - voiced from the corporate boardroom to the schoolyard playground. Each phrase is traced to its original biblical roots. The study of word and phrase origins is known as etymology - from the Greek words etymon meaning "true sense" and logos meaning "word". This book presents the "true sense" of the word and promotes Bible discovery, readership, and witnessing. It is intended to illustrate the Bible as a genuinely user-friendly resource.


About the Author

Bill Mayo is a former Vice President of Caterpillar Inc, retiring in 2008. He joined Caterpillar in July 1979, after serving nine years in the US Navy. He has held a wide variety of positions during his Caterpillar career primarily in Marketing & Sales, both domestically and in Europe. Bill holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Naval Academy; completed the Executive Education Program at Tuck Business School, Dartmouth College, and has his MA degree in English Studies with a writing emphasis from Bradley University. Bill currently serves on numerous coporate boards and is a member of the Leader Group of Gerson Lehrman's global consulting practice. He teaches leadership at Eureka College, and is co-founder of Fullsail Leadership – a personal development company focusing on servant leadership. He is married, with five children, eleven grandchildren, and resides in Morton, Illinois.