The Bard and the Bible
The Bard and the Bible (A Shakespeare Devotional) pairs 365 short passages from each of the two greatest works of English literature ever created, which were compiled in the same period and in the same city. It offers a year of daily readings based on verses from the King James Version of the Bible and lines from Shakespeare's plays and sonnets. The poetry of the Bard and the power of God's Word will enrich your understanding and appreciation of both, provide new ways to encounter and respond to God, and yield both intellectual stimulation and spiritual inspiration.
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William Shakespeare is considered by many to have been the greatest writer in the English language. But even Shakespeare made mistakes. Lots of them, in fact. While we can overlook the variety of ways he spelled many words (including his … Continue reading
1. Though Shakespeare often wrote about far-flung places in his plays, he never ventured out of England.
I have been there. I can say I have been there. My feet have walked upon Shakespeare’s Stratford lanes (apologies to William Blake). In 1995, the lovely Robin and I traveled with our children, Aubrey and Aaron, to that “green … Continue reading
I get mixed reactions when I tell people about my book, The Bard and the Bible (A Shakespeare Devotional).
Everyone knows “To be or not to be,” right? That memorable line kicks off Shakespeare’s most famous soliloquy. Shoot, the most famous soliloquy. So obviously, that speech from Hamlet is number one. But what would the rest of the best be? … Continue reading
I have posted many artful insults from Shakespeare on this site (here and here, for example), so readers of this blog will know the Shakespearean insult is an art form I appreciate. So I thought I’d take a few moments … Continue reading
On a recent visit with my wife to California, our son, daughter-in-law, and grandkids treated me to a visit to the Shakespeare Society of America museum, reference library, and gift shop in the oceanside town of Moss Landing, California.
Bet you didn’t know that both the King James Version of the Bible and the Bard’s works mentioned baseball repeatedly, did you? It’s true. Last week, in honor of the start of Spring Training, this blog featured a listing of … Continue reading
Baseball starts this week! Well, Spring Training, anyway. So what could be more appropriate here on The Bard and the Bible blog than a post about “The Bard, the Bible, and Baseball?” Maybe you didn’t know that both the King … Continue reading
Wanna “brush up your Shakespeare,” as Slug and Lippy sang in Kiss Me, Kate? Look no further. Here is a short true/false quiz to see if you can distinguish real Shakespeare quotes from non-Shakespeare. Which of these are from Shakespeare? … Continue reading