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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A new episode on The Bard and the Bible Podcast is now live. In this short installment, a speech of Ulysses from Troilus and Cressida is followed by Psalm 11, from the King James Version of the Bible.
Maybe you haven’t heard about New York’s Public Theater production of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar (that’s him below), with the title role played by an actor whose appearance is clearly intended to evoke President Donald Trump–who, of course, is betrayed and … Continue reading
At the recent (and excellent) Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference in scenic Asheville, North Carolina, I made a new friend. Yes, I can make friends. When I want to. When author, pastor, and speaker Joshua J. Masters discovered The Bard and … Continue reading
We here at The Bard and the Bible blog hope your Monday is going well. If not, we offer the following Shakespearean insult–the best kind, really–for your entertainment, enrichment, and possible (albeit judicious) use. This week’s insult is from The Merry Wives … Continue reading
When Love Speaks, a compilation album released in 2002 (where have I been?) that features interpretations of forty-seven of William Shakespeare’s sonnets, four excerpts from his plays, as well as “Live with me and be my love” by Christopher Marlowe … Continue reading
It is the most common question I am asked when I am signing copies of The Bard and the Bible or speaking on the subject of Shakespeare and the King James Version of the Bible.
Every Monday here at The Bard and the Bible, we feature one of Shakespeare’s many richly-worded insults. This week we turn again to Lady Anne’s exchange with Richard of Gloucester in Shakespeare’s great history play, Richard III: Thou unfit for any place but … Continue reading