200 years of biblical scholarship has been withheld from lay people, argues renowned bishop and social activist John Shelby Spong. In this brilliant follow-up to books like Eternal Life and Jesus for the Non-Religious, Spong reveals not only the crucial truths that have long been kept hidden from the public eye, but explores what the history of the Bible can teach us about reading its stories today and living our lives for tomorrow. Sarah Sentilles, author of Breaking Up with God: A Love Story, applauds Re-Claiming the Bible, writing that "pulsing beneath his brilliant, thought-provoking, passionate book is this question: Can Christianity survive the education of its believers? . . . A question Bishop Spong answers with a resounding yes."