(Editor’s note: WND is the only place where you can purchase copies of “Shocked by the Bible” personally autographed by author Joe Kovacs.)

One of the most common misconceptions some people have about the Bible is that the Old Testament centers only on Jews and Judaism, while the New Testament focuses on Christians and Christianity.

Many assume some of the most well-known heroes – including Noah, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (whose named was changed to Israel) – were Jews.

Though these worshippers of God were certainly God’s chosen people and the ancestors of the Jews, when the Holy Scriptures are read without any preconceived notions, it is impossible for themselves to have been Jews.

How can this be?

The answer is simple. Those people were all born before a man named Judah, whose name is the origin of the word “Jew.”

This is just one of the stunning facts brought to light in “Shocked by the Bible: The Most Astonishing Facts You’ve Never Been Told,” the stunning new best-seller by Joe Kovacs, the executive news editor of WND.

“You know that chicken wings can’t exist without chickens,” says Kovacs. “There’s no apple cider without apples and no banana cream pie without bananas. Thus, fundamentally, there cannot be Jews without Judah existing first. Until there was even a person who had the name of Judah, everyone born before him could not possibly be a Jew.”

In fact, the first time the word “Jews” is even found in Scripture is a full 12 books into the Bible.

Not only that, at this very first mention, the Jews are found to be at war with – believe it or not – Israel! Yes, that’s correct. The Jews were at war with Israel.

That might seem a bit mind-boggling, but just like the North and South were in conflict during the American Civil War, the Bible clearly shows that Israel was actually battling the Jews.

“Shocked by the Bible” has become an instant smash, skyrocketing to No. 1 in three Bible-related categories on Amazon.com
even before its official release, and hitting No. 322 among all books
within 24 hours of its debut, with readers giving it high praise

“Shocked by the Bible” rocketed to No. 1 in three Bible-related categories on Amazon.com even before its official release.

It’s still ranked near the top of Amazon’s Most Wished For List for all Bible-related books. It also soared to No. 1 on the WND Best-Seller list.

Simply put, “Shocked by the Bible” is an educational juggernaut that not only reveals what the Bible
really says, but also what it doesn’t say. It’s a massive news report
exposing common misconceptions and answering questions that have
endured for centuries.

Just a few of the issues explored include:

  • The Bible doesn’t say Jesus died on a Friday or rose at sunrise Sunday morning
  • The practice of decorating a tree with silver and gold is actually condemned by God
  • God never said “Let Me make man in My image”
  • “Easter” has vanished from the Bible
  • “Three Wise Men” appear nowhere in the story of Jesus’ birth, and none are ever
    mentioned visiting baby Jesus in a Bethlehem manger
  • The Bible does not say Eve bit into an apple
  • There were not just two of each animal aboard Noah’s Ark
  • The Bible doesn’t say Noah’s Ark landed on “Mount Ararat”
  • Jesus did not come to make everyone understand His message

The book even delves into “lighter” facts that just never seem to be brought up in church.

Did you know …

  • God ran lotteries
  • Nagging wives are mentioned in Scripture
  • Women’s breasts are celebrated in the Bible
  • There’s a character in the Bible called a “dumb ass”
  • Underwear didn’t disintegrate despite 40 years of heavy use
  • The worst case of hemorrhoids in history is recorded

“I love the Bible and think it’s the greatest book ever written,” Kovacs says.
“I just want people to read it. If they did, many would be stunned to
see the words that are actually on the pages. I’ll leave it up to them
when it comes to matters of faith.”

Kovacs was recently interviewed by Pastor Dan Catlin of the
Messiah’s Branch Prophecy Hour
, and the program can be heard here by
clicking the play button below.

Joe Kovacs on “Shocked by the Bible”

“Shocked by the Bible” has been receiving rave reviews:

“If you think you really know the Bible, better think again. Joe
Kovacs takes a close look at the greatest story ever told and separates
myth from reality. My favorite parts of the book deal with Christmas
and Easter. Check out ‘Shocked by the Bible.’ You may well be shocked.”
Bill O’Reilly, anchor, Fox News Channel

“Your parents never told you THIS STUFF was in the Bible.”
Melanie Morgan, radio talk-show host, co-author “American Mourning”

“‘Shocked by the Bible’ is nothing short of genius. From start to
finish, Joe Kovacs turns the subject of Scripture into a fun-filled,
information treasure that’s virtually impossible to put down. The truth
of what’s really in the Bible will simply stun the world.”
Joseph Farah, editor of WorldNetDaily

Others readers have nothing but praise.

“Your book has changed my life
almost as much as the Bible has!” exclaims Donna Hoagland of Muncy, Pa.

Mike Bennett of Milford, Ohio, says: “When a journalist takes on the
Bible, you might expect a post-modern putdown of the ancient holy book.
But award-winning journalist Joe Kovacs has a different take on the
Holy Scriptures. He actually takes the Bible at its word and shows how
many shocking misconceptions people have about it today.”

While this eye-opening blockbuster is now on sale everywhere, WND is the only place that has copies personally autographed by the author.

Kovacs has written countless reports in his 25-year news career. Many have focused on biblical issues such as chariot wheels said to be found in the Red Sea, searches for Noah’s Ark and the Ark of the Covenant, and controversies over Christmas and Easter holidays as well as the Saturday-vs.-Sunday Sabbath.

has received many awards for news excellence from the Associated Press
and United Press International. He’s run television, radio and print
newsrooms in the U.S., as well as Budapest, Hungary. Kovacs is also
regarded as one of the premier creative headline writers in the news
business today.

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