And Ian spoke unto the publishers of The Bible and said..

I see from Gay's The Word that The Bible, 'an anthology of personal essays and narratives about bisexuality', is now out.

The Bible – an anthology of personal narratives and essays on bisexuality now in stock

Oooh.

As I am currently in bed and, more importantly, not going to be in London for a couple of weeks, let's try and find it on Amazon.

Obviously searching there for 'Bible' is going to be no use: you're going to get lots of books called that and thanks to some Iron Age prejudice and the bigotry of St Paul, most of them are not going to be quite as good on bisexuality.

OK, what about 'Bible bisexual'?

Failing to find the new bisexual 'Bible' book on Amazon, 1

Not in the first three, none of which use the word 'bisexual' in their title. I have to look up what 'Hermeneutics' is.. ah, 'theory and methodology of interpretation', especially of religious etc texts. Hmm, if these are sorted by sales, nothing is selling in any great numbers if that's first!

Let's scroll down..

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Well at least one of them has the b-word in the title, but not yet..

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How To Top Like A Stud: A Penetrating Guide to Gay Sex! Leaving aside the fact that oral sex is far more common when men have sex with each other, that's not particularly biblical…

.. and they may be The Gay Sex Guru, bu their pricing is a bit odd if you can get a bundle of three books, including How To Top Like A Stud, for less than the price of just that one.

Torah Queeries looks interesting, but it's not what we're looking for..

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.. still no..

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For those wondering what UnClobber is about: "Armed with only six passages in the Bible – often known as the "clobber passages" – the traditional Christian position has been one that stands against the full inclusion of our LGBTQ brothers and sisters. Unclobber reexamines each of those frequently quoted passages of Scripture, alternating with author Colby Martin's own story of being fired from an evangelical megachurch when they discovered his stance on sexuality.

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The classic bisexual novel Giovanni's Room by bisexual author James Baldwin, but that's not it (and it looks like the What God Has Made Clean is an attempt to justify upholding that Iron Age prejudice while saying its bits about prawns and mixed fibres obviously no longer apply..)

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The first outright porn in the list..

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Pray the Gay Away looks good on living amongst some rabid bigotry, but some bisexual erasure – Born Different: Biblical Understanding for the Gay, Straight, and Transgender Communities..

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Some typical 'self-published' bits now, as shown by someone who cannot count the number of mice thinking that homosexuality is Satan's work and the churches should stop pandering to it..

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Torah Queeries again..

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The 'eight signs that your partner may be gay' in The Gay Preacher's Wife includes 'a history of molestation' amongst some fairly obvious signs of having a generic affair, argh. It's also pretty obvious that her ex-husband was bisexual too.

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Now there's something in Spanish, but still not what we're looking for..

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Must have a look at Outrage! An Oral History at some point, but not at that price. Much better title than the No Baths, But Plenty of Bubbles that is, not that anyone would guess, a history of the Gay Liberation Front.

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What the Bible Really Says About Homosexuality looks to be ok, but two bits of porn with no obvious biblical connection..

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The advice in What To Do If.. Your Child Tells You I'm Gay, Bisexual or a Transgender looks to be as bad as the title suggests, but Practicing Safer Texts does get its real content in after the 'look at how witty this title is'.

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.. still going..

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.. still going..

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.. and that's it.

I know Amazon's search can be pretty bad in showing what it wants to sell rather than the thing with the title you asked for, but I cannot find it even with other attempts.

Are the publishers ignoring what – whatever you think about Amazon – is the biggest marketplace for books?

At least the original hyphen in the title meant that 'Bi-ble' would stand out in alphabetical lists of all the other bibles…

Update: Ah ha! It's here, under the original name that the publishers don't seem to be using. That's why it fails to show up for 'bible' searches: Amazon's search can be pickier than, for example, Google about such things.

It's out of stock at the moment though…

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