It bothers me when "religious" folks grab a passage from the Bible to justify a political or moral position that seems to me to go against the compassion that is the cornerstone of Christianity. I have never read the whole Bible, nor a whole book of the Bible, from beginning to end. So I decided to try to do that, so I can understand the context of excerpts, and be able to talk intelligently in those circumstances.
The 'Bible Nuggets' entries will contain what I consider to be the core stories of each book, and snippets that seem important to me.
I am reading a Saint Joseph Edition of The New American Bible Bible, copyright 1970 by the Catholic Book Publishing Co, the one I purchased in High School for Religion Classes.