The journey usually took 130 days, but due to the incompetence of the captain and the many misadventures encountered it took the Planter almost six months to reach its destination. Along the way it lost a crew, several passengers and much livestock; it gained a new crew and at least one extra passenger. The drunken brawls and licentious couplings horrified James Bell who, to while away the time, penned a detailed account of all the comings and goings for the eyes of 'C.P.' only, sternly advising her that 'it must never be read by a third party'.
Sustained by his sense of adventure, his love of poetry, his faith in his Presbyterian God, his nostalgic memories of rural Scotland and particularly by his affection for 'C.P.', James Bell maintained a vivid and astute record of his historic journey. His voice travels down to us, more than a century and a half later, and reminds us of the dangers and joys of such an adventurous leap into the unknown.
As the bestselling book in the world, the Bible is a source of faith and enlightenment for millions of people. But how well do you really know its stories?
Do You Know:
•What significant event in Jesus's life happened by the brook Kidron?
•Though he doesn't identify himself in the book, who is generally considered the author of Mark?
•What was Paul's side story?
•What does the name Habakkuk mean?
•Why did God remove Saul as king and replace him with David?
Bible expert James Stuart Bell presents an extensive collection of over five hundred questions and answers designed to help readers deepen their understanding and appreciation of the essential Bible events and lessons. Blending valuable historical context and quizzes from all sixty-six books of the Bible, How Well Do You Know Your Bible? offers a variety of questions for readers to test their knowledge and possibly learn something new along the way.