For I read the Bible through a lens, squinting - 1 Corinthians 13:12


21st January 2021

The audiobook of A MisreadBible Christmas is now available to buy from Audible, Amazon, and iTunes.

7th January 2021

The MisreadBible: Book of Moses is now available to buy as a paperback and eBook.

I'm still eagerly awaiting the release of the audiobook of A MisreadBible Christmas. I'll post an update when it's released.

28th December 2020

The release date for The MisreadBible: Book of Moses is set for 6th January.

13th December 2020

I’ve resumed work on my fourth book, which will cover the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, and possibly Acts. The working title is The MisreadBible: Gospel, but that might change at a later date.

4th December 2020

The audiobook for A MisreadBible Christmas is finished, and has been submitted to the publisher. I'm now waiting for it to be reviewed and approved. Joshua Saxon has done an outstanding job narrating, and I'm looking forward to sharing the resulting audiobook with you.

Meanwhile, M. R. Oakley is working on the cover for my third book, The MisreadBible: Book of Moses, and I'll hopefully have it published some time in January.


I'm J. R. Eldridge, a British satirical fiction author with a fascination for religion and the absurd mythology that surrounds it. I especially enjoy poking fun at it. I began writing joke Bible verses on Twitter and eventually moved on to writing parodies of Bible stories. I've collected some of these in my books The MisreadBible: Genesis, A MisreadBible Christmas, and The MisreadBible: Book of Moses.

Before I collect my stories into books, I like to share them on this site. Check the 'Stories' menu above for stories I haven't published in books (yet).

Statement of Non-Faith

The Bible is an ancient book of fairy tales which, for some strange reason, millions around the world take seriously. We all know at least some of the stories, having been raised in a culture that’s practically dripping in biblical horseshit, and a lot of us were even subjected to Sunday school classes and church sermons where we were read ‘pearls of wisdom’ from this tired old tome.

I’ve taken it upon myself to create a version of the Bible for the non-believer. Out with the literal interpretations and convenient allegories, and in with the scepticism, fun-poking, and a fuckload of swearing.

If you want to know how much of the absurdity comes from my warped imagination, and how much comes from the inerrant word of God, I invite you to look up the verses for yourself on a Bible website. A lot of the verses are absurd without being ‘misread’.

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