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Murder, Adultery, and Theft, Oh My!

Not-So-Nice Bible Stories: Master Criminals reveals the most deceitful stories in the Bible

Think of the most devious, most dishonorable real-life crimes—murder, robbery, deception, kidnapping. These are the stories you’d see on the nightly news, but maybe not ones you’d expect to read about in the Bible. Not-So-Nice Bible Stories: Master Criminals takes you into these crazy true stories to show that crimes against God’s Law happen every day because God’s people are born sinful.

Written for readers ages eleven and up, the eighteen true stories included in Master Criminals show how God’s justice smashes the sinful, the sinister, and the sneaky. They teach about the most masterful criminal of all, Satan. And they explain that Jesus conquered all crime forever by His death. Master Criminals uncovers:

  • why each story is in the Bible
  • how it can guide your life
  • what it shows you about Jesus

For more information, please contact Lindsey Martie, Public Relations, at 314-268-1303 or at To purchase Not-So-Nice Bible Stories: Master Criminals visit

About the Author

Jonathan Schkade is a procrastinator, pardoned sinner, and author of several children’s books. He is a regular contributor to the Arch Book series, My Devotions, and Portals of Prayer. Jonathan has a degree in elementary education from Concordia University, Nebraska. He lives with his wife, Kristi, and their two daughters in Jefferson City, Missouri.

About Concordia Publishing House

Concordia Publishing House (CPH) is the publishing arm of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. For 150 years, CPH has been providing individuals, churches, and schools with products that are faithful to the Scriptures and the Lutheran Confessions. From books and Bibles to church supplies, curriculum, and software, CPH offers over 10,000 products to support the proclamation of the Gospel worldwide. Visit CPH online at