It is common to make small revisions when you issue a new edition of an old book. A book such as the Bible has undergone numerous such revisions to tidy up the language (or remove unsuitable passages). Some such revisions are more substantial than others, but the general idea is to make such an important, relevant book keep up with the times. Mark Russell Bell is thus in good company when he updates the Bible with small bits and detail he thought were missing in the original, sort of to fill in the gaps (ok, so it is more like an addendum). Among the things Bell thought the Bible needed is information about “poltergeists, aliens, bigfoot, synchronicity, angels, prophecies, reincarnation, psychic abilities, the Oneness of all spirit, Pop culture, Christ consciousness and events pertaining to what is sometimes referred to as the second coming.”
The results are predicably captivatingly stunning. You can find the revised (old) Testament here, and the revised New Testament here. Bell does emphasize that “this is a non-fiction book”, but I am not sure he really understands what the distinction amounts to. For a nice touch “Click here to see the detail of the reptilian-humanoid face on the cover artifact.” Here is Bell’s “interesting articles, links, and other media”:
Diagnosis: Delightfully unhinged in a manner which is life-enriching rather than dangerous. Completely harmless.
I’d also like to recommend to readers the excellent resource where I first came across Bell.