Deuteronomy 28 is the repeat of Leviticus 26, which was, as you may remember, where God makes you eat your children if you are disobedient. I usually don't write again about sections that are pretty much repeated but this one is too good to not talk about again.
First are the blessings for obedience, these are the standard "you will have lots of children and be rich" type things. This has already been talked about and isn't nearly as interesting as the punishments for disobedience.
Keep in mind, these are the punishments if you don't follow ALL of God's decrees. Which means if your child has ever been disobedient and you haven't immediately killed him/her, you are guilty (or you have been that disobedient child). If you have ever eaten shellfish or any of the other "detestable" animals, you are guilty. If you have ever trimmed the sides of your beard, guilty! The general rule is that if you've enjoyed anything you've done in life, it's safe to assume you're guilty of something.
God will send you plagues and strike you with fever and disease till you die. He will turn the rain to dust and the dust will rain down on you till you are dead. God will cause all of your enemies to defeat you. Your body will be food for birds and animals (I don't think you're going to care that much at that point, cause you're already dead). You will get tumors, sores, and be itchy (I presume this is before you die). You will be mad, blind, and confused. You wont be able to see in the light of midday (aka blind). You will be unsuccessful in everything you do, and you will be oppressed and robbed daily.
*Takes a breath*
You will be pledged to marry a woman, but another man will take her and ravish her. Big shocker there, I don't think she's going to want to be with someone with tumors and boils all over them that gets robbed every day and is completely unsuccessful. You will build a house, but you wont live in it. Why? Your ox will be slaughtered before your eyes (well at least one thing stays normal). Your donkey will be stolen from you, and your sheep will be given to your enemies. Your children will be sold into slavery.
And now, what you've all been waiting for, the baby eating punishment. Because of all of this suffering God has inflicted, you will eat your children. Even the most gentle of men will eat his sons and daughters, and worse yet, he wont even offer any of the flesh to his remaining sons, daughters, or his wife. What a jerk, don't hog all of the dead baby for yourself.
The most gentle of women will hide her afterbirth, and her baby, because she intends to secretly eat them later. So, since we know that God is the most moral being in the universe, we can only conclude that a proper punishment for disobedience is to force someone to eat their babies.
Keep in mind that I left out about half of the punishments for brevity, if you would like to read it in it's entirety click here.
Chapter 29 is all about renewing the covenant (again), and how bad things are going to be if you don't follow what's in the covenant (see above). The chapter mentions that in their 40 years of travel that their clothes did not wear out. This doesn't really make any sense, unless they passed down their clothes from generation to generation. The people at the end of the 40 year journey were not the same people that started, it was their children. If someone can explain to me how that works, that'd be great.
This is rather silly bible news again today. Don Roush claims that his life was saved by the bible. How you ask? A piece of shrapnel came at his chest while he was fighting in the Korean war and it was stopped by the bible that he had in his pocket. This doesn't seem terribly silly until you see the picture of the bible, which has it's front cover barely nicked.
On the bright side, we have found a situation where the bible was actually useful.
The full article is here.