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The New Testament for Everyone
by Tom Wright
Publisher:SPCK (Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge)
When I am presented with a 'different' translation of the Bible, the first thing I do is to go to a few verses which have played a key role in the formation of my life as a Christian. Then, I look at a couple of 'difficult to understand' or controversial verses and finally, I sit down and read longer passages to try and get the feel of the text. This fresh translation of the New Testament by Tom Wright scores high on each of the above criteria. I love the easy flow of the narrative and the way it is broken down into bite-sized chunks. The clear, helpful maps placed mainly at appropriate points in Acts are a bonus. In his preface, Tom shares his reasons for producing this new translation and then he gives a very useful introduction to the rationale behind his work. Then he writes: 'My hope and prayer for this book is that many people will discover through it just how exciting and relevant the New Testament really is.' I'm sure that prayer will be answered. This truly is a book for Everyone.
Reviewer: Jackie Rowe (31/08/11)