Good as New
A Radical Retelling of the Scriptures
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|Format:||Paperback, 456 pages, New edition Edition|
|Published In: ||Netherlands, 11 August 2005|
Published in hardback nearly a year ago, this new translation of the "New Testament" has received extraordinary reviews and widespread coverage. It is the first to abandon the "traditional" canon of scripture and include the gospels and letters that many scholars now agree were held in most esteem by the early Church, and are probably most closely in tune with the words of Jesus. It goes much further than any other in updating cultural expressions, in following the sense over longer sections, in abandoning the cultural assumptions of later Christians and choosing inclusive language that follows more closely the principles Jesus adopted. In reading this translation we experience the impact the scriptures had on the people of the time.
About the Author
John Henson is a retired Baptist minister who has been the translation co-ordinator on behalf of ONE for Christian exploration for the last twelve years. ONE is a network of radical Christian groups in the UK.
I can't rate this version of some of the Christian scriptures highly enough. It is amazingly fresh, imaginative, engaging and bold. It will startle and delight Christians and many more. Like the Bible itself, it deserves to be a bestseller. Adrian Thatcher, Professor of Applied Theology, College of St Mark and St John, Plymouth I found this literally a shocking read. It made me think, it made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me angry, and it made me joyful. It made me feel like an early Christian hearing these texts for the first time. Elizabeth Stuart, Professor of Christian Theology, King Alfred's College, Winchester It spoke to me with a powerful relevancy that challenged me to re-think all the things that I have been taught. Tony Campolo, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Eastern University With an extraordinary vigour and immediacy, Good as New constantly challenges, surprises and delights you. You may not agree with all its renditions-I defy you to-but you will find yourself rethinking what you thought you knew. Over and over again you feel like you're reading about Jesus for the first time. Ship of Fools Certainly lives up to its title. Not simply another translation but a recreation of the original power and immediacy of the Gospels and Epistles. Scientific and Medical Network Review.
|Publisher: ||O Book Publisher|
|Dimensions: ||21.0 x 14.0 x 2.0 centimeters (0.52 kg)|