Word on the Street: (formerly published as the Street Bible) Paperback

A fresh look at the Bible packed full of stories - poems and images from the Bible that draw upon issues of today

by Rob Lacey;


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In song lyrics, poetry, stories & powerful imagery, Rob Lacey's creative and down to earth paraphrase is a dynamic and easy to read retelling for the 21st century, the new to faith and readers who don't connect with traditional versions.

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Word on the Street: (formerly published as the Street Bible)

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Rob Lacey's "dangerously real" retelling of Scripture vividly demonstrates that the Bible is packed full of stories/poems/images that resonate with the big issues of today. This fresh paraphrase with running commentary brings the text alive: Bible stories are retold as mini-blockbusters; psalms as song lyrics; epistles as emails; Revelation as a virtual reality. Out with stale religious terms, here's a "Bible" that talks today's language - gritty, earthy, witty. Enough of starting at Genesis with good intentions but getting lost in Leviticus. Lacey succeeds in revitalizing a classic work by focusing on the big picture: fast-forwards through the "slow-moving" bits with pace, passion and energy to make the Bible a page-turner again.

What's more, Lacey's award-winning tour de force was created during a remarkable personal journey through terminal cancer: the stuff the Bible stories are made of. This life-experience injects Lacey's take on Scripture with authenticity and authority - resonating with Bible characters who also wrestled with the big questions. Purist alert; This is not The Bible (capital B)...but it might just get you reaching for one.

Word on the Street: (formerly published as the Street Bible) by Rob Lacey was published by Zondervan in February 2005 and is our 1273rd best seller. The ISBN for Word on the Street: (formerly published as the Street Bible) is 9780310932253.

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No, the Word on the Street is not a full Bible; it is deliberately designed as a synopsis, and paraphrases and retells various Bible episodes in modern language.

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Details for Word on the Street: (formerly published as the Street Bible)

Page last updated 23rd June 2016
Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherZondervan (February 2005)
EditionNew edition
Number of Pages496
Thickness44 mm
Height205 mm
Width135 mm
Product Code98874
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