Published by The 100 Minute Press, The 100-Minute Bible is a new way of looking at the Bible. It is published with the hope that it will enable people who are not familiar with the Bible to understand something of the book that is the basis of the Christian faith.
The 100-Minute Bible picks out the principal stories of the life and ministry of its central character, Jesus Christ. The social and theological context of these stories is provided by outlining the ups and downs of the history of his nation, the Jews. It then proceeds to record the story of the growth of Christianity during the first century; firstly amongst the Jews themselves; then amongst the other peoples living in Israel and then throughout the eastern Mediterranean, even as far as Rome.
The 100-Minute Bible is primarily intended for people who have an interest in Christianity but not the time (nor tenacity!) to read the whole Bible. As the title indicates most people will only take 100 minutes to read it, making it ideal for an upcoming rail or aeroplane journey.
- The 100-Minute Bible short-listed for Literary Prize:
The Independent Publishers Guild has short-listed The 100-Minute Bible for a prize for innovation in its inaugural Publishing Awards Competition, 2007. Prizes will be awarded at a Gala Dinner to be held at the De Vere Grand Hotel, Brighton on March 3rd.
The 100-Minute Bible has been short-listed in the Innovation of the Year category and is in august company, being in competition with the long-established publisher Faber and Faber and Oxford Universitys Bodleian Library. It is also up against Salt Publishings web-based innovation to take poetry by the scruff of the neck and do something new and exciting with it and Class Laws innovative publishing software for family law practitioners.
The panel of judges praised The 100-Minute Press for the creativity of its idea to make the Bible available in a more accessible format, 'This is an original concept to widen the Bible's market and create a new one.'
Considering the quality of the publishers they are up against Len Budd, spokesman for The 100-Minute Press, remarked, 'It is a wonderful compliment just to be short-listed amongst such strong and classy competition.'
The 100-minute Bible by Michael Hinton was published by 100 Minute Press in October 2012 and is our 6390th best seller. The ISBN for The 100-minute Bible is 9780955669552.