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Removing some of the barriers to understanding the Bible, this complete translation by Tom Wright and John Goldingay is clear and speaks to this generation.
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Just as no one person should be excluded from faith, so too should the Bible be wide enough for every kind of individual there is. The Bible for Everyone is a translation with that very mission.
Reliably translated by Tom Wright and John Goldingay, it reads smoothly and is presented in smaller sections that fit into even the busiest of lives. But it goes beyond mere simplicity and ease. The Bible For Everyone isn’t about making a Bible that can be read with little difficulty, it is about translating the Bible for today. `Translating [the bible],’ Tom Wright recognises, ‘is something that each generation ought to be doing. Just as Jesus taught us to pray for our daily bread, we can never simply live on yesterday's bread, on the interpretations and translations of previous generations.'
Together with John Goldingay, he has drawn up years of study to create the ‘For Everyone’ series of commentaries. Book by book, the pair make reading the Bible with remarkable depth and insight something within the grasp of any believer. And The Bible For Everyone is the culmination of that project.
Each book has been revised and supplemented since their first appearance in the study series. Also included are introductions, maps and glossaries of key-words. Whether read cover-to-cover like a novel, closely examined in study, daily digested as a devotional or turned to in quick reference, The Bible For Everyone relates to life in all its stages and turns.
It’s the The Bible For Everyone; it’s the Bible for you.
The Bible for Everyone by John Goldingay; Tom Wright was published by SPCK Publishing in July 2018 and is our 812th best seller. The ISBN for The Bible for Everyone is 9780281074013.
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The Bible for Everyone - aSide by Side Comparison
Helping you know how Tom Wright and John Goldingay's new The Bible for Everyone differs from other versions, we've put together a selection of verses in different translations. You'll be able to see what each brings out, and find the version that is right for you.John 3:16
The most iconic verse of the whole Bible, this now-aphorism of God's gift and Christ's coming is a verse of hope for millions. These different translations each bring out in their own way.
Bringing comfort for the future, Jeremiah 29:11 inspires readers and features a notable distinction between modern and classical translations. Aside from the KJV, all the verses end with both 'hope' and 'future', rather than 'an expected end' which can be an enigmatic notion to modern readers.
(Also, the KJV's use of 'thoughts of peace', rather than 'plans', as used by all the others, is a fascinating starting point for those interested in the KJV's theology, as well as a boon for Calvinists.)
Whenever the Psalms are mentioned most people think of this pastoral Psalm of God's protection. Note the uses of 'want' and 'need' between the translations. Such differences are both a great opening into discussions of the verse, and a route into finding which translation carries a greater resonance with you.
As an aside: Psalm 23 is not named 'The Lord is My Shepherd' in The Bible for Everyone, but rather 'In the Dark of the Canyon'.
The shortest verses can be as illuminating as the long, and stirring yet laconic verse of Romans 12:12 shows just that. Each translation contains several subtle changes that characterise the differences these translations embody.
Ending with the beginning, the very first verse of the Bible is a poignant reminder that whatever the translation, there is only one ever message of God's power and love for humanity that prevails throughout. There is one book, one story, and one God: the words may change but the message always remains.
While new translations of the Bible are constantly appearing, with the vast majority only offering slight variations, Goldingay’s translation here offers a fresh alternative, providing a rare glimpse into the language, culture, and worldview of ancient Israel. . . Everyone will love this. - David T. Lamb, Professor of Old Testament, Biblical Theological Seminary, Pennsylvania
John Goldingay’s translation is a magisterial work of theology, pastoral insight, and linguistic scholarship. . . It has immediately become one of the standard translations that I always consult when trying to understand any Old Testament text myself. - Gordon McConville, Professor of Old Testament Theology, University of Gloucestershire
We hear the familiar flow of passages we know well, but with unexpected and arresting words that make us sometimes pause and think again. This is a book to browse in, alongside your customary Bible version, for fresh insights, challenge and enjoyment. - Christopher J. H. Wright, International Ministries Director, Langham Partnership
This is a remarkable achievement. . . Tom Wright has a very attractive feel for English; and the mere fact of producing a fresh translation that is both scholarly and written in non-repellent language makes this work a major triumph.’ - Expository Times
Fresh, insightful and accessible. . . this translation directs the reader to new lines of thought and reflection, especially helpful with some of the best known and perhaps over-familiar passages. . . An excellent resource. - The Reader
I love the easy flow of the narrative, and the way it is broken down into bite-sized chunks. . . This truly is a book for Everyone. - The Good Book Stall
|Author / Artist||John Goldingay; Tom Wright|
|Publisher||SPCK Publishing (July 2018)|
|Number of Pages||1276|
|Page last updated||12th December 2018|