The Voices of the New Testament Paperback

A Conversational Approach to the Message of the Good News

by Derek Tidball

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Before now we've had the words of the New Testament, but now prepare for the voices of it in this conversational approach.

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The Voices of the New Testament

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While it is all concerned with the story and significance of Jesus Christ, the New Testament is a collection of twenty-seven books, by at least nine different authors, and addressed to individuals or groups in several different locations over a number of years.

The books adopt very different styles, and they often appear, at least on the surface, to be talking about different issues. They are written in the heat of the missionary activity of the early church, in its living, ever-changing context.

This diversity adds richness to our understanding of the Christian faith and its fundamental beliefs - but how might we discover coherence in the teaching of the New Testament without imposing a false synthesis on it, or distorting the emphasis of any individual writer?

In a novel approach, Derek Tidball presents a round-table conversation between the New Testament authors that both reveals how much they have in common and permits them to make their distinctive or even unique contributions. An imaginary 'chair' presides over the discussion, and an 'observer' enables further commentary on selected topics.

Tidball's chosen integrating theme is the 'good news', 'the gospel about Jesus the Messiah' (Mark 1:1). He explores why we need the gospel; the person and work of Christ, who is the gospel; the nature of salvation; how we respond to and live out the gospel; and the ultimate fulfilment of the gospel in terms of a new creation.

The Voices of the New Testament by Derek Tidball was published by IVP in March 2016 and is our 44321st best seller. The ISBN for The Voices of the New Testament is 9781783594139.

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Details for The Voices of the New Testament

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherIVP (March 2016)
Number of Pages288
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code4379133
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