The Young Church in Action: A New Translation of the Acts by J. B. John Bertram Phillips

The Young Church in Action: A New Translation of the Acts by J. B. [John Bertram] Phillips lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.

Geoffrey Bles, 1956, Hardback in dust wrapper.

4th impression. [First Edition: 1955] Illustrated by way of: Maps [4]; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: The Rev. J. B. Phillips is already well known the world over for his fine translation of the New Testament Epistles (called Letters to Young Churches) and of the four Gospels (see back of this wrapper). He has here turned to the Acts which he says he has enjoyed translating more than any of his previous work. It has such possibilities he writes, in the vividness of the narrative, particularly when Luke describes scenes in which he himself took part”. There have been other translations of the Acts, but none display the same dexterity, the same easiness of reading without losing any of the qualities in which it was originally written. Lukes work is rendered into contemporary English for new readers, for lovers of the Bible, and also for those who have given up reading their Bible because its familiarity dimmed its meaning. Of equal interest is the Appendix which contains four of the Addresses, reconstructed, enlarged and more broadly interpreted than the same addresses already translated in the main text. These augmented addresses have all been broadcast on the BBC and much admired.

Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a short, closed, tear to the head of the spine. Previous owners’ inscription to the first blank.

Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVI] 110 pages. 8¾” x 5¾”.

This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Religion category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!


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