Thursday, June 26, 2008

And not a Bruce to be found

I finished reading through the Australian edition of the Good News Bible this morning. I had previously heard that all the disciples are called Bruce in this edition, but can't say I met any in the 1189 chapters.

My edition is a cheap version I bought in the 1990s. I hope later ones are better edited, because I found several errors as I read through. Mostly these were words accidentally joined together or separated.

The Good News Bible is easy to read and was worth going through. I've enjoyed each of these versions I have read through:

The TNIV Bible
The NIV Archaeological Study Bible
The ESV Reformation Study Bible
The New Living Translation, second edition
and now
The Good News Bible, Australian edition

Reading through Revelation yesterday and today was a great joy, as it always is. Reading it in large chunks over a short period of time is so much better than getting bogged down in the blood as high as horses bridles, or spending too much time on one of the many symbols, before you have surveyed the whole book. Thinking about the individual parts is certainly valuable, but only in the context of the whole book, read within the context of the whole Bible.

Future projects?
As God gives me strength I hope to read through The Books of the Bible: a presentation of Today's New International Version and also the New Jerusalem Bible [including, shock! horror!, the apocryphal books].

1 comment:

Kary Oberbrunner said...


As a fellow blogger I wonder if you might want to do a post about my new book coming out with Zondervan. It's called THE FINE LINE. If you're interested check out this link where you will find a video, interview, excerpt, etc. Those who highlight the book will be mentioned on the endorsement list and their blog will receive a link as well.

Kary Oberbrunner