Author(s): Law Philip


For many people, the Bible is a closed book. Yet the Bible contains some of the greatest stories ever told, and so much of its poetry and wisdom permeates our language and culture - in music, painting, literature and film. "Testament" is a highly readable abridgement of the whole Bible. "Testament" will appeal to readers of all ages and religious backgrounds - especially to those who may be curious to know what makes the Bible the world's all-time bestseller, a classic of world literature, and probably still the most influential book in print.


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"'Reading the Bible from cover to cover is such a daunting prospect that few undertake it. Now, with judicious abridgement, the source of Jewish tradition and Christian faith is made accessible to the general reader. Testament is a brilliant concept that will reveal the excitement and profundity of scripture to a new generation.' Piers Paul Read 'For those who've been putting aside two years in later life to read the Bible from cover to cover, the good news is: the most important bits are here.' Jeremy Vine, Radio Two 'Testament deserves to become an indispensable resource for all who want to encourage biblical literacy, both within and without the church. The reader-friendly format, presenting a sort of canon within the canon, will help many rediscover the greatest book ever written.' Dale C. Allison, Jr., Errett M. Grable Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary"

Philip Law's previous publications include The SPCK Book of Christian Prayer (SPCK/Crossroad 1995), The Wisdom of Jesus (Lion/Eerdmans 1996), A Time to Pray (Lion/Abingdon 1997) and Teachings of the Master (Lion/WJK 1999).

List of Illustrations and Maps; Introduction; Part One: From Adam to Moses; 1. Creation and Fall; 2. The Age of the Patriarchs. 3. The Story of Joseph; 4. The Exodus; 5. Israel in the Wilderness; 6. The Last Words of Moses; Part Two: Warriors, Prophets and Kings; 7. Joshua and the Conquest of Canaan; 8. The Age of the Judges; 9. The Story of Samson; 10. The Story of Ruth; 11. Samuel and Saul; 12. The Story of David; 13. The Golden Age of Solomon; 14. The Two Kingdoms; 15. Elijah and Elisha; 16. The Decline and Fall of Israel; 17. The Story of Jonah; 18. The Decline and Fall of Judah; 19. The Story of Daniel; 20. The Story of Esther; 21. The Return of the Exiles; Part Three: Poems, Proverbs and Prophecies; 22. The Trials of Job; 23. Selections from the Psalms; 24. Sayings of the Wise; 25. The World According to Ecclesiastes; 26. The Love Song of Solomon; 27. Words and Visions of the Prophets; Part Four: The Story of the Christ; 28. Birth and Early Years; 29. Baptism and Early Ministry; 30. The Sermon on the Mount; 31. Healings and Teachings; 32. The Road to Jerusalem; 33. The Way to the Cross; 34. Passion and Resurrection; Part Five: From Acts to Apocalypse; 35. Acts of the Apostles; 36. Selections from the Letter of St Paul; 37. Selections from Other Early Christian Letters; 38. Apocalypse; Biblical Timeline and Index of Sources Maps.

General Fields

  • : 9780826481603
  • : Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
  • : Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
  • : August 2006
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 33mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Law Philip
  • : Paperback
  • : Re-issue
  • : 680