Thursday, September 29, 2005

The Anglican 100-Minute Bible

Yahoo news reports:

A Church of England vicar was on Wednesday unveiling his self-styled "100-Minute Bible", an ultra-condensed edition of the Christian holy book which claims to neatly summarise every teaching from the Creation to the Revelation. Publishers the 100-Minute Press say the book has been written for those who want to know more about Christianity but who do not have the time to read the original in full.

"This is a book for adults and has been written in a style to encourage readers to keep turning the pages, but without resorting to any literary gimmicks," said Len Budd from the publishing firm.

Yeah, keep turning the pages right past Revelation 22:19
and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.

Literary gimmicks? What kind of dufus publicist uses the words "literary gimmicks" when he's speaking about the Bible. I guess the kind that publishes a "100 minute" Bible.

The Anglicans should just pack it up and move to Rome now that they see fit to add and subtract from God's Word.


At 12/13/2005 4:15 AM, Blogger Steve said...

I guess we need to see it. The lectionary og the anglican church takes them through the essence of the Bible in three years, when followed with their congregrations. It could be some lectionary based readings.

The motive for publishing a 100 minute Bible read seems wrong in this new blast.

I agree with not taking anything away from the Bible but am not against summaries if used for very specific purposes. After alll Even the gideons give out New Testaments.


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