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New Testament for Everyone, The [Kindle Edition]

Tom Wright
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The text of the New Testament, drawn from the New Testament for Everyone series, fully integrated to smooth joins between sections and provide a level of internal consistency, for example in how individual Greek terms are rendered. The translation is an accurate rendering of the Greek original, which is the product of a single mind (whose thought has developed over time) rather than a committee. It also represents Tom Wright’s view of the New Testament, something that has helped to shape his theology.

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"...The New Testament for Everyone will confirm Professor Wright's position as the J.K.Rowling of Christian Publishing" --Church Times, 22 July 2011

About the Author

Tom Wright resigned last year as Bishop of Durham to take up a new appointment as Research Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St Andrews. He is a regular broadcaster on radio and television. Tom Wright is the author of over forty books, including the For Everyone guides to the New Testament, the best-selling Simply Christian, Surprised by Hope, and Virtue Reborn; and the magisterial series entitled Christian Origins and the Question of God.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2275 KB
  • Print Length: 597 pages
  • Publisher: SPCK (22 Sept. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Refreshing & Insightful 29 Aug. 2011
As a reader of the "For Everyone" series by Rev. Dr. Wright, I was greatly anticipating this compilation of the translations from that series. I am not in the least disappointed.

While I have not completed reading the entire New Testament translation, I am very pleased with the flow and ease of understanding of what I have read so far: Matthew, Mark, Acts, Romans, 1 & 2 Timothy, and James.

I admit a prejudice for NOT using "Christ" as the surname of Jesus of Nazareth, so I definitely like the use of Messiah instead. Also, the many references to Jesus as King, perhaps more easily understood in Great Britain, is a refreshing reminder of Who is in charge and the level of His authority.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent translation 29 Oct. 2011
Tom Wright has done a good job here presenting a translation with informal, accessible language, but holding fast to the original text. Great for casual reading and useful for a comparison when engaging with deeper study. At this price it should be a part of every Bible student's library.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great new translation 19 Feb. 2012
Tom Wright's own translation of the New Testament is fresh and timely. It reads very well and allows the reader to hear the words of Jesus and his first followers in a more contemporary way. Wright's considerable scholarship, knowledge of biblical languages and many years of study of the New Testament also give the assurance of an authoritative rendering of the original text. It is an ideal gift for someone who has not yet read the New Testament.
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69 of 77 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wright is right! 21 July 2011
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Having not that long ago opened my parcel, digested (metaphorically) its contents I can now offer my review of the translation (to be referred to as NTFE). Of course this is not a long considered review based on continued usage; I do however feel it captures the strengths and some of the weaknesses of Tom Wright's translation.

Unusually chunky, hardback in a very 'trad' package (this is SPCK after all), the dust jacket in the 'everyone' commentary style. The book has one ribbon page marker.
No footnotes whether textual, or translation alternatives anywhere. Although there are two extra endings in Mark with a reference to the foreword. The text look is pretty basic but perhaps not Spartan. Ordinary paper which of course makes it 'chunky'. A 6 page foreword is helpful but some more comments would have been so helpful at key points. In the foreword he explains the difficulty of translating dikaiosyne in Romans (traditionally 'righteousness') which of course is a hinge point of the 'new perspective' on Paul of which Tom Wright is one of the champions and chief populariser at least in the Evangelical world ( I would recommend his 'Justification if you wish to find out more). His comments are an example of brevity and succinctness. He states that he views his work as a translation and not a paraphrase and adequately explains why 'literal' is not necessarily better or more accurate.
Passages regarded as poetry are indented e.g. Php 2v6-11
The volume includes 39 maps and diagrams in plain black line on white, simple, effective, useful but plain, almost all of them are in Acts.
The book of Jude (called Judah) occupies two sides. Titus occupies two and a half sides.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Translation 25 Aug. 2011
By Cyril
I find this Translation by Bishop Tom Wright very clear and very helpful. Its scholarship is first class, but it is very readable for "everyone"
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Very Useful Addition 23 Jun. 2013
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It doesn't have much poetry about it's rendering of the familiar gospels and letters of the New Testament; if you want that stick to the King James version, the New English Bible or the NIV. It does, however, achieve Tom Wright's aim of making the texts real and contemporary, and therefore ore immediate and accessible. It serves as a very useful addition for Christians and the curious.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Readable and up-to-date 14 Oct. 2013
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Tom Wright has brought Bible translation right into today, with a readable yet accurate approach, making it very accessible to anyone.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 14 July 2013
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A really good read, it break down the verses and explains them in an easy to read and understandable manner.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 1 day ago by Andrea
3.0 out of 5 stars Just the good news ..
Elegantly presented..
Published 8 months ago by mario
5.0 out of 5 stars New Testament for Everyone.
A superb easy to read translation as you can expect from Tom Wright. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who finds traditional translations daunting.
Published 10 months ago by James Shevlin
5.0 out of 5 stars The New Testament for Everyone
Bought it as a present for my wife, who already has a collection of bibles. She was very pleased with it, and subsequently bought a couple more of these for her church friends.
Published 11 months ago by Eric C. Packham
5.0 out of 5 stars The New Testament for Everyone, by Tom Wright
It is very enjoyable and informative to read, I recomend it to anyone. The auther explained the variations you might find are due to the translations from the old Greek language. Read more
Published on 1 Jan. 2013 by A D Waterman
2.0 out of 5 stars Tom Wright's New Testament
To be honest I can't see what all the fuss is about - certainly this is not very accurate to the Greek. Pretty disappointed, to be honest.
Published on 10 Dec. 2012 by H O'Reilley
3.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected
Having read other titles in the for everyone series I was expecting to get something similar to what I had already seen. Read more
Published on 26 Sept. 2012 by Holly
4.0 out of 5 stars Scholarship worn lightly
The publication of this translation, reproducing the biblical text found in the widely praised "For everyone ..." series of mini-commentaries, is to be welcomed. Read more
Published on 14 July 2012 by Gra
4.0 out of 5 stars Jesus in Da House
What a refreshing way to reinvigorate and revise my view of Christianity through this updating of the gospels. Read more
Published on 3 Feb. 2012 by nimrodihnio
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