- Hardcover: 123 pages
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd; First Printing edition (Sept. 1967)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0340023325
- ISBN-13: 978-0340023327
- Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 13.5 x 1.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,261,788 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Ring of Truth Hardcover – 1 Sep 1967
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The 'truth' of which he speaks is also internal. That is, he is keen to tell the reader the ways in which the good news about Jesus has penetrated deep into his heart as he has translated the gospels and the letters which make up the New Testament. This is perhaps where he is at his best, because his years of close engagement with the original texts has forced him to pay really close attention to what the words say, and to ponder their meaning as he searches for a way to put it in modern English. In more than one place he hints that his work of translation left him a profoundly changed man, deeply convinced of the historical and spiritual truth of what is written in the Bible.
The book is very short and I read it on the train, going to and from work, in three or four days. It is very easy to read, although here and there it does sound a bit old fashioned. But for all that it is very fresh, and a picture emerges of a Bible that is unlike any other ancient text (Phillips was a classicist and knew many), and a translator who sought to bring the New Testament into the modern age, and found himself drawn back into the Bible.
Very much a companion work to his translation, this is a powerful apologetic tool - but in a refreshingly different way. Phillips relates how his translation work produced a strong conviction of the truth of the New Testament witness to Jesus Christ. The deeper he dug, the more unexpected and delightful the results.
This is no tortuous, unimaginative read. Rigid apologetic works abound today, whose authors are at pains to defend 'inerrancy' at all costs. Except that the reader is often left feeling not only somewhat flat, but also stretched to the point of incredulity.
For seasoned believers who have perhaps lost that sense of wonder concerning the Gospel (as well as for new believers) Phillips will guide you on an uplifting journey that will thrill your soul.
Succinct, well written - and in a large readable type - this book can be read in two or three visits. Phillips wrote it in the 1960's, so it is sufficiently detached from today's evangelical merry-go-round to enable the reader to take a step back and absorb the impact that translating the New Testament had on the author's faith.
Can't recommend it enough!