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Ring of Truth

It has been said the Bible knows us—that this book speaks to us more truly than a friend. We read it, and we understand our lives as never before. We go back again and again to find our more of who we really are.

Excerpts from Ring of Truth by J. B. Phillips

"The New Testament, given a fair hearing does not need me or anyone else to defend it. It has the proper ring for anyone who has not lost his ear for truth. But because in these days it has been compromised in the eyes of many people by those who should know better, I feel I can do no other than record my own impressions as honestly and faithfully as I can. As the years have passed ... since I began translating the 'Epistles'—my conviction has grown that the New Testament is in a quite special sense inspired. It is not magical, nor is it faultless: human beings wrote it. But by something which I would not hesitate to describe as a miracle, there is a concentration upon that area of inner truth which is fundamental and ageless. That, I believe, is the reason why millions of people have heard the voice of God speaking to them through these seemingly artless pages....

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August 5, 1991

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