Fresh eyes on the Bible

Scripture and the Authority of God: How to Read the Bible Today
N.T. Wright
HarperOne, paperback,
March 2013 

On our JSH (Journal, Sentinel, Herald) library shelves is a well-worn, 48-page, beautifully illustrated book titled The English Bible, which was donated by a Christian Science church member. The book was published by Williams Collins of London in 1943, and was written by Sir Herbert Grierson, a leading authority at the time on English 17th-century literature.

Sir Herbert presents a clear and absorbing account of the history of the Bible in English from Wycliffe to Moffatt, and explains its place in English literature as “the entire and unchallenged Word of God.” And in confirming the Bible’s appeal to even the humblest folk, he quotes poet William Cowper’s lines about a domestic worker who loves “her Bible true,”

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