For those whoave never read the Bible and for those whoave read it too much. Laceyas adangerously reala retelling of Scripture vividly demonstrates that the Bible is packed full of stories, poems, and images that resonate with the big issues of today. This fresh paraphrase-come-running-commentary brings the text alive: Bible stories are retold as mini blockbusters; psalms as song lyrics; epistles as emails; Revelation as seen through a virtual reality headset. Out with stale religious terms, hereas a aBiblea which talks todayas languageagritty, earthy, and witty. Enough starting at Genesis with good intentions and getting lost in Leviticus-Lacey succeeds in revitalizing a classic work by focusing on the big picture: fast-forwarding through the aslow-movinga bits with pace, passion, and energy to make the Bible a page turner. Laceyas tour de force was created during a remarkable personal journey through terminal cancer: the stuff Bible stories are made of. This life-experience injects Laceyas take on Scripture with authenticity and authorityaresonating with Bible characters who also wrestled with the big questions. Purist alert: This is not THE Bible (capital B)... but it might just get you reaching for one.Purist alert: This is not THE Bible (capital B)... but it might just get you reaching for one.
|Title||:||the word on the street|
|Publisher||:||Zondervan - 2009-05-18|