The Kingdom New Testament

August 14th, 2014 | John Chandler

A few Sundays ago, I talked about how the Jesus’ teaching and actions focused on what’s called ‘the Kingdom of God’. It’s important for us to recognize how this concept is central to most of what Jesus’ physical time on earth was about.

NT Wright, who we’ve quote on Sundays more than a few times, recently published a translation of the New Testament called The Kingdom New Testament.His translation is both readable and helpful for seeing the themes of the Kingdom throughout the writings of the New Testament.

The publisher describes the book this way:

Most readers of the New Testament have grown overly familiar with the biblical text, losing sight of the wonder and breadth of its innovative ideas and world-changing teachings about the life and role of Jesus of Nazareth. N. T. Wright invigorates these sacred texts with an all-new English translation that allows contemporary readers to encounter these historic works afresh.

I know, from my own experience, that sometimes I can be so familiar with a particular translation of the New Testament that I can almost skim over it without sitting with it. Maybe some of you can relate. But whether you are new to reading the Bible and a lifelong reader, The Kingdom New Testament would be a helpful way for you to hear it with fresh ears.