Kalamity K

The Daily Chaos of Kalamity K
2005-09-21 15:19:42 (UTC)

100-minute Bible

This is actually pretty cool, from a history and literature
stand-point. I don't know that I'd take it on a rail or
plane trip with me, but it's a very neat concept. So much
of the culture of the world today is made up of beliefs and
references to old books of prayer but it's really virtually
impossible to read them cover to cover and remember
everything. Trust me, I know, I tried. I wish they'd make
one for the other major (and not so major!) faiths, too.
No matter what your personal beliefs, it's important to
have a working understanding of texts like this, in my
humble opinion...

K2

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'100-minute Bible' is launched
Ideal for plane journey, say creators

Wednesday, September 21, 2005 Posted: 1204 GMT (2004 HKT)

LONDON, England -- A new version of the Bible -- which,
according to its author, can be read in 100 minutes -- was
launched in Britain Wednesday.

The 100-Minute Bible, which says it summarizes every
teaching from the Creation to the Revelation, was unveiled
at Canterbury Cathedral by author the Rev. Michael Hinton.

Publishers The 100-Minute Press say the book is "ideal for
for an upcoming rail or aeroplane journey."

"The 100-Minute Bible is a new way of looking at the
Bible," says a statement on the publishers' Web site."

It has been written for those who want to know more about
Christianity but who do not have the time to read the
original Bible, the company says.

According to publicity for the book, the 100-Minute
Bible "picks out the principle stories of the life and
ministry of its central character, Jesus Christ."

"The social and theological context of these stories is
provided by outlining the ups and downs of the history of
his nation, the Jews. It then proceeds to record the story
of the growth of Christianity during the first century;
firstly amongst the Jews themselves; then amongst the other
peoples living in Israel and then throughout the eastern
Mediterranean, even as far as Rome."

Len Budd, proprietor of the 100-Minute Press, said: "This
is a book for adults and has been written in a style to
encourage readers to keep turning the pages, but without
resorting to any literary gimmicks.

"As the Bible itself, the 100-Minute Bible should be a
bestseller."

http://edition.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/europe/09/21/uk.bible/inde
x.html


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