A New New Testament

Posted: March 13, 2013 in General

titleThanks to Charles Echols for bringing this into my attention.

[It is time for A New New Testament. A New Testament that causes people—inside and outside church—to lean forward with interest and engagement. This is meant to be that book. It contains astounding new material from the first-century Christ movements and places it alongside the traditional texts. Among its offerings are a new gospel whose primary character is a woman, a previously unknown collection of songs in Christ’s voice lifting to God, another gospel with more than fifty new teachings from Jesus, and a prayer of the apostle Paul discovered in the sands of Egypt less than seventy years ago.

This New New Testament is not simply the product of one author. The ten added books have been chosen by a council of wise and nationally known spiritual leaders. An eclectic mix of bishops, rabbis, well-known authors, leaders of national churches, and women and men from African American, Native American, and European American backgrounds have studied many of the recent discoveries from the first two centuries, deliberated rigorously together, and chosen those new books. What have these deliberations produced? Where did it come from? And what do readers need to know before immersing themselves in this new New Testament experience?]

Read the full Excerpt here: http://www.hmhbooks.com/anewnewtestament/excerpt.html

Buy the book: http://www.hmhbooks.com/anewnewtestament/buy.html

Watch the book trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=SsDXHOzDHVI

  1. Matt Jones says:

    Written by a guy from the Jesus Seminar? Supported by Marcus Borg? “19 Religious Leaders” without actually naming them? Pass!

  2. I am also bit amazed when I heard about the sudden “poping up” of a New Testament. Whether we need to consider it as a “few people’s initiative” or a “globally accepted initiative”. Of course, it is not the latter one!

  3. Ankit Harry says:

    video shows names of “council of wise and nationally known spiritual leaders”
    ture, its ‘few peopl’s initiative’. curious to know about the purpose for giving such name to the book

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