Thursday, October 27, 2011

Tom Wright's Kingdom New Testament

So I just bought N. T. Wright's newly-released translation of the New Testament, called The Kingdom New Testament.  I got it for my Ereader and have decided to just quickly read it front to back, and half way through Matthew I'm really loving it.  It's fairly literal, but with a tone all its own.  Not as loopy and "imaginative" as Eugene Peterson's Message--I love Peterson's books, but have mixed feelings about his translation--it has actually made me smile and even chuckle at frequent intervals.  Mostly, though, it's just simple and flowing and very "readable."  I don't want to put it down!

You can read Wright's preface here, and you can read Ben witherington's interview with Wright here.

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