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The Bible in Cockney: Well bits of it anyway

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With all that publicity, I received a letter from BRF showing interest in my idea, and the rest, as they say, is history. The practical exercises suggested are an invaluable resource for those who wish to improve their biblical literacy. Most of it was so very positive, with various schools up and down the country using the book in their RE lessons and the children really enjoying it.

This book is bursting with resources to help us understand what the Bible is, how to read and study it for ourselves, and how to know God better as we do so; it is a richly rewarded read! In these chapters Rebecca keeps coming back to the importance of stories, which often inspire us, help us gain a different perspective and discover new insights, in a way that pure philosophy and science can’t.Later they were published in plain closely printed text, in the common language, to get them into as many people's hands as cheaply as possible. It is the heart of the gospel message: the only way to live the Christian life is to allow Jesus to live his life in us and through us.

There were some who felt the whole idea was a little irreverent, and that the beautiful language of The King’s James version was being mocked.

None of the old religions - Islamic, Jewish, Hindu, etc - have ever changed their "good books" in any way, shape or form to "modernise".

Michael Parsons encourages readers to look at the whole biblical storyline before demonstrating ways of approaching individual texts. Most people think of the Bible as a densely printed book with no pictures, but a version of the scripture that resembles a glossy coffee table magazine aims to change that.The first eleven chapters in Genesis address some of the most important questions about life and existence, through narrative that puts God at the centre.

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