Thursday, December 11, 2008

Praying the New Testament

I have a new one I haven't gotten to look over much yet. It is from a series called "Praying the Scriptures" by Elmer L. Towns. Towns has done a poetic paraphrase of selections of Scripture for the purpose of being used as prayers. There are also sections that are based on Biblical stories (such as the transfiguration of Jesus) with many fictional elements added. He has also released (in separate volumes) the Psalms, Proverbs+Eccl+Song, Job, Revelation, Gospels, Acts+Epistles and Paul's Letters.

Sample (from chapter 22, The Story of Stephen, the introduction) "Stephen, a leader in the new sect of the way, was a follower of Jesus. Blood trickled from his mouth."

Sample (from chapter 22, The Story of Stephen, Acts 7:1-52) "The high priest asked if the charges against Stephen were true; / Stephen answered, "My brother and father listen to me,"

Towns, Elmer L. Praying the New Testament. Shippensburg, PA: Destiny Image Publishers, 2008. ISBN 978-1-60751-454-1.

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