New free eBook on the New Testament
By Dr. Jeff Mirus ( bio - articles - email ) | Jul 21, 2020
My brief commentaries on the books of the New Testament were written over a fourteen-month period between May 2019 and July 2020. When I decided to read the Bible once again in order to note down some of my thoughts, I did not initially plan to write successively on each and every book until I was finished. Still, I grew to like the idea and, having completed the series on the Old Testament in the Spring of 2019 (made available as an ebook at that time), I was eager to complete the project by tackling the New.
I am happy to announce a new ebook: The Books of the New Testament: Reflections on Sacred Scripture. In other words, this covers the Biblical books written as the direct Revelation of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. There are twenty-seven of them in all, but only twenty essays in the collection. The discrepancy is predictable: On the one hand I have included more than one of the shorter letters in each commentary that dealt with those writings; on the other hand, I thought the Book of Revelation sufficiently difficult to be covered in four separate parts. I hope each reader will receive some benefit from this effort to highlight the main purposes and truths which inform these sacred texts.
I claim no special expertise as a Scripture scholar. I make instead only two modest claims: First, I have read and reflected on each of these texts numerous times in the course of my now 72 years; and, second, I have ever been attentive to the teachings of that Church which alone claims the authority to distinguish without error which texts are Divinely inspired, and to interpret them rightly for each new generation of believers.
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