Cary J. Stegman Revises Biblical Stories in New Book

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‘The New Old Testament’ refashions Old Testament stories.

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Author Cary J. Stegman has been disturbed since childhood by biblical stories he found to be demeaning to God and man. Compelled by what he felt was the lack of censure of the abject cruelty of many biblical stories, Stegman recast some of them, culminating in “The New Old Testament” (published by Archway Publishing).

Starring notable biblical figures, “The New Old Testament” provides a new perspective of Old Testament stories, rooted in historical and contemporary knowledge and modern humanistic values. Stegman focuses on the first two books of the Bible. He revises the archetypal stories of the Creation, Noah’s Flood, Sodom and Gomorrah, Exodus, as well as several others.

“Human intellect and reasoning are the truly divine and religious superstition is the profane,” Stegman says.

An excerpt from “The New Old Testament”:

“And Abraham wept and looked unto his son. And Abraham knew. And Abraham called unto God answering, ‘NO! This I will not do. I will not sacrifice my child, or any living being, for that which you command is evil and unconscionable. I defy Thee! I will not obey. I will not commit such a loathsome act. You should know that which is in my heart without testing me thusly! Who are you? I know not! I despair of your virtue.”

“The New Old Testament”
By Cary J. Stegman
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 162 pages | ISBN 9781480818668
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 162 pages | ISBN 9781480818651
E-Book | 162 pages | ISBN 9781480818675
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Cary J. Stegman received a Bachelor of Philosophy degree and then went on to earn his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Michigan. He had a 40-year career as a diagnostic radiologist and nuclear medicine physician. Readers can learn more at

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