New Book Remodels the Bible for the 21st Century

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‘Establishing the Kingdom’ by Brian A Curtis covers events from Judges to Solomon

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This book, then, is not only an attempt to make the Bible readable for the twenty-first century reader, but at the same time to make the purpose, relevance and meaning of a relationship with God clear.

Establishing the Kingdom” (published by Xlibris AU) is the second book in Brian A CurtisA Twenty-First-Century Bible series in which he translates and rearranges the Bible to make the narrative and sequence of events more cohesive while still using the complete text of the Hebrew scriptures.

“Establishing the Kingdom” is divided into two parts with the narrative presented in a more logical historical order. Additional comments in italics are interwoven into the text to enhance readability and understanding. “Establishing the Kingdom” covers the biblical events from the Judges to Solomon.

The motivation behind the series is Curtis’ recognition that “The Bible is not the easiest book to read, and that there are many obstacles for the modern reader to overcome.” He also recognises that “Many people say that their faith is based on biblical principles, but are unable to pinpoint the origins for their beliefs.” As a consequence he has taken the Hebrew text and presented it in a new and different way to enhance its readability.

This book, then, is not only an attempt to make the Bible readable for the twenty-first century reader, but at the same time to make the purpose, relevance and meaning of a relationship with God clear.

“Establishing the Kingdom”
By Brian A Curtis
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 528 pages | ISBN 9781514445938
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 528 pages | ISBN 9781514445921
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Brian A Curtis was born in Kent, England. He began his working career in the insurance industry before migrating to Australia in 1974. Six years later, he began studying at Ridley Theological College, Melbourne, and in 1983 was ordained by the Anglican Church of Australia. Since then, he has ministered full-time, part-time, as a locum and on a casual basis in many churches in Tasmania. In 1990, he took a 10-year break from the ordained ministry and worked with welfare recipients and the long-term unemployed. Curtis’ passion is that people should have a good understanding of the Hebrew and Christian scriptures, particularly in a world where they are so often misunderstood and misrepresented.

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