Few writers in the religious field have won such a large reading public in so short a time as has this young British...

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THE YOUNG CHURCH IN ACTION

Few writers in the religious field have won such a large reading public in so short a time as has this young British clergyman. Phillips has an extraordinary command of vivid English coupled with a crusading religious passion. His translations of the Gospels and the Epistles (Letters to Young Churches) have been widely and enthusiastically acclaimed, for the author shows an unusual ability to translate the time-worn books of the Bible into the language of to-day. Now comes a translation of the Book of the Acts. It will undoubtedly be even more widely read than his previous books as Phillips is now an established name in the religious book field. In his extended introduction to his new translation Phillips underlines in a moving fashion some of the central messages of the book and their pertinence to our time. Then in the Appendix he uses his imagination to write an elaboration of some of the great speeches recorded in the Book of Acts: Peter on the Day of Pentecost, Stephen before his martyrdom, Paul at Athens, and Paul before Agrippa. An unusually stimulating book. Look for an unusually large demand.

Pub Date: Oct. 11, 1955

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Publisher: Macmillan

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1955