In September 1966, the American Bible Society (ABS) released Good News for Modern Man. Good News was the New Testament edition of the ABS's "Today's English Version" translation. I hope to write more about this Bible in the Fall, around the time of the 50th anniversary of its release. If you can't wait until then, I encourage you to get a copy of The Bible Cause: A History of the American Bible Society and read what I wrote in chapter 23, "Good News." Good News was a … [Read more...] about Remembering "Good News for Modern Man"
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Any Last Minute Stories About “Good News for Modern Man” or the “Good News Bible”?
As I wrap up my book on the American Bible Society I am churning out a chapter on the ABS New Testament translation Good News for Modern Man and the Good News Bible (Old Testament and New Testament). Some of you may recall that back in September I asked readers of The Way of Improvement Leads Home to send along stories about this translation. Some of you remember seeing a copy at your grandmother's house. Others received a copy as a gift. At least one person passed along a … [Read more...] about Any Last Minute Stories About “Good News for Modern Man” or the “Good News Bible”?
On Writing the History of the American Bible Society–Update #73
Richard Varick: ABS President during the 1st General SupplyWant to get some context for this post? Click here.This morning I had a strong three hour writing session and managed to churn out 1710 words on Chapter Four: "A Bible for Every American Family." I am now deep into the narrative part of the chapter in which I attempt to offer a blow-by-blow account of the progress of the General Supply.As I noted in yesterday's post, I am also trying to spend some time looking ahead … [Read more...] about On Writing the History of the American Bible Society–Update #73
Send Us Your Stories About the Good News Bible
Have you read the Good News Bible or Good News for Modern Man? As many of you know, I am writing a history of the American Bible Society and hope to devote a chapter to a cultural history of this Bible. Do you have a story to tell about the Bible? Do you remember when it was published (either the Good News for Modern Man New Testament  or the Good News Bible )? If you have stories, remembrances, pictures, etc... please send them along. I or one of my … [Read more...] about Send Us Your Stories About the Good News Bible
On Writing the History of the American Bible Society–Update #72
Want to get some context for this post? Click here.Here is today's writing lesson: If you want to get up early to get some writing done try not to stay up too late watching your daughter play volleyball. I did not get enough sleep last night and it affected my writing session this morning. I only managed to string together a couple of good hours and 387 total words. I think my work is the strongest when I am writing about the way ideas connect with everyday life. Today I … [Read more...] about On Writing the History of the American Bible Society–Update #72