Good News Bible: Good News Bible for Scotland (Bible Gnb)

9780002201650: Good News Bible: Good News Bible for Scotland (Bible Gnb)

This is a special edition of the Good News Bible which will be presented to members of the new Scottish Parliament and sold widely in Scotland.

This striking looking Bible uses the new Scottish Parliament Tartan on its cover as well as St Andrew’s flag. The dust jacket carrries an enthusiastic commendation from the respected statesman Lord Mackay of Clashfern. There is also a brief explanation of the origins of St Andrew as the patron saint of Scotland. The link is made with the Bible which gives us the earliest information about St Andrew.

The Good News Bible is a popular and widely used translation in modern language. It is based on the finest original Hebrew and Greek manuscripts available.

Special features include:
• An introduction to each book of the Bible
• Cross references
• An outline chart of Bible history
• A word list explaining unfamiliar words
• An index of important subjects

This is an edition to mark the historic opening of the Scottish Parliament.

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The Good News Bible is a modern translation based on the finest original Hebrew and Greek manuscripts available. It is widely respected for its accuracy and reliability and is appreciated by many for its clear, fresh language.

The first mentions of Andrew, apostle and later patron saint of Scotland, are found in the pages of the Bible. This readable translation is suitable for people of all ages.

Special features in this edition include:
• An introduction to each book of the Bible
• Cross-references
• An outline chart of Bible history
• A word list explaining unfamiliar words
• An index of important subjects

The adoption of St Andrew as patron saint of Scotland is veiled in legend and mystery. Relics of his bones were brought to Scotland from Greece according to one tradition, or possibly via Northumbria. Legend also surrounds s the origin of the Scottish flag, the cross of St Andrew.

In the year 828 King Angus II's army of Picts, plus a contingent of Scots, was surrounded by the Anglian army under Athelstan. Angus led prayers for deliverance and was rewarded by seeing a cloud formation of white saltire (the diagonal cross on which St Andrew was said to have been martyred) against a blue sky. The king vowed that if they won the battle, with the Saint's help, Andrew would become the patron saint of Scotland.

But it is the Bible that gives us the earliest information about Andrew, one of the twelve apostles. He was one of Jesus' first followers; a fisherman from Galilee. Having met Jesus, he went to find his brother Simon Peter and brought him to meet Jesus too saying, 'We have found the Messiah.'

In the Bible (see first the Gospels) we learn about many other people who met Jesus and found him to be a unique person. It tells about Jesus' life – about what he did and said – and what he means for people today.

“Many generations of Scots have found the Bible a light to show them how to live. For those who fail – and who does not? – it has the Good News of forgiveness and restoration through Jesus Christ.”
“I heartily recommend it for daily reading.”
Lord Mackay of Clasfern, former Lord Chancellor of Great Britain and former Lord Advocate of Scotland.

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Published by Collins, UK (1999)
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Book Description Collins, UK, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 20.4 x 13.8 x 4 cm. h/b 496 pages, condition is very good, minor edge wear to the DJ. This is a special edition of the Good News Bible which will be presented to members of the new Scottish Parliament and sold widely in Scotland. This striking looking Bible uses the new Scottish Parliament Tartan on its cover as well as St Andrew's flag. Bookseller Inventory # 44515

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