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Book Title: In Search of the Source: A First Encounter with God's Word|
The size of the: 582 KB
Date of issue: June 1st 1992
ISBN 13: 9780880704977
The author of the book: Neil T. Anderson
Format files: PDF
Read full description of the books:I am dying of the deliciousness of this book.
I'm about as fit to be a third-world missionary as I am to be a linebacker-astronaut-supermodel. But translation work makes my heart go pitter-pat, and this book provides a fascinating and glorious (and unromanticized) look at the process. The Folopa are really learning from scratch. Their cultural remoteness from the West, the ancient Hebrews, first-century Palestine, and the classical Greek world is an almost unbridgeable gap for a Bible translator. But not for the Word who created language, ordained Babel, became flesh, dwelt among us full of grace and truth, made His Talk known to the Folopa, and sent Neil Anderson to help them better understand it.
Anderson structures the book around various challenges and breakthroughs he and his Folopa team encountered during the translation process. Most translators I think start with Mark, but he started with Genesis, which is my favorite book, so it was a treat to see the Folopa encountering Scripture for the first time through those chapters. When they get to my favorite, the story of Joseph, one of the older men says, "We are dying of the deliciousness of these words." As we come alongside these tribesmen who are looking at the Bible for the very first time, we are truly seeing it through new eyes, and we can't help but grow in our love of it.
Alas, this book is no longer in print, but it should be. While I am no linebacker-astronaut-supermodel, I am a designer-copyeditor, and I'd really love to make that happen...and clean up the mess that is this edition. One doesn't expect that the first edition of the Folopa Bible was perfectly polished, but one does expect a bit more of a book published in English in the United States in 2006, especially if it's a second edition and they've had nearly a decade too clean up the first. The third could be tidied up, expanded, illustrated...just made better all 'round. And then (if not before), you should read it!
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Read information about the authorNEIL T. ANDERSON is founder and president of Freedom in Christ Ministries. He was formerly the chairman of the Practical Theology Department at Talbot School of Theology. He holds five degrees from Talbot, Pepperdine University and Arizona State University and Arizona State University and has authored several bestselling books on spiritual freedom, including Victory Over the Darkness and The Bondage Breaker.
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