This is the first series I've produced. It is a paraphrase of existing translations of the Bible (primarily the ESV, NIV, NASB, and NLT). I have reorganized the material, harmonized overlapping passages, and added explanatory boxes. All of this is to make the Scriptures easier to understand and more accessible to the average reader.
Each volume is available for purchase as a paperback or ebook through Amazon.
This text covers the first five books of the Bible, the beginning of human history, which is the story of God’s glory. While these chapters primarily record human activity, we are not the main characters. Humanity is important, but this book, like the rest of the Bible, is a revelation of God’s glory, not our own.
This is Israel’s history, covering Joshua through Esther and the events from Israel entering the Promised Land through the end of the Old Testament. God had brought the people out of slavery in Egypt to the cusp of the territory he promised to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. This is the story of how God revealed himself to his chosen people.
These are the books of poetry and prophecy written to Israel, from Job through Malachi. This is the story of how God revealed himself to his chosen people. While these chapters primarily record human activity, we are not the main characters. Humanity is important, but this book, like the rest of the Bible, is a revelation of God’s glory, not our own.
The first four books of the New Testament focus on the life of Jesus of Nazareth, the central figure of the Christian faith. While each of these Gospels presents a different view, they all speak about one man’s life and actions. This text attempts to look at Jesus’ life as a single narrative by integrating the text of all four of the gospel records. I know there are some discrepancies in the gospel accounts, and I’ve done my best to put the narrative together in a manner that respects all four.
After the four gospels, the 23 other books of the New Testament record the spread of the Christian church. The Book of Acts is a historical document of how Jesus’ followers shared the gospel with the Jews and Gentiles of the Ancient Near East. The following 21 books are letters from church leaders to local churches dealing with specific issues they faced. The final book, Revelation, is a vision that the apostle John saw while in exile. It was an unveiling of what was to come.
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This is a compilation of all five volumes of the RCP Bible.
This is a compilation of the fourth and fifth volumes of the RCP Bible.