Monday, September 7, 2009

Signs of a Great Awakening; "Gateway Bibles"

In the essay cited in the very first post here, and in my own opinion, the way to a new Great Awakening is to mix the traditional Gospel message with a more modern style. In the essay this concept was expressed in the phrase "The style of Barack Obama [delivery of the message], the substance of the Gospel [the message itself]."

USA today reported in October 2008 that Bible publishers were producing Bibles meant to appeal to the secular crowd; some of these Bibles were styled like teen magazines, and one featured a photo of Angelina Jolie. This modern delivery of the Gospel message is almost exactly the kind of thing I have been thinking, and I only just read the news story today. Here it is.

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