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Book review: Soul Survivor NIV New Testament In A Year

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Soul Survivor NIV New Testament In One Year

Hodder & Stoughton, £4.99

ISBN: 9781444796797isbn9781444796797-detail

Every year around 30,000 youngsters attend the Soul Survivor festival and come away wanting to ensure that that holiday feeling lasts longer than a week.

Many will have made life-changing commitments or have resolved to read the Bible more – but without help, that can be a tricky thing to do. Enter the Soul Survivor New Testament in One Year.

The paperback book features 365 daily readings from September 1 all the way through to August 31 the following year.

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Each day features a selection of Scripture, some longer than others, but rarely more than a page in length. Printed in a clear typeface, each passage is easy to read. There is no notes or discussion on the passage, which means that the reader can form their own conclusions – and crucially not feel overburdened by the amount they have to read that day.

The New Testament opens with a letter of welcome from Soul Survivor stalwarts Mike Pilavachi and Andy Croft and some tips from Andy about how to get the most out the reading. Advice includes tips if you miss a day and an encouragement to read together as a group.

Before the daily readings start there’s a graphical overview of the Bible’s chronology, outlining when key events happened to help put everything in context.

Finally, at the end of the book there is an overview of how the NIV translation came together.

It marks one tasty package for people of all ages, not just teenagers, to use if they want to get reading the New Testament in one year.

For more on the project, log on to www.soulsurvivor.com/bibleinoneyear.

The Soul Survivor New Testament In One Year is available from all good bookshops including branches of Quench and Greyfriars’ Christian Bookshop.

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