The book of life, however, is more than a guest list for heaven. It's no other than the book of Scripture. And the book of Scripture is more than a history book. It actually maps out where time is going.
Sometimes I want to sit down to read the Bible in well-wrought English, within a book that is well-made, and on pages that are admirably formatted and presented. Those are all features that help me concentrate on what I believe to be the Word of God.
The only access we have to Jesus is through the Christ who is the object of our faith — the Christ who lived and died and rose for us, who intercedes for us as our Great High Priest, and who will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead. It is alone through Jesus Christ that we have any knowledge of Jesus of Nazareth.
The Church Fathers invite us to teach the faith in ways that emerge out of patient readings and re-readings of Scripture.
What's the place of the KJV in the diverse family of contemporary translations?
Trench took the whole of Scripture and attempted to hold it together at once in his mind in order to step back and examine it in its allness, and to say something about its character.