The new book Malachi An Honor-Shame Paraphrase is now available (Kindle edition). Along with 1 Peter, Esther, Psalms, and James, this is the fifth title in the Honor-Shame Paraphrase series.  The prophetic book of Malachi reveals the nature of Israel’s covenant relationships with God in the Old Testament. …

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The second title—Esther—in the Honor-Shame Paraphrase series is now available. Esther: An Honor-Shame Paraphrase costs $2.99 on Kindle and PDF. Readers often misinterpret Scripture for a simple reason—our culture is very different from the ancient cultures of the Bible. For example, Westerners …

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All Bible translations face a problem—the cultural gap between the Bible and contemporary readers. English words evoke Western assumptions and values that are unlike those of biblical writers. The word “grace” (Greek: charis) is a good example of this problem of …

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Anyone who reads the Bible today faces an unavoidable fact—Scripture was originally written in and for a culture different than our own culture. This makes the Bible difficult to understand. Consider the meaning of these words: He whistled at her, …

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