Item description for The Aussie Bible (Well, Bits of it Anyway!) by Kel Richards...
Overview A bunch of Aussies have spent the day at the beach. They wind up in one bloke?s backyard, where the barbie is fired-up and loaded with grub - steaks and veg and such. Later, over a cold drink, one bloke starts telling stories.
They are some of the best know and best loved stories in the world; stories that have been told on every continent on earth; stories that have been circling the world for 2,000 years. They are stories about the carpenter who changed history as he traveled the Outback with his mates.
This time those stories are re-told in real, fair dinkum, Aussie - English. With its own Australian take on ?In the beginning...?, The Aussie Bible starts off with its world-know and disarmingly friendly, ?G?day!? Then sets out re-telling tales in a manner and style that will have you reading, and sometimes laughing, out loud. From A Gigantic Picnic (The Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes) to an Aussie-style Psalm 23 to the Glossary - specially lengthened for the Yanks, The Aussie Bible is a smash-hit, page-flipper for all ages that has already sold over 110,000 copies world-wide.
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Studio: Bible Society NSW
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 4" Height: 7" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Oct 31, 2006
Publisher GLENCROIX PROMOTIONS
ISBN 0647508540 ISBN13 9780647508541
Reviews - What do customers think about The Aussie Bible (Well, Bits of it Anyway!)?
Good Book Mar 4, 2007
It's a good book and has lots of funny Australian slang in it. I like the glossary in the back because it helps define what it means so that you'll understand. I've read the whole thing twice. The only thing wrong with it is it's too short. I ordered the second book, More Aussie Bible, and I'm excited about it. I think he did a good job, including random parables, scripture, and Psalm 23.
Hilarious, or blasphemous? Nov 23, 2006
Who'd ever guess that the "Aussie's" would ever promote their own Bible? Well now its been done, and I found it to be a very enjoyable read.
Kel Richards done a great job putting the gospel into an Australian setting, using typical Aussie phrases. Every time I pick it up it brings a smile to my face. True, it can never be a study Bible, although the wording of some of the verses did on occasion enlighten me.
Some have expressed concern that the book is blasphemous. In my opinion, it isn't. It is a fairly accurate expression of how Jesus would speak, had he been a true-blue Aussie. Not on one occasion did it ever question His divinity or integrity. Perhaps there are hints of disrespect to certain figures, like when the prophetess Anna is called an old duck, but God or Jesus were never slighted.
If you're not an Australian, in the back of the book is a reference for particular words/phrases that will help you to understand what has been said. A very funny book!