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- Publisher: Mirror Word Publishing (Kindle Edition by Ten10 Ebooks); 4 edition (January 8, 2014)
- Publication Date: January 8, 2014
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- Language: English
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Mirror Bible: A selection of key New Testament texts paraphrased from the Greek Kindle Edition
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Lydia and Francois met on the 25th of August 1974, while he was working with Youth For Christ. She was sixteen and he nineteen! The following year he studied Greek and Hebrew at the University of Pretoria for three years while Lydia completed her nursing training. In 1978 Francois also spent a year with Youth with a Mission.
They married in January 1979 and are blessed with four amazing children, Renaldo,
Tehilla, Christo and Stefan. They worked in fulltime mission for fourteen years, during which time they also pastored a church and led a training facility for more than 700 students over a five-year period.
They then left the ministry and for ten years did business mainly in the tourism industry. They built and managed a Safari Lodge in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve and eventually relocated to Hermanus where they started Southern Right boat-based whale watching.
In December 2000 Francois began to write the book, "God believes in You" which led to him being invited to speak at various Christian camps and churches.
They are now back in fulltime ministry since February 2004, and travel at least once a year abroad and almost every month into Africa and around South Africa.
Francois has written several books in both English and Afrikaans, including God Believes in You, Divine Embrace, Done! and The Mystery Revealed. He is currently passionately engaged in continuing with The Mirror Translation.
His work is being translated into several African languages as well as Chinese, Russian, Hungarian, German, French, Spanish, Swedish, Polish, Portuguese, Japanese, Dutch and Slovakian.
They reach thousands of people daily on facebook and bulk email. You can also subscribe to his daily devotionals.
Top Customer Reviews
I highly recommend The Mirror Bible and encourage anyone who is considering it to delve deep into the beautiful, gracious words on each page.
P.S. As far as another reviewer's assertion of universalism goes, don't believe it. There is no "new" form of trinitarianism or anything else, nor is there an agenda other than to reveal what the Spirit is saying in the written word of God... and it's the same thing He's been saying all through history.
The presentation of the first chapter of the Gospel of John by itself is more than worth the price of the book.
Almost everyone I have shared the Mirror experience with has said something similar to "if the Apostle Paul's native language had been English this is how his letters would read."
By way of example, in Romans 9-11, Paul is discussing with the Gentile Romans the fact that Jesus, the Messiah, had come, but most of the Jews did not believe Jesus was the Christ and that this was exactly what Isaiah had prophesied would happen (Isaiah 10), and that God's judgment was coming on those who clung to the Old Covenant system and didn't have faith in Christ. (That judgment day came about 20 years after Paul's letter when Jerusalem and the Temple were destroyed.) Paul went on the remind the Romans that if they did not persist in their faith, they, too, would be destroyed.
Now, keeping that in mind, here is the NIV translation of the original Greek of Romans 9:27-28,
"Isaiah cries out concerning Israel: "Though the number of the Israelites be like the sand by the sea, only the remnant
will be saved. For the Lord will carry out his sentence on earth with speed and finality."
And the Mirror Bible paraphrase "of the original Greek" of those same two verses:
"Isaiah weeps for Israel: 'You might feel lost in the crowd, because your numbers equal the grains of the sand of the
sea, but God does not abandon the individual.' Numbers do not distract God's attention from the value of the one. For
his word will perfect his righteousness without delay; his word is poetry upon the earth."
Huh?!Read more ›
This is in no way what it is titled, a "translation." This reads as more of a paraphrase of a paraphrase and it's meaning is so far from the original text. It certainly fits our times, but is not at all what Jesus said. The life changing work that Jesus does is based upon what He actually said as His Spirit applies that Word. I'm hopeful that someone with more experience than my masters and extended study, one year of Greek and three of Hebrew, will be wise enough to give a thoughtful review for those who care about what Jesus said and meant. Meta-noia means NOTHING like "co-knowing with God." Sheesh! No one translates it this way, not because it would be new or fresh, but because it would be completely wrong. May I plead with you . . . . Bereshith never meant "in your head." EVER. Any more than Mary Baker was right when she said Adam means "a dam" because of her ignorance of Hebrew. This is the work of well-meaning amateurs, who, in the introduction, believe that "The Message" is a translation! At least read it with a real translation in one hand (like the RSV mentioned by the paraphrasers in the introduction). To paraphrase the paraphrasers, not only do they not capture the "original sound of the piece," Jesus would not have recognized it as His tune.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
As long as you realize that this isn't a complete Bible, I think you'll love the Mirror Bible! If you understand the difference between a grace life and a legalistic life, you'll... Read morePublished 3 months ago by CindyBettinger
If you want to learn, see,and experience the truth of who you truly are in Jesus without religion this is the book for you!!!!Published 3 months ago by Janelle Farr
'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' awesome love itPublished 4 months ago by Ralf Tobi
I did not find this easy to read/prefer the layout with the commentary. It seemed too opinionated rather than factual.Published 4 months ago by Michelle
This is a must have.. Please it will help your understanding
Of passages..Good Excellent work to the Writers or publishers
Wow. Makes some verses a lot more profound than the king james. And also more clearly portrays god's grace.Published 5 months ago by ryan
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