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Lifting the Veil By Peter Hermon

Lifting the Veil
by Peter Hermon

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A highly accessible and comprehensive guide to the Bible aimed at the general reader, showing how a straightforward reading of the text provides a consistent understanding of God's purpose.
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Lifting the Veil: A Plain Language Guide to the Bible by Peter Hermon

"Lifting the Veil" is a plain language non-denominational guide for people who want to know their Bible better. It focuses squarely on the Bible as it is, accepting what it says without critical reconstruction, and shows how, when read straightforwardly like that, it clearly and consistently reveals God's activity in the world: why He created it, what has gone wrong, and what He is doing to put things right. Peter Hermon shows in this book how the Old Testament insistently points to the New, while the New fulfils the Old, either already in Christ or in the consummation yet to come. Within this overall perspective the books of the Bible are treated at a level that enables the reader to find quickly his bearings and, wherever he delves, not to lose sight of the wood for the trees. Although the Bible is rich in history and biography, its aim is the dissemination of religious truth and the promotion of God. In an increasingly secular world, "Lifting the Veil" is intended to encourage people to read the Bible for themselves and to see that history is not the chance collision of blind forces without meaning or purpose, but the execution of an intelligent design. The book begins with an extended survey of the whole Bible, setting it against the backcloth of secular history, drawing out its main characters and demonstrating its unity in the golden thread of Promise that links "Genesis" to "Revelation". Then each book of the Bible is taken in turn. Starting with a brief overview which enables the reader to grasp its milieu and see how it relates to the rest, it moves on to a more detailed synopsis which parallels the Bible, and steers a middle course between the morass of detail found in commentaries and insipid generalities that rob the text of zest and cutting edge.

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Lifting the Veil Reviews

'Accessible, compelling and well researched. An ideal guide to the Bible that is both clear and comprehensive.' Canon Dr Davison (interfaith adviser to the C of E Bishop of Chelmsford) 'In writing with his customary clarity and rigour Peter has produced a guide to the Bible which is both informative and easy to read.' Lord Harris of Peckham, Chairman of CarpetRight 'Invaluable to leaders of Bible study groups and those interested in exploring the Sunday readings.' Monsignor John Corcoran, former National Director, the Association for the Propagation of the Faith 'I came to know Peter Hermon as a highly-respected, senior air transport professional during the 1980s. I am confident that he brings the same levels of integrity, commitment and vision to this worthy project as he did to his crucial responsibilities with British Airways.' Lord Marshall of Knightsbridge, former Chairman of British Airways

About Peter Hermon

Peter Hermon was educated at Nottingham High School where he won a scholarship to St John's College Oxford. At Oxford he gained first class honours in mathematics and won a prize for the best result in the whole university. He was also elected to a Research Scholarship at Merton College Oxford. Peter is the author of the two volume 'Hill-walking in Wales', the definitive guide to climbing the one hundred highest mountain in Wales, and co-author of 'LEO: the incredible story of the world's first business computer', published in London, New York and Hong Kong. In retirement he has preached widely on behalf of the Association for the Propagation of the Faith, having been authorized both by the late Cardinal Basil Hume and the Bishop of Portsmouth. He is married with four children and lives in Surrey.

Table of Contents

1. Reading the Bible. 2. The Bible: A survey. The Old Testament. 3. The Pentateuch. 4. The Historical Books. 5. The Wisdom Literature. 6. The Prophets. The New Testament. 7. The Gospels. 8. Acts of the Apostles. 9. The Pauline Epistles. 10. Hebrews. 11. The General Epistles. 12. The Revelation to John. Appendices.

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Lifting the Veil: A Plain Language Guide to the Bible by Peter Hermon
Peter Hermon
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