The Once and Future Bible

  (06 January 11)
  by Greg Spearritt

A new must-have for the bookshelves of anyone serious about the Bible is about to appear. Details below.




Gregory C. Jenks
The Once and Future Bible
An introduction to the Bible for religious progressives.

Foreword by J. Harold Ellens

Wipf & Stock Publishers, January 2011.

ISBN 13: 978-1-60899-961-3

xxii + 246 pages (includes Indexes)


Early endorsements for The Once & Future Bible

Greg Jenks knows his Bible as “ancient texts that come from another world and another time,” wholly human in origin, sometimes mad, sometimes magnificent. He buries the notion of a supernatural “word of God,” only to affirm the continuing relevance of these words of yesterday’s men for today’s “religious progressives who live the questions, not dodge them.” A wonderful demonstration of how we might still find ways of singing the Lord’s song in the strange and brave new land of secular modernity.

—David Boulton
author Who on Earth was Jesus? and The Trouble with God.

I have read your book and find it superb. It is a volume that the market of lay persons of all religious persuasions, and those who do not have a significant religious perspective, urgently needs. It fills an obvious current vacuum, is highly readable, entertaining, and immensely informative.

—J. Harold Ellens
author Honest Faith for Our Time, The Healing Power of Spirituality and Miracles.

Greg Jenks takes his readers on a new journey through the Holy Scriptures, reclaiming them with keen scholarship for our post-religious world. After reading the work of this emerging progressive religious thinker, the Bible will shine with a new luster.

—John Shelby Spong
author Eternal Hope: A New Vision and Jesus for the Non-Religious.

Ordering information

The book is due to be released in late January 2011, at a list price of $29.00 (US dollars).

Once published the book can be ordered direct from Wipf & Stock Publishers or via online retailers such as

Wipf and Stock offer publisher discounts for orders placed directly with them:

  • For orders of 1 to 4 copies, there will be 20% discount off the retail price.
  • For 5 or more copies, there will be a 40% discount.

Australian and New Zealand customers

Orders from Australia and New Zealand may also be placed direct with the author, trading as FAITHFUTURES (ABN 66 595 705 410). The publisher's discount will be matched for all orders placed directly with FAITHFUTURES. Local ordering will also provide significant savings on postage charges as well as offering shorter delivery times.

  • For orders of 1 to 4 copies, there will be 20% discount off the retail price.
  • For 5 or more copies, there will be a 40% discount.
  • For early bird orders (placed before 31 January 2011) there will be a 25% discount on orders for 1 to 4 copies, while orders for 5 or more copies will get free postage in addition to the 40% discount.

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