SOURCE: Vision.org

June 15, 2010 01:00 ET

Gospels: New Book About the Life and Teachings of Jesus From Vision

New Book a Valuable Reference for Journalists Covering Religion News

PASADENA, CA--(Marketwire - June 15, 2010) -  American news sources have acknowledged that audiences want religion news, but coverage has been scant for many reasons. One significant factor contributing to journalists' reluctance to cover topics of faith and belief relates to the fact that there are varying understandings of faith, even within individual religions. Taking Christianity as an example, the fact that Protestants, Catholics, Sabbatarians, and many other Judeo-Christian groups all claim to share the same Book as the foundation of their belief does not ensure the unity of that belief. This state of affairs makes it very difficult for journalists to interpret news related to religion and the bible in order to report it accurately.

A new book from Vision, however, suggests that an understanding, at least of the New Testament, may be easier to master than may initially be apparent. Titled simply, Gospels, and scheduled for release in July 2010, this volume summarizes the life and teachings of Jesus in modern, straightforward language that clarifies many misunderstandings held by nonbelievers and believers alike.

Written by Vision publisher David Hulme, Gospels, along with a subsequent volume titled Apostles, explains why great crowds were attracted to listen to Jesus and examines the beliefs and practices of the first believers. "Regardless of whether you are a believer in Jesus as the Messiah or just interested in learning more about His life and teaching," says Hulme, "I think what follows will surprise you and open the door to a more accurate and, I hope, a more enlightened reading."

David Hulme holds a doctorate in International Relations from the University of Southern California with an emphasis on the Middle East. He has also studied Theology, Philosophy and Psychology, and blogs about one of the world's most enduring struggles in Causes of Conflict: Thoughts on Religion, Identity and the Middle East.

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