HOLY BIBLE: MOSAIC is a beautiful newly published Bible, unlike any Bible youâ€™ve ever seenâ€¦
“It has gorgeous, inspiring artwork from the 3rd to 21st centuries from every continent across the globe. It contains poignant, and thought-provoking writings from the 1st to 21st centuries from every continent, and branch of the Church around the world.
“Both artwork and writings follow the Church calendar throughout the year starting with Advent (Sunday, November 29, 2009).
“It has a Dictionary/Concordance, NLT word study system with Hebrew/ Greek dictionary. A beautiful layout of art with devotional content, companioning online community and content to add to each readersâ€™ experience and and spiritual support, and Greek and Hebrew lexicons.”
So says the blurb on Lisa’s website. I confess, it sounds great, but my broader interest is in the production of books like this from Tyndale and IVP. There is something stirring .. a new light rising.. in the west. Aslan is on the move!
This past spring IVP sent me their “Ancient Christian Devotional: A Year of Weekly Readings,” and more recently, “Living the Christian Year: Time to Inhabit the Story of God.” (We are in Week 49 of the Season after Pentecost Proper 20 (25) in Year B). Both these latter titles are published under the new FORMATIO imprint.
What is God up to? He is sending us back to ancient wells. As Robert Webber put it, “We can only see forward as far as we can reach back.” The Spirit is helping us re-member – connect with our historical identity – in order to know ourselves and reach for God’s future. Without memory – one of the fundamental dynamics of the table – we have no future. That is practical eschatology.
“Do this in memory of Me.”