Enjoying the New Testament Author:Margaret T. Monro "As a guide to the study of the Gospels, the Epistles, the Acts of the Apostles and the Apocalypse, Enjoying the New Testament is justly celebrated for its simplicity, upretentious scholarship, and genuine helpfulness. With single-minded enthusiasm for her subject, Miss Monro has directed her study to those Catholics who are familiar with the Ne... more »w Testament in selections, but would like to deepen their appreciation of it as a whole.
By suggesting a systematic reading plan and by directing the average reader to a consideration of the problems of interpreting the New Testament -- the public for which the Testament was written, the hopes, fears, and perplexities of the early Christians, the personalities of the Evangelists -- Miss Monro places the contemporary reader as close as possible to the viewpoint of the Testament writers and their first readers. By thus leading the reader to share imaginatively in the life of the first Christians, difficult questions of scriptural interpretation and chronology fall into place as part of an exciting story, the story of the unfolding life of the Church. Under Miss Monro's astute and inspired guidance the New Testament becomes vibrantly alive, immediate, and freshly meaningful. For the individual reader and for study groups Enjoying the New Testament is an attractive, practical, and invaluable guide to a basic appreciation of the New Testament."« less