Ray Vincent, Let the Bible Be Itself: Learning to read it right, O Books (John Hunt) 2008
‘If we are to honour and value the scriptures truly, we must appreciate them for what they are and not for what they were not meant to be.’ The Revd John Henson, author of Good as New, etc.
‘A necessary and excellent book’ Dr Adrian Thatcher, Honorary Professor, Department of Theology and Religion, University of Exeter
‘If this makes your hackles rise this is obviously the book for you. If not, you stand to benefit even more.’ The Revd Alec Gilmore, author of A Concise Dictionary of Bible Origins and Interpretation, etc.
‘I can think of a number of conversations with evangelical and liberal Christians about the Bible which would have been enriched by this book.’ The Revd Dr Brian Haymes, Former Principal of Bristol and Northern Baptist Colleges
Ray Vincent, Chasing an Elusive God: The Bible’s Quest and Ours, Christian Alternative (John Hunt) 2013
A guide to reading the Bible not to find answers but to hear the urgency of the questions and to realise that those who wrote the Bible were searching too.
‘A thought provoking book that deserves to be widely read.’ The Revd Dr Janet Tollington, former Director of Old Testament Studies, Westminster College, Cambridge
‘… clearly written and presents the consensus of responsible scholarship in a way that makes it accessible to thoughtful readers.’ Dr Dale K Edmondson, Pastor Emeritus, Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church, Oakland, CA
Ray Vincent, Sing Out for Justice: The Poetry and Passion of the Hebrew Prophets, Christian Alternative (John Hunt) 2017
The Old Testament prophets were not just predicters of things that would happen long after their time. They were singers, poets, demonstrators and protesters, radical critics of their own society and dreamers of a world that could be different.
‘The Old Testament prophets are little read and poorly understood… Ray Vincent introduces them with a story-teller’s eye and shares their heart for justice’ The Revd Dr Tim Bulkeley, Honorary Lecturer in Theology, University of Auckland
‘The author has an all-too-rare knack of making honest biblical scholarship entertaining and relevant.’ The Very Revd Dr Jeffrey John, Dean of St Albans
‘… an exciting book that at times embraces us and carries us along at a speed that is worthy not only of a scholar but of an award winning novelist.’ The Revd Lord Roger Roberts of Llandudno
‘… a dynamic encounter with some of the most passionate religious insight ever put into writing.’ The Revd Roberta Rominger, United Church of Christ Pastor