But I Tell You

I have just been sent a delightful book by Barclay Press called But I Tell You: Jesus Introduces A Better Way to Live, by Karen Oberst.  It gives some fresh insights into the Sermon on the Mount which have come directly from the original Greek.  I particularly enjoyed the quotes like this one by Corrie Ten Boom: “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow.  It empties today of its strength.”  I also enjoyed the expanded translations she has at the end of each chapter.  How is this for a refreshing and challenging translation of “Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God” (Matt 5:*) “You are blessed when you view the world out of a heart like God’s.  You will begin to see God everywhere and in everyone you meet.”