We’ve Got Mail is a new paraphrase, like a “Reader’s Digest” version of the New Testament letters, capturing the original writers’ essential meaning in 21st Century language – easy to read and understand. Without chapters or verses, notes, references, cross references, theological or denominational slants, these letters flow much as they did when written nearly 2,000 years ago. Readers will be encouraged, perhaps even amazed, at just how practical, timeless, relevant, and alive these letters really are. Recommended for anyone seeking an introductory overview of the New Testament epistles.
What a treasure trove to add to our toolbox as we seek to know more of Jesus in the midst of our modern ways and challenges. We’ve Got Mail is a masterful paraphrase of the New Testament Letters; God breathed and compelling. A sense of immediacy is developed, utilizing modern language while faithfully transmitting the original meanings and context. The precious truths often jump from the page with a new clarity and power. This work of love reads like a novel with short, rich sentences that will invigorate all who desire to plumb the depths of God’s letters to the church.
– Bobbie Dill, RN [Co-author of 70 Ways to Beat 70]
Rev. Biebel’s masterful paraphrase brings the New Testament Letters to life for those who usually avoid the formal theological phraseology of many of the popular Bible translations. I applaud my fellow physicians who place Bibles in their waiting rooms and would recommend a volume of We’ve God Mail as an additional consideration for patients in that setting. A person under the stress of medical or other concerns is likely to relate to and be comforted by this easy to read and understandable work. Its balance of scriptural accuracy and literary clarity is outstanding. I highly recommend this publication.
– Jim Dill, MD [Co-author of 70 Ways to Beat 70]
We’ve Got Mail is a wonderfully fresh and appealing read that ministered to me, personally, during a time of severe testing. The author’s loving and accurate paraphrasing of God’s Word reflects a heart and mind matured from 40 years of pastoral experience. The book’s clarity and contemporary language is especially relevant for high school/college students, new Christians and adults examining Christianity. You will enjoy receiving mail that has eternal consequences.
– Robert W. Martin III, MD, MAR [Physician, Christian Apologist and Seminary Faculty]
Warren Biebel’s pastoral interpretation of the New Testament letters is a highly readable and enjoyable re-write of a large portion of the New Testament. Biebel makes it clear that, while his work is not a word-for-word translation of these letters, he tries to stay true to the apparent meaning of the text. He has done a good job of making some difficult passages more readable, and the delight that comes from reading this book increases one’s desire to understand and apply the principles and doctrines about which the authors wrote. My hope is that this work will take its place as a strong paraphrase—among such greats as “Living Letters” and “The Message.”
– David Wickstrom, PhD