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Preface to the Revised Edition

I am constantly amazed and humbled by the impact which this little book seems to have had over the last ten years since it was first published. It has been reprinted a number of times on both sides of the Atlantic and sells all around the world. The fact that sales remain fairly stable as year follows year suggests that it is still being recommended annually as a textbook in colleges and courses – and this is borne out by the many comments and messages I receive from students and teachers. Often when I go to conferences in Britain and in the USA, people will spot my name badge on my lapel and come up to talk about their use of the book with me, and this is always exciting and encouraging for an author. I also do a lot of public speaking, preaching and lecturing on training days across the country, and it is still a thrill that people turn up clutching well-thumbed copies for me to sign! If it has helped people to understand the gospels, particularly those who teach and preach about them, then I am very happy…

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