Richards Publishes Book On Scripture

Wellington author E. Randolph Richards, Ph.D., and co-author Brandon O’Brien have recently published a book titled Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes.

Biblical scholars O’Brien and Richards shed light on the ways that Western readers often misunderstand the cultural dynamics of the Bible. They identify nine key areas where modern Westerners have significantly different assumptions about what might be going on in a text. Drawing on their own cross-cultural experience in global mission, O’Brien and Richards show how better self-awareness and understanding of cultural differences in language, time and social mores allow one to see the Bible in fresh and unexpected ways.

Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes was published by InterVarsity Press. For more information, or to purchase a copy visit The book is also available at and


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