Here is Hebrews in the New Eclectic Version.

And just in case you’re interested, yes, I really do think Paul wrote it!


I can’t promise that I won’t keep polishing, but here, in a format that I am pleased with, is the beloved Gospel of John in the New Eclectic Version.

Your comments are more than welcome.


“For you did not again receive the spirit of bondage to fear, 

but you received the Spirit of adoption, by whom we cry out, ‘Abba, Father!'”

Romans 8:15

Though I’ve read this verse hundreds of times, I never really noticed the astonishingly weighty contrast it invites us to contemplate.

For consider:

According to Paul, prior to our new birth, we were in the flesh, under the Law, under sin, under condemnation, under wrath, in peril of hell, and—for all of these reasons and more—in bondage to fear.

Now, however, we are in the Spirit, under Christ, under righteousness, under acquittal, under love, in (confident) hope of eternal life—and for all of these reasons and more—liberated into a spirit of sonship. As newborn babes we have been delivered, once and for all, into the strong, loving, eternally trustworthy arms of Father God.

Now here’s my confession: Though I’ve walked with the Triune God for nearly 40 years, I feel I have only begun to emerge from the thicket of my many fears, and out into the wide-open field of my heavenly Father’s fervent, immutable, and altogether committed covenant love for me, his chosen child.

And since we are all cut from the same cloth, I suspect many of you can say the same.

So then, let us pray: Pray that the Lord Jesus will open our eyes to the Father’s eternal love for us; that he will deliver us from our tendency to walk before Him as though we were still in the flesh, under the Law, under condemnation, under wrath, and on a tightrope over the fires of hell.

In other words, let us pray that we may learn to cry “Abba, Father” as never before, having seen Abba, Father as never before!

For when we do, our love for Him will be perfected, and we will never again walk “in bondage to fear.”



I am glad and grateful to announce that my new book on eschatology, The High King of Heaven, is now back in print!

For my publisher I have chosen Redemption Press, a brand new publishing venture launched by the former founder and owner of Winepress Publishing, Athena Dean.

Anyone acquainted with the sad story of the demise of Winepress well knows the long and difficult road Athena has traveled. But having learned many a precious lesson, she has now come home to her first love, Christian self-publishing, and has been more than generous in helping us Winepress orphans to get back into print.

I wish her and her outstanding new team all the best.

The High King of Heaven is now available at and, as are my other two large books, In Search of the Beginning, and The Test: A Seeker’s Journey to the Meaning of Life. Quite soon, all three will be available as e-books.

Your comments, questions, and critiques of these books are more than welcome.


As many of you know, I recently published a book on eschatology, called The High King of Heaven (Winepress, 2013). Happily, I just received about a dozen copies, so I’ve had the pleasure of actually holding the book in my hands.

Unhappily, Winepress Publishing just went out of business, and that is no pleasure at all!

The story is a long and interesting one, but I will not burden you with it here. Suffice it to say that I have been looking diligently for a new publisher, and feel myself fairly close to choosing one. It will, however, be at a least a month or two before the book is back in print again.

So, if any of you would like a digital copy of The High King of Heaven, I would be happy to send it to you at no charge, though contributions to the ministry of Come Let Us Reason are always welcome. To request a copy, just email me at

I should also mention that my two other Winepress Books (The Test, and In Search of the Beginning) are still available through Amazon and Barnes and Noble. However, if the distributors run out, you may contact me about these books as well.

Thanks for your interest in the ministry of Come Let Us Reason. 

P.S. I was so grateful that the HKOH received this generous endorsement by Dr. Sam Storms:—-4