Thursday, June 30, 2011

Abbott ePublishing Tyndale21 Version of the Gospels Published


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Abbott ePublishing Tyndale21 Version of the Gospels Published

Abbott ePublishing announces the publication of the Abbott ePublishing Tyndale21 Version of the New Testament Gospels, an updated, modern English version of the first printed English Gospels translated by William Tyndale in 1526.

Also known as the Abbott ePublishing Version, this is the first stage of a proposed full New Testament revision of the New Testament translation made by William Tyndale in1526.

The electronic book is being sold for $2.99 on the company’s website, in Adobe Portable Document format (.pdf.) The eBook contains the New Testament Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.

General editor and Abbott ePublishing principal Stephen Abbott says the new version is not a "translation," but rather an update of the 16th Century text that Tyndale produced.

"It was a remarkable and important text in the history of translations,” said Abbott. “It was the first New Testament printed in English, it laid the foundations and gave much of the familiar wording to the King James Version of 1611, and was the first English Bible to be translated directly from the Greek language.”

All the English Bibles up until that time had been translations from the Latin Vulgate, but Tyndale's New Testament was taken from the compilation of all Greek manuscripts known at that time.

The scholars who created the King James Version of the Bible in 1611 relied heavily on Tyndale's translation. Some estimate that nearly 83 percent of the King James Version New Testament contains Tyndale’s wording.

“His renderings are unique and sometimes more starkly beautiful than many, many that have come after, as will be readily seen in this translation,” said Abbott ePublishing

Tyndale’s early 16th Century language is updated in this edition for 21st Century ears.

"The thought, ‘What if William Tyndale’s 1526 version was the only one Christians had used for the last 400 years, and it now needed to be updated into more modern English?’ was constantly considered,” said Abbott. “It was, in fact, the theoretical basis for this revision. Words and phrases that have clearly changed meaning were updated to 21st Century English.

The Abbott ePublishing Tyndale21 Version is not a word-for-word update of Tyndale’s translation, and discretion was used when called for, he said.

"This is neither a ‘thought-for-thought’ nor ‘word-for-word’ rendering of the Gospels from ancient Greek texts,” he said. “It is instead an adaptation of an earlier English translation. Phrases are not deliberately put into over-casual speech. The majesty, dignity and grace of the English of Tyndale’s era remain.”

"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For whoever asks receives; and he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks it will be opened. Is there any man among you who, if his son asks him for bread, would offer him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, he gives him a snake?" Matt. 7:7-10

"And he looked around at them angrily, grieved at the blindness of their hearts. And he said to the man: Hold out your hand. And he did. And his hand was restored just as healthy as the other one." Mark 3:5

"They worship me in vain, teaching doctrines that are nothing but the precepts of men. Because you lay aside the commands of God and instead observe the traditions of men - like baptizing pitchers and cups, and many other kinds of things you do." Mark 7:7-8

"Give, and it will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together and running over, will men put into your lap. For the same measurement with which you are measuring, that same will be used to measure you." Luke 6:38

"And he said to them, Give, then, to Caesar the things which belong to Caesar, and to God the things that which pertain to God." Luke 20:25

"For God so loved the world, that he has given his only Son, that none who believes in him would die, but would have eternal life." John 3:16

Abbott ePublishing was launched in 2009 as a New England-based publisher of original, affordable electronic books. They can be found online at


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

New eBook: "A Scientist Reflects on Life and Society" by Dr. Alexis Carrel

"A Scientist Reflects on Life and Society" by Dr. Alexis Carrel.

In this truly inspiring book, Dr. Alexis Carrel lays out his vision for the future, one in which everyone achieves their own destiny in a morally uplifting society that's designed to uplift the human spirit and nurture the human body.

He had everything going for him. He had a great job in Chicago in which his scientific genius was put to work with the likes of Charles Lindbergh, which he created the first heart profusion pump (artificial heart) in the early days of the 20th Century. He worked on amazing projects like keeping a chicken alive for decades by replacing and rejuvenating its cellular structure.

Using a small needle and very fine silk thread, he had developed the first successful technique for suturing blood vessels together, for which (along with his groundbreaking work on organ and blood transplantation) he won the 1912 Nobel prize in medicine.

But when World War Two broke out, he, being a patriotic Frenchman, returned to France. He returned to where he had grown up and, during World War One, had gone straight to the front lines, where he put his genius to work with Henry Dakin to create the Carrel-Dakin Method, an antiseptic treatment of wounds consisting of regular intermittent irrigation through surgically placed rubber tubes to avoid infection in contaminated wounds and to hasten healing.

He returned to France just before the German invasion and occupation of his homeland, and remained in the unoccupied southern part of France, where the government there was allowed to continue under the watchful eyes of the Germans, who ran the north and west of the country.

He returned again to France just before the German invasion and occupation of his homeland, and remained in the unoccupied southern part of France, where the government there was allowed to continue under the watchful eyes of the Germans, who ran the north and west of the country.

Carrel created a foundation there that would study human problems and seek solutions to them so society could advance and individuals could lead healthier, more productive (and happy) lives. After the war, he was, briefly, accused of collaborating with the Nazis (as was half of France) but was acquitted of all charges just before his death, brought on by stress, in 1944.

He was a man of great contradictions - a man of science who believed in the miracle cures of Lourdes, and a deeply devoted Catholic with morally conservative views who was devoted equally, perhaps, to science and dramatic change, if necessary, to advance society and preserve the human race. He had just finished a work encompassing all of these contradictions when he died.

In the early 1950s, his wife Anne had his unedited and unfinished work published as "Reflections on Life." This 2011 edition, titled "A Scientist Reflects on Life and Society," is that work, and it is perhaps one of the most beautifully written testimonies to the determination of the human race to survive and thrive ever written.

Out of print for decades, this newly-edited work will surely have an impact in today's conflicted and troubled world.

Read more and buy this wonderful book for only $3.99 at

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Abbott ePublishing Re-Launches, Adds Line of Free eBooks


CONTACT: Stephen Abbott, Publisher, Abbott ePublishing, 603-341-0372; publisher(at)

Friday, June 3, 2011


Abbott ePublishing Re-Launches, Adds Line of Free eBooks

Abbott ePublishing, publisher of affordable, original electronic books, has re-launched and has announced a new line of free eBooks to compliment its inventory of affordable titles.

The site,, which first launched in March, 2009, got an update that will allow it to offer more to its customers, says owner Stephen Abbott.

"The site is sleeker, it has more eBooks than ever, and, for the first time, offers nearly a dozen FREE eBooks to our customers,” he said. “Some are heavily edited public domain or out-of-print works. All are ‘value-added,’ and include wonderful cover art, great editing, and some very nice fonts that add to the texture of each eBook.”

Titles offered for free include Marcus Aurelius’ “Meditations,” works by Thomas Jefferson and Sun Tzu, the Roman philosopher Seneca, and the classic “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill. For the full list, see

Abbott ePublishing features a varied and growing list of titles, in subjects as varied as religion, history, politics, fiction and literature, self-improvement, philosophy, business, and biographies.

The site is seeking unpublished authors to expend its inventory.

The publisher prides itself on offering affordable eBooks, most under $5, in an age when major online booksellers charge an average of $12 for electronic books.

Abbott ePublishing publishes eBooks in .PDF (Adobe’s Portable Document Format) and in Mobipocket, which are compatible with the vast majority of e-readers.

Abbott ePublishing is a division of Abbott Media, a New England-based publisher of downloadable, affordable electronic books (eBooks) in various formats. They can be found online at