New book by former Ridley Bursar
A new book by former Bursar of Ridley, Richard Noble, has been published to warm reviews from reviewers and customers alike.
The Writing on the Wall is a layman's guide to the Bible by a lay person. Assuming no prior familiarity with the Scriptures, it aims to spark in the Bible through an exploration of the biblical origins of famous phrases.
The Writing on the Wall will be useful as a devotional aide, as a beginner’s guide to the Bible, as a linguistic fancy; but above, all as a worthy homage to the King James Bible, which in the author’s words, is ‘the shared linguistic heritage of all English Speakers.’
Janet Backman, New Directions, February 2015
One reviewer writes: "the author turns his linguistic compendium into an introduction to the scriptures which, for the beginner, is as fun and accessible as any other I have found."