The New Testament Experience: The Gospels for the Modern World (ESV)

By Abrupt Media and Carlos Darby


The New Testament Experience: The Gospels for the Modern World is specifically designed to reach a visual generation and bring them a fresh insight into the Gospels and the relevance of the Word of God to their lives today.

Using the ESV translation and photography to bring the key characters and stories of each Gospel to life, this modern and immersive Bible aims to create a beautiful and engaging resource for the believer and for the local church leader. It is a tool to equip the youth of the Church and new Christians with the life and teaching of Jesus Christ.
The New Testament Experience works with a broad international team of photographers and creatives, depicting the gospels in the modern world. Each gospel is set in a different city: Matthew in London; Mark in New York City; Luke in Sydney; John in Bogota. There are also 7 articles to teach key themes found in the gospels, these include: The Life of Jesus, The Gospels, Grace, The Holy Spirit, The Church, Prayer and The Bible. At the start and end of each gospel there are sections bringing pertinent insights and context to the key themes. 
This book utilises the method employed by Jesus himself to engage with and teach the people that followed him – the method of storytelling. Inspired by teaching through parables, The New Testament Experience works with the scriptures as a basis for the visual representation of the stories found in the gospels but for a 21st century audience. 

Key Features
– Images brings the key characters and story of each Gospel to life in a modern context.
– The spirit and narrative of the Bible is visually captured as scriptures are presented in a modern, readable and relevant way.
– The reader is encouraged to visualise and remember stories and key scriptures that will inspire and shape their thinking of Jesus.
– Full colour images and 8.75 point type face for easy reading

– An ideal introduction to the bible for New Christians
– A compelling resource for parents and youth leaders buying for teens and young adults.
– Short features dispersed throughout the Bible.

Format: Paperback
Release Date: 04 Apr 2019
Pages: 320
ISBN: 978-0-00-831743-0
Carlos Darby is the Creative Director of Abrupt Media and looks after Bibles and Religious Publishing for William Collins. He studied Fashion Business at the London College of Fashion and earned a degree from Nottingham Trent in Fashion Marketing and Communications. His previous books include NT Bible \'WORD\' (Hillsong, 2009), The One: Experience Jesus (Thomas Nelson, 2015), Fearfully Made: Positively Shaping Society (SPCK, 2019) and The New Testament Experience: The Gospels for the Modern World (ESV / Collins, 2019). His passion is to reach a visual generation by creating dynamic resources. He has two children, Maya and India, and lives with his wife Katie in London.  ( + @AbruptMedia)

‘With its brilliant duo of modern imagery and ancient Scripture, provides fresh perspective on the relevance of God’s Word. Open this book and awaken your senses to rediscover the Gospel’s timeless truths! - Lisa Bevere, New York Times Bestselling Author & Cofounder Messenger International -

”'This bible is exactly what this generation needed!” - - Dan Watson, Youth & Young Adults Pastor, Hillsong Church UK

‘Illustrated bibles are nothing new but this impressive ‘magbook’ gives this tradition a modern twist so as to connect with a generation that is largely indifferent or even hostile to religion. It’s vitality, innovation and commitment is to be applauded.’ - Mail on Sunday -

”'This stunning presentation of the Bible will capture imaginations and reveal more of the narrative found in the Gospels. I would recommend it to anyone seeking to experience the Bible in a whole new way.” - - Jeremy Cowart, Author, Artist and Founder of Purpose Hotel 

‘Thank you to the team who have laboured with love on this project so more can understand just how much they are loved.’ - Charlotte Gambill, Lead Pastor of LIFE Church, UK -

”'This is pure creative genius! I love the use of imagery. I love the layout. I love the finish! This is a brilliant expression of the living word of God for our generation!” -  - Peter Wilson, Creative Pastor, Lakewood Church/Joel Osteen Ministries. 

”'It is beautifully done and is so accessible. I am sure it will be an amazing tool for this generation.” - - Pippa Gumbel, HTB

‘The Bible throws our existence into sharp relief. Its extremes of light and darkness, its ethical highs and lows, are a context for us to consider who we are. This new presentation of these world-defining texts is alive to such questions, matching the artistry of its photographs to the artistry of the sacred word.' - Professor Ben Quash, Professor of Christianity and the Arts, King's College London -