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The Book of Iohan Audiobook

The Book of Iohan: A New Poetic Translation of the Gospel of John

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Publisher's Summary

The Book of John, with its appeal to emotion and spirit, has long been a favorite of Christians everywhere. Yet for many, connecting to the text can be difficult, as both non-believers and believers alike wade through awkward conjunctives, repetition, stilted language, and unclear translations that result in bafflement. No translation in print has been able to render John's beautiful poetry into English, while retaining exacting literal accuracy, until now. The Book of Iohan is the product of intense close examination and classical scholarship that has gone directly to the source texts, leaving behind a polished, accessible work of beauty. Listen to the Gospel of John as it was meant to be translated and understood in our modern era. Just 21 days might just change your life and forever change your view of Christianity.

©2016 Mícheál Æsír (P)2016 Mícheál Æsír

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    Chris McDermott 03-09-16
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    "Excellent Performance Matches Flawless Translation"

    I just finished listening to this new translation of the Gospel of John, and I must say I feel like a more enlightened person for it. As someone who has studied the original Ancient Greek of this text but has never compiled a full translation of my own, I know what a difficult task Mr. Æsír has undertaken.

    He has produced an astonishingly emotional and meaningful translation that corrects many of the mistakes translators have been making for centuries.

    It was customary for Ancient Greek writers to use words with multiple meanings and rearrange word order within a sentence as a means to convey parallel thoughts and feelings; Greek readers (or listeners) were used to these tactics, as they were part of the nature of their native language. English is not set up this way, and, not surprisingly, we don't look for the same cues within a sentence as the Greeks did. Most translators ignore this vital aspect and fail to reproduce the true essence of the original work.

    Despite this cultural and linguistic obstacle, Mr. Æsír has provided thoughtful grammatical variation and meticulous word choice to create a reading experience in English that comes as close to Ancient Greek reading as I've ever seen. I believe that anyone who reads this wonderful translation will begin to think more deeply about the Gospel of John and its profoundly mystical style.

    I thoroughly enjoyed the narration -- moderately paced and clear, but with emotion throughout.

    This is an extremely important book.

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    Heather 07-27-16
    Heather 07-27-16
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    "Compelling and brilliant translation of the Book of John"

    This beautiful translation of the Book of John is truly captivating. The poetic nature of the translation and the passion with which Aesír delivers the text breathe life into the gospel which can often be dry, repetitive, and at times unclear. I would highly recommend this to anyone interested in the studies of world religions or the classics, individuals of faith, or anyone looking for something new and exciting to digest and ponder.

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    Melissa Rush 03-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Wow, I love the Book of Iohan!"
    If you could sum up The Book of Iohan in three words, what would they be?

    Powerful, Intimate, Spiritual


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Book of Iohan?

    I love this translation. Jesus speaking was the most memorable part for me. Jesus sounds like a real person with so much purpose and love for mankind. It made me feel love to listen to him. It made me listen to the Book of Iohan multiple times!


    What does Mícheál Æsír bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I read the author's ebook version before he put the audiobook out. I became quite attached to Mícheál Æsír's version of the Book of John. The Book of Iohan is a fantastic translation!

    THEN I listened to the audiobook and I am blown away! Aesir's marvelous voice carries the storytelling. He has a deep and magnificent voice that is absolutely enthralling to listen to! I understood powerful revelations once I listened to the audiobook that I didn't get before. I felt deeply spiritual listening to the Book of Iohan. I feel like its changed my view of Christianity and my relationship with God. I've never felt more inspired to explore my own spirituality.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I listened to the beginning repeatedly. Any line you pick reads like poetry, "The true light that spiritually enlightens all mankind, was coming into the Universe." Its beautiful! So many parts I had to stop and listen to again and again.


    Any additional comments?

    Poetry has always been a spiritual experience for me. Maybe that's why I struggled to enjoy other Christian writing. The Book of Iohan is mostly poetry! On top of that the Book of Iohan has distilled huge spiritual messages that brought me relief and joy. I look forward to the author's future works!

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    "Beautiful voice"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, the sound is beautiful, so as the story


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Book of Iohan?

    The start of this amazing sound.


    Have you listened to any of Mícheál Æsír’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Drama


    Any additional comments?

    Fantastic one, every one should read this

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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