2009: From fig leaves to final judgement – a Norwich
man has condensed the entire Bible
so it takes no more than a lunch break to read.
It sounds like a miracle from the Bible itself, but North Walsham
maths teacher Jonny Griffiths' The 100 Word Bible
, slashes the ancient tome to just a fraction of its original size.
Rewriting the 774,746 word epic into 100 different 100 word chapters, his take on the Bible is just 1.3pc the size of the original.
The average adult reader takes in between 200 to 300 words a minute - meaning Mr Griffiths' pocket-sized, 10,000 word version can be digested in anywhere between 35 to 50 minutes.
Jonny said: "It's little snapshots of the Bible. You could get overawed by it and do too much - my editor just said 'pick one little story from each book'."
Jonny's minister at Norwich's St George Tombland Church, John Minns
, is all in favour of the project. He said: "I think it's an excellent little book - it's ideal for people who want to learn a little bit more about the bible, and you can take it anywhere."