The Bible by Jesus

Encounter Jesus on every page.


draw near to experience His presence

The Bible by Jesus is a unique presentation of the Scriptures from the perspective of Jesus—the Author Himself. This powerful paraphrase of the Old and New Testaments will usher you into a fresh level of intimate experience with God through His Word.

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Reading this book is like listening to Jesus talk to you. The Bible by Jesus will change your life. It will do everything that would happen to you if you could talk to Jesus.

What if you could sit and talk with Jesus? What if you could listen to Him tell you the story of His eternity in heaven, His miraculous birth, His life-changing sermons, His miracles and His death and resurrection for you? Would your life be changed?

You would get closer to Jesus than ever before. You would love Him more and serve Him better. Your life would be transformed if you could talk to Jesus person to Person.

Reading this book is like listening to Jesus talk to you. This book, The Bible by Jesus, will change your life. It will do everything that would happen to you if you could talk to Jesus.

Read and listen to Jesus tell you what is on His heart. Then pray and tell Jesus what is on your heart. Let Jesus touch you and in return you can touch Him.


Read Scripture in a New way

• Encounter the Old Testament as a gateway to know Jesus.

• Hear the voice of Jesus speaking through the Gospel as He tells you of His birth, ministry, death and resurrection.

• Experience Acts, the epistles, and the book of Revelation to know Jesus and His will for your life.

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About the Editors

Dr. Elmer Towns, vice president of Liberty University, college and seminary professor, dean of the School of Religion, is also the author of numerous popular and scholarly works. He is the recipient of the coveted Gold Medallion Award awarded by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association for the Book of the Year, The Names of the Holy Spirit.

Dr. Lee Fredrickson has over 32 years of experience in the publishing industry. Having worked as an editor and design artist for The Baptist Bible Tribune and helping to start the National Liberty Journal of Liberty University, Lee then formed 21st Century Press. For over 25 years, he has worked with a number of authors and publishers in the design and editing and publishing of their books. Lee holds a P.h.D. in communications from Louisiana Baptist University.


Philosophy of Editing


Jesus commands, “I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book, and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life” (Rev. 22:18-19, RSV).  The editors of The Bible by Jesus would never change, delete, or deny the inspired words of God in the original manuscript.

They have purposefully written this Bible into the words of Jesus.  If this was a translation, they would bring the words of the Bible from the original languages of Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek into modern English, word for word.  An accurate translation of the Bible demands faithfulness to the words of the original manuscript. But this is a paraphrase. They have brought the words of the Bible from the minds of the writers of Scripture into modern English, thought for thought.

Anyone who attempts to describe God must describe Him according to the meaning in the minds of the authors of Scripture if they want to be accurate.  Anyone who attempts to explain a verse of Scripture must interpret it according to the meaning in the minds of the authors of the Word of God.

The editors have attempted to write The Bible by Jesus according to the meaning of the authors of the Bible according to Jesus’ interpretation of the words of Scripture. Therefore, they have given it the title The Bible by Jesus (BBJ).