…The Good Samaritan, in which Jesus tells the story of a man attacked by robbers who is ignored by a priest and a Levite before being helped by a Samaritan, is translated into the sort of language found in any Outback pub or city building site.
“A bunch of bushrangers attacked him, stole his dough, and left him as good as dead. A big wig from the Temple happened to pass by, took one look at the bloke, crossed the road, and hurried off. Another official who was on the road that day did the same.
“Then a really ordinary bloke (a grubby old street sweeper you wouldn’t look twice at) passed by and felt really sorry for him. So he used his first-aid kit to patch him up, and then put him on his old nag, took him to the nearest pub and took care of him.”
The Aussie Bible has been given the Anglican Church’s official blessing and includes a foreword by the Archbishop of Sydney, Peter Jensen, as well as the Deputy Prime Minister, John Anderson.