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  • The dominant message of the New Testament is to love.
  • She describes herself as a "New Testament Christian" who doesn’t know much about the Old Testament.
  • His code was simple New Testament ethic, its rewards were the respect and devotion of all who knew him.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • A crack and a shudder, a bullet zinging off an old dismantled press, and in the upstairs apartment Frau Elena sits in her striped ski parka, an abridged New Testament zipped into the pocket, holding the hands of the girls and moving her lips in soundless prayer.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See

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  • We were on our third complete reading of the New Testament since leaving Scheveningen.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • This is the Old and New Testament, and-
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • The New Testament Mommy loved God.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • How well do you know the New Testament?
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • What does that indignity amount to, weighed, I mean, in the scales of the New Testament?
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • As Christians we leaned heavily on teachings of the New Testament, and I didn’t know the first things about books like Joshua or Ruth or Joel.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Walk to Remember

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  • Kiowa, a devout Baptist, carried an illustrated New Testament that had been presented to him by his father, who taught Sunday school in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
    Tim O’Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • This morning I began seriously to ponder on what is written in the New Testament, resolving to read a chapter every morning and night as long an my thoughts would engage me.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • While I lived with my master in St. Michael’s, there was a white young man, a Mr. Wilson, who proposed to keep a Sabbath school for the instruction of such slaves as might be disposed to learn to read the New Testament.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • To give me a new project as well, Father asked Mr. Kleiman for a children’s Bible so I could finally learn something about the New Testament.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • Read the New Testament, and observe what Christ says, and how He acts; make His word your rule, and His conduct your example.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • But Tom, as we see, being a poor, ignorant fellow, whose reading had been confined entirely to the New Testament, could not comfort and solace himself with views like these.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • It was the New Testament in the Russian translation.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • He concluded that at least part of the trouble was slipshod storytelling in the New Testament.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • At the end of six months he had read through the New Testament, and could find any text in it.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • She roots through some well-worn references-a little New Testament, a little self-help.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • On the page before the New Testament begins, there’s a section called "Deaths," and that’s where she wrote "Bing Hsu" lightly, in erasable pencil.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • He watches over them and counts them, as we do our cattle; Christ says so in the New Testament.
    Willa Cather  --  O Pioneers!
  • This treasured book, like all Masonic Bibles, contained the Old Testament, the New Testament, and a treasure trove of Masonic philosophical writings.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • As you may recall, that story, from the New Testament Gospel of Luke, tells of a traveler who has been beaten and robbed and left for dead by the side of the road from Jerusalem to Jericho.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • And do you know I must say, sir,’ he continued, mildly laying his head on one side, ’that I DON’T find authority for Mr. and Miss Murdstone in the New Testament?’
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Alexey Alexandrovitch looked idly about at the endless familiar portraits which adorned the room, and sitting down to the table, he opened a New Testament lying upon it.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • The New Testament was less a Christiad then a Pauliad to his intelligence—less an argument than an intoxication.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • Okay, so not everyone is a Christian around these parts, nor do those who would say they are necessarily have more than a nodding familiarity with the New Testament, aside from John 3:16, which is always beside the goalposts at football games.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Christianity also has a Semitic background, but the New Testament was written in Greek, and when the Christian theology or creed was formulated, it was influenced by Greek and Latin, and thus also by Hellenistic philosophy.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • "Well—that’s more for the men who are in training for bishops, that they may be able to read the New Testament in the original."
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • I had a book of Scripture history then with excellent pictures, called A Hundred and Four Stories from the Old and New Testament, and I learned to read from it.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • As for the Books of the New Testament, they are equally acknowledged for Canon by all Christian Churches, and by all sects of Christians, that admit any Books at all for Canonicall.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • In your simple, straightforward, bigoted way, Bessie, you’ve sounded the missing keynote of the whole New Testament.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • The 104th were with the rest in Barracks 7—all except Pavlo, the deputy squad leader, who moved his lips as he totted something up with a pencil, and Alyosha, Shukhov’s clean and tidy neighbor, who was reading from a notebook in which he’d copied out half the New Testament.
    Alexander Solzhenitsyn  --  One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
  • Minutes counted now; I remembered, however, seeing the Mexican faces that listened to this wrangle as if it were the New Testament.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • They believe that Jesus was also God’s prophet and that the New Testament is a holy book.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • For eighteen hundred years, though perchance I have no right to say it, the New Testament has been written; yet where is the legislator who has wisdom and practical talent enough to avail himself of the light which it sheds on the science of legislation.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Resistance to Civil Government
  • She hadn’t known that Muslims consider the Qur’an the fourth book of God to His messengers, after the Old Testament (referred to as the Tawrat, or the Law), the Psalms (the Zabur), and the New Testament (Injeil).
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • But although the New Testament is very clear about this coming to pass, it is a bit muddier on the details: the when, the why, the how.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • When Mary Garth entered the kitchen and Mr. Jonah Featherstone began to follow her with his cold detective eyes, young Cranch turning his head in the same direction seemed to insist on it that she should remark how he was squinting, as if he did it with design, like the gypsies when Borrow read the New Testament to them.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • So far as Tom had gained any acquaintance with the Romans at Mr. Jacob’s academy, his knowledge was strictly correct, but it went no farther than the fact that they were "in the New Testament"; and Mr. Stelling was not the man to enfeeble and emasculate his pupil’s mind by simplifying and explaining, or to reduce the tonic effect of etymology by mixing it with smattering, extraneous information, such as is given to girls.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • I always wondered why they didn’t name those boys in New Testament order.
    Jill McCorkle  --  Ferris Beach
  • Most liturgical texts bring together the concepts of the Old and the New Testament and put them side by side.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • The names of the Jewish patriarchs and those of the holy places in Palestine do not appear among their place-names; their Christianity seems to have been exclusively of the New Testament.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • And yet, this want may be supplied us; We call the Supernatural to guide us; We pine and thirst for Revelation, Which nowhere worthier is, more nobly sent, Than here, in our New Testament.
    Goethe (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)  --  Faust
  • Kinna, who had become fluent in English and memorized most of the New Testament, would field theological questions from local ministers and churchgoers and dazzle them with his Yale-tutored answers.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • They lingered in Ecclesiastes with The race is not to the swift, and Remember now thy Creator, and then, hesitantly, because it was beautiful and hard to understand, Lena moved into the New Testament, saying, "If ye love me, keep my commandments."
    Ouida Sebestyen  --  Words by Heart
  • Elnathan, then about fifteen, was, much like a wild colt, caught and trimmed by clipping his bushy locks; dressed in a suit of homespun, dyed in the butternut bark; furnished with a "New Testament" and a "Webster’s Spelling Book," and sent to school.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • Later on I would find a different kind of accuracy, a moral down-to-earthness to which I responded deeply and always will, in the war poetry of Wilfred Owen, a poetry where a New Testament sensibility suffers and absorbs the shock of the new century’s barbarism.
    Seamus Heaney  --  Crediting Poetry
  • There was the resentful Sunday of a little later, when he sat down glowering and glooming through the tardy length of the day, with a sullen sense of injury in his heart, and no more real knowledge of the beneficent history of the New Testament than if he had been bred among idolaters.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
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