Here is an extract from the story of John the Baptist, taken from the Bible. The text is from the Contemporary English Version of the Bible (pictured left). To order your copy of this fresh, new version, click here for Amazon UK or US.
A wild prophet
John the Baptist started preaching in the desert of Judea. He said, "Turn back to God! The kingdom of heaven will soon be here."
John was the one the prophet Isaiah was talking about, when he said,
"In the desert someone
'Get the road ready
for the Lord!
Make a straight path
John wore clothes made of camel's hair. He had a leather strap around his waist and ate grasshoppers and wild honey.