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Hell, Mr. Fudge and Hebrews

Production recently wrapped for “Hell and Mr. Fudge,” based on the life of Edward Fudge, ACU alumnus and ACU Press author. Starring several veterans from the television and movie industry, “Hell and Mr. Fudge” will give insight into the life of a man who has touched countless lives with his books and his ministry.

For more information about the movie, view the trailer above or visit the movie’s website.

Following is an article about Edward Fudge and one of his recent books, Hebrews, which was released in the spring of 2009.

Edward FudgeIt is a book in the Bible that many are hesitant to read. Mysterious, challenging and sometimes difficult to grasp, Hebrews is often overlooked as a collection of ancient Jewish philosophy. Unable to understand or choosing to avoid the book altogether, many miss the incredible insight and encouragement offered to discouraged believers. However, for those who take the time to discover its treasures, “Hebrew is Good News!”  as one chapter emphatically proclaims in the latest commentary on the ancient book written by Edward William Fudge.

Fudge, preacher, attorney and prominent Christian speaker from Houston, Texas, has come to our aid in understanding this complex yet vital message with his latest book from Leafwood Publishers, Hebrews: Ancient Encouragement for Believers Today. Written for scholars and seminary students, yet understandable to anyone who wishes to gain a deeper understanding of God’s Word, Fudge’s commentary “combines meticulous scholarship with readability and practical understanding” according to one reviewer.

Hebrews: Ancient Encouragement for Believers TodayNearly everyone can benefit from the wisdom of Hebrews, whether they be college students, who feel themselves falling away or those who have spent years in the church and have lost their zeal. The words of Hebrews are timeless and carry a message for all generations from the days of the Roman Empire to our modern day struggles.

Described as a “bridge commentary”, Hebrews transcends the academic world of scholarship and the everyday world of practicality through Fudge’s review of ancient Greek and Hebrew texts in researching for this commentary. Although the ancient texts have been consulted, readers will be relieved to discover that the commentary contains not a single Greek word.

Evidently a labor of love, Hebrews: Ancient Encouragement for Believers Today is the product of nearly two years of research and study and the consultation of over 150 scholarly articles and books. Through the comparison of 6 modern translations, Fudge created a new version of Hebrews for this book. The careful consideration of differing theological viewpoints and an unflinching attempt to present the controversies and concerns found in Hebrews makes it an invaluable addition to any bookshelf.

When it comes to understanding God’s providence, few have learned by experience more than Edward Fudge. After the sudden loss of his father to pneumonia, Edward and his wife, Sara Faye returned to his mother to help run the family publishing business. A deep faith in God brought Fudge through various trials and upsets and his years as an unpaid minister at a non-denominational church that met in a barn. Fudge first began preaching in the 11th grade and has taken hold of every opportunity since to spread the word of God.

Edward FudgeFudge’s ministry is not only confined to books and the spoken word, however. Through his online ministry, GracEmail, Fudge is able to reach over 4,200 subscribers on six continents through his email commentary sent out three times a week. The online commentaries are responses to emails sent from readers and topics range from politics to faith, science, facing death and society.

Readers can subscribe to GracEmail and learn more about Edward Fudge ministries at

What about you? Have you personally been touched by Fudge’s ministry? Will you go see “Hell and Mr. Fudge” when it opens in theaters? Leave a comment below.

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