I love reading multiple translations of the Bible. I like seeing how translators with different backgrounds and educations bring ancient texts into modern languages. Often differences in translation give me insight into original meaning and strengthen my beliefs so I was interested in reading The New Living Message Bible. I knew it was at least part paraphrase (which should be thought of more as commentary than the Word of God) but I wanted to like it. Unfortunately I don’t. The Holy Bible – New Living Message Version (NLMV) is marketed as “compassionate Scripture for the modern world” and as...Read More
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Crossway’s ESV Journaling Bible, Writer’s Edition, is different from most journal Bibles. Most place the text in either a double or single column with a large outer margin for notes and artwork. They usually have close to a square shape. Keeping a slim width while presenting a double-column layout, the Writer’s Edition places the writing space at the bottom of the page. In this review I take a look at the hardcover edition in black, ISBN: 9781433552809, which Crossway provided for free. _________________________________ Buy from (includes affiliate links) Amazon _________________________________ Cover and Binding My review copy has a black hardcover...Read More
I enjoy reader’s Bibles. They remove the distractions like references, footnotes, section headings, and even chapter and verse numbers creating the ideal reading experience. Holman has raised the bar with their latest edition. The interior design, layout, and typeface were designed by 2K/Denmark – some of the best Bible designers in the world. In this review I take a look at Holman’s CSB Reader’s Bible in cloth over board. ISBN 9781433644177 Holman provided this Bible free for review. I was not required to give a positive review – only an honest review. My opinions are my own. ______________________________ Buy from...Read More
The NLT Study Bible has been updated for 2017. Updates mostly focus on interior design, improvements to the indexes, and of course the updated NLT translation itself. Unlike the current trend of full-color editions this one continues the traditional study Bible style with mostly text and the occasional line-drawn map. Tyndale provided this Bible free for review. I was not required to give a positive review – only an honest review. My opinions are my own. _________________________ Buy from (includes some affiliate links) Amazon Barnes & Noble Books-A-Million and many local Bible bookstores _________________________ Construction and Materials This edition is cloth...Read More
Allan’s latest version of the Longprimer, the 43 Longprimer thinline, is now available for purchase from Evangelical Bible and Bibles-Direct. Images are from Bibles-Direct. This Longprimer 43 has the same setting as the other Longpirmer’s, but it has 28gsm paper to make it much easier to carry and handle. Here’s more information about the Longprimer from Evangelical Bible’s website: New Thinline Longprimer 43 edition. Further colour options available soon. First printed in 1952, the King James Version Longprimer Bible is a sumptuous, traditional reference setting of the Authorized Version. Developed by Oxford University Press and now published exclusively by...Read More
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