In my opinion the reader’s Bible trend is one of the most important trends in the Bible publishing industry because it gives readers access to the Word of God without man’s additions distracting the reader. Zondervan has entered the Reader’s Bible trend with the NIV Reader’s Bible. This edition has the high-quality design that we’ve come to expect in reader’s editions and a few additional features that sets it apart from the rest. This is the only real reader’s edition that retains the translator’s footnotes, but it still keeps them away from the text to create a nice readable layout....Read More
Crossway’s ESV Reader’s Letters of Paul is a reader’s edition of Paul’s 13 New Testament letters. This is a new setting of those letters in a single volume without distractions such as chapter and verse numbers, and section headings. Paul’s letters had such an impact on the Reformation that this volume was produced to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. _________________________________ Buy from Amazon ISBN: 9781433557965 _________________________________ Cover and Binding This edition is cloth over board. The cloth is tan, or maybe oatmeal, with multiple shades of color and a textured feel. The spine has ESV printed vertically, and...Read More
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
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
Editors’ Choice for Readability Immerse Messiah was designed by Glenn Paauw (see our interview here), who is a member of the Institute for Bible Reading and author of Saving the Bible From Ourselves: Learning to Read and Live the Bible Well. His focus is designing a Bible for the best readability. Immerse is that project. The purpose of Immerse is to create a setting that would allow the reader to be immersed in the Word of God by taking away the distractions and presenting the text in the most readable layout possible. Immerse is a six-volume set of the NLT. Tyndale provided me...Read More
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