Review by Jonathan Ammon of Bible Reading Project The KJV TakeNote Bible (also available in a chocolate brown NKJV), a new wide-margin journaling Bible from Thomas Nelson, takes the grand old King James version and places it into a widely accessible journaling format for note taker’s and Bible lover’s. Though Crossway’s 2006 journaling Bible wasn’t the first on the scene (see Tyndale’s out of print Notemaker’s Bible) it made a splash in the Bible publishing world that took wide-margins further into the mainstream and introduced a format that appealed to avid note maker’s but didn’t intimidate the occasional scribbler. Thomas Nelson applied the philosophy behind the user friendly wide margin format and added a few improvements to make their TakeNote editions, which maximize current trends and advancements in Bible publishing. The most immediately noticeable feature of the Bible is its incredibly soft and flexible imitation leather cover. This is by far the best imitation leather cover I’ve handled. It’s both softer and more flexible than Crossway’s TruTone and features a handsome pebble grain finish. I was surprised by the suppleness, which easily performs the yoga position and allows the Bible to bend easily. It’s actually more supple than some of the goatskin Bibles I’ve handled, and while this may not be a must for every reader it’s a great benefit when you have an edition that’s 7.5 inches wide...Read More
Category: Thomas Nelson
Moms Bible, God’s Wisdom for Mothers is a New Century Version Study/Devotional Bible that contains notes written to lead and guide mothers in her walk with God and in strengthening her relationship with her children. The Bible works to firmly establish in the minds of mothers how crucial their unique position of mom really is. Some of the features include book introductions, special sections that include articles, and a topical index. The special sections are interesting. It contains a very well written introductory paragraph on the topics of Creation, evolution, and science. Verses for meditation are highlighted. The notes are by far the best feature of this Bible. Most of the questions and answers are really good- short and sweet, and to the point. The hard cover seems sturdy. The fonts are nice and readable. I’m not sure of this font-size, but it looks like 8-point. I don’t really like how the New Century Version reads. If the goal was to go with a modern version I would have preferred the New King James. Some verses, such as Isaiah 9:6, lose impact. This Bible suggests that you should write notes in the margin of your Bible, but the margins are too small to write notes of any significance. The floral printing in the margin is pretty, but it would have been better to have a slightly larger, clear margin...Read More
The Word of Promise New Testament is an excellent dramatization of the NKJV on 20 audio CD’s in a nice zippered CD case. It includes over 21 hours of well-acted audio by over 120 actors, contains an original soundtrack and high quality sound effects, and includes a “Behind the Scenes” DVD. The cast includes Jim Caviezel, Michael York, Marisa Tomei, Stacy Keach, Louis Gossett, Jr., Ernie Hudson, and many others. This Bible is the highest quality dramatized Bible I have ever heard. It has a superstar cast and orchestrated music that sets the mood and tone perfectly. Although the music does tend to repeat, after all this audio Bible is over 21 hours long, it never gets old because there is enough variety in the music and it always fits the situation. The New King James version sounds great when narrated and acted out. What I was impressed with most was Thomas Nelson’s attention to detail. For example, in every red-letter Bible that I’ve read, none of them have Revelation 21:5-8 in red letters because the one speaking is sitting on the throne. In verse 6 of this passage, the one on the throne is the Alpha and Omega, which we see from Revelation 1:8 and 22:13 that this is Jesus. The Word of Promise New Testament has James Caviezel reading Revelation 21:5-8 as Jesus. This is the only...Read More
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