Wednesday, December 07, 2011

The Common English Bible

First of all, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to the Editors and their publisher for sending me a copy of "The Common English Bible" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me.

Recently, I had the privilege of reading the Common English Bible for the purpose of review. This translation is the result of a cross-denominational translation project. I received the Thinline Bible DecoTone Tan/Brick Red, and I really like the size. It’s about the same as a trade paperback. And it feels like soft, supple leather in my hand. Personally, I adore reading a Bible I like to hold. The 9 pt. font size is easy to read, and I am beginning to need magnifying glasses for my compact size translations.

This would be a wonderful Bible for personal reading when you don’t want to be distracted by commentary notes and references. While visiting the website, I learned that this Bible is also very affordable. The only drawback I’ve found is that the words of Christ are not printed in red.

Here are some of the verses I checked out:

John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God.

John 8:58 “I assure you,” Jesus replied, “before Abraham was, I Am.”

Psalm 1:1-3 The truly happy person doesn’t follow wicked advice, doesn’t stand on the road of sinners, and doesn’t sit with the disrespectful. Instead of doing those things, these persons love the LORD ’s Instruction, and they recite God’s Instruction day and night! They are like a tree replanted by streams of water, which bears fruit at just the right time and whose leaves don’t fade. Whatever they do succeeds.

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