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September 24, 2006

Shopping For A New Bible

Sadly, my trusty faux-leather bound NASB Bible is falling to pieces. That edition has a lot of sentimental value, since it was the copy I carried with me when first considering moving into full-time ministry all those years ago. But, the time has come to move to a new copy that is a little less, […]

Sadly, my trusty faux-leather bound NASB Bible is falling to pieces. That edition has a lot of sentimental value, since it was the copy I carried with me when first considering moving into full-time ministry all those years ago. But, the time has come to move to a new copy that is a little less, well, fragile.

I’m really impressed with the new edition of the Bible in the Penguin Classics series – except for the fact that it is a King James Version. The layout of the Bible in single column paragraph format is really appealling and easy to read. If only that format was available in an RSV, NASB or ESV I would have been all over it.

So, what am I looking for? Well I’m tired of the two column layout, keen to avoid extraneous headings and cross-references and I’m prone to running out screaming at the sight of anything in the “study bible” genre.

To be honest, a “normal” book format works fine for me (though for years I’ve wondered about a multi-volume “magazine” format). If anyone knows of an edition that fits the bill, please let me know. Till then, I’m shopping.

[tags] Bible [/tags]

Responses
Chad Brooks 16 years ago

I understand how hard it is to find a bible that is just that. the bible. I have and use a pretty cheap ESV. Its bonded leather, not the kind with the wierd leather work on the cover. It is the two column version but the references and stuff are kept to a minimum, and their is no center column. I really like it. I understand being attached to a certain bible and being really picky about it. The magazine format would really be sweet. I think they make them for teenagers and stuff. Maybe in the future.

Fernando Gros 16 years ago

Thanks for the comment Chad, you’ve encouraged me.

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