CEB Common English Thinline Bible with Apocrypha DecoTone Black

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9781609261085: CEB Common English Thinline Bible with Apocrypha DecoTone Black
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Take a fresh look at the Bible while you experience a new translation. The Common English Bible combines a commitment to both accuracy and readability. The result is a new version of the Bible the typical reader or worshipper is able to understand with ease. Written in today's modern English, the Common English Bible was created through the careful work of 120 leading biblical scholars from 24 faith traditions and thorough field tests by 77 reading groups. The CEB Thinline with Apocrypha is highly portable yet easy to see with generous 9-point type and a convenient trim size. Available in a black DecoTone simulated leather binding.

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5 3/8" x 8 3/8"
9 point type
1552 pages
Ribbon marker
Two-column setting with black letter text
Includes Apocrypha books
Presentation page
In-text subject headings
Study and reading helps
Topical index
8 pages of full-color maps exclusively from National Geographic

ENDORSEMENT: “Our reading group was transformed by this experience of reading and commenting on the Common English Bible. It’s significant that people from age 15 to 85 were so fired up by reading the translation.” -–Eileen Parfrey, Springwater Presbyterian Church, Estacado, Oregon

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The Common English Bible is a translation completed in 2011. One hundred and twenty biblical scholars from twenty-two faith traditions worked as translators. These women and men balanced rigorous accuracy in translation of the ancient texts with an equally passionate commitment to clarity of expression in contemporary English. The result is a clear, direct, and powerful English version of the scriptures for use in Bible study, devotional reading, and worship.

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The Common English Bible, likely the largest cross-denominational translation project in recent memory, unites Baptist, Catholic, Evangelical, United Methodist, and numerous other faith traditions in a joint effort to create a complete but broadly accessible Bible for the 21st century. No single translation, despite the breadth of this committee's reach, is likely to please all, but this sincere and diligent effort goes far toward the creation of a plain-English version that, without falling into folksiness or false hipsterism, can be read and understood by a range of ages, educational backgrounds, and aptitudes.--Library Journal (03/01/2011)

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