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Saturday, October 20, 2007

NLT Study Bible

A member of the Bible Translation email discussion group just notified those of us who subscribe to that list of the upcoming NLT Study Bible. The publisher promotes a Genesis sampler of the new study Bible this way:
A sneak peak at the upcoming release of the new standard in study Bibles. Featuring the clear and accurate New Living Translation, the NLT Study Bible goes beyond textual notations and personal application to illuminate the meaning of the text in its historical and literary context. Serious study that reaches the heart.
I look forward to this study Bible since the NLT is one of the most readable, yet accurate, English Bible versions available today. And it is promoted heavily by its publisher, Tyndale House Publishers, unlike the TNIV which has not been getting adequate promotion from its publisher, Zondervan.

Another helpful study Bible of a very readable Bible version is the CEV Learning Bible. I wish it were promoted more, just as I wish that the CEV were promoted more.


At Sat Oct 20, 08:40:00 PM, Blogger Iyov said...

I cannot help but notice that NLT Study Bible sampler is being released (according to Amazon) on the next April Fool's Day.

Why is Tyndale charging two dollars for this pamphlet? Their Crossway competitors are selling entire ESV New Testaments for fifty cents. Their Nelson competitors are selling the full NKJV Bible for $1.50. Broadman gave away the HCSB New Testament plus Proverbs and Psalms was for free.

Why doesn't Tyndale simply post their sampler on the Web? After all, their current leading Study Bible for as little as $13.58 on Amazon -- and that even includes a free copy of Tyndale's Bible software.

At Sun Oct 21, 03:08:00 AM, Blogger ElShaddai Edwards said...

I agree with Iyov - this should be a download on Tyndale's site. They provided a 72-page PDF "sampler" of the new Discover God Study Bible... surely a 64-page PDF of this one wouldn't have been difficult to do.

Hopefully the April date is for the full Study Bible...

At Sun Oct 21, 06:48:00 AM, Blogger Jack said...

It doesn't matter to me that they are charging for this sample. I am excited about this Bible. The NLT is my all-time favorite. I use it every day. I just purchased the Oxford Annotated with Apochropha for EfM and, while I like the NRSV very much, there is something about the NLT. It is, dare I say it, shocking in a lot of passages. It reaches out and grabs me like no other translation.

Thanks for sharing this important news.

Peace be with you.

+ OD

At Sun Oct 21, 12:55:00 PM, Blogger Jay Davis said...

Hopefully this will not be a too big of Bible - 6x9 1.5 is big enough. The TNIV SB is too big. If the sampler is 64 pages for Gen. 1-11 it is alot for just Gen 1-11 unless they are sampling other stuff like the concordance etc.

At Sun Oct 21, 11:35:00 PM, Blogger Kevin said...

Why would anyone pay $2 to sample only 64 pages and have to wait for it to arrive in the mail? I think I'd rather pop into the local Christian bookstore to look at 200 pages for free when the real deal arrives on the shelves.

The NLT is my favorite easy-reading version. It'll be interesting to see who the content is really geared to. Amazon's description says: "the NLT Study Bible goes beyond textual notations and personal application to illuminate the meaning of the text in its historical and literary context."

At Mon Oct 22, 06:15:00 AM, Blogger Daisy said...

I hear nothing but news about the TNIV today. I am a fan of the NIV but the TNIV is growing on me if only because of The Bible Experience. I think that's enough publicity right there to be used for the Bible Experience. Despite what critics say, about TNIV being better than NIV, the KJV is growing on me and I really like the NIV still...

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