Item description for Good News Good News Bible-Burgundy SC by American Bible Society...
Overview Glossary Septuagint passages Chronology of the Bible Subject Index Book introductions Outlines Line drawings throughout 1,563 pp.
Publishers Description ABS Item #104890. Sturdy Bible containing glossary, Septuagint passages, a chronology of the Bible, subject index, book introductions and outlines, and line drawings througout.
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Studio: American Bible Society
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75" Weight: 1.75 lbs.
Release Date Mar 3, 2001
Publisher AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY #407
ISBN 1585161551 ISBN13 9781585161553
The American Bible Society is an interdenominational, non-profit, donor-supported ministry whose mission is to make accurate and affordable translations of the Bible available to everyone. Founded in New York City in 1816, ABS is dedicated to presenting the Bible in compelling ways so that people can experience life in its fullness through faith in Jesus Christ. ABS is responsible for a number of "firsts": the first Bibles provided to the U.S. military in 1817, the first pocket Bibles for soldiers during the Civil War, and the first Bibles in hotels. The society extends its outreach internationally through the United Bible Societies (UBS), a fellowship of 126 international groups, and was instrumental in founding this global fellowship in the interest of efficiency and making a greater impact. In 1999 alone, more than 63 million copies of the Society's publications were distributed throughout the United States and the world.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Good News Good News Bible-Burgundy SC?
Good News Bible May 12, 2008
An inmate in the county jail requested a Bible to be sent before he was transfered to prison. This soft covered Bible was accepted as a proper mail item. He was very thankful it was delivered in a timely manner.
Good Translation Jun 14, 2007
I first owned this easy-to-read translation years ago, but it got lost many moves ago. This is not a paraphrase, incidentally. I find this translation very helpful for difficult passages and am glad to add it to my collection of study and other Bible translations.
this site's description is inanaccurate, however. If you need the Deuterocanonicals/Apocrypha, this version in burgundy does not contain it. There are two versions sold by this site -- one with a blue cover and one with a burgundy cover. Both are marked as containing the Apocrypha. I bought the one that cost a little more assuming that it did contain the apocrypha, but it did not. I don't know if the blue cover version does contain them, but since it is less expensive I doubt it. I brought the mislabeling to this site's attention so I hope they correct the problem.
With or without the Apocrypha, I highly recommend this as an addition to anyone's Bible library.
Great Bible in plain English Apr 17, 2007
If you're new to the Bible and/or thrown off by outdated language, this may be the version for you. Not once is the term "thou" or "begat" used, which is really great for those of us who are living in the 20th century. Getting this version of the Bible eliminates one of the biggest excuses for not reading it. It's in plain English, which is nice, because it's not as if the Bible hasn't been edited many times over the centuries. This edit keeps the content similar to that of other versions, such as the NIV, but makes it much easier to comprehend. The Good News Bible is the first version that I didn't put down in frustration.
very satisfied Apr 6, 2007
I found this bible easy to read and understand. I am very satisfied with it and like it much more than the King James version and recommend it highly.
Good for beginners Nov 5, 2006
This is a good beginners bible, for those that are second language or young. It's hard to understand the old English versions, specially since almost no one speaks like that anymore in the United States. This has words that are used in today's language and their easy to understand. For Sunday Church School, I think this bible would be great for the younger ones as they would be able to understand the words a lot better.
I bought this bible because I all ready own an old English version one, and me been second language I found it hard to understand. Then I found this bible and began to read it and understood nearly everything. Although I knew it was not as accurate as the original Old English Version, I was able to read through it with out having to use a dictionary or give it too much though of what they meat, loosing my interest in further reading the bible. Now I actually enjoy reading the bible more than ever and mostly because it's easy to read.
I recommend this bible to those that are beginning or just want a clearer wording to talk it over with other people. I also highly recommend it for second language readers.