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Item description for The Four Gospels: The Contemporary English Version (Tarcher Cornerstone Editions) by American Bible Society...
Overview An accessible and comprehensive American Bible Society version of the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John combines historical and scholarly insights with accurate translations designed to render the gospels more clearly and relevant to modern Christians. Original. 20,000 first printing.
Publishers Description The beauty and richness of the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John are highlighted in this exciting new series of spiritual classics. Here is the life and teachings of Jesus, as found in the four Gospels in the New Testament--now available in an affordable, important new collection. These Gospels are the foundation of Christianity, the bedrock of our culture. In them you find the birth of Jesus, his extraordinary life, and the story of his death and triumphant resurrection. Now these beloved Gospels are available in Tarcher's Cornerstone Editions in the popular Contemporary English Version (CEV) translation, from the American Bible Society. The CEV is a serious translation?not a paraphrase?that combines historical and scholarly accuracy with contemporary language that everyone can understand. The result is a reading experience that will resonate with all who read these life-changing Gospels. At last, here are the four Gospels in a translation that brings new depth and meaning, allowing the story of Jesus and the birth of Christianity to come alive like never before.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.08" Width: 5" Height: 0.84" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Oct 16, 2008
ISBN 1585426776 ISBN13 9781585426775
Color: Full Color Point/Type Size: 0.00 Version: CEV
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More About American Bible Society
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 The Four Gospels: The Contemporary English Version (Tarcher Cornerstone Editions)?
Nice feature to this edition Dec 20, 2009
I think this will give people a good introduction to what Jesus actually taught as opposed to what his later followers made into dogma.
I bought this edition because under the headings they put the parallel reference in the other gospels, making it easy to harmonize between the four. I am doing a study where I need to see what material was unique to each writer and what shared. I wish this reference practice was more common in bibles (without making us look at microscopic references at the bottom of the page.)
It uses the Contemporary English Version, which is a new translation. So if you are new to Jesus' thought and want to understand what he taught without the "thees and thous" and without buying a thick book full of a lot of other material then this book will be a great start.