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Item description for The Bible - New Life Version: Bible - New Life Version (NEW LIFE BIBLE) by Barbour Publishing...
Overview Readable and affordable describe The New Life Version of the Bible, now available from Barbour. This unique scripture version, originally designed to reach people who did not speak English as their native language, uses a limited vocabulary of 850 words to simply and clearly share God's truth. For example, the term justified is rendered "made right with God," and blaspheme is rendered "speak against God." Ideal for seekers, new believers, or even mature Christians who want a new perspective on the Bible, The New Life Version provides the complete Old and New Testaments, along with topical studies and other helpful learning tools.
Readable and affordable describe The New Life Version of the Bible, now available from Barbour. This unique scripture version, originally designed to reach people who did not speak English as their native language, uses a limited vocabulary of 850 words to simply and clearly share God's truth. For example, the term justified is rendered "made right with God," and blaspheme is rendered "speak against God." Ideal for seekers, new believers, or even mature Christians who want a new perspective on the Bible, The New Life Version provides the complete Old and New Testaments, along with topical studies and other helpful learning tools.
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Bible Binding: Paper, Flush Cut Color: Full Color Point/Type Size: 11.00 Version: NLV
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More About Barbour Publishing
Since the company began as "Book Bargains" in 1981, much has happened to bring this company from a small remainder seller into a prominent Christian publisher. When Hugh Barbour began buying and reselling other publishers' excess stock, he was introducing a new concept to Christian bookstores. Soon, though, the new company began publishing its own titles, beginning with the classic allegory The Pilgrim's Progress in 1984.
With a new name, Barbour & Company, publishing operations continued with two books that Hugh Barbour says "really put us on the map" — Oswald Chambers's beloved devotional My Utmost for His Highest, and Barbour's first original title, The Bible Promise Book. Each found a ready market and, millions of copies later, remain on Barbour's best-selling backlist. Barbour & Company had found its niche: publishing Christian classics at value prices.
Mission The Barbour mission was unique in Christian retailing, and it was beginning to take hold in Christian bookstores around the country. Through the 1990s, the company experienced phenomenal growth in sales and product line and changed its name once again, to Barbour Publishing, Inc. The years surrounding the turn of the millennium would bring almost dizzying change to the company, with new products, new relationships, and even new ownership.
In 1998, Barbour Publishing entered into a trade distribution agreement with Discovery House Publishers, the publishing arm of the Grand Rapids-based Radio Bible Class Ministries. Since DHP is the publisher of the updated edition of My Utmost for His Highest, the agreement brought a unified approach to the distribution of both the classic and updated editions of this powerful book.
After a remarkable forty-seven year career in Christian publishing (a career honored by the 1999 Lifetime Achievement Award of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association), Hugh Barbour decided to retire. The company he had built into a thriving business was acquired by its president & CEO Tim Martins, the man he'd been grooming for leadership for several years preceding.
Today, Barbour's frontlist releases number more than 150 titles per year. That, coupled with nearly one thousand stock titles, allows Barbour to provide retailers around the globe with affordable and accessible Christian products for everyone. In its brief history, Barbour has shipped over one hundred million books.
It's fourteen million books sharing the message of Christ!
Faithfulness to the Bible and Jesus Christ are the bedrock values behind every book Barbour's staff produces from its 115,000-square foot facilities in Uhrichsville, Ohio. When the company's unit sales reached fourteen million in a fiscal year, Martins commented, "I'm really excited about that figure. That's fourteen million Christian books - not fourteen million hamburgers, or fourteen million cars, or fourteen million computers. It's fourteen million books sharing the message of Christ!"
Reviews - What do customers think about The Bible - New Life Version: Bible - New Life Version (NEW LIFE BIBLE)?
The secret of its readibility is in the limited vocabulary... Aug 31, 2008
"In most cases each word uses only one meaning. Difficult bible words found in other versions were broken down into simple meaningful phrases. other problems in Bible reading were researched and the end result is a very readable and understandable version that came out of the pairs missionary work in the Canadian Arctic with Eskimos.
"Those of us who worked on this limited vocabulary New Life Version were constantly watching to keep it understandable without sacrificing accuracy. In many places the wording and beauty of older version have been retained. Paraphrasing or man's idea of what the Bible says was ruled out. The careful and prayerful use of some basic words can be made to say what the original languages said thus assuring the reader of an accurate text.
"Two different times the Bibles speaks of the very words that were written by God and by Christ. Exodus 31:18 says "When the Lord had finished speaking with Moses on Mount Sinai, He gave him the two stone writings of the Law, pieces of stone written on by the finger of God." John 8:6 says "Jesus got down and began to write in the dust with His finger". Both of these writings were soon destroyed. ..."
---reprinted in part from the Introduction of the New Life Bible.
This Bible is gender specific. God is a He i.e. it is not politically correct, but uses traditional grammar i.e. man is mankind. It is understood and does not pander for "All the Holy Writings are God-given and are made alive by Him. Man is helped when he is taught God's Word. It shows him how to be right with God. it gives the man who belongs to God everything he needs to work well for Him." 2 Timothy 3:16-17.
And I think that Gleason and Kathryn Ledyard were very successful in fulfilling their hope that " all who read it " [have] "a greater understanding of the scriptures and a better knowledge of Jesus Christ who came to save from the penalty and power of sin all who put their trust in Him".
I really like this bible. It is a joy to read and for those who like the Darby's Plain Bible, in easier to read language. I recommend this book highly, for those who 1) aren't bible literate 2) children 3) others who just like reading different Bible versions. Other Bibles in this vein, are the Living Bible (my father's favorite) published in the 1960's, and very the contemporary The Message. Each is perfect in their own lovely way.
Bible review Dec 28, 2007
This is a great Bible to read. It does not have any wording above a eight grade level. Its easy to read and understand and does not change the contects. I have bought several and gave to friends, and they all love it.