Item description for NASB Compact Reference/Button Flap-Black Bond by Zondervan Publishing...
Overview The Updated New American Standard Bible is today's popular, word-for-word, literal translation. This edition is a compact portable size to take with you anywhere.
Publishers Description - Center-Column Reference System---with references based on key words, phrases, and concepts.- Portable Size---take it with you anywhere - Two-Column Text in Paragraph Format---for easy reading and comprehension.- Clear, Readable Type.- Full-Color Maps, Study Helps, Book Introductions, and Concordance.- Words of Christ in Red.
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Bible Binding: Bonded Leather Closure: Button-Flap Color: Black Point/Type Size: 6.00 Version: NAS95 Redlettering: Yes - Words of Jesus in Red! Boxed Presentation: Yes - Comes Boxed! Introduction: Yes - Features Introduction! Concordance: Yes - Built In Concordance Maps: Yes - Contains Maps Gilded: Yes - Pages are gilded! Ribbon Marker: Yes - Keep's your place! Presentation Bible: Yes
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More About Zondervan Publishing
Zondervan is an American international Christian media and publishing company located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Zondervan is a founding member of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA).
Zondervan was founded in 1931 in Grandville, MI, a suburb of Grand Rapids, by brothers Peter ("P.J.", "Pat") and Bernard (Bernie) Zondervan, who were the nephews of publisher William B. Eerdmans. The company began in the Zondervans' farmhouse and originally dealt with selling remainders and publishing public domain works. The first book it published was Women of the Old Testament by Abraham Kuyper, in 1933.
Within a few years Zondervan developed titles of its own, and began publishing Bible editions. The Berkeley Version appeared in 1959, and the Amplified Bible in 1965. The NIV New Testament was published in partnership with the International Bible Society in 1973, and the complete NIV Bible appeared in 1978.
The company was bought by HarperCollins, a division of News Corp, in 1988, and is the company's principal Christian book publishing division.
Zondervan also publishes many other books by Christian authors focusing on topics of interest to Christians. In the 1970s it published The Late Great Planet Earth by Hal Lindsey, which has sold more than 30 million copies. They are also known for the Bible storytelling books of Ethel Barrett, Joni by quadriplegic Joni Eareckson Tada, Baptist minister and author Rick Warren's The Purpose Driven Life, which has sold more than 35 million copies, Sacred Marriage, the modern marriage classic by Gary Thomas (author), and Rob Bell, author of Velvet Elvis and presenter of NOOMA. NOOMA is a series of short spiritual films. In 2004, Zondervan expanded to include Renee Altson, Shane Claiborne, Sarah Raymond Cunningham and Margaret Feinberg, authors writing for young readers.
Reviews - What do customers think about NASB Compact Reference/Button Flap-Black Bond?
The Grief of the Holy Spirit Aug 17, 2006
This version gets no star, but that was not a permitted option. I was shocked to see so many crucial verses missing or mutilated in the NASB. For example, 1 John 5:7 is completely deleted. Verse 8 is halved as a new 7 and diluted 8. The original verses 400 years old speak of the Holy Trinity and to see them deleted grieves my heart. A major prophetic verse: Zechariah 13:6, has said for the last 400 years "...What are these wounds on my hands?" The NASB says "What are these wounds between your arms?" The Lord's prayer in Luke 11 eliminates heaven, the kingdom of God and deliverance from evil. These are just a few examples of the errors that have mysteriously surfaced in the new versions as of 1960. I am keeping it just to demonstrate the boldness of its errors to a genuine believer in Jesus Christ as Lord, Savior and God. The bible was translated 400 years ago in English by William Tyndale and others like him who were martyred for giving us God's word in English. Since 1960, new versions make a mockery of what Tyndale and his fellow martyrs did to give us the precious gift of reading the perfect Word of God.
The portable Bible with presence! Jun 5, 2006
I have several compact reference Bibles (different transaltions, as well as others from Zondervan, and other publishers), but this one just surpasses them all.
First, the NASB (as most websites agree) is more literal than the other transaltions out there. The design of this Bible will attract many readers. The book introductions are a nice touch, and they are not found in most compact ref. Bibles. Even the gold writing on the spine of the Bible is superior to others. The black ink, as well as the red, is nice and dark---most other Bibles I've seen and own, use a lighter print. The print size is just right---and it's easy on the eyes. The center-column refs. are very detailed. I have always enjoyed the button snap, it does protect the pages.
I'm really enjoying it.
A great Bible Aug 3, 2005
Exactly what I wanted. Very good quality, small, and a good concordance in the back for a compact Bible.
Perfect! Aug 19, 2004
I absolutely love this bible. I bought a pocket bible before this, but that one was way too hard to read. This one's a perfect compromise of portability and readability. I looked through all the compact bibles that are out there, and I think I made the wisest choice with this one.
The intro to each book is very informational yet compact, and the text is extremely easy to read, even for long periods of time. The colored maps in the back are awesome and although the concordance isn't very extensive, it's a great plus.
The "plastic" character of the cover mentioned by other reviewers has never bothered me. If you really want high quality stuff, go ahead get the leather bound edition. But this one is just fine.
Wonderful Little Bible Jun 25, 2004
The NASB translation is among the best. It is very accurate, and though some have said it is not as readable as other translations--I disagree. The NASB is more formal than many modern translations, but I find it has a wonderful, fluid cadence when reading it. This compact Bible has dark, readable type. The short introductions to each Bible book is nice, the ribbon marker is handy, and the Bible itself is about the size of a mass market paperback book, which makes it very portable. This is a wonderful little Bible that I believe you will enjoy having and reading.