Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Want A New Study Bible For This Year?

Title: THE CEB STUDY BIBLE 
Category: Bible's 
Pub. Date: 10/15/2013
Publisher: Common English Bible
Format: Hardback
Pages: 2688
ISBN#: 1609260295

Synopsis:   
The CEB Study Bible gives you the tools, illustrations, and explanations necessary for making informed decisions about the meaning of the Bible. The notes in this study Bible don't tell you what to believe. Instead, they give you the context for what the books of the Bible meant to their earliest readers and what the Bible means right now. The CEB Study Bible is for encouragement and challenge, for guidance and reflection, for study and prayer:
  • The reliable, readable, and relevant Common English Bible translation with the Apocrypha, in a single-column setting
  • Detailed book introductions, outlines, and notes from the finest biblical studies professors
  • Full-color throughout, including more than 200 illustrations, photographs, maps, and charts
  • Hundreds of thousands of cross references
  • More than 300 indexed sidebar and general articles
  • 21 full-color maps designed by National Geographic and fully indexed


My Review:   
I am going to get this out of the way, I Am and Always Will Be A King James Version Gal!  But this Bible is awesome. I had my daughter, who is not a King James Version gal, to pick a couple of her favorite verses and read them out of this version. She did and was impressed that she could understand and like the way this one was written. I also spoke to my daughter n law who also likes the King James Version like me, and had her do the same. She was also impressed as to how close this version was but had some subtle differances. 

As I started reading thru out the Bible and checking the notes, maps, contents in the front and thru out this amazing study Bible I have come to love it. It is fresh and chocked full of great information as well as the actual scriptures. 

So from the front, which the cover is very eye pleasing, to the back with the colorful maps, I am placing this Bible, The CEB Study Bible, on my desk for hands on studying Gods Word. And suggest that you, everyone, to pick one up today and check it out for your self. 

As for my Breath of Life Rating, I rate this book: 

 Five Clock Rating!!  

Disclosure: I did received the above book in exchange for my honest opinion and review. Opinions are my own and yours may differ.  

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About the Editor's  
   
Joel B. Green is Professor of New Testament Interpretation and Associate Dean for the Center for Advanced Theological Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary.
Prior to his appointment at Fuller Seminary in 2007, Dr. Green was Professor of New Testament Interpretation at Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Kentucky (1997-2007), where he also held administrative positions first as Dean of the School of Theology and then as Vice President of Academic Affairs / Provost. He has served on the faculties of the American Baptist Seminary of the West and Graduate Theological Union, and New College Berkeley, Berkeley, California, a graduate school of Christian and interdisciplinary studies for the whole people of God.
He is the editor of the New International Commentary on the New Testament, co-editor of the Two Horizons New Testament Commentary, and editor of the Journal of Theological Interpretation.
Dr. Green has served churches in Texas, Scotland, and California, and presently serves as Teaching Pastor of La Canada United Methodist Church, La Canada, California.
 
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Matthew R. Schlimm (Duke University, Ph.D.) is Assistant Professor of Old Testament at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary. His interests focus on biblical theology, biblical ethics, biblical emotions, and rhetorical criticism. He has published work in the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, the Journal of Media and Religion, the Tyndale Bulletin, the Scottish Journal of Theology, Review of Communication, and the Wesleyan Theological Journal. He is currently working on a book with Baker Academic.

 
    

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