Common English Bible: A Fresh Translation to Touch the Heart and Mind

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Common English Bible, 2011 - Bibles - 1189 pages
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Take a fresh look at the Bible while you experience a new translation. The Common English Bible combines a commitment to both accuracy and readability. The result is a new version of the Bible the typical reader or worshipper is able to understand with ease. Written in today's modern English, the Common English Bible was created through the careful work of 120 leading biblical scholars from 24 faith traditions and thorough field tests by 77 reading groups. The CEB Thinline edition is highly portable yet easy to see with generous 9-point type and a convenient trim size that is also thinner than an inch. Available in Softcover, DecoTone simulated leather, and bonded EcoLeather bindings.

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5 3/8" x 8 3/8"
9 point type
1216 pages
Ribbon marker
Two-column setting with black letter text
Presentation page
In-text subject headings
Study and reading helps
Topical index
8 pages of full-color maps exclusively from National Geographic

ENDORSEMENT: "Our reading group was transformed by this experience of reading and commenting on the Common English Bible. It's significant that people from age 15 to 85 were so fired up by reading the translation." --Eileen Parfrey, Springwater Presbyterian Church, Estacado, Oregon

 

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User Review  - deusvitae - LibraryThing

The Bible and the full Apocrypha in the Common English Bible translation. As a volume this includes the full Apocrypha, including 3/4 Maccabees, the Prayer of Manasseh, Psalam 151, etc., and not just ... Read full review

terrible printing and binding

User Review  - Md99md - Christianbook.com

I received this item. It is a lot of bother to package something back up to return, so I did not bother, given the price. Aside from the tiny print, the actual binding is terrible because the inside ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
27
Section 2
31
Section 3
101
Section 4
40
Section 5
40
Section 6
217
Section 7
276
Section 8
327
Section 20
556
Section 21
42
Section 22
58
Section 23
67
Section 24
173
Section 25
242
Section 26
286
Section 27
42

Section 9
61
Section 10
141
Section 11
225
Section 12
332
Section 13
341
Section 14
27
Section 15
83
Section 16
240
Section 17
271
Section 18
448
Section 19
551
Section 28
210
Section 29
254
Section 30
305
Section 31
315
Section 32
364
Section 33
395
Section 34
434
Section 35
464
Section 36
520
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About the author (2011)

The Common English Bible is not simply a revision or update of an existing translation. It is a bold new translation designed to meet the needs of Christians as they work to build a strong and meaningful relationship with God through Jesus Christ. The Common English Bible is committed to the whole church of Jesus Christ. To achieve this, the CEB represents the work of a diverse team with broad scholarship, including the work of over 115 scholars--men and women from 22 faith traditions in American, African, Asian, European, and Latino communities. As a result, the English translation of ancient words has an uncommon relevance for a broad audience of Bible readers--from children to scholars.

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