Received this bible and it was just what I wanted an up to date version that is accurate and speaks in a language I understand fully. Have enjoyed it greatly and will be waiting for a large print edition.
When one thinks of all the useless mind wasting gaming & other types of software made available today for downloading, why not take just 5 minutes a day to read from what is at the very least, one of the greatest books ever written?! You can even choose your favorite version (I have two) & download it to your smartphone or tablet! The level of spiritual value that will receive cannot be truly expressed in this review. Just know this. It will change your life in a positive ways more than you can imagine.
The CEB is not likely to become my favorite translation. I find the language a bit less polished than I would like. It is, however a different version and as such, offers a refreshing perspective on the Biblical text.
I have been reading Bibles since I was a child in the 1950's. This translations is one of the easiest to read and to understand. It contains very few specialized words. I would recommend it to a new christian or a child as young as nine.