Named one of the top 10 religion stories of 2011 by the Religion Newswriters Association! The completed Common English Bible was crafted by 118 leading biblical scholars from 22 denominations and thoroughly field tested by 77 readings groups. "Goes far toward creating a plain English version,"---Library Journal. 1504 pages, 5.5" x 8.5" hardcover.
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 118 leading biblical scholars from 22 faith traditions and thorough field tests by 77 reading groups. The CEB Thinline with Apocrypha is highly portable yet easy to see with generous 9-point type and a convenient trim size.
5 3/8" x 8 3/8"
9 point type
Two-column setting with black letter text
Includes Apocrypha books
In-text subject headings
Study and reading helps
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. Its significant that people from age 15 to 85 were so fired up by reading the translation. -Eileen Parfrey, Springwater Presbyterian Church, Estacado, Oregon
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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