CEB Thinline Bible, Large Print edition, Soft leather-like, Cinnamon Bloom
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Treat your eyes and senses to affordable luxury with the Common English Large Print Thinline Bible with an elegant key design burnished in deep walnut. The generous 12-point type and soft touch of the DecoTone cover will bring enjoyment for years to come. Plus the translation footnotes, in-text subject headings, and color maps from National Geographic make this a Bible ideal for use in church, small groups, and personal devotion.
The Common English Bible is a bold new version built on common ground. By avoiding obscure words and outdated phrases, this fresh translation removes language barriers to ensure an enjoyable, natural reading experience for young and old, believers and seekers. The result is a completely accurate translation of the original texts that’s relevant, readable, reliable and easily understood today.
- 12-point text size
- Comfortable two-column setting with black letter text
- In-text subject headings
- Translation footnotes
- 8 pages of full-color maps from National Geographic
- 30, 90, and 365-day reading plans
- Presentation page
- Ribbon marker
- Silver page edges
- 9.50" x 6.50" x 1.00"
|Format: Imitation Leather|
Number of Pages: 1280
Vendor: Common English Bible
Publication Date: 2012
Dimensions: 9.19 X 6.19 (inches)
|Availability: In Stock|
Text Layout: Double Column
Text Color: Black Letter
Text Size: 11-13 Point
Note Size: 11-13 Point
Ribbon Marker: Yes
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Scott SnyderVaAge: 55-65Gender: male3 Stars Out Of 5OK- But not the bestAugust 16, 2013Scott SnyderVaAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 3I bought this because I didn't have a CEB bible yet and wanted to compare it to other translations that I have.
First this particular bible has a 10 point type face not 12 as listed. The print quality is high though and there is enough space between the lines to make it readable to me.
The Deco Tone cover can be easily scratched or marred with your finger nail so you may want to think about getting a bible cover if you buy it. The binding quality is also very good.
This bible claims to be an accurate translation but makes use of idioms in the English language such as
"no strings attached" which seems out of place to me when reading it.
"Son of Man" in Ezekiel and the Gospel is translated as "The Human One" - I definitely don't care for that.
If you already have some other translation that you are satisfied with I can't think of any reason to buy this translation. It may have some benefit for people changing from a paraphrase bible to a word for word translation or someone for a first time bible.
Overall I prefer the CEB it above the NRSV but below pretty much everything else, including the NIV (1984 version), NKJV, ESV, NASB, HCSB, even the NLT and the Living Bible paraphrase.
My overall feeling on the CEB translation is that if they are going to use English language idioms in some verses they might as well write a paraphrase bible. I think the CEB translation is closet in style to the NCV translation.