Recommended for their spiritual and historical value, the books of the Apocrypha help to fill in the 400-year gap between the Old and New Testaments. Protestants in particular should familiarize themselves with these writings, since they have influenced art, liturgy, and legend for centuries. 288 pages, softcover. Common English Bible.
The new Apocrypha-only softcover edition in the Common English Bible translation is perfect for the classroom setting, a personal library, or for those who have never studied these books. The binding and price make it a cost-effective choice.
This edition is also for Catholics, Anglicans, Episcopalians, and those interested in the Apocrypha.
The Common English Bible is a translation completed in 2011. One hundred and twenty biblical scholars from twenty-two faith traditions worked as translators. These women and men balanced rigorous accuracy in translation of the ancient texts with an equally passionate commitment to clarity of expression in contemporary English. The result is a clear, direct, and powerful English version of the scriptures for use in Bible study, devotional reading, and worship.