This Parallel Bible (KJV, NKJV, NIV, & NLT) is an excellent Bible for the new Christian who just has a curiosity as to what other versions of the Bible have to say other than the KJV; it is, also, an excellent read and tool for the student of the Bible who takes God's Word seriously and is very curious as to what other translations have to say; and it is a monumental help to ministers like myself who have an insatiable desire to fully know and understand what the scriptures actually say and mean in order to gain a more thorough knowledge of God's Word. The convenience of this Bible is excellent having all four outstanding versions of the Bible side by side -- as other reviewers have said where you don't have to refer to four different Bibles which can become very cumbersome. The hardcover is very inexpensive and excellent for my use as, in this case, I'm not looking for a handsome, leather Bible nor an attractive Bible to bring to church. I use it for my everyday reading and Bible study, period, and, for that, it is excellent. The quality of the Bible, itself, especially for the cost, is great -- especially when it's on sale. I don't think there's a better deal out there. I am extremely happy with my four-version, parallel Bible and I highly recommend it to anyone who not only delights in reading God's Word but also wants to find out what all four versions have to say for each scripture, including footnotes. I wish to thank Christian Book for making this excellent parallel Bible available with such good quality and at an excellent price. Thank you so very, very much!
The Complete Evangelical Parallel Bible brings us one hefty but sturdy reader edition in quadruplicate, so we can compare four translations side by side: KJV, NKJV, NIV, and NLT. Ranging from the more literal and poetic King James Version to the contemporary New Living Translation with the other versions in between, these four choice increase comprehension and deepen our insight into Gods Word.
Although Im fond of top quality leather, it doesnt do as well standing on a desk as hardcover or imitation leather in a Bible of this size. So Im glad Hendrickson Bibles sent me a review copy of the Flexisoft, which feels nice and has sewn-in pages that lay flat when opened. Besides the convenience of having one volume rather than four separate books to study at home or carry to my Bible discussion group, the current discount makes the edition a good value as well as a good choice.