of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Keegan5 Stars Out Of 5Perfect Bible for both new and seasoned believersMay 9, 2019KeeganQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I really love how this Bible shows where the words of Jesus in the Old Testament and goes into detail about it. The study resources are very useful and not overwhelming like other Bible's I've tried before. I'd recommend this to everyone.
teejulian5 Stars Out Of 5love itApril 14, 2019teejulianQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5i'm very happy that i didn't base my decision to purchase this Bible based on reviews. i got one for me, my sister and my best gal pal. of course, the pages are thin because it's a Bible. we all love the blue print in the OT and it's a very unique perspective. i don't mind that there are questions posed for the "Now." Each book has an intro that is written from personal perspective which makes it interesting. it is not a MacArthur study Bible. it is a great size and very easy to use. it is unfortunate that publishers now consider 9 pt font to be large, which is a bit misleading for the older clientele. please keep that in mind.
vanessa waltersRed Cloud, Neb.Age: Over 65Gender: Female2 Stars Out Of 5Not The Best OneFebruary 25, 2019vanessa waltersRed Cloud, Neb.Age: Over 65Gender: FemaleQuality: 2Value: 2Meets Expectations: 2I love the NLT version of the Bible; this one was on sale, so I bought one. I had read the reviews, before I 'clicked' to add it to the shopping cart. The pages are very thin, you can see print from the other side. You need a really good light to read it, the print is small, the blue/red lettering is hard to read, in poor light or if your eyes are getting tired. I don't care for some of the authors in the Introduction pages. I do love the tidbits articles throughout the Bible, though. The best part of this Bible is the NLT version.
Tammy3 Stars Out Of 5Pros and ConsDecember 2, 2018TammyQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4I love this bible so much. I loved the boxes and little tidbits about the scriptures. I love the introductions! Amazing bible.
But... there are cons. Pages are too thin. You can see lettering from the other side of page. But I can put up with that for a GREAT bible. Love the blue lettering!
Sadly, I have to tear out a page of the bible. The commentary introducing Revelations is biased. The guy calls it a comedy. I was shocked to see that this was a pastor! Keep your mouth shut and keep your opinions to yourself. Just present the facts and let us decipher them. He tells us this is not about future events. It's a comedy talking about Jesus. Whatever! Your opinion. No need to dump it on us. It's biased to your beliefs. You're blinded. So it's best to keep you opinion to yourself and not make a judgement. I am a christian who thinks this is about our future. I have to say all the other ones were amazing by the other introduction writers to each book of the bible.
Caiden Cowger1 Stars Out Of 5A book that can inspire skepticism, bad points, and especially not recommended for new believers.September 1, 2018Caiden CowgerQuality: 4Value: 1Meets Expectations: 1The New Living Translation is one of the best and most easiest to understand Bibles. I highly recommend buying a NLT for personal use, or for a friend; however, the Jesus Centered Bible is really one that you should avoid purchasing, especially if it is for a new believer or someone who is being led to the Lord.
From the previews, the book looked excellent. The idea of following Christ through the Old and New Testaments is certainly an excellent one, and it would have been a good book, had it not been for the 100+ "Jesus Questions" bubbles located throughout the New Testament. Many of the questions are either juvenile, inspire skepticism.
For example, on page 1198, it asks, "If Jesus had decided to play sports, would he have been good enough to compete in the Olympics? Why or why not?"
On page 1065, it asks, "If Jesus lived during our time, what kind of car would he drive? Why?"
This one really got me, on page 1031, "If Jesus was a graffiti artist, what message would he paint for others to see? Explain." The answer is simple: Jesus wouldn't vandalize someone's personal property.
There are some questions within' these bubbles that are really great; however, several of these questions are just simply doltish. I think that the reason for this is because these bubbles have different authors (from the Jesus Centered Bible editorial team) and some were more "qualified" than others.
It was my fear that upon presenting this Bible to a friend of mine, who is starting to developing a relationship with Christ, that it would portray Christianity as being a joke and even inspire skepticism.
This one was also scary. On page 1018, it reads, "Why did Jesus treat the desperate Canaanite woman so harshly, and why did he change his mind?" This falsely establishes that God changes his mind. Malachi 3:6 reads, "For I am the Lord, I change not." God does not change His mind. In the scripture referenced, Matthew 15:21-28, the woman made a confession of faith which resulted in her daughter being instantly healed. We saw Jesus do the same thing in Mark 5:34, "Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole." Jesus did not change his mind in Mathew 15. The woman's faith resulted in the healing of her daughter. This is a basic understanding, and the Jesus Centered Bible missed it.
So, if you purchase this, be careful and just be advised of the problems that I had with it. For a new believer, I would recommend instead buying a simple New Living Translation, such as "the Onyx with Crown of Thorns Design." The NLT's with the Application Index are also really great, which are included in "the Crown of Thorns" design and "the NLT Premium Value Large-Print Slimline Bible--soft leather-look, brown/tan."
May God bless you and guide you!