In my search to find a nicely bound NRSV I stumbled across the C. S. Lewis bible. I am a fan of Lewis' writings, but I was hesitant about how appropriately (or not) Lewis' quotations would be used throughout the text. After a little more research I purchased the bible, and I was not disappointed. The quotations are very well placed, and are not (in my opinion) either over-used, or under-used. There is a fantastic preface, introduction, and note to the reader that I would highly encourage you to read through before diving into the text, as it helped me to better understand how and why this version of the text came to be produced, and what the editors' hope is for it. I have been using this bible as my devotional bible for the past several weeks (since it arrived), and have been very blessed by it. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
Now at last someone has taken the gasping clarity of C.S. Lewis and they have married it to its very source! By reading Mr. Lewis's comments with the Word of Truth you experience anew the breadth, depth, and startling understanding that only the Truth can bring.
I'm loving the C.S. Lewis Bible so far. Sure, it doesn't hurt that Lewis is my favorite author, but still. Any fan of Lewis should buy this RIGHT NOW.
My one minor complaint is that I think they should have included more excerpts from the Narnia books. I believe there is only one, that being the story of Narnia's creation, which is placed side-by-side with the Genesis account. I was REALLY HOPING they would choose an excerpt from the scene in "The Last Battle" where all the characters are going into Aslan's Country to be placed with the passage from Revelation about the new heavens and the new earth.
Still, as my title suggests, this was a wonderful idea with great execution by a number of eminent scholars. Thank you, HarperCollins, for allowing this to see the light of day!