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!
I bought this for my husband's birthday as he is a avid CS Lewis reader. When he opened the Bible and saw all the CS Lewis quotes in the margins he was delighted beyond belief. He often does talks at our church and he says that having the references will make it easier to match up to Bible verses.
The selection and placement of Lewis' many book excerpts throughout the text is both illuminating and practical, helping the reader to better understand the biblical passages they refer to, and simultaneously providing examples of how they apply to everyday life.
Overall I am happy with this Bible. The quotes from C S Lewis are excellent and located around the appropriate scriptural passages. I particularly found those extracted from Lewis' letters very helpful and insightful as I have not read his collection of letters. The typesetting of each page is really a fine job - somehow it is almost enticing to read, which is good because we ought to read our bibles more! Only reason I have not given this an Excellent rating is that the bonded leather is not of good quality and I may need to use some glue soon on the inner covers.