Bible Illuminated: The Book: New Testament

Bible Illuminated: The Book: New Testament

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by AB Forlaget Illuminated Sweden
     
 

A homeless man walking. A soldier preparing for combat. A mother nursing her newborn child. Never before has a publisher illuminated the Bible with such an array of striking, even provocative contemporary photographs. Wrapped in an arresting cover, Bible Illuminated: The Book, New Testament presents the Bible in a full-color, glossy magazine format, set in

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A homeless man walking. A soldier preparing for combat. A mother nursing her newborn child. Never before has a publisher illuminated the Bible with such an array of striking, even provocative contemporary photographs. Wrapped in an arresting cover, Bible Illuminated: The Book, New Testament presents the Bible in a full-color, glossy magazine format, set in running text with no verses, inviting readers to step into the Bible and experience it in a whole new way. The Book, using the Good News Translation as approved by the American Bible Society, will introduce believers and non-believers to a culturally relevant, accessible Bible and will encourage dialogue between people from all walks of life. When was the last time you picked it up and read it?

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Library Journal

No new Bible this year is likely to be more discussed than this "illuminated" version by Swedish designers, with the American Bible Society's Good News Translation. The producers say it has "no religious mission." It uses provocative and even assaultive color photos, e.g., a man in flames labeled "Revelation," reminiscent of glossy magazine photojournalism but aimed at the Facebook generation, complete with neon yellow highlighting of text. Whether the images illumine more than they provoke is a matter of taste.


—Graham Christian

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789197669443
Publisher:
Illuminated World
Publication date:
10/28/2008
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
8.34(w) x 10.98(h) x 0.37(d)

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J.P. Moreland
"It is impossible to understand the flow of Western culture and the development of its best institutions without grasping the Bible. Judged by its impact, historical importance and power to transform lives and cultures, the Bible simply towers over any other written document. It is no accident that it is the first book to be burned when a totalitarian regime arises. And the contents of the Bible contain a rich blend of spiritual, moral and practical insight, along with the wisdom needed to live a flourishing life. Indeed, for millions upon millions, including myself, the Bible is more than a mere human document--it is the very Word of God to humanity. For all these reasons, and many, many more, it is good when people read and reflect on the Bible. The Bible Illuminated provides a fresh opportunity to recognize the knowledge about reality. It brings the Bible to ordinary folk in a readable form and an attractive format."--(J.P. Moreland, Distinguished Prof. of Philosophy, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University)
Jim Watts
"Though the look and feel of The Book: New Testament amply fulfills my expectations of the aesthetic and production values that an ad executive brings to Bible publishing, the title of the two-volume series, The Bible Illuminated, places the work within a very old tradition. Once you start looking for it, the heritage of medieval illuminated manuscripts can be recognized in various ways, such as the use of incipit pages and the use of boxed verses or yellow highlights for emphases. Despite appearances, then, The Book: New Testament does not attempt a radical aesthetic innovation in bible publishing but rather consciously updates an ancient and venerable tradition with new production values and methods."--(Jim Watts, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies. Department of Religion, Syracuse University)
Erwin McManus
"What do you get when you integrate a passion for the Scriptures with a passion for those who have never read it...you get the Bible Illuminated. What would it look like if you blended the ancient text of the Scripture with a boldly contemporary and artistic style...Bible Illuminated. For years Bible makers have been creatively packaging the Bible to enhance the experience of people of faith who treasure the Scriptures. Bible Illuminated beautifully presents the content of the Bible as an art form that can be appreciated and enjoyed by those who are not likely to be carrying one. Bible Illuminated feels and looks like it belongs on the tables of every cosmopolitan coffee shop and artisan hang out. Finally a Bible that looks like the city!"--(Erwin McManus, Pastor and Author, most recently of Wide Awake: The Future is Waiting Within You, published by Thomas Nelson)

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Bible Illuminated: The Book: New Testament 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Bible Illuminated is an attractively made book. I like the way certain verses are already highlighted or underlined. BE ALERT to the fact that photographs and pictures are used as art work and the subject matter of a few photos is not for young children. A few photos show violence. I wouldn't recommend this book for children under 14 or sensitive people. For example, there are photos of a man is shown on fire and a close up of a lady said to be dying while giving birth. The art work of this Bible wants to challenge believers, not comfort them.
Tarasview More than 1 year ago
I have been blessed in my life to be able to read the Bible several times over in several different translations and you know what? It's a great book. If you haven't read it you should give it a try! There is a reason it is the most popular book in the world you know :)

This month I was given the amazing opportunity to preview a new Bible version- Bible Illuminated. Honestly I think it is easily the most incredible version I have EVER seen.

The photos are incredible- just looking at them gave me VERY strong emotions and then to have them paired with the Word of God was just intense. It truly had me captivated.

The Bible Illuminated would make an excellent Christmas gift too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
awesome bible...LOVE it...it captures you and I guess make a bible anyway which way possible to draw people in
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AnnArboreum More than 1 year ago
Maybe it's just me, but this is a weird cover for a Bible. I am increasingly wary of these postmodern Christian influences. Jesus was never PC, why should Christians? We're not supposed to be as worldly as a lot of Christians are now. I appreciate that this version is trying to be contemporary, but the wonderful thing about the Bible is that it hasn't changed.