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Bible: Contemporary English Version - God's Promise for People of Today Hardcover – Mar 1996

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
The CEV of the Bible is Wonderful! 17 Jun. 1997
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The CEV is a helpful aide at all times. Whether you're in the mood for some easy-reading with a message, or falling asleep doing a paper at 2 a.m., no other version of God's Word is more to-the-point and concise than this one! The CEV is my number one choice in accurate, easy-to-read Bible traslations
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CEV 1 of Only 3 known "Non-Tech language" Modern English Translations 1 Nov. 2005
By Mark Culbertson - Published on
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Non-Christian seekers, new Christians, and Christians wanting to opt out of wrestling with ancient English terms now formalized into key doctrines, will find the CEV, New Living Translation, and God's Word Version very helpful; they're the only 3 recent works I have located that rendered the heavy-weight Christian doctrines such as "justification, sanctification, expiation, redemption, regeneration," etc., into everyday English. This obviously may erode depth of meaning that can be mined from the tech terms; but the techies require additional study tools and/or an extensive Bible-training background; something non-Christian seekers, new and nominal Christians, and the rest of us involved in busy schedules may prefer to bypass except when retired, on vacation, and/or loaded up with lots of free time to wade through the outside study tools, etc., etc. Even if you pack a NIV, NAB, JB, ESV, NRSV, etc., consider adding the CEV, NLT and GWV to your inventory for every day fast-lane study and reading.
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Not the same as other CEV bibles - Headings 19 Aug. 2011
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There are lots and lots of headings in this Bible - but they don't match up a lot of the time with other CEV bibles.
For example - this seems to use the more old-fashioned/harsh terms (like 'disobeys' God and 'God punishes' this person and that person)

While the other CEV bible that I have uses terms like - 'The First Sin' and 'The Trouble with Sin'

What I do like about this bible is that it is a good size to handle and that it doesn't have those annoying footnotes at the bottom of each page.

But tons and tons of headings - like 2 or 3 per page normally.

CEV Holy Bible

There is a large print one also (14 font), but for some reason I can't bring up book links - just Kindle.

Update: after having read a little more of this version, I personally found it to be one of the least accurate. For example: knowledge of good and evil is changed to knowing right and wrong. (we inherited Adam and Eve's sin - and that wasn't knowing right and wrong - can we raise children without teaching them right from wrong - no. But we can certainly leave them to their own devises and see them do wrong without any problem. If Adam and Eve had waited for God to say they were ready to eat of the tree then they would have known what was right and what was wrong - but they did not wait and they got it all mixed up and all messed up instead.)
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