NRSV Popular Text Edition with Apocrypha NR530:TA: Anglicised EditionNRSV Popular Text Edition with Apocrypha NR530:TA: Anglicised EditionNRSV Popular Text Edition NR530:T: Anglicised Edition
This is an attractively designed book, I like the cover and the binding. However the text size (8 and a half point) is too small for me, aged 67, to read comfortably. In addition the editors have moved the running heads which are usually at the top of the page to inside the body of the text, with spacing around. Although this looks nice and may aid comprehension for some readers, it means that there is less space for the text so presumably contributes to the decision to have a smaller text size. The size may well not matter to a younger person, and maybe my daughter would be happy with it.
The edition itself, the prose , is a joy. It is really the first Bible since the Authorised Version (which I was brought up with)that I like. there is much of the King James prose here but it has been modernised. I am delighted to see that "God made humankind in his image" instead of "man". The language is inclusive but not overly so, and I love this Bible. I keep picking it up to read it. As a woman I am thrilled to be part of God's world, as I wasn't in previous Bibles.
Having said this, I actually returned this one and bought the OUP edition which has a much better font and is printed in Great Britain on acid-free paper. However it has an ugly cover design but can you judge a book by it's cover?