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CEV Holy Bible
CEV Holy Bible
Price: 3.01

20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Christians Beware! The CEV IS Reliable., 27 Mar 2011
This review is from: CEV Holy Bible (Kindle Edition)
Christians beware! NB of Birmingham recommends a book by Jason David BeDuhn, Truth in Translation: Accuracy and Bias in English Translations of the New Testament, and gives a rather unkind review of the CEV. In his book,Jason BeDuhn recommends the Jehovah's Witness translation of the Scriptures as the most accurate translation. 'Nuff said. The CEV is, in fact, a rather good modern translation of the Bible. It paraphrases the text somewhat to bring out the meaning, but there is no doubt in my mind that the translators were sincere in their efforts to be true to the original text. The CEV is not as widely read as the NIV, but is a good alternative translation for those who like to have more than one version of the Scriptures to which to refer.
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Esther (NIV Application Commentary S.)
Esther (NIV Application Commentary S.)
by Jobes
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! Outstanding!!, 12 Mar 2011
This Commentary deserves more than five stars. Karen Jobes obviously knows and loves her subject very well indeed. I spent a year studying this Commentary (and a few others) on the Book of Esther for an in-depth sermon series, and appreciated Jobes' insights and familiarity with her matertial. I was blessed, and am grateful for what I learned from this Commentary. The NIV Application Bible format is also excellent. If you want a Commentary on the Book of Esther, buy this one.

The Message of Esther (Bible Speaks Today) (The Bible Speaks Today)
The Message of Esther (Bible Speaks Today) (The Bible Speaks Today)
by David Firth
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.57

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a Good One!, 12 Mar 2011
This is a good new Commentary on a very lovely Old Testament Book. I prefer Karen Jobes' Commentary in the NIV Application Bible series, but this Commentary has some different and helpful insights. I am glad I have got both; between them I have gained a much deeper understanding and appreciation of a wonderful Old Testament book.

Luke: The NIV Application Commentary from Biblical Text to Contemporary Life
Luke: The NIV Application Commentary from Biblical Text to Contemporary Life
by Darrell L. Bock
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 18.26

4.0 out of 5 stars Helpful, but ..., 12 Mar 2011
This is not a bad Commentary, but I was a little disappointed with it; it is rather run-of-the-mill stuff. I had read the Commentary on Esther in this series (by Karen Jobes) and that was excellent - deserves more than five stars!, but the Luke Commentary can be somewhat superficial. Perhaps Darrell Bock had to confine himself to a less detailed study of the material to keep the Commentary within publisher's limits, but the final work suffers in consequence. Still, the approach of the NIV Application Commentary series is very good and is more helpful than some others.

Holy Bible (NIV)
Holy Bible (NIV)

12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Kindle has a lot of catching up to do!, 12 Mar 2011
This review is from: Holy Bible (NIV) (Kindle Edition)
I would also like to be able to buy the NIV Bible for Kindle, but not the American Version. We should be able to purchase the Anglicised version here in the UK, and, for that matter, why not the Anglicised TNIV, the updated NIV. The Bible is the world's best seller, but Kindle offers hardly anything at all - certainly not anywhere near the choice of translations that are available in most religious bookstores. You are not scoring any brownie points with what is a rather poor effort, Kindle!
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