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5.0 out of 5 stars
Accessible and helpful and easy to read, 24 Aug 2013
I think its important to be able to read the Bible text and make sense of it for your own situation, and this is what the Good News Bible is really good at. This particular edition has really colourful introductions that start with the basics - what is the Bible anyway? This is followed by the books of the Bible, how best to read them, and some basic Biblical history to help get things in context. There are thumbnail sketches of the main Biblical characters, and then some useful pages on ethical issues of our day, like Alcohol, Euthanasia - which are surprisingly well thought out and presented. This is the edition of the Bible I turn to for my daily use, and would recommend to anyone who wants to get started with the Bible.