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possibly the last bible i will buy.
on 11 June 2007
i bought the leatherbound version.
very big bible. lovely leather very scented. gilt edges. flops perfectly on your lap or in your hands. as an object it is quite satisfying.
well people on amazons .com site had complained that it is not a study bible. well no this bible is twice as many pages long as my study bible!
there are loads of things joyce has put in in different colour to main text.
book introductions-these helpfully tell you what this book will be relevant to in life. what sort of subject it covers.
life points-these are little notes in the text that simply pull together what the text is saying and makes it relevant.
speak the word--often at the bottom of the page they are declarations or prayers taken from the text to be spoken out loud.
putting the word to work--notes that highlight biblical principles for you to think on.
the word for your everyday life--these are chunks of joyces words and experience that help you, if you may be wondering how leviticus might apply to your life for example these will help.
amplified bible translation--this gets alot of flak and people call it the multiple choice bible. but i have always found that the extra words in brackets expand on and clarify the rest of the bible. you either love the amp or hate it. but it is worth trying it.
there is an index at the back to show you where all these added pieces are. i have to say that if seperated they would still make a large book.
there is also a massive section on verses to help with whatever you are going through. and finally there are a substantial number of plain lined pages for your notes.
this is a wonderful bible and i have never seen such a book. the word is a powerful thing by itself but joyces notes really make it fresh and show you how it's relevant.
this is a very good quality book in construction and holds what i believe is going to turn my faith walk up a notch. i don't need fifteen coloured maps and weigh conversions and a list of how many times "and" appears in the bible. what i want is to know what god is saying to me and how i can live for him and this is the book to do that.
i would reccomend it.