I regularly use the hardback version of the full Life with God Bible (Old Testament (OT), New Testament (NT) and Deuterocanonical books The Life with God Bible NRSV
) and I am delighted to have some of this book available for the Kindle. My comments relate mainly to the conversion of the work to electronic format rather than on the actual content, which is reviewed elsewhere, so will be of most interest to those already familiar with the print editions.
To be clear: the product on this page is only the Old Testament (or First Testament if you prefer), it does not include the New Testament: that has to be purchased separately, The Life with God Bible NRSV--New Testament
Notes collected at the end of each chapter so the flow of the text is not interrupted.
Licensed for multiple devices.
Inherent in the electronic model but the search function is useful for finding
where authors are cited in the notes and essays.
The Kindle edition is lighter than the print edition.
Profiles at the end of a relevant chapter (though these lack the 'Profile' title
and the bullet points on the personal reflection points)
Separate OT and NT (this could be better reflected in the pricing of the items but for my
use it makes reading through the OT and NT narratives in parallel easier)
The Spiritual Disciplines Index contains the OT, NT and Deuterocanonical passages.
As mentioned earlier, it is the only NRSV for the Kindle I could find on Amazon.co.uk
The Deuterocanonical books section is not available.
Conversion from print to electronic format generally good but there are a few typos not
in the print edition: all but one that I have noticed are end-of-line hyphenations in
the print edition converted to a space in the Kindle edition and most are in the notes
rather than in the NRSV text.
Little use of hyperlinking other than to footnotes. Hypertext to books from the Table of
Contents is to the beginning of the chapter introduction and from there one would
need to page through to a specific chapter. The frequent 'see also Spiritual
Disciplines Index' is not hyperlinked though setting a bookmark can cover this.
The 'see also With-God Life essays for this section' has the print page number,
unhelpful in this edition, but the sections are the Kindle chapters and so these
can be accessed using the 5-way control or via the Table of Contents. Bible
references in notes are also not hyperlinked.
The loss of the print edition running header has not been compensated for by, for
example, adding the book name to the chapter number making navigation by using
search more difficult if you want a specific passage.
The profiles index is included but only provides print page number and chapter reference.
In summary, I am delighted to have this available on the Kindle but more could have been made of the hyperlinking facilities though if that would have increased the cost it may not help sales. As I use it for reading through whole books or long narratives sequentially the lack of navigation is a minor drawback for me: a few bookmarks provide what links I need but for others this could be a real drawback. Similarly, leaving aside the cost issue, the separation of New Testament and Old Testament into two electronic books is positive rather than negative for me but would not be for all users.
Would be five stars but reduced to four as the potential of the electronic format has not been realised.