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Attractive & Informative Bible
on 6 January 2010
I try to get a new Bible every two years on average. One gets familiar with the old and after a while, it is easy to skim the contents and assume knowledge.
This Bible has a small introduction at the beginning of each book - it has proven to be useful and provides a brilliant insight, backdrop and in many ways a contextual understanding of each book.
I would highly recommend this Bible, especially if one wishes to present it as a gift to a new convert, or to someone who had been of a different religious background. This version will (in my opinion), be particularly useful to a recipient from an Islamic background for the simple reason that they have a notion that the Bible has been corrupted through the process of translation.
This is a brilliant version, it is attractive and the cross references in the middle margin are useful. In addition to all of this, there are literary explanations of words that may seem to be obtuse to a person who is not familiar with the word or of a non-Christian background.
It is worth taking the time to read the introductory notes as they will serve a person well to understand the annotations.
Highly recommended - get one or give one out as a present...!!!