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Common English Bible
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Book Description

Take a fresh look at the Bible while you experience a new translation. The Common English Bible is relevant, readable, and reliable. The result is a new version that the typical reader or worshipper is able to understand. 115 leading biblical scholars from 22 faith traditions and 77 reading specialists in 13 denominations worked on this translation.


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The Common English Bible is not simply a revision or update of an existing translation. It is a bold new translation designed to meet the needs of Christians as they work to build a strong and meaningful relationship with God through Jesus Christ. The Common English Bible is committed to the whole church of Jesus Christ. To achieve this, the CEB represents the work of a diverse team with broad scholarship, including the work of over 115 scholars—men and women from 22 faith traditions in American, African, Asian, European, and Latino communities. As a result, the English translation of ancient words has an uncommon relevance for a broad audience of Bible readers—from children to scholars.

Product Details

  • File Size: 3197 KB
  • Print Length: 1216 pages
  • Publisher: Common English Bible (September 1, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0055OFWZO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Accurate, Excellent Translation February 11, 2012
Format:Leather Bound
In the last couple years there has been an explosion in new translations of the Bible. The New American Bible, Revised Edition (NAB) is the first new Catholic Bible in 40 years. The New NIV (NIV) is the first major update to the New International Version (NIV84) in nearly 26 years. There have been new versions for the New Living Translation (NLT) and the Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) in the last two years as well. Add to these the not yet fully completed (there are New Testaments, but not yet Old Testaments for these versions,) The Voice and The [Expanded] Bible. If there were too many versions to keep up with previously, then these last few years have not been kind. And now there is another completely new version, the Common English Bible (CEB).

I originally received this new version in November 2011, and was going to review it for Bible Week at the end of November, but when I got it and started reading it I realized this was going to be much harder to do so I took the last several months to really get to know this translation. And after a time I grew to enjoy it!

The CEB is unlike the most recent versions of the Bible, like The [Expanded] Bible, which could be described as a newer, more authentically translated Amplified Bible, and the Voice, which could be described as similar to The Message, although with more emphasis on translation rather than a single interpreter. The CEB is a completely new translation by more than a hundred scholars from 22 denominations and field tested for realistic English common language (something the Message could have used!) The results are passages that are completely different sounding that what I was used to.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars An Innovative English Translation: Deco Tone September 29, 2011
Format:Imitation Leather
Eleanor Schmidt recalled a time she went to her doctor: "My doctor had recommended surgery and referred me to a specialist. Arriving early for my appointment, I found the door unlocked and the young surgeon, deeply engrossed in reading, behind the receptionist's desk. When he didn't hear me come in, I cleared my throat. Startled, he closed the book, which I recognized as a Bible. `Does reading the Bible help you before or after an operation?' I asked. My fears were dispelled by his soft, one-word answer: `During."' And God has given men His Word revealed in the Bible; a revelation to help His people in good times and hard times. And in the "Common English Bible" one finds a novel look at an English translation of the Hebrew and Greek texts of the Bible. This English rendition is new and very readable, but in some ways a bit startling. The CEB arrives as a fresh version that the average reader is able to understand; including non-Christians.

Traditional readers of the KJV, ESV, or ASV may not like it because much of the standard vocabulary of modern Christianity is not employed in many significant passages. Some may think that doctrine is watered down in favor of readability. Many important theological words are utilized far less than past English translations; including: repent, vipers, abomination, and blasphemy.

The CEB provides:

- Three month day study plan
- Single column arrangement
- Maps supplied by National Geographic
- Field tested by almost 80 scholars and readers
- The oversight of more than 100 biblical scholars from non-conservative traditions

The CEB committee is made up of many non-conservative denominational publishers: Disciples of Christ; P.C U.S.A.; Episcopal Church; United Churches of Christ, and U.M.C.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Common English Bible January 8, 2012
By S.F.
Format:Imitation Leather
Common English Bible Thinline Tan/Brick Red DecoTone by Anonymous

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Common English Bible is being hailed as a new translation for the modern world and after having a chance to peruse the book, since November, what really impressed me about this translation, that although it is slightly comparable to the ESV, due to it being written in a fluid writing that makes the reading of God's Word, even more accessible to the average reader, at the same time, the language is very modern that makes it a change from reading the bible from more traditional versions such as the NKJV or ESV or even NRSV.

Though personally preferring the ESV and NKJV, for the language and particularly the KJV, for its poetic language, what I like and think many will enjoy with the CEB, is that it is geared toward reading as people today speak.

There were some translation of the scripture that I personally thought was questionable, but one has to keep in mind, that there is a variation across the board, with each of the different translations that are out there, and if you are looking for a bible for in depth bible study,it helps to have several translations on hand, just to get an idea of how the verses may varied, but for everyday reading, the CEB, really accomplishes that goal.

One has to keep in mind, that different translations, has always been met with doubt, so it helps to use any translation of the bible, with a translation that you are comfortable with, but also, with an open heart, take the time to compare and see what is it about any translation, that is used, that makes it worth being used.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Makes reading the Bible easier to understand
Published 11 days ago by Jo Sumeral
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Not my favorite version but a readable one.
Published 1 month ago by xmorg
5.0 out of 5 stars An Easy to Understand Bible
This is an "easy to understand" Bible. I especially enjoy the app version for my Kindle. I can quickly find a verse which helps my Bible study.
Published 1 month ago by DONNA
4.0 out of 5 stars ... got this in the Kindle version and I really like the more modern...
I got this in the Kindle version and I really like the more modern language. For travelling, it's perfect. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Catherine Standiford
5.0 out of 5 stars you'll like it!
Excellant. Use it everyday. Novel interpretation.
Published 5 months ago by S.J. Finley
5.0 out of 5 stars pocket book
This is a great bible for the ones hat need a quick reference bible ,that a small size . You can take it everywhere .
Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Good for reading.
I gave this bible to a friend as a gift. She really enjoys it as it is so good for reading. I enjoy mine so much.
Published 10 months ago by Donna Creel
1.0 out of 5 stars No table of contents
Just got this on my kindle. It doesn't have a table of contents. You have to scroll through the entire Bible to get where you want to be.
Published 11 months ago by Paul R. Riggle
2.0 out of 5 stars Kindle Edition Lacking
The Kindle edition of this Bible lacks a Table of Contents making it difficult to find passages. You can search for "John 3" which will take you to the 3rd chapter of the... Read more
Published 12 months ago by John L
5.0 out of 5 stars Common English Bible
I would recommend this Bible to everyone! Praise God,Praise Lord Jesus! It is a common sense and easy to read Holy Bible.
Published 12 months ago by john lindquist
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