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Holy Bible: Mosaic NLT Hardcover – September 22, 2009
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Among his many credits, David Sanford is the author of the acclaimed book If God Disappears: 9 Faith Wreckers and What to Do about Them. David and his wife, Renée, are also the general editors of Focus on the Family's Handbook on Thriving as an Adoptive Family. Both are published by Tyndale House Publishers.
Over the years, David has been featured or interviewed and quoted by leading news services, national broadcast networks, numerous Web sites and blogs, stacks of magazines, and scores of newspapers, including USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, and the Wall Street Journal. His detailed biography appears in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the West, Who's Who in Media and Communications, and Who's Who in American Education.
The Sanfords live "on the road to Damascus," outside Portland, Oregon, where David serves as a lay teaching pastor at Spring Mountain Bible Church.
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2. <em>Mosaic</em> is heavily graphical, with a generous sampling of Christian symbolism and an excellent selection of Christian art. All the artistic and literary resources are listed in an index. There is an intentional effort to capture an ecumenical, pan-traditional look that some might call "post evangelical" or "emerging." Some may find this trendy. It is well-done and a pleasure to work through.<!--more-->
3. The diversity of resource selections is truly wide ranging, from Athanasius to Brian Maclaren, classic to contemporary, Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, Anabaptist, etc.
4. The Christian year is the key to the weekly devotions and studies. For those who seriously are at variance with high levels of denominationalism, the <em>Mosaic Bible</em> will be particularly appreciated. For those operating in a particular tradition, there is a need for more resources. Perhaps this can be addressed in future editions. (Tyndale- call me :-)
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The bible lays flat when it is open, for the most part, but I imagine that with just a little use, it will be able to stretch.
The Scriptures themselves are, of course, the NLTse from 2007 (which saw the translation become steadily more literal, without sacrificing clarity, than the 1996 translation), and generally left alone. By which, I mean, that unlike other bibles, the devotional materials are placed in the front. In my opinion, this helps to elevate the Scriptures themselves, as something perfect, with no added detail, and is a feature, I believe, could be looked for in future bibles. The Scriptures open with a note to the readers and the standard Introduction to the New Living Translation as well as the bible translation team. From what I can see, this is pretty standard fare for the NLT bibles. This bible, however, has a center column reference system (and note to the readers). It is scientific, pointed, with the cross references, as many other bibles have, pointing to relevant passages.Read more ›
"Mosaics are curious things. Bits and pieces of stone and glass that on their own may be interesting, but only fleetingly so. Together, however, those pieces form images that move us in unexpected and profound ways. From the simplest forms to the most complex, it is the combined effect of tiles arranged in their diversity that brings about something much greater than the sum of its parts. ... But as Christians, we are part of something much larger than simply the here and now. We are part of a mosaic--a patchwork of people, places, times, and cultures--that depicts one person: Jesus Christ. ... The purpose of this Bible is to provide a way to encounter Christ on every continent and in every century of Christian history. ... [Y]ou will find an extensive block of weekly meditations that draw on the collective wisdom of the global church across two thousand years of history, which will engage your heart and mind and guide you back into God's life-changing word."
And that's what the Mosaic Bible does: it incorporates Christian voices from two thousand years of history and from all over the world. These voices are collected into a series of readings that are organized around the Christian year. Now, I'll admit up front, that growing up in Southern Baptist churches, I've never formally celebrated the Christian year in any meaningful way. When Kathy and I moved to Kentucky, I noticed that many of the Baptist churches recognized Advent, and a small few observed Lent, but most did not. In fact, I only observed Lent--in a very clumsy way, miind you--for the first time this past year.Read more ›
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I got this bible today. I love it. It is a protestant Bible with meditations from the church year. I love how it has quotes from Christians through the ages and from different... Read morePublished 28 days ago by Ruth Erickson-Gladvin
The devotional section of this Bible is phenomenal. I've struggled for years to find an devotional that balances my desire for deep intellectual insights and heartfelt passionate... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Brandy Steel
This has become my favorite Bible translation, because it speaks as normal people speak! I also like the Christian Year devotional guides for every Sunday in the year. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Douglas A. Nicely
Had this for a few years now and wanted to write a review in hopes that it would encourage others to get this gem.
Needed a new Bible. Read more
I love the breadth of material brought together for further personal study, as someone who studies and works in the arts. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Bryne Rose
I have had this bible for about 3 months now. I love it. Its one of my favorites out of the three I have. My only complaint is the font size but other than that I love it. Read morePublished 14 months ago by David
Beautiful Bible, lots of literature in addition to the Scripture. I read it every morning and it really starts my day !Published 14 months ago by Little Britches
It said that it would be in "very good" condition and the binding was torn at the top and bottom.Published 16 months ago by Blake Spann
enough said... I should be getting my money back, but really it;s just not worth it. I think other features are great, but come on!Published 19 months ago by Ryan Welshans