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The Book Paperback – Large Print, September 1, 1999

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The Book is, of course, the Bible. Rather than offering a straightforward interpretation of the original Greek and Hebrew texts, Tyndale House Publishers has assembled an easy-to-reference volume, making it accessible to newcomers as well as scholars. In the front section, readers will find a selection of excerpts that speak to life's major issues and concerns, such as "Anger," "Discouragement," "Fear," and "Loneliness." The Book also includes excerpts that speak to relationships, such as love, friends, marriage, and parenthood. An opening section titled "Where Can I Find It?" lists where to locate favorite Bible stories, including "The Prodigal Son" and "The Golden Rule." It even has a reference section devoted to "Great Chapters from the Book," citing chapters such as "A Time for Everything," and "The Holy Spirit Comes." This is one of the most highly recommended and user-friendly bibles available. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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There’s no other book like The Book. Every day millions of people around the world receive wisdom, guidance, comfort, and strength from the Bible. It’s filled with answers to life’s toughest questions concerning love, fear, anger, depression, money, marriage, parenting, friends, eternal life, and so much more. As a matter of fact, the sheer size and scope of the Bible have made it difficult for some readers to find the answers they seek. That’s why The Book is so highly acclaimed. The Book is a contemporary, easy-to-understand Bible that includes a topical helpfinder in the first few pages, making it easy to find just the verse you need when you need it. It also includes a listing of favorite Bible stories you have read or heard about. The Book makes Bible reading easy and enjoyable. What’s in it for you?
Many different translations of the Bible were considered for this volume. The New Living Translation was chosen because it is the easiest-to-understand, accurate translation available. First published in 1996, the New Living Translation is the work of 90 Bible scholars over a seven-year period. It is the fastest growing Bible translation and is expected to become the standard for the Christian church for the next century.
Read what The Book has to say about itself:
  • Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105
  • All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It straightens us out and teaches us to do what is right. It is God’s way of preparing us in every way, fully equipped for every good thing God wants us to do. 2 Timothy 3:16-17
  • For the word of God is full of living power. It is sharper than the sharpest knife, cutting deep into our innermost thoughts and desires. It exposes us for what we really are. Hebrews 4:12
  • The rain and snow come down from the heavens and stay on the ground to water the earth. They cause the grain to grow, producing seed for the farmer and bread for the hungry. It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it. Isaiah 55:10-11
For more information about The Book, visit www.ireadthebook.com --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 1664 pages
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers (September 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0842335455
  • ISBN-13: 978-0842335454
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.4 x 1.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (266 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,564,588 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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115 of 119 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 2, 1999
Format: Paperback
I have just recently decided to change my life and let God run it for me. This book was the major instrument in that decision. It is so easy to read that I was engulfed in it and look forward to the next time I get to open it up again. Each book has a description of the person that wrote it and what it is about, the time it was written and what you are supposed to get from it. It is written in "today's" language so that everyone can understand it. The Bible is of course the Bible and will always be the best book ever written but "The Book" puts it into simple English. The beginning gives a short book by book order to read if you are new to the bible and also an index of proverbs and so forth for every aspect of life, Greed, sorrow, gilt, etc.
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62 of 64 people found the following review helpful By "apollyon_955" on February 3, 2000
Format: Paperback
I'm a generation "X-er." I went to study the Bible at a theological university, and, of course, they used the KJV (King James Version). True, the KJV can be read & understood, but ususally with the aid of many theological books, beginning first & foremost with a Strong's Concordance.
The Book eliminates the need for other books (or a seminary degree) to understand it. The Bible can now be read as God intended it to be: a common person can pick it up, read, and understand. I definitely recomend The Book to all believers: young and old. Finally! A version of the Bible written in OUR language! (And if you ever have the chance, take a look at the origional language of the KJV!)
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44 of 45 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 12, 1999
Format: Paperback
I used to force myself to read the traditional version of the Bible, but now I am excited to read "The Book" because it is written in everyday language that I can relate to. Bible reading has become fresh and exciting!
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 13, 2001
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
There are a couple of the things I love about this Bible and the first thing is how easy the New Living Translation is to understand. It brings me closer to the Lord every time I read it. The other thing I love is the format - it's not two columns of text like most Bibles, but it's like a regular book. It's much easier to read and not as distracting as two columns. This is my favorite Bible!
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 21, 1999
Format: Hardcover
I have found myself craving for some time to be able to sit and read this book. I have a much better understanding of the Bible since I am now using "The Book" as a learning tool.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Paul Lehner on July 1, 2000
Format: Audio Cassette
BEING SOMEONE WHO HAS SINCE CHILDHOOD, ALWAYS HAD TROUBLE UNDERSTANDING THE KING JAMES VERSION, AND TO SOME EXTENT, THE LATER TRANSLATIONS OF THE BIBLE, I WAS PLEASED TO FIND A TRANSLATION THAT WAS SIMPLE ENOUGH TO NOT SCARE ME OFF. AS I COMMUTE SOME DISTANCE EACH DAY, THE AUDIO VERSION IS PERFECT FOR MY NEEDS. THE NARRATOR GIVES JUST THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF EMOTION TO THE READING TO HOLD YOUR INTEREST AND LEAVE YOU INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE. IT STIMULATED MY CUROSITY TO THE POINT OF PURCHASING A STUDY BIBLE AND JOINING A BIBLE STUDY GROUP TO LEARN MORE. WHETHER OR NOT A PERSON WOULD WANT TO PURSUE THE BIBLE FURTHER, THIS TAPE SET IS AN EFFECTIVE TOOL FOR THOSE WHO, LIKE MYSELF WERE TURNED OFF BY THE COMPLEXITY OF MORE TRADITIONAL TRANSLATIONS. IT IS A GOOD WAY TO INTRODUCE SOMEONE TO THE NEW TESTAMENT.
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful By ufrh4 on July 4, 2001
Format: Paperback
I must say that this translation was a long time overdue. This brings the greatest Book in history to today's English. It's easy for non-Christians, new believers, and refreshing for mature believers.
As someone who has studied the KJV all of my life, I found this reading enlightening. There are no problems in understanding the meaning of any verse or chapter in this great Book.
Pass this one along--it changes lives.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Clay on April 25, 2005
Format: Paperback
Until recently I mainly used the Catholic Youth Bible, but that changed when I bought a paperback copy of The Book on a whim. It isn't the most attractive bible ever, but the text is easy to understand and really draws me in to the bible.

Recommended for anyone searching for a new frequent-use bible.
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