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Holy Bible Text Edition NLT 2nd ed. Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0842384896
ISBN-10: 0842384898
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You're holding the Holy Bible, New Living Translation. An authoritative Bible translation, rendered faithfully into today's English from the ancient texts by 90 leading Bible scholars. The NLT's scholarship and clarity breathe life into even the most difficult-to-understand Bible passages--but even more powerful are stories of how people's lives are changing as the words speak directly to their hearts. That's why we call it ''The Truth Made Clear.'' --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 1024 pages
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.; 2nd ed. edition (July 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0842384898
  • ISBN-13: 978-0842384896
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,667 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #843,816 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
I started reading the New Living Translation while working through an upper level course on Greek exegesis. I was simply looking for a version that emphasized a sentence-by-sentence translation as opposed to a word-for-word translation (because I was required to do this type of translating for my assignments). I was pleasantly surprised with the NLT. It is a very impressive work, and makes for very smooth reading. The translation team also made the wise decision to translate the dates in the text into their modern equivalents. So, whereas previous translations might read that a certain event happened in, say, the twelfth year of a certain king, the NLT will (based on historical data) read that it happened in "586 BC" or "on April 22nd, 722 BC" They have also done the same thing with other forms of measurement (including currency, weight, and time). This makes the events seem much easier to relate to.

For these reasons (and others too) I think this is a really good version. So, if you are looking for a translation that focuses more on the overall meaning of each sentence, and not just the meaning of each word, I heartily recommend this one.
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Format: Kindle Edition
The NLT is my favorite translation of the Bible. I have paper copies, but, I wanted a version for my Kindle.

Unfortunately, there are two problems with it. The red letter sayings of Jesus are rendered a light gray, almost unreadable. In addition, the Chapter links are not arranged wisely. Making it difficult to navigate to certain sections.

Very disappointed with the rendering. With some minor adjustments by the publisher, this would be an excellent addition to a Kindle library.
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Format: Hardcover
I find that reading different translations of the Bible helps to keep it "fresh" for me and give me new insights. This NLT is one of my favorite translations for regular reading because it flows so smoothly and I discover new meanings and nuances that I did not realize in reading other versions. The "contemporary" language (things like weights, measures, time, etc.) gives it a modern immediacy that helps me to integrate it into my everyday experience in the secular world.

Several of us at my church use the NLT - and I've noticed that whenever someone reads an NLT aloud in adult Bible class, it seems like at least one other person in the room comments on what a good rendering that was, and asks "what translation is that?"
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Format: Imitation Leather Verified Purchase
I have several bibles, study editions and otherwise, and this bible exceeded my expectations, both in form an feature! The pink and brown embossed cover (front AND back!) is just lovely! I am so glad that some of the publishers of new bibles FINALLY are producing lines that are appealing to women! No more black, brown, gray or burgundy for me! I love the NLT, both for the joy of reading the Word and for study. The print is more than large; if my glasses fog up, I could STILL read this one! I like the thumb-indexing as well as the intros to each book; they not only provide some background such as date, theme, etc, but as in the style of the Life Application Bible, they apply the principals to today's living. The maps are excellent, and the dictionary/concordance is pretty concise....the dictionary is an added bonus, with the meaning of the featured words just before the listing of the location in the text, which can be helpful to new believers or to those who need them.
Overall, I give this one a 5-star rating. It is now my 'carry it to church' bible; I have had so many compliments on it and I know that many of my friends will buy this one!
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Format: Hardcover
This review is from: Holy Bible New Living Translation Red Letter Large Print (Hardcover)
As a young reader of The Bible, the NIV was really hard to understand and I found myself falling asleep reading, and getting nothing out of it. This little handy Bible is just amazing, it is written in an almost today language, it totally opened my eyes and mind to God's word. This Bible totally changed the way I feel about reading it DAILY! I love this little Bible, it's compact, easy to use and bring with you everywhere, it has a beautiful red and alligator leather bound cover, and it's gorgeous with it's gold pages. As for the stuck pages, all I had to do was bend the Bible pages one way then another and WHIOLLA in two quick seconds the beautiful gold paged Bible was ready to use, no need to separate one by one. It was no big deal, really! Yes, there is a slight transparency to the pages but you only see it where there is no lettering between chapters and paragraphs, I have two other Bibles and they are both the same exact way. Again, no biggie comparing to my eyes being open to the word of God in such a tremendous way. :)

I would recommend this product to anyone, in fact I told my husband he needs one!

Marta Joy
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Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
There's no other bible like it on earth! This bible breaks every single scripture down for clear and concise understanding. It totally reads like a book and it's so difficult for me to put it down. I love it! I highly recommend this bible to all who are ready to accept the knowledge within. This bible is a true blessing!
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Format: Bonded Leather
The print of this Bible is a dream. I am so pleased with it. I don't need to use my glasses at all. Would recommend it to anyone. Friends have commented WOW where did you get that it is so easy to read. And the NLT has become my favorite version for reading, for study I like the Amplified.

Only complaint is I would have liked a genuine leather binding over bonded. Guess you can't have everything.
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