National Bible Week is Nov 20-27 and to celebrate I would love to introduce you to a new translation of the bible called the Common English Bible (CEB)
The Common English Bible version is just that, common english for today's reader to understand clearly the Bible passages that are so relevant to our lives today as Christians.
Known for being 'built on common ground", the Common English Bible is a collaboration of 120 academic scholars and editors, 77 reading group leaders, and more than 500 average readers from around the world who joined together to clearly translate the Bible's original Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek languages into 21st century English.
"When we say 'built on common ground' we mean that the Common English Bible is the resurlt of collaboration between opposites; scholars working with averag readers, conservatives working with liberals, teens working with retirees; men working with women; many denominations and many ethnicities coming together around the common goal of creating a vibrant and clear translation for 21st centuary readers with the ultimate objective of mutually accomplishing God' overall work in the world; in essence, helping Bible readers live on common ground," says Paul Franklin, PhD., associate publisher for the Common English Bible.
The publishers are graciously giving a Bible to one of my readers this week in celebration!
Fantastic translation of the Bible for the common reader, in terms that are 'common' today, and easy for children and adults alike to comprehend. Watch next week for my comparision of verses in the Common English Bible with the KJV and NIV.
Leave a comment with Who you would give the bible to if you won, including keeping it for yourself :)
Make sure to include your name and email for the winner to be notified. Drawing by Random.org on Nov 28th.