Good News Bible

Good News Bible The Good News Bible offers the perfect combination of readable authoritative Bible text with a unique range of extra features to help you get the most out of the Bible It is used by millions of peop

  • Title: Good News Bible
  • Author: Anonymous
  • ISBN: 9780007254934
  • Page: 269
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Good News Bible offers the perfect combination of readable, authoritative Bible text with a unique range of extra features, to help you get the most out of the Bible It is used by millions of people around the world and in thousands of schools and churches This pocket edition is ideal for the individual reader, or as a gift.

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    1. What My Oldest Daughter Claudia Believes (at Age 17, on 9 October, 2012)I believe that honesty is important; however there are some situations where it's better not to say anything at all. Sometimes the truth hurts more. I believe that religion started as a written story that acted as a code of morals to help people live a good and virtuous life, however some time in history the story got lost in translation over generations and people began to believe that it was true. I believe that I can live [...]

    2. 10/10 character development. God in the old testament: i'm going to curse the entire human race because adam and eve annoyed me. oh look the human race is continuing to be annoying, guess i'm just gonna have to wipe them all out with a bigass flood. except noah's fam, i like him. God in the new testament: i've changed my mind everybody!! i love everyone and so should you -Christians: ok but what if i ignored the entire of the new testament. #Leviticus20:14IsLife-NB: i know it says "for children" [...]

    3. If you want literature, read the King James. If you want poetry, read the King James. If you want inspiration, read the King James.If you want clarity, read the Good News Bible.About twenty years ago, for several reasons, I decided I needed to read the Bible in its entirety. The Good News Bible is ideal for such a goal. Its subtitle is "The Bible in Today's English Version", and that's exactly what it is. Translation difficulties and ambiguities in the source texts are frankly acknowledged. Foot [...]

    4. This edition of Bible is rather awful.I had this given to me by my church when I was much younger. It was treated as the text book for all religious classes we had.The language is extremely edited, as is most of the serious content. Not everything that happens in the Bible is all blessings and wine.There are some very graphic punishments and crimes mentioned. These are not things to be glossed over. If someone is to truly to accept a book as God's word then they should be privy to everything as [...]

    5. I think I started reading the bible around 2 years ago and this lent I said I would finish it, and here I am with 3 days to spare. I'm glad I did it, it's about time. It's amazing how much of the bible we don't get from Sunday school, sermons, and feel good bible studies. It really helped me make since of a lot of things, like how in depth the story of David really is, or what the letters of the New Testament are all about.

    6. I rarely read this simplified translation, but since childhood I've liked the small line drawings that are generously spread throughout. What I like is that the illustrations aren't just about major characters or events, but picture the great and the small. In high school, the simplicity of the style even motivated me to try a few of my own to illustate memory verses.

    7. Great book. I recommend it to teens because it's easier to understand. It makes a great study companion to the traditional bible. Read both side by side for help translating the old language into something you can understand.

    8. This is the best book ever. I have not finished reading this as compared to the bestseller novels that I own, yet I still read this every night and this is making me feel wonderfully light. This is the greatest book of all! I love You Jesus and I'm proud to be a Roman Catholic!

    9. I had to read this for a total of eight years. Learned a lot, needed it for a grade, appreciate it more now. But I guess because it is all based on Faith it could be fiction as well. Not sure what shelf to put this in.

    10. nwhytevejournal/2011647ml[return]nwhytevejournal/2047769ml[return][return]First off, I don't think I actually would recommend reading the Old Testament (or indeed the Bible) through from start to finish as I did. It wasn't written or compiled to be read in that way, and it doesn't do the text any services to read as if it were a novel, a short story collection, or a book of essays and meditations. I chose this approach because I wanted to feel that I had control of what I was reading, and that I [...]

    11. Didn't really care for it.It's not that I think christianity is a bad thing it's just i dont belive in it. I dont belive that there can be one person who came up with the idea of making a world and suddenly being able to do it. It's one of those you have to see it to belive it. It was very repetative with the diffrent chapters. some were very hard to belive ever happening thousands of years ago in the middle east. Besides WERE ARE THE DINOSAURS? Did you ever think about that? how can you find th [...]

    12. This is great as an 'introductory' Bible for those who desire to read through the whole Bible a first time.Don't bash it. Serious students will move on from here to a Study Bible.Keep in mind, God's Word will not go out and return void;Isaiah 55:11 Amplified Bible,11 So shall My word be that goes forth out of My mouth: it shall not return to Me void [without producing any effect, useless], but it shall accomplish that which I please and purpose, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent [...]

    13. I found this Bible at the local thrift store for $1. I was very surprised how easily it was written to be easily readable, kinda like Spark Notes for the Bible yet not condensed. Much of the Old Testament is kinda bland and boring even when translated, but at least I was able to understand what the authors were trying to say. I would say this book gave me a very basic understanding of many of the principles of the Bible that the readings of the King James version never gave to me. Even at the be [...]

    14. I bought a Good News Bible in the late 1970s, searching for a more readable text than the RSV or KJV. The version I had emphasized the newspaper style of the text. (Obviously, not the version illustrated)I loved its stick figure illustrations.I read this version through while living in Parker, Florida attending the Parker United Methodist Church. That was the time and place where I learned--from a Methodist pastor--that "there's much more" to being a Christian than having my name on a church's r [...]

    15. My wife and I started reading this Bible almost 20 years ago, and it has been our companion almost everyday. It gives us strength to face hardship and challenges. The Best Chapters are: St Matthews' on Jesus' life, special healing powers and his crucifixion. Then, the Psalms, they provide a lot of consolation, solace and blessing in times of suffering. God is the shepherd. He looks after the flock. The Bible is an undiscovered gem, a giant treasure which sadly many people in the world are unawar [...]

    16. I wanted to read this and decide for myself what it said, what it meant. I wrote a summary of each book of the Bible as I read it with my own interpretations, thoughts, etc. It took a while to get through it but I am glad I read it and even more pleased that I wrote the summary. I believe the Bible is not to be taken literally, but it does teach us how to live or at least how we can live our best life. I am fascinated by history and by how religion came to be.

    17. As it's impossible to write a comprehensive review here, I'll just say that I'm close to the end of Revelation, the last book in the New Testament, and am blown away by all that happens. This translation, with its wonderful drawings, is also great for kids. For more info, seenormanill/good-news-bible-

    18. When I first started this adventure of reading the Bible in 90 days, I felt pretty confident I'd be able to do it. And I did! What a great way to learn more about God and the way the past has helped shape the future. A lot of the books will definitely be re-read by me. There's a lot of "feel good" books of the Bible, I've found out.

    19. This first came out in paperback & only the New Testament. I brought one home with me for each of my sisters & mother. Over time, they finished it through by adding the more understanding language to the Old Testament. When it first came out I thought how great it was that more people could understan.

    20. As a piece of literature, it is undeniably important. But it shouldn't be the basis of how we live our lives cause many texts from this book are horrible. Contradictions, spooky apparitions, weird laws, promotion of slavery, violence, promotion of rape, flooding of innocent unborn children etc. It's ok.

    21. Received this while is USARMY. Found in storage, read over the Christmas Holidays. much easier than KJV. No color pictures only drawings with stick figures representing people. Nice seeing markings from prior read. 1976 edition.

    22. how many times in my life have a said I was going to read the bible? TOO MANY. 13 years of Catholic school and never once did I pick it up to read. I have found myself finding this to be relaxing and rewarding to put time into reaidng.

    23. Haven't really used this since the early '80's, but I'd probably suggest it as a first translation for young elementary students (2nd-4th grades).

    24. This version of the Good News Bible is cheap and compact, perfect for the train or bus. I love this translation because it's in plain language and veyr easy to read an understand.

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