Publisher and Publication Date: Zondervan/HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc. 2020.
Genre: Bible. New Revised Standard Version translation.
Source: I received a complimentary Simple Faith hardcover Bible from Zondervan, I am not required to write a positive review. I received this Bible for review because I am a member of the Bible Gateway Blogger Grid.
Audience: Bible readers.
Rating: Very good.
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~The New Revised Standard Version, Simple Faith Bible is a comfort print typeface Bible.
About Comfort Print®
Zondervan Bibles teamed up with 2K/Denmark, the world’s foremost Bible typeface foundry, to create exclusive Comfort Print® Bible fonts. NRSV Comfort Print Bibles are easy to read at any size because the typeface was designed to be both efficient and readable. Zondervan Bibles believes that the beauty of the message should be reflected in the physical form of the book. Choosing the right typeface is one significant element in creating beautiful Bibles
~Black bold letter text.
~9.5 print size.
~This is not a Christ Jesus’s words in red letter edition. All the printing is in black.
~In addition to the Bible, there are over 600 notes, articles, reflections, and prayers included.
~The foreword is by Jonathan Reckford, International CEO of Habitat for Humanity.
James Earl Carter “Jimmy Carter” was born in 1924.
He was the 39th President of the United States of America.
In 2002, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Jimmy Carter became involved with Habitat for Humanity in 1984.
For a full biography: Britannica.
About the Translation:
The New Revised Standard Version is meant to be a literally accurate version. This means it is not a paraphrase Bible. It is more in the word for word translation.
For further reading about the New Revised Standard Version: Bible Gateway.
I am not as familiar with this Bible translation as I am of others. However, I am a daily Bible reader.
~What I love about the Bible is the supplemental material. I love the quotes, teachings, and prayers that are dispersed through the Bible. This gives the Bible a personable feeling.
For example a quote on page 727.
“Our most meaningful source of strength is the reality of God’s presence. We need never feel alone or helpless.
~The teachings are not lengthy, but impactful.
~I believe this is an excellent Bible for a new Christian.
~It is an excellent Bible for everyday Bible reading.
~It can be used as a daily devotion. If a person begins in Genesis chapter 1, and begins reading the “Bible in Life” sections, this can be utilized as a devotional type daily reading.
~The “To The Reader” chapter by Bruce M. Metzger is informative about the previous translation of the Revised Standard Version, which later became the New Revised Standard Version. It explains the texts used to write this Bible. For example, the text for the Old Testament is the Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (1977; ed. sec. emendata, 1983). The NIV translation uses the same text.