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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Holy Bible: Mosaic NLT Review & Giveaway







Holy Bible: Mosaic NLT
Hardcover: 1340 pages
Retails: $29.99
Language: English
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Encounter Christ on every continent and in every century of Christian history



Product Description

Encounter Christ on every continent and in every century of Christian History. A new genre of Bible—a weekly meditation Bible—Holy Bible: Mosaic is an invitation to experience Christ both in His word and in the responses of his people. Each week, as you reflect on guided Scripture readings aligned with the church seasons, you will receive a wealth of insight from historical and contemporary writings. Full-color artwork will engage the soul; quotes, hymns, prayers, and poems enhance the rich devotional experience. Also includes a Dictionary/Concordance, NLT word study system with Hebrew/ Greek dictionary. A beautiful layout of art and devotional content, and an online community and content will extend the experience.

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I wanted to learn more about the Holy Bible: Mosaic NLT so I signed up for the tour. I was unfamiliar with the New Living Translation, since I mostly use the King James Version and the  NKJV Bibles. I come with an open mind and heart to further my knowledge of God’s Word.


About NLT

The New Living Translation, was first published in 1996. There have been several updates with the goal of creating easy-to-read, understandable text, conveying the meaning and content of the ancient Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek to aid the contemporary English readers.  This version is recommended for Bible study, devotional reading and for reading aloud in worship services.


My Thoughts

I am not a theological student or professional Bible scholar, and I know little about “formal-equivalence” and “dynamic equivalence translations,” but I do know that the NLT has been created to relay a contemporary English text so that you and I can more easily understand God‘s Word. I have found the Mosaic to be beautifully written and well thought out. I applaud each and every member on the Bible Translation Team for doing such a great job.

The Mosaic has many wonderful features such as hymns, poems, prayers, etc. all ranging from ancient past time lines. You can learn more about the NLT in the introduction. I believe the Mosaic will be helpful in my daily walk with Christ, as I reflect on God’s Word.

Why not, check out the Holy Bible: Mosaic web for more information and free downloads.You can try the Mosaic Online for free, read the first chapter and/or watch the video at Youtube.com. Mosaic can be purchased at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Christianbook.com and other fine book stores online.

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Mosaic Blog Tour (November 24, 2009)

Welcome to the tour for Holy Bible: Mosaic NLT at Loving Heart Designs(Gahome2mom). Our special guest is Keith Williams, General Editor of Holy Bible: Mosaic. He has a M.A. in Biblical Exegesis and is a Bible and reference editor for Tyndale. Mr. Williams blogs regularly at NLT and can be found on Twitter @keithwilliams or @Mosaic and Facebook  (search for Holy Bible Mosaic).

This tour has come to and end. Mr. Williams left his comment to your questions below. He added a FAQ's link as well. Thank your for your interest in this wonderful tour and the Holy Bible: Mosaic.

(Check out the Faq's Section: Here)

The winner will be randomly chosen by me within the week of this tour ending. Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity to own you very own copy of Holy Bible: Mosaic NLT.

Thank you,
Janet Carter


Congratulations to ...
socmama said... 5
There has been significant discussion in the last years about the lack of attention to the perspective of women in Church history. How much of an effort, if any, was given to this concern in the development of this version. (It sounds fantastic, by the way!). Thanks!


Product Description from Amazon.

20 comments:

EllyBean said...

Will you ever make a Chronological version of this Bible?

Wanda said...

How did the idea for the Mosaic Bible come about?
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Mark said...

How long did it take to get this Bible all together?

Bebemiqui said...

How did you decide which ancient texts to translate from? How much discussion surrounded this question? Also, is any space given to alternate translations of certain texts?
bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

socmama said...

There has been significant discussion in the last years about the lack of attention to the perspective of women in Church history. How much of an effort, if any, was given to this concern in the development of this version. (It sounds fantastic, by the way!). Thanks!

CanCan (Mom Most Traveled) said...

This sounds amazing, is it appropriate for seminary students? Or is it not "advanced" enough?

I like EllyBean's question too!

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ale_d_o_l said...

Is this just for adults, or are there "age appropriate" sections for younger students?

Marjorie said...

I could really use a new bible,
please enter me to win.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

opalbaker said...

I prefer anything natural.I follow you on Twitter as opalbaker.

opalbaker said...

Which text was this taken from and how true is the translation?

electric island said...

Do you personally feel a peace contrat between Palestine and ISrael will come about within the next year?

Katrina said...

I have read mostly NKJV Bibles, is there much that I can learn (being easier to understand) from this translation? I am always looking to learn more about and have a deeper understanding of the Bible.

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Vicki said...

Would there be any benefit to using this for a Bible Study Group over another NLT?

CanCan (Mom Most Traveled) said...

My tweet: http://twitter.com/MomMostTraveled/status/4888630166

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Barb said...

What criteria did you use to decide which poems and hymns to include in the Mosaic Bible?

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AStarrA said...

Would this be a good version for a devoted Bible reader of over 25 year? i.e. will they still be be able to learn from it.
Thanks
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High Country MOPS said...

Is this a study Bible?
Thanks!
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Heather said...

Is this version just for adults or for students as well? :-) Thanks for the Giveaway!
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Emily said...

Would this be a good reference Bible to help lead a Bible study for college students?

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Keith Williams said...

Thanks for all the interest in this Bible and all of the great questions! I'm sorry it has taken me so long to get over here and provide some answers.

I'll try to address all of the questions as concisely as possible, so I'm going to end up combining some of them.

Some of the questions about the Bible, such as what manuscripts were used and the translation philosophy employed, are best answered at the NLT's FAQ page.

Holy Bible: Mosaic was the result of a few ideas being melded together, beginning in the summer of 2006 and culminating with publication in September 2009--a total of over three years of development. All of the content was chosen because it represents a strand of the Christian tradition that everyone could learn seomthing from, and the particular contribution of each piece relates to the week's theme in a poignant way. We did our best to draw from as diverse a pool of contributors as possible, including men and women from every century of Christian history and as many cultural backgrounds as possible.

I think the content is well suited for any adult and young adult Christian; new believers can benefit from it, but even the most seasoned and educated believer will be able to engage God and his Word in a significant way through the content.

It is not a study Bible, and I can't see how a chronological version would work. But I do think Mosaic can work very well in a Bible study setting as a jumping off point for discussion.

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