Thanks to Lisa Roe, an online publicist, I was given the opportunity for an online sneak peek at an amazing new book: BIBLE ILLUMINATED: The Book: New Testament.
I think that this book is a brilliant new take on the Bible. Today our society is fast paced, technology based, and we thrive on visual stimulation in magazines, ads, etc. I think that this version with its stunning photography and magazine style layout will appeal to the younger generations and get them interested in the Bible again. The text is a running style with no verses, though certain passages are highlighted drawing your attention to these sections. The photography is more a of a contemporary style and really grabs your attention and brings the pages to life.
Here is a sneak peek inside:
I'm looking forward to receiving a copy of this book in the mail in a few days to give you all a review of this amazing book so be sure to check back then.
From the publisher: "There is no religious mission behind The Book. We believe that its success will be driven by the fact that this is not coming from any specific faith, religion or church. We are from many faiths, backgrounds, and beliefs; ultimately we are trying to create something for the many and not just for the few. The goal is to drive an emotional reaction and get people to think, discuss and share. It's meant to trigger bigger moral questions that will in turn help people to understand the common heritage between all religions through the Bible's text. We hope people will find the images, design and layout intriguing--intriguing enough to talk about the actual stories in the Bible and what the morals and lessons mean to them. The more you know, the more you can participate in discussions about the world and understand the bigger picture.
The Book, using the Good News Translation as approved by the American Bible Society, will introduce believers and non-believers to a culturally relevant, accessible Bible and will encourage dialogue between people from all walks of life."