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For Bibles, their Study Bibles, Concordances, Prayer Books etc. it is best to look at the individual publisher’s sites, or ask at your nearest Christian Bookshop, but we have given brief descriptions of the best loved versions, their publishers and examples of each version.
Brief description of best loved versions
New International Version (NIV) Published by Hodder in UK. Certain editions, mainly fine bindings, published by Cambridge University Press (CUP) The most popular translation with evangelical churches. Combines word-for-word and easy-to-read translation methods with the aim of providing reasonable accuracy and readability alike.
Today's New International Version (TNIV) Published by Hodder in UK. Certain editions, mainly fine bindings, published by Cambridge University Press (CUP). Substantially updating and enhancing the NIV, it presents the fruit of the ongoing study of the same team of translators that were responsible for the NIV.
New International Readers Version (NIrV)is a new Bible version developed to enable early readers to understand God's message. Published by WTL Publications Ltd.
Revised Standard Version (RSV) Published by Cambridge University Press (CUP),Collins, and Oxford University Press (OUP),
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) Published by Cambridge University Press (CUP), Collins, and Oxford University press (OUP), . The most widely accepted across the different denominations, and offers word-for-word accuracy alongside modern scholarship and gender-sensitive language.
Good News Bible (GNB) Published by Collins was the first truly easy to read translation and is the UK's best-selling translation according to Nielsen Booktrack, especially popular with schools and for work with children and young people, but also used in churches that want a Bible people can read easily.
English Standard Version (ESV) Published by Collins.Certain editions, mainly fine bindings, published by Cambridge University Press (CUP) Aims at the highest possible accuracy in the context of modern English, using the Revised Standard Version as a base. As such, it is very popular with churches emphasising expository preaching and close Bible study.
King James Version or Authorised Version (KJV or AV) Published by Cambridge University Press (CUP), Collins and Oxford University Press (OUP), . An indispensable classic which has left permanent marks on the English Language and its literature. Largely a revision of earlier works by William Tyndale and others.
Contemporary English Version (CEV) Published by Collins. This is the most up-to-date easy to read translation available, thoroughly accessible and ideal for use with anyone new to the Bible, and thus in churches focused on outreach to new areas and/or on young people's work.
New Living Translation (NLT) Published by Tyndale and distributed by STL. Certain editions, mainly fine bindings, published by Cambridge University Press (CUP) It is committed to accuracy within the constraints of easy-to-read translation methods.
New King James Version (NKJV)Certain editions, mainly fine bindings, published by Cambridge University Press (CUP) This is a fresh, completely updated translation. It captures the beauty and accuracy of the KJV, in contemporary readable language.
Revised English Bible (REB) Published Cambridge University Press(CUP) and Oxford University Press (OUP) A translation standing firmly in the tradition established by the New English Bible. This substantial revision expresses the mind and conviction of biblical scholars and translators of the 1980s
New Century Version (NCV) Published by Thomas Nelson and Authentic Media. Aims to be faithful to the manuscripts in the original languages while making the language clear enough for all people to read the Bible and understand it for themselves.
New Jerusalem Bible (NJB) Published by DLT. A fresh translation which combines accuracy with dignity and clarity of modern usage, and is approved for use in many churches today. This Bible is widely used by the Catholic church as its study Bible, as the footnotes and commentaries are biased toward Catholic theology.
New American Standard Bible (NASB) Published by Zondervan. Certain editions, mainly fine bindings, published by Cambridge University Press (CUP) A very literal translation, ideal for in-depth word studies but without archaic language.
Amplified Bible Published Zondervan. A popular translation used to understand the hidden meaning of Greek and Hebrew words. Additional amplification of word meanings is given in a system of brackets and parenthesis.
The Message Published by Navpress distributed by STL. A contemporary rendering of the Bible from the original languages, crafted to present its tone, rhythm, events and ideas in everyday speech. A paraphrase that reads as a novel but now some editions have numbered verses.

The Barnabas Family Bible

- 101 Bible Stories For Families To Share

by Martyn Payne & Jane Butcher


This delightful book has been written for parents, grandparents, godparents, or anyone privileged with the care of children, to share their faith through interactive Bible stories, craft and prayer activities. It is a treasure trove of ideas. Beginning with the story of creation in Genesis the authors have selected passages from the whole Bible right through to Revelation and the creation of the new heaven and new earth. It is a joy that they have delved outside of the more common stories told to children to give a good overview of the whole faith journey of the people of God.
On opening the colourful and inviting cover the reader will discover that each story is printed on a double page spread and has a variety of ingredients. It begins with the Bible passage helpfully printed out from the Contemporary English Version. There is a suggestion for something visual, some commentary which may best be digested by an adult in advance and re-told at the time in a way which is age-appropriate for the children present. There is also a number of questions to help everyone engage with the passage and apply it to their own life, an activity idea, a prayer idea as well as a key verse and a link to a related story in the other Testament.
As always space is limited and for that reason there are no illustrations to help younger members of the family to engage with the story but this could be arranged in advance by using specially developed younger children's Bibles, or by finding pictures online.
No time scale for each session is suggested. My concern would be that people may feel that they have to cover a story a day and/or all the ingredients in one sitting and therefore may view it all as too much like hard work. However, each story could be a project for a week's worth of family Bible times or something special for a family evening once a month, in which case it could become a real highlight of family life/time with Grandparents/ godparents and others.
As well as the introduction outlining the authors' thinking behind the book there is at the back of the book a series of short helpful articles offering guidance, support and practical advice on how to grow faith and develop disciples at home.
The authors' intention is to create interesting and exciting family Bible times and they have produced an excellent resource to help with that.

 



Review by Christine Leach  (28/01/15)
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Publisher: Barnabas imprint of BRF
Published: September 2014
ISBN: 978-1-841-01713-6
Paperback
Price: £9.99

Prayer Book & Bible, Heritage Edition

- 1662 Book of Common Prayer Holy Bible, King James Version


Just when you think there couldn’t be another edition of something we know and love so well Cambridge University Press has come up with just that as part of the celebration of the 350th anniversary of the publication of the BCP and the 400th anniversary of the KJV. Naturally there is little to say about the contents because it is simply what it says on the cover – the Book of Common Prayer as published in 1662 plus the various authorised amendments through to 1968 and the King James Version of the Holy Bible.
The Bible is arranged in the paragraph format of the new Cambridge Pitt Minion Reference Bible, whereas the Prayer Book maintains a layout and pagination familiar to many generations of readers. The details given are for the hardback edition which has a blue cover with gold lettering under the bright paper jacket. These other editions available, black leather, ISBN 978-1-107-03269-9 £55 or purple leather, ISBN 978-1-107-03271-2 £55
I must praise CUP here for the clarity of the text, in bringing these two classic resources together in one book. An excellent choice for presentation, gift or personal use.

Review by Mike Norbury  (18/10/12)
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP )
Published: Autumn 2012
ISBN: 978-1-107-03268-2
Hardback
Price: £22.99

The Voice Bible

- Step Into the Story of Scripture

Translated for the Ecclesia Bible Society


Again there’s a big clue in the title!!
The Voice Bible puts into narrative form as much as is possible in the pages of both the Old and New Testaments. Two examples:
From Genesis 18, part of Abraham’s conversation with God about Sodom and Gomorrah:
Abraham (persisting): suppose 40 are found there
Eternal One: I won’t destroy the city for the sake of 40
Abraham: Please don’t be angry Lordat my boldness. Let me ask this: what if 30are found there who are good and true? Etc.etc.
From Luke 8
Jesus (stopping and looking about): Who touched me
Some in the crowd (everyone speaking at once): Not me
Another in the crowd: It wasn’t me either
From this is will be clear that The Voice Bible can also be used as a script for dramatic reading in a worship or study context. You need to spend some time reading the comprehensive introduction to discover how The Voice works and also how you can make this tool work for you in your own particular situation, but, having said that, it is a useful tool, especially to groups like Open the Book.

Review by Nick Horton  (16/10/12)
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Publisher: Thomas Nelson From TMD or Joining the Dots
Published: 2012
ISBN: 978-1-418-54901-5
Hardback
Price: £25.99

Everyday Matters Bible For Women

- Practical Encouragement to Make Every Day Matter - NLT (New Living Translation)

Notes compiled by various authors


Another lovely looking women’s devotional Bible. I liked the way the spiritual practices notes are made to look like note pages that have been stuck in using masking tape and the way the Question & Answer sections are made to look like lined notebook pages just ripped out, it's a nice look for a Bible that's designed to be used everyday and to reflect everyday matters. What is even nicer is that even though these everyday touches abound, so too do more gentle decorative flourishes such as the leaves pattern backing the page chapter and verse side headers and the gentle mint green accents throughout. Just really nice touches.
The notes throughout the Bible reflect on twenty-four spiritual disciplines that stand well alone but also work well in conjunction with others so that in effect you can build up themes for instance by linking together Worship, Celebration and Faith or Community, Mentoring and Service. At the back of the Bible there is also a wonderful section where each of the spiritual disciplines has its own short breakdown, and Bible verse's resource.
A great everyday devotional Bible for women, the only thing that lets it down is that there is a lot of bleedthrough on the pages due to the thinness of the paper and while for most this will not be a problem I think for anyone with a sight issue this would make this otherwise excellent Bible a little hard to use, and that's a pity. Definitely a great gift to give, but would also be a nice present to treat yourself to, for using in your quiet times.

Review by Melanie Carroll  (09/08/12)
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Publisher: Hendrickson from Alban Books
Published: 08 August 2012
ISBN: 978-1-598-56705-2
Hardback
Price: £29.99

The Story

- The Bible As One Continuing Story of God and His People

Foreword by Max Lucado & Randy Frazee


This edition of The Story deliberately targets a UK readership by using the British text edition of the NIV, New International Version, of the Bible. This makes for a comfortable read without the jarring of unfamiliar spelling or phrasing.
Much of the book is taken directly from the Bible and these passages are spaced, to indicate that a part of the Biblical passage has been omitted, and the Bible passages are linked with text in italics, written to help the continuity of The Story. The result is a clear and absorbing narrative. Much of it very familiar to regular Bible readers, but making it equally accessible to one who is coming to the Bible for the first time.
Inevitably parts of the Bible have had to be left out, the book would not fulfil its purpose otherwise, and Yes, it is ideal for introducing a new Christian or a seeker to the riches of the Bible, but it also serves as a refresher course for those who think they already understand the full picture. It sent me hurrying to my Bible when I came across a statement or a name I was unsure about, and this is perhaps the books greatest gift, to send the reader to the full bible to learn more.

Review by Mary Bartholomew  (21/03/12)
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Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton imprint of Hachette UK Ltd
Published: 2011
ISBN: 978-1-444-70238-5
Hardback
Price: £14.99

The Book of Common Prayer: Past, Present and Future: A 350th Anniversary Celebration



Edited by Prudence Dailey


The book is a 350th anniversary celebration which embraces the foundations laid over a century before our current Book of Common Prayer. There are 14 essays, a Foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales and an Afterword by the Bishop of London, Richard Chartres.
A key theme is the influence the Book of Common Prayer has had on the English language, and at the heart of this work of English formation is Archbishop Thomas Cranmer. P D James quotes Cranmer's biographer, Diarmaid MacCulloch - 'Millions who have never heard of Cranmer, or of the muddled heroism of his death, have echoes of his words in their minds'.
Each writer contributes from their experience what value they place on the Book of Common Prayer – theology, Bible reading, mission, the inner devotional life and memorability.
This is a timely tribute to that 'via media' which is the Church of England and the Anglican Communion, and its Prayer Book. Do read it – it will send you to the BCP and fresh appreciation.

Review by Sam Burrows  (06/02/12)
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Publisher: Continuum - A Bloomsbury Company
Published: October 2011
ISBN: 978-1-441-12818-8
Paperback
Price: £12.99

Your Sunday Missal



The New Liturgy


The 'new translation' of the Roman Missal (i.e. the prayers of the Mass), means that most religious publishers are providing a Sunday and / or Daily Missal, which includes the Readings for Mass. Incidentally, it is intended that the Readings are going to be revised, with, maybe, another authorised translation, so these Missals have a limited life span.
As the reviewer has not seen other new Missals, he is unable to say whether or not this is the best in the field. However, Your Sunday Missal meets the criteria for it to be recommended. It is easy to navigate; the typeface is clear; the paper is not too thin; there are enough marker ribbons and the binding and cover appear hard-wearing. It also includes major feasts. Being able to read the Prayers of the Mass being proclaimed by the Priest may help people make more sense of much of the convoluted language and poor syntax of this 'translation'.
While the Missal is clearly for the congregation, space should have been found for the prayers said quietly by the Priest, e.g. during the Offertory and before Communion, as they are suitable for lay people to pray as well. The 'Latin Texts for the Mass' for the congregation are on the final pages - these are inadequate, as they lack context.
There is a short 'Welcome from the Editor', which is a good explanation of the 'why' and 'what' of Mass. The Missal concludes with various popular devotions: Litanies, meditations on the Mysteries of the Rosary (but not the prayers which make up the Rosary - one should never assume that these are known), a prayerful modern translation of St Alphonsus Liguori's 'Stations of the Cross' with a further selection of prayers by St Alphonsus, ending with a Daily Prayer by Fr Denis McBride.

Review by J.Nicholas Latham  (11/01/12)
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Publisher: Redemptorist Publications
Published: 16 November 2011
ISBN: 978-0-852-31397-8
Imitation Leather
Price: £19.95

The King James Bible After 400 Years

- Literary, Linguistic and Cultural Influences

Edited by Hannibal Hamlin & Norman W Jones


I found this book to be a mine of information, (Do you know about Anne Boleyn’s Bible?) and a great source to read or dip into. There are explorations of the political and religious contexts of 1611, and their effects on the development of the King James Bible (KJB).
The structure of the book consists of an introduction followed by fifteen chapters each by a different contributor. The book is divided into three sections each looking at different areas of study. Some useful chronologies of the various translations are also included.
The editors view is that it, ‘is the most complete one-volume exploration of the story of the KJB and its influence…..Each chapter exemplifies a broader field of study in relation to the KJB, such as literary history, women’s studies, the history of the book, translation studies, African American studies, postcolonial studies, and the history of Christianity.’ (page 2)
This is a book worth reading, as it opens up unimagined dimensions to the origins of the KJB and its impact on society. I would suggest that if you are going to have one book celebrating the 400 years of the King James, then this is the one to get!

Review by John Macaulay  (24/11/11)
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP )
Published: 09 December 2010
ISBN: 978-0-521-76827-6
Hardback

The New Testament for Everyone



by Tom Wright


When I am presented with a 'different' translation of the Bible, the first thing I do is to go to a few verses which have played a key role in the formation of my life as a Christian. Then, I look at a couple of 'difficult to understand' or controversial verses and finally, I sit down and read longer passages to try and get the feel of the text. This fresh translation of the New Testament by Tom Wright scores high on each of the above criteria. I love the easy flow of the narrative and the way it is broken down into bite-sized chunks. The clear, helpful maps placed mainly at appropriate points in Acts are a bonus. In his preface, Tom shares his reasons for producing this new translation and then he gives a very useful introduction to the rationale behind his work. Then he writes: 'My hope and prayer for this book is that many people will discover through it just how exciting and relevant the New Testament really is.' I'm sure that prayer will be answered. This truly is a book for Everyone.

Review by Jackie Rowe  (31/08/11)
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Publisher: SPCK (Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge)
Published: July 2011
ISBN: 978-0-281-06426-7
Hardback
Price: £14.99

Begat

- The King James Bible & the English Language

by David Crystal


Hardback, ISBN 978-0-199-58585-4, £14.99, published october 2010
Truly a labour of love by a lover and scholar of the English language, and an absorbing read for anyone who loves words. It would make a great gift.
David Crystal has gone through the King James Bible, 1611 publication, with a fine toothcomb searching for phrases that have become part of the English language. Not just a list of these phrases but a phrase by phrase examination of their source, whether they came from other translations of the Bible originally, or perhaps had been in circulation long before King James’ time. A fascinating book that will long outlast the first reading to become a book to dip into whenever a phrase catches our attention in general use. ‘How are the mighty fallen’, ‘Wheels within wheels’ and so many more, you will be surprised how many we all know and yet we give no thought to their origin.

Review by Mary Bartholomew  (05/10/10)
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Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
Published: 18 August 2011
ISBN: 978-0-199-69518-8
Paperback
Price: £8.99

Bible: The Story of the King James Version 1611 - 2011



by Gordon Campbell


Hardback, ISBN 978-0-199-55759-2, £16.99, published october 2010
A very detailed recounting of the making of the King James Bible by a Professor of Renaissance Studies at the University of Leicester. It would fit comfortably in our academic section, but that might deter others who like me, do not consider such books for them. Not so, Gordon Campbell has written in a very readable way that kept me interested throughout. It is a fascinating story, and amazing that we know so many details of how the project was set up originally and who was involved at every stage. At the back of the book is a list of ‘The Companies’ who worked on the translations and later revisers, giving a short biography of each when known. I had no idea how very many people were involved, and was amazed to learn of the wide knowledge of so many people at that time. There is a long list of suggested further reading, so if you get ‘hooked’ on this subject, you could be reading for a long time!

Review by Mary Bartholomew  (01/11/10)
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Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
Published: 11 August 2011
ISBN: 978-0-199-55759-2
Paperback
Price: £9.99

KJV Transetto edition - green




KJV - King James or 'Authorised' Version
This is the first time I have entered an image of inside a book, instead of the cover, but I wanted to draw attention to the unusual format. This is a pocket/handbag size complete Bible, 80 x 117mm, printed on thin ‘Bible’ paper, but loosely bound so that you read down across both pages, making it clear and simple to read. I am very impressed, available in three colours, it seems robust and comfortable to handle and I am sure we will soon see this format elsewhere. Published in the 400th anniversary year of the King James Bible, I congratulate Cambridge University Press for introducing this new format.

Review by Mary Bartholomew  (01/06/11)
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP )
Published: 03 March 2011
ISBN: 978-0-521-24899-0
Flipback
Price: £15.99

The People’s Bible

- The Remarkable History of the King James Version

by Derek Wilson


Still available as a hardback ISBN 978-0-745-95351-9 £14.99 29/9/11 Editor

Not surprisingly, there has been a rash of books to mark the 400th Anniversary, in 2011, of the King James Version of the Bible; what popular historian Derek Wilson calls ‘the most influential book in world history’. It is an extraordinary story, and this wide ranging book should do much to bring it alive for you, as it takes us back to the centuries before there was a King James Version and then updates the story with the proliferation of Bible translations in recent years. Wilson starts by taking us back to a time when it was ‘heresy’ to translate the Bible into English at all. To do so cost Wycliffe and Tyndale, both of whom are profiled at some length in this book, their lives. The only approved edition was the Latin Vulgate, dating from c. 404, and it was the middle of the 16th century before English editions did finally appear, most notably the Geneva Bible and the Great Bible.
The central part of the book analyses the KJV itself, and its formation through the work of 6 teams, each of between 7 and 10 men, meeting in Cambridge, Oxford and Westminster over the years following the Hampton Court Conference of 1604, and working under strict guidelines set out by King James. There are some very interesting pen portraits of a few of the leading team members.
Derek Wilson is quite candid about the shortcomings of the KJV. For all its beauty, ‘It was very much a book of its time – a magnificent achievement but not without its faults.’ Its makers opted for language that would be ‘respectable, uncontroversial, “safe”’ that was ‘dated before the book hit the marketplace’. The layout of its pages was ‘obstinately and deliberately archaic’. There was ‘mounting concern’ about the inaccuracies of the KJV as early as the 17th century, as more and more accurate manuscripts have come to light. You can’t imagine Wilson siding with those who view the KJV as ‘God’s final and perfect word to the English-speaking world.’ To do so is ‘to lapse into idolatry’.
An extraordinary story, yes, told with verve. But let’s be sure it is God we revere, the God who speaks and whose Word became flesh, and not any one version of the Bible.

Review by Barry Vendy  (29/09/11)
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Publisher: Lion
Published: 21 October 2011
ISBN: 978-0-745-95559-9
Paperback
Price: £9.99

The Gospels

- Authorised King James Version

by Edited with an Introduction by and Notes by W. R. Owens


The introductory essay deals both with the Gospel writings themselves and the translation of the Authorized Version. The interest in the essay stems from the fact that it is written by a Professor of English Literature. This results in a literary and narrative approach to the text which, whilst this is a growing trend within Biblical Studies, is still relatively rare. With this treatment familiar passages take on new significance and there is emphasis made on the Gospels as works of literature, not simply source texts to be mined for information. The background information will not be new for many, but it is nonetheless useful to have it.
The material which concerns itself with the translation is also literary in nature, and so greater attention is paid to the rhythms and legacy of the language rather than translation techniques. Here too, there is much of interest.
The text itself is taken from the first edition, with minor corrections. Punctuation and spellings have been modified in places, but the most welcome change is that the text is formatted in paragraphs. This results is a vastly easier reading experience and the text comes alive. Each chapter has a brief introduction.
This is a book which is well worth owning, even if you already have a King James Version on your shelf. The introductory essay is interesting in its own right, but when combined with a single column layout for the text you have a volume which will present a familiar text in a fresh and vibrant way.

Review by Chris Moore  (12/02/11)
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Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
Published: 10 March 2011
ISBN: 978-0-199-54117-1
Paperback
Price: £8.99

Mark’s Gospel

- New International Version

Recorded by Peter Wickham


£1.00 from each copy is donated to Christian Aid.
An excellent reading of St Mark’s Gospel by an actor who is well used to radio drama and therefore reads with that dramatic skill that we have come to expect from the BBC. Although intended as an accompaniment to a study book for GCSE students and for a classroom resource, this is excellent listening for anyone, either as an introduction to the story of Jesus or for devotional use. Ideal for those with poor sight or none. Highly recommended.

Review by Mary Bartholomew  (07/12/10)
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Publisher: St Mark's Press
Published: September 2009
ISBN: 978-1-907-06201-8
CD
Price: £12.99

The Psalms – The Grail Translation

- Inclusive Language Version


It is now fifty years since The Grail produced its psalter for liturgical use by Roman Catholics in this country. It would be interesting to know what impact the language of the Grail Psalter has had on the devotional life and the thinking of those for whom it has become so familiar. This edition is a revision, as it were. An inclusive version of the Grail psalter was produced as long ago as 1983, and this edition brings it into line with contemporary thinking as it has developed since then. Forward to the next half century..…

Review by Ian Gibbs  (12/10/10)
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Publisher: Collins
Published: 01 May 2009
ISBN: 978-0-007-32932-8
Paperback
Price: £11.99

A Shetland Bible with Accompanying Free CD



by Charles Greig with illustrations by Smirk (Stephen Gordon)


If you are a native of the Shetland Isles this is for you, if you are a southerner like me, with a liking for the lilt of the Shetland voice, then equally, this is for you! Do read the Foreword and Introduction, then you will understand where Charles Greig is coming from.
To begin with I needed the CD to listen to, and followed along with the printed words, together I found I could understand and enjoy this unique reading of Bible stories from both the Old and New Testaments. As I listened longer, I just sat back and let the sound of the words alone tell the stories and I enjoyed the different voices, men and women, which gave colour to the readings. The black and white illustrations by Shetland cartoonist Smirk mustn’t be missed; they bring a flavour of local Shetland scenes yet illustrate the passages fittingly.

Review by Mary Bartholomew  (08/10/09)
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Publisher: Saint Andrew Press
Published: October 2009
ISBN: 978-0-715-20915-8
Hardback
Price: £12.99

CEV - Contemporary English Version - Poverty and Justice Bible




See review by James Catford, Bible Society, on our Guest Review page

Review by Guest reviewer  (19/05/09)
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Publisher: Collins
Published: 2008
ISBN: 978-0-564-09453-0
Paperback
Price: £20.00

How to Choose a Translation

- A Guide to Understanding and Using Bible Versions

by Gordon D.Fee and Mark L.Strauss


As a Bookseller it is always a challenge when a customer asks to purchase a Bible without any particular version in mind, because to fully appreciate the Word of God, the user must have the right version for their needs. This book takes a huge step towards not only pointing the reader in the right direction, but also explaining how the different versions are right for different purposes. A newcomer will require one, an academic another. It is also informative and fascinating to discover how translators approach their work, and how they do bear the reader in mind.

Review by Carole Burrows  (17/10/08)
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Publisher: Zondervan from Trust Media Distribution
Published: 2008
ISBN: 978-0-310-27876-4
Flexiback
Price: £7.99

Matthew’s Gospel

- From The New Testament in Scots
Translated by William Laughton Lorimer and read by Tom Fleming


If you enjoy listening to a Scottish accent then this will be a real pleasure. Tom Fleming has a voice that you can happily listen to for hours and his reading of this gospel translated into the Scottish dialect is a joy to hear. If the gospel is familiar to you in your favourite version, you will have no difficulty in following the Scottish words without having to stop and seek the English translation. Just let it flow over you and you will receive the ageless message loud and clear.

Review by Mary Bartholomew  (21/06/08)
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Publisher: Wild Goose Publications
Published: Summer 2008
ISBN: 978-1-905-01018-9
CD
Price: £19.99

A Glasgow Bible



Adapted and told by Jamie Stuart


If you love the Scottish accent you will love this. Jamie Stuart tells stories from the Bible in the lively and colourful Glasgow dialect as written in the already much loved book. The best seller of the same title is, ISBN 978-0-715-20749-9, £8.99

Review by Mary Bartholomew  (12/03/08)
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Publisher: Saint Andrew Press
Published: March 2008
ISBN: 978-0-715-20845-8
CD
Price: £9.99