Baptism? Conversion? Return to the Faith? If one of the above mentioned has happened to someone close to you, might I suggest a really good gift : the NLT Uncensored Truth Bible for New Beginnings.
Interspersed throughout the biblical text are sections that talk about the basics of the faith, not using lofty ecclesiastical language, but in straightforward words that will surely touch hearts and minds and assist in understanding the unchanging Word of God. Here is a link that will provide more information that should help in the decision process.
The CLC has purchased a reasonable quantity of the Uncensored Truth Bible, not only because we believe in it, but also because we were able to get it at a very good price (albeit they are remainders and some may be slightly imperfect). The regular Canadian retail is $36.99, but while quantities last, the sale price for this black hardcover bible is $8.99. If you are a church leader, you might consider purchasing a quantity to have on hand for baptisms or Christian Education gifts.
All three of our stores have copies, should you wish to have a ‘hands-on’ look at it.
The NLT (New Living Translation) is the 5th most popular English version among our clients and has some detractors because of its lack of precision. It’s translation strategy is ‘idea by idea’ rather than ‘word for word’. For me the most important factor in a translation is the comprehension of the Word of God (the NLT has around a Grade 5 reading level), the changing of attitudes and finally its application in daily living. For these purposes, the NLT is great!
Key Features Include:
- A 32-page Introduction in which Jud provides 6 helpful articles on how to understand the Bible, overviews of the Old and New Testaments, and faith as a lifelong journey
- Book Introductions, including the author, key people and verses, themes, and the date it was written for each book of the Bible
- 9 Major Uncensored Truth Sections, which guide readers to understand the core beliefs of Christianity-God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, the Word of God, salvation, church, living the Christian life, angels and demons, Jesus’ return, and heaven and hell
- Callout Passages of Scripture that have meant the most to Jud for different reasons in various seasons of life
- And featuring the reliable and easy-to-read New Living Translation