Saturday, September 18, 2010

New Bibles for 2010

I love the Bible. I do. I love reading different translations, different study Bibles, different devotional Bibles. I think Bibles make great gifts--for birthdays, for Christmas, for any occasion really. Here are a few 2010 releases. I've not tried to be completely comprehensive. Are there any new releases you're looking forward to?

MacArthur Study Bible, ESV -- August 2010

Product description:

First-Edition Formats Releasing August 2010

  • Complete ESV Bible text
  • Nearly 25,000 explanatory notes from Dr. John MacArthur
  • Bible text in 8.7 point type, 7.6 point study notes
  • More than 140 two-color maps, charts, timelines, and illustrations
  • Complete introductions to each Bible book
  • 80,000 cross-references
  • An extensive concordance
  • A section of full-color maps
  • Bible reading plans
  • Concise articles on “How We Got the Bible” and “Introduction to the Bible”
  • Crossway’s lifetime quality guarantee on all leather and TruTone® editions

In His Image Devotional Bible NLT -- November 2010

From the Back Cover:

Are you becoming the person God made you to be? Is God’s presence in your daily life as real as you’d like it to be? Do you find the busyness of your life crowding out your relationship with God?

The In His Image Devotional Bible guides you through daily, life-changing interaction with God. The features in this Bible focus on passages that highlight His attributes and names so you can develop a deeper, richer, life-changing understanding of who God is. As you do, you’ll find yourself being renewed, energized, and transformed. Inside this Bible you’ll find . . .
  • 270 Prayerful Readings invite you to quiet your heart and listen to what God is saying to you through His Word and by the power of His Spirit.
  • Response to God Articles turn the focus from God’s attributes to what they mean for your life.
  • God’s Names and Titles feature clarifies the meaning of the original language and offers a related application.
  • Knowing God Articles explain God’s attributes, helping you understand the big picture of his character and what a biblical relationship with him should look like.
  • Book Introductions provide insight into how God’s attributes and character are revealed in each book adding a new depth of understanding to your study.
  • Reading guides and indexes help you get the most out of In His Image.
Get to know God at a deeper level. Let him change you from the inside out.

You’re holding the Holy Bible, New Living Translation. An authoritative Bible translation, rendered faithfully into today’s English from the ancient texts by 90 leading Bible scholars. The NLT’s scholarship and clarity breathe life into even the most difficult-to-understand Bible passages—but even more powerful are stories of how people’s lives are changing as the words speak directly to their hearts. That’s why we call it ‘‘The Truth Made Clear.’’

The Lucado Life Lessons Study Bible, NKJV -- September 2010

Product Description:

Discover the life-enriching biblical application you're searching for in The Lucado Life Lessons Study Bible.

With more than 1,000 "Life Lessons" offering insights straight from Max, the message of God's Word will be more meaningful and impactful than ever.

This beautifully designed Bible contains practical application drawn from Max Lucado's entire career—from his first book to his latest release, Outlive Your Life. For the first time, all the devotional material in this fully-revised edition of The Inspirational Study Bible is from Max Lucado and uses the popular and reliable New King James Version translation!

A perfect companion for Max Lucado's Outlive Your Life DVD-Based Study (9781418543945).

Bible readers will:

  • Gain a unique, inspirationally focused view of Scripture
  • Experience God's interaction with people like themselves
  • Acquire new perspectives from the devotional insights of Max Lucado
  • Shine a light on "the map that leads us to God's highest treasure"

A perfect companion for Max Lucado's Outlive Your Life DVD-Based Study (9781418543945).

Features include:

  • More than 1,000 insightful Life Lessons
  • Christ Through the Bible sidebars
  • Topical Index
  • New King James Version Text
START! The Bible for New Believers. Edited by Greg Laurie. October 2010.

Product Description:

A brand new life of faith begins when we place our trust in Jesus Christ. Start is the perfect Bible for new believers or believers who want to learn more about their faith. Ideal for introducing new believers to the Bible, Start focuses on basic discipleship with articles and devotions on subjects including prayer, Bible study, church involvement, sharing your faith, and discovering God's will. Core biblical themes are introduced at basic levels of theological sophistication and presented in very simple language.

Features include:

  • Features include:

    Grow entries, revealing key disciplines of the Christian life.

    Know articles, exposing the core beliefs of Christians.

    Live messages, focusing on various aspects of salvation.

    Learn notes, providing mini-commentaries on key passages for spiritual growth.

    Topical Index to articles and Scriptures

    Greg Laurie’s Secrets to Spiritual Success

KJV 1611 Bible / NKJV Bible: 400th Anniversary Commemorative Set -- November 2010

Product Description:

Celebrate 400 years of biblical tradition with this special boxed set!

This 2-volume boxed set includes the 1611 edition of the King James Bible as well as a commemorative edition of the New King James Bible.

The KJV 1611 edition has the authentic spellings, capitalization, and punctuation used by the 1611 translators themselves, before centuries of changes began to occur. Set in roman type for easier reading, it includes the original notes, references, and books of the Bible, including the Apocrypha, as in 1611. The NKJV Bible is a single-column text, for easy reading.

This premium box set makes a wonderful gift for anyone who loves the legacy of the Bible.

Features include:

  • The most authentic text of the 1611 King James Bible available
  • Commemorative insert booklet with more information about the history of the Bible and the KJV
Also available, KJV 1611 Edition (Hardcover)

Family Reading Bible -- NIV -- July 2010

Product description:
If you are one of the millions of Christian parents looking for a way to engage and understand the Bible together as a family, The Family Reading Bible is the Bible to meet your needs. Throughout the development of this unique Bible, the special content (reading paths, questions, fun facts, and more) was tested by Christian families just like yours, who provided insightful feedback and help in order to make this Bible useful for you and your family in everyday life. The Family Reading Bible is designed to help parents use the Bible itself as their family devotional tool. A reading system with three easy-to-use paths allows parents to accommodate children of various ages and stages. Readings of manageable length along with age-appropriate, engaging questions will encourage and maintain your kids' interest in God's Word. The Family Reading Bible is the perfect tool for parents in their role as the spiritual leaders of their home. CORE FEATURES 1) Three reading tracks: * Track 1: Short Path---for families with tight schedules or children under 9 * Track 2: Long Path---for longer devotional times and children over 9 * Track 3: Off the Beaten Path---provides an opportunity for creative exploration of various topics of the Bible such as the Christmas story, Angels and Demons, Kings and Queens, and other fun topics. 2) The Family Reading Bible is arranged in standard Bible order -- Genesis to Revelation -- but you'll be reading the Bible stories and events in the sequence in which they occurred. Example: when a reading about David in 2 Samuel is connected to a Psalm David wrote, you will be directed by page number to a devotional reading from that Psalm. You will then be returned by page number back to the next reading in 2 Samuel. 3) Brief summaries connect reading passages to provide continuity and understanding 4) Engaging, relevant fact and discussion questions written for children at various learning levels 5) Trivia facts keep both kids and parents engaged.

HCSB (Holman Christian Standard Bible) -- October 2010

Product Description:
HCSB Study Bible Developed in direct response to what consumer focus groups asked for, only one study Bible delivers more than you'd expect-right where you'd expect it.
When reading a passage in the Bible, you shouldn't have to wonder where to find supporting reference notes and commentary that go along with it. That's why the "HCSB Study Bible"-featuring approximately 15,000 study notes-is designed so that every clarifying resource is there on the same page spread as the biblical text to which it refers. You'll never again forget what you were looking for, because the pertinent note, map, chart, word study, or illustration is already there. And when an even deeper view is desired, there are also introductions for each book, outlines and timelines, a concordance, and more. For the growing believer whose desire is to know Scripture more intimately and live out its loving instruction, the "HCSB Study Bible "always keeps you and God on the same page.
  • FEATURES 290 word studies
  • Four-color presentation pages
  • 141 photographsTwo-column text setting
  • 62 timelines
  • Two-piece gift box (non-hardcover)
  • 59 maps
  • One-year Bible reading plan
  • 24 articles
  • Center column references
  • 16 illustrations/reconstructions
  • Topical subheads
  • 15 charts
  • Black letter text

© Becky Laney of Operation Actually Read Bible


Amanda said...

What a great post! I'm always looking for new Bibles, especially for gifts. Thanks for putting this together!

Annette said...

It is a great post! I just bought a new large print study Bible in June that I love. I'm using it for BSF new study of Isaiah.

Annette said...

Which ESV Study Bible do you prefer? The ESV by Crossway, or the Macarthur ESV Study Bible?
Also what do you think about Macarthur NASB Study Bible?