Numerous, full color, lifelike illustrations make this book a joy for any child to read. The simplified, short stories are derived from Scripture, especially for children. Almost all individuals in the images are European. Each story of one page or two is accompanied by a full-page, color image, in accord with the story. An appendix provides photographs of the Holy Land, with commentary.
Special inlay in cover: dove, for the Holy Spirit, florid display, and gold inlay type on the spine and front cover. Gilded page edges. Many helps for Bible reading, e.g., Vatican II Constitution on Divine Revelation, Learning about your Bible, Historical survey of the lands of the Bible, Bible Dictionary, Liturgical Index of Sunday Readings, Doctrinal Bible Index, and over 100 maps & illustrations of the Holy Land.
Complete text of the New Testament. Large, easy-to-read typeface. All footnotes and cross-references are keyed in text, to facilitate further study. Self-explaining maps in context, directly near the text they illustrate. Over 30 living photographs. Handy study guide. General introduction to the New Testament. List of the miracles and principal parable of Jesus. Liturgical index of Sunday Gospels.
Intended for young chldren and beautifully illustrated, this 4 x 6" book presents 21 chapters of the Old Testament and 23 of the New, in simple, easy-to-read language that children can understand and enjoy. The illustrations are in full color; the page edging is gold. The binding itself is in bonded leather, burgundy. (Another edition is in white.) There's also a nameplate in the front, to personalize this book as a gift for Baptism, Confirmation, or First Communion. This book is made available inside a case, with a front cover window. This Bible would be an excellent gift for a child, for any occasion
Intended for young chldren and beautifully illustrated, this 4 x 6" book presents 21 chapters of the Old Testament and 23 of the New, in simple, easy-to-read language that children can understand and enjoy. The illustrations are in full color; the page edging is gold. The binding itself is in bonded leather, white. (Another edition is in burgundy.) There's also a nameplate in the front, to personalize this book as a gift for Baptism, Confirmation, or First Communion. This book is made available inside a case, with a front cover window. This Bible would be an excellent gift for a child, for any occasion.
This book is bound in gold, with gilded pages. Especially for a young child just beginning to read, each page is thick and easy to handle. The text is in simple language and large print, with accompanying illustrations in color. There's a red ribbon, bound in. There is also a presentation page at the end of the book, for writing in the name of the giver and the recipient; this would indeed make an excellent gift for a young child.
Amply illustrated with full color drawings, this Bible would be loved by children. Bible stories of just one or two pages are each accompanied by these attractive images of the individuals in the stories themselves. Drawn from both Old and New Testaments, the tales are told in simple language, with a child's vocabulary. Overall, the book is intended for those in the primary grades. The very first page is for personalization, so that the book could well serve as a special gift to a child. The author is a Franciscan priest, a conventual (OFM, Conv.). He knows how to write in a simple, direct way, so that any child who is beginning to read can understand and enjoy what is written. The Franciscan conventuals, including the author, are the most monastic of the various Franciscan religious communities. Father Jude has written other books of this nature, and he does a great job. The covers are padded, so that they last longer and hold up well. This is a book that a child would treasure, as a very special possession.
This is a collection of apocrypha and other writings from the early Church. For the most part, the apocrypha are fanciful and imaginative legends and stories, all of which were not accepted as "canonical," that is, inspired Scripture, worthy to be read in church at Sunday Mass. As literature, these gospels etc. are fascinating glimpses into the thinking and history of an earlier time. As historical documents, they are unreliable, often heretical, and misleading. This book also provides an English text for some documents that do have lasting value, even if they are not canonical. Such documents include the letters of St. Ignatius of Antioch, for example, as well as the Epistle of Barnabas and the Shepherd of Hermas. Of special interest to historians is the First Epistle of Clement of Rome to the Corinthians. These documents give us some insight into the Church of that time. For example, the letter from Clement indicates the importance of the Church of Rome at an early date, as well as the fact that Clement is writing on behalf of the leadership of that community, as opposed to an individual bishop speaking on his own authority. The very first edition of this work dates from 1820, so the English translation, to our ears, is often stilted and archaic. However, the illustrations are cool; they are line drawings derived from early Christian art. The back of the dust jacket, for example, has a drawing of the Emperor Constantine presenting to Christ the canons of the Council of Nicea. Christ, with a big halo, much bigger than that of Constantine, raises his right hand in blessing, with two fingers held up. Christ is seated on a throne, like the chair of a bishop. His left hand holds a Gospel Book, as would a bishop.
This is both Old and New Testaments, in Today's English Version (TEV), renowned for its clarity. This is a new translation that seeks to state accurately the meaning of the original texts in words and idioms used by people who speak English. Many older translations use a different vocabulary and sentence structure. In contrast, Today's English Version attempts to use standard, everyday English. The aim of this translation, then, is to give today's readers the maximum understanding feasible of the original Scripture. The preface to this Bible explains the principles used in editing; also included are an explanation of the special helps in this volume, such as the word list and the index. This revision of TEV was published in 1990, to reconsider (1) passages in which the English style has been unnecessarily exclusive and inattentive to gender concerns and (2) passages in which the translation has been seen as problematic or insensitive, from either a stylistic or exegetical perspective. This Bible is enriched with line drawings especially prepared for this translation, as well as extensive notes, cultural and historical.
This is a beautifully printed and bound condensed edition of the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, both Old and New Testaments. The Bible paper is of the highest quality; the page edges are gilded. The Smyth-sewn, hardcover binding is study and durable, to last for many years. There's also a silk ribbon page marker bound in. The red leather binding is complemented by a matching slipcase. The editors of the Reader's Digest Association have developed a literary method of unique value, used to produce this Bible. Now, the text is significantly shortened and clarified, yet all the books in the Revised Standard Version have been retained. The editors have carefully preserved every incident, personality, and teaching of substance in each book. The editors have also kept the true essence and flavor of the language. Such an unprecedented version could be achieved only through the condensation methods developed by Reader's Digest during more than half a century of use, on all kinds of writings, including some of the world's foremost literature. As practiced by the Reader's Digest, condensation is fundamentally different from other methods of reducing the length of a text, such as abridgment. Condensation is concerned with every individual word of the text, every phrase, sentence, paragraph, and chapter, as well as the larger portions or blocks of text, in relation to the immediate context and to the whole context. At the same time, great care is taken to leave the whole fabric of the passage intact. By contrast, abridgment merely eliminates whole books or major sections of books, perhaps bringing together selected passages. Though it is the inspired Word of God, the Bible remains a written document--actually a library of many books--employing the language of mortals. Like all things mortal, language, too, is subject to change. Forms of literary expression, habits of thought, structure of language, preferences in vocabulary have changed considerably over the centuries. In word, thought, and incident, the device of repetition (as well as the multiplying of words) were practices favored in ancient times. Today, these practices tend to confuse and exhaust the reader's attention. Also, of course, a certain percentage of the Old Testament text, especially details concerning ritual and history, holds a less immediate relevance for Christian belief and practice. The special technique of condensation employed by the Digest smooths away such features. Now, for the modern reader, the text shines forth with simplicity and directness, without any damage to its fundamental character.
Berit Olam ("The Everlasting Covenant") brings to the reader the latest developments in the literary analysis of the Hebrew Bible. This volume treats the second Book of Kings.
Forty-eight pages and details in color from the manuscript in Trinity College, Dublin, selected and introduced by Peter Brown, Librarian. The Book of Kells is the most spectacular of a group of manuscripts created in Ireland and northern Britain betwen the seventh and tenth centuries. During this period, Irish monasticism was in the vanguard of Christian culture. The Book of Kells is a masterpiece of medieval art. It is a brilliantly illuminated copy of the four Gospels, with full page illustrations of Christ, Mary, and the four Evangelists. There is a wealth of smaller, decorative painting that seems to have little to do with the sacred text. The Book of Kells is an object of endless fascination for many, to the present. People are intrigued by the strange, half-surrealist imagination displayed, the impeccable technique, and the fine state of preservation.
This is a fresh and authoritative translation into contemporary English, based on the original languages. Various Protestant Churches of England and Scotland formed a joint committee. The work of translation and editing took over twenty years. What Protestants call "the apocrypha" are what Catholics call the "deuterocanonical" parts of the Bible. In general, Catholics consider these sections inspired; Protestants do not. The pages are undamaged, as is the binding. There is one small, red ink marking on the page edges.
This elegant Bible has a white, padded cover, with the words "Holy Bible" in gold on the front cover. On the spine are also found the words "Family Edition" and "Windsor." The pages are gilded. Both Old Testament and New are included, in the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine translation, most used in U.S. Catholic churches. In the New Testament, the words of Christ are printed in red. A Bible Dictionary is also included. The book has a red ribbon, too. This is a beautiful Bible, well suited as a gift for any occasion. The copyright notice refers to the "Catholic Press." This Bible is brand new and never used. For futher information about Father O'Connell and the Catholic Press Bibles, please visit the Bibles section of our ACP Family Bookstore: http://site.booksite.com/4390/nl/?list=CNL20
Pages are yellowed with age; binding is ok. "The first major and eminently readable book on gnosticism benefiting from the discovery in 1945 of a collection of Gnostic Christian texts at Nag Hammadi in Egypt." --The New York Times Book Review. [Pagels] writes with the instincts of a novelist, the skill of a scholar, and the ability to sort out significances that many writers lack." --Martin E. Marty.