The pages didn't seem too thin to me. It just may not be the same as the 12 point Arial that I have from my printer. Setting this single grievance aside, the Bible Experience is still a thoroughly compelling and thoughtfully produced audio Bible. Even the dictionary section in the very back lies fairly flat. I have no idea how this could be found out before publication, but it would be interesting to know. I really liked the artwork and the portrayal of Jesus. Besides all that, the books are arranged in a sensible order chronologically in the order that they were written, for the most part and the introductions to each book This is an amazing presentation of the Bible.
Some of you may be like me, visually challenged, or at least visually challenged at this stage of life. Is that the way it is, or is it just a regular hardcover and just looks that way? However, with the topical ties at the bottom, they're claiming something like over 100,000 cross references--supposedly more cross references than any other Bible. Jakes, Kirk Franklin, and Samuel L. The experience was more enriching than problematic, so if one has the time I would recommend reading Proverbs in two or more translations and ponder the richness of the meaning of these pearls of wisdom. I'm not completely certain, but I do know that you could compare them using the proofs that I posted in the at This Lamp.
I love this particular edition because it comes in pretty colors mine is sky-blue, cream, and camel. I've never read through the Bible so quickly. I was surprised that I could actually keep up with the reading schedule, which was three to five chapters a day. This doesn't mean that I've given up on reading the Bible! Great history book or moreso, book of 'memoirs'. Overall the gospels were read well.
The one detail in this presentation that I didn't love was the choice to insert musical breaks into the letters of Paul. I know some people rate the Bible based on their preference in translation, but for me that depends on my mood and why I'm reading study, prayer, etc. Perhaps mine is 12 point. This wasn't supposed to be a musical, but a heartfelt reading of the New Testament. If you are thinking about it and you want the Bible in an informative yet storytelling format this is Great! Secondary sources like commentaries are invaluable as a resource, but they are still only secondary sources.
As I said below, I don't feel that I can rate the Bible. I'm not completely certain, but I do know that you could compare them using the proofs that I posted in the at This Lamp. I have only seen this type of bible in tniv and rarely niv. I never write notes in my Bibles. They really thought through the details well, and took great care to provide me with a beautiful and functional Bible. I love audio book anyway, but this is a great way to get a larger overview of the scripture. Another reviewer had mentioned that the gospel songs that were interspersed throughout the narrative were nice but tended to be a bit of a distraction for those who simply wanted to listen to the Word straight through.
This version has a large cast reading as well as background music and sound effects. Please be polite and constructive in your comments. I like the note taking space, accordion pockets, and the size not huge, but small enough to fit in a small pack. Funny thing is I mentioned I didn't like red-letter one evening and you would have thought I had just kicked someones little dog. It is unfortunate that such contemporary sensitivities have convinced a publisher to modify the language. In fact, I would be quick to say that the single greatest benefit seminary afforded me was the opportunity to learn Greek so I could study the text for myself. .
The background noises can get really loud, and the random song interruptions just don't make sense. Members include published authors and illustrators, librarians, agents, editors, publicists, booksellers, publishers and fans. Worth a read for any comic book enthusiast or Christian looking for a more visual feel to the bible. So, though I've read much of this translation, I didn't read the whole thing. It can be quite dark, however it still is very scripturally accurate so it is open to the artists interpretation. As for this translation, I really enjoyed it. I was surprised that I could actually keep up with the reading schedule, which was three to five chapters a day.
The Bible Experience breaks new ground in the presentation of the Bible. Great history book or moreso, book of 'memoirs'. It is not necessarily portrayed in the merry way many would like the bible to be portrayed. Like Joe, I like thin Bibles, because there is less bulk and weight to carry around. Cross-references are the most important feature of any Bible in my opinion.