In every edition since 1560, the Holy Bible has been formatted for ease of reference and use in church meetings. As useful as that is, it also tends to obscure the nature of the original record. The Bible is much more than verse after verse of identically formatted text; it includes ancient headings, direct quotations, majestic poetry, and much more. The Readable Scriptures edition uses the standard King James Version of the New Testament but removes the modern overlay of verse numbers, double columns, chapter summaries, and cross-references; then it formats the text based on the content of the record itself--as headings, poetry, block quotations, or whatever is required, including modern paragraphing to organize verses in context. The result is an edition that shows the underlying structure of the ancient documents and is easy to read and understand. Appropriately formatting the text of the Bible does more than increase understanding, however; it also helps reveal the complexity and sophistication of this remarkable collection of sacred records. For all who are serious students of the scriptures, this new edition will pay rich dividends in deeper comprehension and enhanced appreciation.
Jack M. Lyon, Paperback, ISBN 10: 1434103773, ISBN 13: 9781434103772