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Matthew C Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 23 2014 3:50 PM

I'm sorry, but I fail to see any reason for excitement.

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GaoLu | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 23 2014 5:19 PM

Something about the purity of just reading the Bible without notes numbers and notes in a clean, pure, easy-to-read format with a classy edge of a personal-handwriting sort of font is very appealing.  You can read unencumbered with all the slants and angles and expectations that some editors think readers should add to God's words.  There is something good, wholesome, back-home, down-to-earth about it without expectations that to read it you have to be a scholar or have to be exegeting or analyzing.  You can just read the message, pure and simple, and take it to heart.  

This may be valuable contribution for the Millennial generation.

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Robert M. Warren | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 23 2014 5:42 PM

Gao Lu:
Something about the purity of just reading the Bible without notes numbers

You'll want to omit page numbers, too.

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 23 2014 5:47 PM

Robert M. Warren:

Gao Lu:
Something about the purity of just reading the Bible without notes numbers

You'll want to omit page numbers, too.

Page, verse, and chapter numbers are not in a personal book Bible => American Standard Version 1901 - Personal Bible without Chapter and Verse #'s that can be freely compiled and used in Logos 4, 5 and Verbum.

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Greg | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 23 2014 7:39 PM

 I actually made one of these and printed it out a few years ago. And that guy got $700,000 to do it. There goes the good night I was having.

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Simon | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 24 2014 12:41 AM

Crossway has a nice reader's edition for about $21, that is formatted like a novel. http://www.crossway.org/bibles/esv-readers-bible-cob/

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 24 2014 2:30 AM

Robert M. Warren:
You'll want to omit page numbers, too.

I guess it's helpful to have the page numbers in case your bookmark falls out; if you can remember what page you were on you can find your place again. That is, if you're reading it cover to cover as the format suggests it is made for.

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 24 2014 8:40 AM

Yes

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Tanner Thetford | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 24 2014 8:50 AM

This is actually a really night idea IMO. Two things however are stopping me from backing.

1. After getting into Logos, my need/use of print books has severely diminished. However, that would not necessarily stop my as they would be nice to have around except:

2. The ASV is a terrible version for this idea. Pick something with a more dynamic equivalence . . . .

That said, I am happy for the creator and I hope more people read God's Word as a result.

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 24 2014 9:06 AM

Tanner Thetford:

This is actually a really night idea IMO. Two things however are stopping me from backing.

1. After getting into Logos, my need/use of print books has severely diminished. However, that would not necessarily stop my as they would be nice to have around except:

2. The ASV is a terrible version for this idea. Pick something with a more dynamic equivalence . . . .

That said, I am happy for the creator and I hope more people read God's Word as a result.

I think he made it "dynamic" by replacing the "thee's and thou's" with "you" and "doeth" with "does." ASV 1901 is very literal and close tho the Greek text that sometimes it reads funny, but I think it will do better without the old English pronouns.  I wouldn't buy one, though, but hope others would.  I'm happy with my e-version of all the versions I own in Logos. Smile

DAL

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Tanner Thetford | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 24 2014 9:21 AM

That makes sense, DAL.

I guess I am just saying that I think having a very literal translation that is close to the greek seems opposed to the idea of wanting it to read like a story. I like formal equivalencies for study, but their is no way this project Bible would be used for study. As such I feel a more dynamic equivalence such as NRSV or NIV would be better suited to the project goals.

I suppose he chose a middle road by trying to update some of the language. It seems to have worked fine for him as there are plenty of backers. I just know that I might have actually splurged on it if the translation choice were different, whereas I now won't get it. Either way, it certainly wasn't something I "needed."

I am happy for the project, it's creator, and it's backers. :)

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Todd Phillips | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 24 2014 9:33 AM

Tanner Thetford:
2. The ASV is a terrible version for this idea. Pick something with a more dynamic equivalence . . . .

It's probably a copyright issue.  The ASV is (I think) the most recent English translation available in the public domain.  I don't believe any "dynamic equivalent" versions are free.

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Tanner Thetford | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 24 2014 9:40 AM

Thanks for the insight, Todd. That makes a lot of sense.

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Robert M. Warren | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 24 2014 10:11 AM

Rosie Perera:
I guess it's helpful to have the page numbers

Actually, I was teasing a bit ;)

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JRS | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 24 2014 10:24 AM

If this isn't a quintessential example of bibliolatry, then what is?

bibli╦łolatry noun extravagant admiration of a book or for books  [SOED, 2007]

How blessed is the one whom Thou dost choose, and bring near to Thee(Psa 65:4a)

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Matthew C Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 24 2014 10:46 AM

JRS:
If this isn't a quintessential example of bibliolatry, then what is?

That all depends on your view of plenary inspiration of the Bible.

I am less amazed by a bibliolatrist than I am of someone who engages in a lifelong study of a book collection written by mere men.

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Paul C | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 24 2014 10:49 AM

Super.Tramp:
I am less amazed by a bibliolatrist than I am of someone who engages in a lifelong study of a book collection written by mere men.
A Logos library, For instance?

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mab | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 25 2014 6:18 PM

It's a great idea, but I did my own Bible project. I bought an old Holman KJV (probably as old as me...antique) in moroccan leather that was starting to crumble. $1 at the library. I packed it up, shipped it off, and had it rebound it in goatskin with three ribbons.  Delightful to use and a real reminder of what matters most.  

The mind of man is the mill of God, not to grind chaff, but wheat. Thomas Manton | Study hard, for the well is deep, and our brains are shallow. Richard Baxter

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Liam | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 25 2014 6:34 PM

I love the move toward making print Bibles more of something actually read and adored instead of reference works. This project looks intriguing. I really like the newly created font and also the style of the page, and the cloth binding. I may have to jump on the band wagon, these are just too nice! Thanks for posting this!

A blog I've found great is the Bible Design Blog. It reviews hundreds of Bibles and has helped me decide on some Bible purchases. There are some that match the idea in this project. Most Bibles are bound like junk paperback books or have terrible "quality" hard thin leather covers. Anything that moves Bible binding in a direction toward quality craftsmanship is a good thing! 

Edit: Ahh, Just saw that the Bible Design Blog actually reviewed this project as well!

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