Monday, December 21, 2009

Holy Bible: Mosaic NLT Giveaway

UPDATE Wed., 12/23 - WINNER!
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Result: 6

Congrats to A Stone Gatherer! Email me your address & the certificate will be headed your way!
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I have another blog tour I need to play catch-up on due to extenuating circumstances beyond my control. Tyndale House Publishers released a new Bible this fall, the Holy Bible: Mosaic NLT.

Encounter Christ on every continent and in every century of Christian History. A new genre of Bible—a weekly meditation Bible—Holy Bible: Mosaic is an invitation to experience Christ both in His word and in the responses of his people. Each week, as you reflect on guided Scripture readings aligned with the church seasons, you will receive a wealth of insight from historical and contemporary writings. Full-color artwork will engage the soul; quotes, hymns, prayers, and poems enhance the rich devotional experience. Also includes a Dictionary/Concordance, NLT word study system with Hebrew/ Greek dictionary. A beautiful layout of art and devotional content, and an online community and content will extend the experience.


MY THOUGHTS:
Bibles are very personal possessions, and while I am very picky about the one I use, I appreciate that we have such an array of Bibles from which to choose. Holy Bible: Mosaic is a fascinating combination of readings, artwork, and devotionals. Those who especially enjoy art and depictions of Biblical events from various cultural perspectives will find much to like in this book. It's not my particular taste, but that is a point of personal preference. Additionally, while the Bible itself (as found in the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments) is universally applicable, it is very difficult to write devotional material that all denominations will agree on. The danger is that in trying to appeal to all, it may appeal to none. Because I am not from a liturgical church background, some of it just didn't resonate with me. But don't just take my opinion, take a look for yourself.

In fact, I have a copy to give away to one of you! Due to the weight of the Bible, the giveaway is actually a certificate for a free Holy Bible: Mosaic"; the winner can either redeem it at a local Christian book store or by send it directly to Tyndale if no bookstore is in the area. Due to Tyndale's limitations, this offer is only good for those in the US. Leave a comment on this blog by Tuesday (12/22) at 8:00 pm CST and I will choose a winner using Random Number Generator.


Thanks to Tyndale for providing a copy for my review and a giveaway certificate.


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9 comments:

Debbie said...

That's very generous of Tyndale to do. I love art and historical background so I enjoy that aspect. But I understand what you wrote about devotionals appealing to so many different denominations. However, I think that if we can simply read the Bible and stick to the Truth (doctrine) and not get caught up in the specific rituals it's OK.

Blessings to you Linda,
Debbie

Patty said...

As you, I do not come from a liturgical church background so some of this Bible material might not resonate with me either. Maybe some of the history and artwork would be interesting though.

2cats said...

This is an amazing giveaway. I have several Bibles. I like to switch them around every now and then , if I think I am getting too comfortable with one or another.
Please include me in the drawing.

quilly said...

I am one of those folks who have a whole shelf of different Bibles, yet I find myself always returning to two in particular. Don't include me in the drawing, but I do like the idea of weekly guided lessons.

Cathy Davis said...

I've been trying NOT to enter in the giveaways but I would like to enter this one!! I saw this (Bible) a while back and wished I had gotten it.

Merry Christmas!!

A Stone Gatherer said...

Even though I have plenty of Bibles, I could always give it away to someone who doesn't have one! That would be fun!

Andrea said...

This is a really special one. Please enter me in the mix!

Many thanks & Merry Christmas -

Andrea

andrealschultz[at]gmail[dot]com

Please note I've posted a review of Mark Batterson's excellent new book, 'Primal.' I am also participating in the 12 Pearls of Christmas blog tour. There are giveaway for both - Mark's book + a three strand pearl necklace! Please venture over to:

http://andrealschultz.blogspot.com/

Thanks again!

Kim said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Kim W

A Stone Gatherer said...

Thanks Linda!