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Great Bible Giveaway

logos bible giveawayDon’t forget, the Logos Great Bible Giveaway is still going on. There are plenty of chances to win and lots of ways to enter (facebook, twitter, posting, commenting, etc.).

Logos Bible Software is celebrating the launch of their new online Bible by giving away 72 ultra-premium print Bibles at a rate of 12 per month for six months. The Bible giveaway is being held at and you can get up to five different entries each month! After you enter, be sure to check out Logos and see how it can revolutionize your Bible study.

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Okay, I Did It, I Bought a TNIV

At the prodding of various blogging buddies (TC, in particular) I finally broke down and bought a TNIV. I don’t think I was ever resistant to the idea, I just assumed my NIV (of which my wife and I collectively have 4-5) would suffice.

Also, to be quite honest, it’s hard to come across a copy of a TNIV in a book store around here. I do live in rural Texas after all, and most bookstores around here do not carry the TNIV. I shop online a lot, and I buy books online a lot, but I have never bought a Bible online (to the best of my recollection) because I need to look at, feel of and smell a new Bible if I’m going to buy it. I need to drool over it for a few weeks before I get up the gumption to buy it.

I just totally lied, because now that I think about it, I did buy a paperback JPS Hebrew/English Tanakh and a copy of David Stern’s Complete Jewish Bible a couple of years ago. My apologies for misleading you.

In any event, a Mardel opened recently in Abilene and it does carry a reasonable selection of TNIVs. I was thinking this Hebrews Bible Study would be a great way to try out a new Bible translation. But, I’m having second thoughts because (1) my other Bibles are already marked up and (2) I would bet money that no one attending will be reading a TNIV.

I’m also probably treading on thin ice because I was forbidden from purchasing any more Bibles until we move into a new house with more bookshelves. I better break the news about the purchase to my honey before she reads this post. ;)

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Bob MacDonald’s Translation of Job is Up

Those of you familiar with BOB’s friend Bob will know that he has been publishing his translation of the book of Job on his blog Sufficiency.

Well, please join me in congratulating Bob because he has finished his translation. You can read through the translation on the blog or download the pdf version.

I’m no expert, but the feat alone is remarkable. I know he would welcome any comments or feedback. I have downloaded it, and if the first few chapters are any indication of the whole, it will be well worth your time.

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Codex Sinaiticus is Online

Codex SinaiticusBack in October, I alerted you guys to the Codex Sinaiticus online, and it is now available at

I had previously directed you to what is the homepage,, but the “See the Manuscript” tab directs you to the .org site.

It is a great resource. Go have a look and play around a little, you won’t be disappointed.

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Download Christian Audio Books and Bibles for $7.49

I want to thank my good friend Wes Latham (of Wes’ Blog) for alerting me to the Twice-Yearly sale over at where you can download most Christian audiobooks (including Bibles!) for $7.49 through July 3, 2009.

Admittedly, I was unfamiliar with this site until yesterday, and I have only ever purchased one book in audio format, but I am intrigued at the prospect of downloading an entire audio Bible for $7.49 (as I have been scanning bookstores for CD versions to keep in my car).

I have, however, only found the KJV, ESV and The Message so far in complete form.

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An Exciting New Blog-The World Bible Translation Center Blog

I am excited to report on a new blog I was emailed about last night (by my pastor). It is the World Bible Translation Center Weekly Blog (Wonder of the Word). The Wonder of the Word…it has a Beauty of the Bible sort of feel, doesn’t it?

As it happens, the founding pastor of our church now works at the World Bible Translation Center. If I’m not mistaken, an Arabic translation was released recently, and the WBTC is currently working on several translation projects. Here is the list of the languages in which the WBTC has completed a translation, and you can download the Bible in pdf form in Burmese, Punjabi, or one of the other languages.

The WBTC has also published an English Easy-to-Read Version (ERV) (originally the English Version for the Deaf, or the EVD), which served as the basis for the International Children’s Version (ICV) which I am becoming acquainted with as the father of an 11-month old. So, you may be familiar with the WBTC even if you’re not familiar with it.

If you are so led, you may also support the WBTC financially (the blog is not a solicitation for funds, by the way) which our church and my family does. We have been told that it costs approximately $750,000.00 to translate the Bible into a new language, or approximately $25.00 per verse. It should come as no surprise to my readers that my wife and I have chosen to sponsor Genesis 1:1 in as many languages as possible.

It is a worthwhile project and I highly encourage you to support it in any way possible. You can put it in your blogroll.

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Giving Away a Free Copy of Every Man’s Bible

Every Man's Bible

Every Man's Bible

With special thanks to Tyndale House for the extra copy, I am giving away an Every Man’s Bible for Father’s Day.

The Every Man’s Bible is described as “A Bible for Every Battle Every Man Faces.” I will be posting a thorough review later, but, for now, just enjoy.

I am giving away a hardcover, Every Man’s Bible, New Living Translation, with over 1500 pages of commentary, charts and graphs, study notes, sidebars, and a whole host of other features. This edition retails for $34.99.

To win, all you have to do is tell me in the comment section below why you, if you are a father, or any special dad in your life, needs this Bible. Be funny, be deadly serious, be honest, or be whatever, just let me know why you or the dad in your life should get this for Father’s Day.

I will take entries until noon on Friday, June 19, 2009 (CST). One entry per person, although you may comment as much as you wish. If you have a blog and post about this giveaway, I will give you an extra entry. If you blog on a service other than WordPress, please let me know of your post in the comment section below. U.S. residents or U.S. mailing addresses only please.

The winner will be selected at random and will be announced Friday in a post on this blog, and I will ask the winner to contact me via the contact form with mailing instructions. I realize that if I mail it out on Friday, this may not get to you in time for Father’s Day, but it should arrive shortly thereafter.

Buy Every Man’s Bible from Amazon

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