I’ve had the very exciting chance to check out the Bible Illuminated preview online and it’s pretty cool. I mean just check out that cover!
After having a look at it, I have to say I’m really looking forward to seeing a hard copy. The pictures are pretty cool…I especially find it interesting that Angelina Jolie made it into the Bible. Certain verses and passages are highlighted or in a different color. It’s a whole new way of looking at the Bible.
Here’s what the publisher has to say about The Bible Illuminated:
There is no religious mission behind The Book. We believe that its success will be driven by the fact that this is not coming from any specific faith, religion or church. We are from many faiths, backgrounds, and beliefs; ultimately we are trying to create something for the many and not just for the few. The goal is to drive an emotional reaction and get people to think, discuss and share. It’s meant to trigger bigger moral questions that will in turn help people to understand the common heritage between all religions through the Bible’s text. We hope people will find the images, design and layout intriguing–intriguing enough to talk about the actual stories in the Bible and what the morals and lessons mean to them. The more you know, the more you can participate in discussions about the world and understand the bigger picture.
The Book, using the Good News Translation as approved by the American Bible Society, will introduce believers and non-believers to a culturally relevant, accessible Bible and will encourage dialogue between people from all walks of life.
Preview: The Bible Illuminated
Monday, October 27, 2008
Posted by Amy at 11:14 AM