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Subject: Large Print Bible Help Needed
Date Posted: 4/13/2012 10:00 PM ET
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I am looking for a Bible for a friend that is really easy to understand and comes in Large Print.
Can anyone tell me what would be a good one to look for?

Thanks,
Lisa

Date Posted: 4/13/2012 10:28 PM ET
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I would suggest "The New Living" translation as an easy to understand Bible.

If you are looking for another version that's easy to understand, but maybe with a little more flow/poetry, I'd suggest "The Message" version.

If they want one that includes the apocrypha, I'd suggest the Saint (St.) Joseph's edition.

All of these are available in large print.

Date Posted: 4/13/2012 10:51 PM ET
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I like The Message. I have a large print version that I love. The isbn # 1576838464.

Date Posted: 4/15/2012 10:19 PM ET
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Hi,

Thanks everyone, I think I will look into the Message for her as she is just starting to look into religion and I think a little flowing would be easier for her.
I currently have "The New Living Translation" for myself and I really like it. However, in looking up the word "apocrypha" I think I might have to look
into the " Saint (St.) Joseph's edition " for myself. I can't explain it, except to say I am feeling like I am looking for something.
I have been doing tons of reading and learning, but inside I feel like I am looking for something.

Thanks so much for all your help. 
Lisa

 

Date Posted: 4/16/2012 12:05 AM ET
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Lisa,

The Apocrypha are fascinating books that were left out of certain Bibles due to the decisions of editors.  Many of them are available for free at http://sacred-texts.com/bib/apo/index.htm if you would like to read them online.

There are also many other scriptures that have been rejected that were originally part of the written or oral tradition of different Judeo-Christian sects.  And there are also many writings that have been found at various dig sites, but never encountered by the editors of the various Bibles. The Forgotten Books of Eden (http://sacred-texts.com/bib/fbe/index.htm) and The Lost Books of the Bible (http://sacred-texts.com/bib/lbob/index.htm) contain many of these and are available online for free and they are also available in hardcopy.  There are so many others out there, as well.  The Other Bible, The Gnostic Bible, and The Nag Hammadi are just a few.

If you aren't already, another thing that might help you is to get involved in a Bible study group.  If there are not any around you or you are not comfortable with the ones you have tried, there are many great Bible study books available that you can do on your own.  When I was going to Bible study, we used the Collegeville ones, which I really liked.  But there are many others out there.

Also, there are great devotional Bibles out there that may be good for you.  They have the text of the Bible with little pep talks throughout.  The Women's Devotional Bible is one I've actually looked through and really enjoyed.

There are also Daily Devotionals, which are books that contain a small daily reading.  They are great to read in the morning before you start your busy day.  I loved Jesus Calling .  Another popular one is My Utmost for His Highest , which I also became acquianted with last year.

I hope these ideas can assist you in your search.  Feel free to PM me, too.