Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Mosaic Holy Bible
When a new-found friend and contributor (see pg. 264 written by Lisa Colon DeLay) recommended I look over this Bible, I was curious. After all, how many Bibles does a body need? After reading, and studying and meditating on the passages as well as the scripture, I am convinced that any Christian believer could throw all other versions through the window and keep only this one and benefit for the rest of their life from it.
"A mosaic is made up of many small pieces of marble, glass, or tile called tesserae. The Mosaic in this Bible is made up of hundreds of tesserae, the words and art of hundreds of believers from throughout the centuries and across the globe."
The first part of this Bible consists of a series of writings, devotions, quotes and artwork formatted in the order of the church year. Hear contemporary and historical voices as they share regarding our mission as a Christian. It doesn't matter what your denominational background is as treating the poor with kindness, seeing wealth for what it is, and understanding justice is not limited to one belief system-they are truths to be embraced by everyone.
The second part of Mosaic Bible is the NLV-New Living Translation-of the Old and New Testaments. There was a time I snubbed any version but the King James. For some reason I thought it was superior to others until I bought a NCV. (New Century Version) and realized that all a newer version does is place the words into contemporary language. The translators of the Mosaic Bible kept to the original texts-meaning that they tried to adhere to a word-per-word translation-while making it easier for readers in the twenty-first century to grasp the concept. There is a great advantage to reading the Mosaic in that you know the scripture is authentic even if the wording isn't.
Perhaps the greatest benefit of the Mosaic Bible is that although alone while reading it, you feel part of a host of people with a common belief system. It makes you proud to be a believer.
The Mosaic Bible is a keeper. I can't imagine being without mine and I've only had it a short time. You will reach for it first when entering your quiet time. It's just that good!
Hardcover: 1340 pages
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (September 22, 2009)
Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.8 x 1.1 inches
When you get your copy be sure to thumb to the back where the concordance, dictionary and maps are. You can get lost in the information provided there.
Join other Mosaic Bible fans at
Holy Bible Mosaic.com. Join the forum, read the blog and keep inspired. Also, read weekly devotions related to Mosaic from contributor Lisa Colon DeLay at her blog.