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Many things have changed in the last two-thousand years. The good news of Jesus Christ isn’t one of them. The NKJV Ancient-Modern Bible features all-new book introductions, articles, and commentary from voices both ancient and modern to help you experience the Word of God as never before. Read the Bible alongside Augustine, Luther, Graham, and others—and discover the rich Many things have changed in the last two-thousand years. The good news of Jesus Christ isn’t one of them. The NKJV Ancient-Modern Bible features all-new book introductions, articles, and commentary from voices both ancient and modern to help you experience the Word of God as never before. Read the Bible alongside Augustine, Luther, Graham, and others—and discover the rich wisdom of ages past and present, which is the rightful inheritance of every follower of Christ. The NKJV Ancient-Modern Bible is an opportunity for readers to experience the Word of God with fresh eyes, as members of the global and historical community of faith. This is a Bible two thousand years in the making. Features include: Full-color design that uniquely blends cutting edge modern typography and layout with traditional, sacred elements Bible commentary from church thinkers past and present, from Huss to Keller, from Chrysostom to Spurgeon, from Aquinas to Wright Biographies of church leaders & thinkers Doctrine and history articles on significant councils, creeds, and controversies Sacred art from throughout church history Easy-to-read 8.5-point font


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Many things have changed in the last two-thousand years. The good news of Jesus Christ isn’t one of them. The NKJV Ancient-Modern Bible features all-new book introductions, articles, and commentary from voices both ancient and modern to help you experience the Word of God as never before. Read the Bible alongside Augustine, Luther, Graham, and others—and discover the rich Many things have changed in the last two-thousand years. The good news of Jesus Christ isn’t one of them. The NKJV Ancient-Modern Bible features all-new book introductions, articles, and commentary from voices both ancient and modern to help you experience the Word of God as never before. Read the Bible alongside Augustine, Luther, Graham, and others—and discover the rich wisdom of ages past and present, which is the rightful inheritance of every follower of Christ. The NKJV Ancient-Modern Bible is an opportunity for readers to experience the Word of God with fresh eyes, as members of the global and historical community of faith. This is a Bible two thousand years in the making. Features include: Full-color design that uniquely blends cutting edge modern typography and layout with traditional, sacred elements Bible commentary from church thinkers past and present, from Huss to Keller, from Chrysostom to Spurgeon, from Aquinas to Wright Biographies of church leaders & thinkers Doctrine and history articles on significant councils, creeds, and controversies Sacred art from throughout church history Easy-to-read 8.5-point font

31 review for NKJV, Ancient-Modern Bible, Ebook: One faith. Handed down. For all the saints.

  1. 5 out of 5

    Create With Joy

    The NKJV Ancient-Modern Bible is a unique Bible that incorporates quotes and Bible commentary from the spiritual giants of our Christian faith throughout history into the margins of the Bible (along with room for you to add your own thoughts), along with many of their biographies incorporated throughout the Bible. This Bible also includes full color artwork from church history, along with historical creeds and supplemental articles. The comfort print is on the small size at an 8.5 point font - b The NKJV Ancient-Modern Bible is a unique Bible that incorporates quotes and Bible commentary from the spiritual giants of our Christian faith throughout history into the margins of the Bible (along with room for you to add your own thoughts), along with many of their biographies incorporated throughout the Bible. This Bible also includes full color artwork from church history, along with historical creeds and supplemental articles. The comfort print is on the small size at an 8.5 point font - but aside from that, I really like this Bible. To read my full review, please visit Create With Joy.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Floyd

    This Bible is a great concept and probably needed by the church, but its design leaves something to be desired. Designed with a new “Comfort Print” font that is supposed to be easier to read, the compilation of comments from authors writing across the centuries. Opening to a random page in Isaiah (Isaiah 54-56), I see quotes from Augustine, Billy Graham, and John Calvin. The quotes are interesting and applicable to the life of the Christian — both at the time they were originally written and in t This Bible is a great concept and probably needed by the church, but its design leaves something to be desired. Designed with a new “Comfort Print” font that is supposed to be easier to read, the compilation of comments from authors writing across the centuries. Opening to a random page in Isaiah (Isaiah 54-56), I see quotes from Augustine, Billy Graham, and John Calvin. The quotes are interesting and applicable to the life of the Christian — both at the time they were originally written and in the modern context of this Bible. Also included are a number of essays by well-known church leaders. Setting between the book of Isaiah and Jeremiah is an essay by H. Richard Niebuhr entitled: “Connecting Christ and Culture”. This Bible concludes with a set of seven “Supplemental Articles” on a number of broader topics: Creation, Meditation, Church, Trinity, etc. Though borrowing from a great deal of source material, the notes and essays are not well-cited. A bibliography is included in the end notes (following the “Supplemental Articles”), but the entries are not tied directly to the notes included in the margins of the Bible; thus adding a layer of complexity to the researcher or pastor wanting to verify the source material. Though many resources are used, it is unclear as to how varied they are. Only on reference from the Wesley’s is cited and there is no way to follow that citation back to see where, how, or how often it is used. A bigger problem than the poor use of citations is the design of the Bible. Though using a new font, this font is so small it makes both the Bible text and the notes difficult to read. There is plenty of white space on most pages — a larger font could easily have been used — better still would be to have the notes available as supplements on the Internet for registered users of the Bible. The pages are thin, occasionally making page turning more cumbersome than necessary. Assuming plenty of light, nimble fingers, and good eyes, this Bible has a place on most pastor’s desk. Laymen may find it of use or interest as well. ______________ This review is based on a free copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review. The opinions expressed are mine alone.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Reg Rivett

    There are thousands of denominations in North America alone, but they are all apart of the same faith: Christianity. And it isn’t a religion cooked up on the spot. This is something handed down, generation to generation. So why not have a bible that reflected our one faith, handed down, for everyone? That is exactly what the new New King James Version bible does. With dozens of commentaries on Scripture, from different theologians like Augustine, Martin Luther, John Calvin, and N.T. Wright, the A There are thousands of denominations in North America alone, but they are all apart of the same faith: Christianity. And it isn’t a religion cooked up on the spot. This is something handed down, generation to generation. So why not have a bible that reflected our one faith, handed down, for everyone? That is exactly what the new New King James Version bible does. With dozens of commentaries on Scripture, from different theologians like Augustine, Martin Luther, John Calvin, and N.T. Wright, the Ancient-Modern Bible hands all the saints a unique text with insights like no other. Having a bible with study notes or commentary on the bottom of the page is not a new idea. There are numerous iteration of that, in the New King James Version and other versions. What sets this Bible apart is are the kinds of commentaries included with the Scriptures. It isn’t one or two people throwing their thoughts and conclusions on to the page to help you navigate the difficulties of these ancient texts; these are some of the most important and significant thinkers and theologians that have every lived (or are still living). There are notes from Augustine, John Calvin, N.T. Wright, just to name a few notable ones. There are also obscure, less well-known thinkers there, though their comments is not less valuable than from those theologians we know. This is a plus because it provides you with insight and knowledge that one or two people may not have given you. It gives readers a chance to see how the church thought through the Bible over our entire history, not just in the now. However, there is a drawback. Because this is a Bible with commentary on some Scripture, passages from theologians need to be selected. This leads to something rather revealing, namely, what theological ideas the editors hold to and believe reads should hold as well. Glancing through the commentaries on Revelation, I was interested to see something from N.T. Wright. I read through it, considered what he said, and then realized that they commentary before his was on the infamous, “be hot or cold, or I’ll vomit you out” passage. It was the classic Christian thought, “God wants you hot, on fire for him, or he wants you cold and dead against him, no lukewarm Christians”. This idea is something Wright has commented on before as being completely unfounded and stated how this thinking missed the complex context of the original audience. But the editors of the Bible are not so concerned with that, in this particular instance. They want a little N.T. Wright over here, and some old, classical North American Christianity over there. Just the way they like it, not necessarily what may actually be true or contextually accurate. This makes the NKJV Ancient-Modern Bible a very unique, and unique in a questionable way. If they were going to go for an impartial, “here is what the church has thought throughout history” bible, they could have, and should have, done a better job. If they wanted to publish a Bible that commented and affirmed particular Christian thoughts, through selective theologian statements, they didn’t need to label it as “ancient-modern”. they could have gone with the more obvious “NKJV North American Evangelical Christian” Bible. There is some good in this translation. I did appreciate the ancient creeds included at the end of the Bible. Not every Christian tradition includes them in their exercises of faith, though all should be exposed and be familiar with the orthodox statements of our founders. Having a translation that introduces people to the thinkers and movers that have shaped Christianity into what it is today (for better or worse) is also a great thing. Most christians have no idea who these people were, and this is a simple way to expose them to these important figures without supersaturation or inducing boredom. Overall, the NKJV Ancient-Modern Bible is fine. Because it is. It isn’t terrible, but it could have been better. It lands somewhere in between, an unfortunate mediocre. The NKJV Ancient-Modern Bible sadly receives a 3 out of 5 star rating. A great idea poorly executed.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Jill H.

    This "Ancient-Modern Bible" (NKJV) is filled with insights from people about the Bible text alongside the Scripture passages, in biographies, and in essays who are described in the Introduction as "readers and interpreters, students of the Word, worshipers of God". Readers will be able to read these insights from both people who are still alive and from others who have passed away. Each book of the Bible has an introduction to help understand who wrote the book, the original audience, date, purp This "Ancient-Modern Bible" (NKJV) is filled with insights from people about the Bible text alongside the Scripture passages, in biographies, and in essays who are described in the Introduction as "readers and interpreters, students of the Word, worshipers of God". Readers will be able to read these insights from both people who are still alive and from others who have passed away. Each book of the Bible has an introduction to help understand who wrote the book, the original audience, date, purpose, and themes. There are also notes at the bottom of the pages that go into more detail about what other texts read. There is also a section in the back called "Art of the Church" which shows Biblical art from different centuries, as well as colored maps. I found when reading the Bible books of Lamentations, 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, and Titus that usually there was an insight next to the sections in Scripture I read (usually one to three insights per page). At first I thought every single portion of Scripture was going to be covered but then I noticed a small gap where some parts of the Scriptures were not commented on in the margins. I think there was a comment for most of the Scriptures I read. Some of the people whose thoughts are shared I think can be considered scholars while others may be considered authors and/or thinkers. Before I read this Bible I was kind of leery about reading quotes from others because to me they recently started to seem like opinions and might not always be right. My congregation leader teaches us we should be open to reading what other thinkers think so I felt better about it later. I read the article from N.T. Wright "What The Whole World Is Waiting For" and was glad to read about the new heaven and new earth that Isaiah prophesied. It seemed really Greek-focused in the places of this Bible I read but it may have been more Hebrew-focused in other places that I didn't come across. I liked that there were two ribbon markers in the Bible, and that they were two different colors, because it helped me keep my place of where I read in the Old Testament and the New Testament. I think this would be a great Bible for Christian teachers of the Word since they may be able to dig deeper into the insights that are given from the interpreters or use the insights as they are given in some ways in their sermons sometimes. It think it will also be a great Bible for people that like to know what other well-known Bible thinkers who have deeply studied the Word thought about different Scriptures. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this Bible free from the publisher through a book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Amanda Bradburn

    I understand that this review is pretty different from what I normally do, so bear with me! Special thanks to Booklook Bloggers and Thomas Nelson Publishers for a copy of this Bible to review. Synopsis: Many things have changed in the last two thousand years. The good news of Jesus Christ isn’t one of them. The NKJV Ancient-Modern Bible features all-new book introductions, articles, and commentary from voices both ancient and modern to help you experience the Word of God as never before. Read the I understand that this review is pretty different from what I normally do, so bear with me! Special thanks to Booklook Bloggers and Thomas Nelson Publishers for a copy of this Bible to review. Synopsis: Many things have changed in the last two thousand years. The good news of Jesus Christ isn’t one of them. The NKJV Ancient-Modern Bible features all-new book introductions, articles, and commentary from voices both ancient and modern to help you experience the Word of God as never before. Read the Bible alongside Augustine, Luther, Graham, and others—and discover the rich wisdom of ages past and present, which is the rightful inheritance of every follower of Christ. The NKJV Ancient-Modern Bible is an opportunity for readers to experience the Word of God with fresh eyes, as members of the global and historical community of faith. This is a Bible two thousand years in the making. Features include: Full-color design that uniquely blends cutting-edge modern typography and layout with traditional, sacred elements Bible commentary from church thinkers past and present, from Huss to Keller, from Chrysostom to Spurgeon, from Aquinas to Wright Biographies of church leaders & thinkers Doctrine and history articles on significant councils, creeds, and controversies Sacred art from throughout church history Easy-to-read 8.5-point font More Details: Thousands of verse-by-verse and passage-by-passage comments from the church's greatest teachers and thinkers, including John Calvin, Charles Spurgeon, Augustine, John Wesley, Timothy Keller, Matthew Henry, Billy Graham, A.W. Tozer, C.S. Lewis, Henry Halley, Martin Luther, N.T. Wright, Jack Hayford, John Bunyan, Eugene Peterson, Jerome, Warren Wiersbe, R.C. Sproul, Ulrich Zwingli, D.L Moody, William Tyndale, D.A. Carson, John Knox, Scot McKnight, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Soren Kierkegaard, and John Chrysostom Full page biography articles sharing the inspiring life stories of men and women who were transformed by the gospel, from the early church, through the Reformation, and beyond. Sacred art as inspired by the Bible through the centuries, including Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Gustave Dore, Christian Rohlfs, and Makoto Fujimura. I grew up reading the KJV only. My family, church, college, and Pastor advocate that it's the best version and I read my old Bible for devotions and refer primarily to it. This NKJV is valuable to me in that it has a lot of extra resources as well as commentary from the last 2000 years by men who have spent their lives studying the Holy Book. In any case, if you're looking for a Bible with a little explanation from all sides of the spectrum, this one is pretty cool. It's also printed in a font that's easy for my dyslexia to read!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Julie D.

    I absolutely love this Bible! It's in my favorite version - NKJV - and is packed with information. I really like the commentaries throughout. They are written by men whose opinion I value like Martin Luther, Charles Spurgeon, Henri Nouwen and more! They bring the historical aspects of the Bible alive and clarify Scripture for us. There are several biographies of Bible teachers of the past that I really enjoyed reading. I hear the names of these men but don't always know too much about them. I fou I absolutely love this Bible! It's in my favorite version - NKJV - and is packed with information. I really like the commentaries throughout. They are written by men whose opinion I value like Martin Luther, Charles Spurgeon, Henri Nouwen and more! They bring the historical aspects of the Bible alive and clarify Scripture for us. There are several biographies of Bible teachers of the past that I really enjoyed reading. I hear the names of these men but don't always know too much about them. I found reading about their lives really interesting. Another thing that is important to me now is having wide margins in my Bible so I can write notes and easily without having to try and write teeny-tiny. This Bible gives you the wide margins so you can enhance your Bible reading by making your own notations. Another thing this Bible has that no other Bible I own has is beautiful artwork in the back. I really loved seeing the artwork done by great artists depicting stories in the Bible. I so enjoyed sitting and really looking at these works of art and finding all the beautiful details that made each one so gorgeous and unique. There are wonderful full color maps, as well, which is important to me as I study. The paper quality for the Bible pages as well as the art and map pages is very nice. They can be handled over and over without worrying about damaging the pages. It comes in a box that your Bible slides in and out of and this is another plus. I really love this Bible and how it brings the Scripture alive for me with all the information inside. It's a beautiful Bible that would make a wonderful gift for someone or for yourself. I give this Bible 5 out of 5 stars. *This Bible was provided to me by the BookLook Blogger program. I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this book.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Melody Schwarting

    The Ancient-Modern Bible has something I've wanted for a long time--an edition of the Scriptures that collects the insights from two thousand years of history. I treasure the insights of Eugene Peterson alongside John Chrysostom, Aquinas beside Erasmus beside Charles Spurgeon, Gregory of Nazianzus beside Frederick Beuchner. Obscure ancient and medieval writers get spots alongside evangelical greats. Yet, I mourn that women and non-western voices are nearly impossible to find. The weight of the C The Ancient-Modern Bible has something I've wanted for a long time--an edition of the Scriptures that collects the insights from two thousand years of history. I treasure the insights of Eugene Peterson alongside John Chrysostom, Aquinas beside Erasmus beside Charles Spurgeon, Gregory of Nazianzus beside Frederick Beuchner. Obscure ancient and medieval writers get spots alongside evangelical greats. Yet, I mourn that women and non-western voices are nearly impossible to find. The weight of the Christian church is now in Africa, Asia, Latin America--and I shouldn't have to state why we should allow half the church to participate in communal interpretation of the sacred text. This phlebotomy makes me weep as much as having art and creeds and historical commentary alongside the Scriptures makes me rejoice. I'm glad to have a copy on hand and will use this occasionally. Unless its myopia is attended to, I won't be recommending this. Voices to include: Martin Luther King Jr. Julian of Norwich Angelina Grimké Florence Nightingale Jayachitra Lalitha Mitzi J. Smith Corrie Ten Boom Charles Octavius Boothe Tokunboh Adeyemo Willie James Jennings Thabiti Anyabwile Carolyn Custis James Ralph Douglas West There are so many women of color to include! Leave a comment with voices you value in commentary/interpretation/theology of the Scriptures.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Ashley Dawn

    I liked this Bible. The quotes and stories from different folks through history were an interesting addition. It made me look at things and scriptures in a new light. Though the Bible was written a long time ago, it's truth is still simply that, the truth. I had some issues with the size of the text but it wasn't too bad. The mix of quotes historical and more modern were something I hadn't thought of before and it was original. It is a good addition to any library. I rate it a 4/5. Thank you to the I liked this Bible. The quotes and stories from different folks through history were an interesting addition. It made me look at things and scriptures in a new light. Though the Bible was written a long time ago, it's truth is still simply that, the truth. I had some issues with the size of the text but it wasn't too bad. The mix of quotes historical and more modern were something I hadn't thought of before and it was original. It is a good addition to any library. I rate it a 4/5. Thank you to the publisher for the review copy of this book (via BookLook). I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Cassandra

    I received a complimentary copy. The tiny print is a little hard on the eyes and the pages are very easy to see with the white background. The Bible is typical with not a whole lot of extra unique features. I was not thrilled with it overall, but feel like anyone that loves collecting Bibles or studing the faith based literature would really enjoy this as a gift.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Tyler

  11. 5 out of 5

    Donna

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  13. 4 out of 5

    Douglas Donaldson

  14. 5 out of 5

    Jamie

  15. 4 out of 5

    Tanisha Rhenáe

  16. 4 out of 5

    Christopher M.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Hunter Yeagley

  18. 5 out of 5

    Andrew Leung

  19. 5 out of 5

    Fady Samaan

  20. 4 out of 5

    Kay Card

  21. 5 out of 5

    Stephen

  22. 5 out of 5

    K A Cox

  23. 4 out of 5

    Beth

  24. 4 out of 5

    Norma Kimbrough

  25. 5 out of 5

    Michelle Walker-Wade

  26. 5 out of 5

    Bobby D. Paul, Jr.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Paul Amey

  28. 5 out of 5

    Jonathan Deweber

  29. 4 out of 5

    Aaron Latham

  30. 5 out of 5

    Steve Davies

  31. 4 out of 5

    Wouter

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