No, Thomas Nelson hasn’t added new books to the Bible. We are, however, trying hard to meet our customers’ need to understand God’s voice as shown in His word.
We have a wonderful customer. They desperately want to know, understand and apply God’s word to their daily lives. From church pastors and leaders to the person who encounters the Bible for the first time, this need is the same. The challenge for the vast majority of them is that the Bible represents an intimidating, time-consuming book full of ancient characters, places and languages.
To overcome this need Bible Publishers like Thomas Nelson try to develop products that give the customer help and hope in their quest to “hear” God’s voice. For example in the last two years Thomas Nelson has released three landmark products – The Chronological Study Bible, The Word of Promise Audio Bible and The Voice New Testament. Each one in it’s own way helps meet this universal customer need.
On August 11, 2009, Thomas Nelson will release a new product especially designed for our customer. Developed by a trusted team of Bible scholars The Expanded Bible New Testament, like the three titles I mentioned above, gives the reader help to reach their goal of hearing God’s message to them directly from the Scriptures.
Why is it different?
- It meets the needs of the contemporary student of the Bible by combining devotional reading and in-depth study in a completely new way. Users can now study the Bible while they read with study aids and resources placed in-line with the text of the Bible.
- It joins Bible text with traditional wordings, explanatory comments, additional wordings, literal meanings and expanded word definitions, all integrated within the text of the Scripture.
- It offers readers a unique Bible study experience by making them a part of the process and decisions made by scholars while developing a translation
The end result is a Bible that is highly readable for devotions or study purposes that includes a richer in-text explanation of the Scripture. The experience will help customers grasp all that God is saying and give them a complete meaning of words and their alternative wordings. It’s like having a robust Bible reference library at your fingertips without having to flip a page or grab another book.
You can try this exceptional new product now. Simply go to this site and download a free PDF file and enjoy the experience first-hand.
Post your thoughts on your personal blog, and share the comments in the review sections of a few online retailers and send me the link so that I can hear your thoughts about The Expanded Bible New Testament. The Thomas Nelson team will send the first 200 responders/commenters a free paperback copy of the Bible (a $19.99 value) as soon as they hit our warehouse as a thank you for your input.