Friday, September 18, 2009

The Expanded Bible: New Testament (NKJV)

The Expanded Bible: New Testament (NKJV) published by Thomas Nelson is a unique tool designed for people hungry to grasp the fuller meaning of Scripture while they read—without having to open a concordance or Bible notes. It simplifies Scriptural understanding by offering alternate wording to clarify. (Not to be confused with the Amplified Bible which focuses more on translation possibilities.)

The Expanded Bible weaves an expanded explanation of the Scripture within the actual NKJV text, yet the two are easily distinguished by the use of bold and non-bold type. This feature allows the reader to read either the Scripture only, or the Scripture plus the additional expansion of the text, depending on how far they want to open the passage. It also makes for easy readability, as does also the clean page layout and easy-to-read font.

The Expanded Bible is a comfortable size and the cover durable with a sober, scholarly appeal.

However, this Bible might not work for everyone. Some people may find the additional interwoven material—and the interacting change of typeface—interrupts the flow of their reading and makes it laborious.

I’d recommend this Bible for pastors and laity alike, but not good for someone who just wants to read Scripture uninterrupted.

Janey L. DeMeo
Copyright © September 2009

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Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Muslims Buying People to Islam in Africa

Yep, you read the title correctly. And I mean Muslims are literally buying Africans into Islam. Read more on that in my recent article published by Assist News Services.

Let's pray for Africa and indeed the entire world as Islam tries to take over with an aggressive strategy.

On a more positive note, I'm excited to announce that our contacts in Ghana have made the right connections for us to be able to provide schooling for the little, fatherless deaf boy we met (I wrote of him in earlier posts in July while I was in Africa). For $ 50 per month, we can provide his schooling. Let's pray God raises up a sponsor for him.

For more info on our work in Africa, India, Europe or any other parts of the world, please visit Orphans First and browse the pages.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Janey L. DeMeo
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