Friday, April 29, 2011

Review: The Take Action Bible

Put the Word of God into action. The Take ActionTM Bible features real-life stories and full-color photos of people who are putting their faith into action. Actions range from raising money with a lemonade stand to relocating on the mission field. Read their inspiring stories, and follow their examples with 52 ideas for you to put God's Word into action.Features include: 
  • 48 full-color pages 
  • 15 real-life stories show how to take action with God's Word 
  • 52 Take ActionTM ideas 
  • Personal Take ActionTM note pages
  • New King James VersionR (NKJV) UltraSlim Bible text
  • Translation and text notes
  • Words of Jesus in red
  • Concordance
  • Bible reading plan

Thomas Nelson's Take Action Bible is a themed edition of a fairly straight-forward mass market paperback edition. The two column text block features a 7pt font printed on thin paper, which makes the Bible fairly thin with the spine measuring less than an inch thick. The whole Bible is squeezed fairly well into this package and interspersed with full color inserts that challenge the reader to Go, Serve, Give, Heal, and Teach.

While this Bible does not bring much new material or ideas to the market, it is tied into an important campaign to spread God's Word, reach the lost and serve the poor. The devotional content inspires the reader to pursue practical applications of the gospel. The poor quality of the paper makes this less than ideal for highlighting projects, but still a good paperback Bible to read thematically with highlighters or other marking schemes. It is also part of an admirable marketing campaign for World Vision.

My thanks to Thomas Nelson for providing this complimentary review copy. I was not required to give a positive review but an honest review.

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