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Common English Bible CEB Common English Daily Companion Bible - Navy EcoLeather

The Common English Daily Companion Bible is a fresh way for adults to study the Bible. Featuring the complete text of the Common English Bible translation, 260 scripture readings with devotional commentary—five for each week of the year, space for personal reflection, and an easy-to-use thematic index, the Common English Daily Companion Bible helps you discover biblical truths and apply them to your life.

This versatile, two-part format—reading selections in the front followed by the full Common English Bible text—allows readers to follow a traditional year-long Bible reading plan or study topics pertinent to their lives. This unique approach to daily Bible reading will allow you to gain fresh perspective from the Common English Daily Companion Bible for years to come. Also includes 8 pages of full-color maps from National Geographic.

Features
  • 260 scripture reading selections with brief insights on relevant life themes
  • Space for personal reflection
  • Topical index
  • Study and reading helps
  • In-text subject headings
  • Two-column setting with black letter text
  • 8 pages of full-color maps exclusively from National Geographic
  • Ribbon marker
  • Presentation page
  • 9-point type
  • 8.50" x 5.50" x 1.00"
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Customer Reviews for CEB Common English Daily Companion Bible - Navy EcoLeather
Review 1 for CEB Common English Daily Companion Bible - Navy EcoLeather
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3 out of 5
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Cheap spine. Obtuse devotional section.

Date:November 19, 2013
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Neil
Location:Safford, AZ
Age:45-54
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I was looking for a Bible that I could stick in my backpack and carry with me -- and it could endure such treatment. It's about the right size; but I really didn't care for quarter of an inch thick section of devotionals in the beginning. The devotionals are not very good. They try real hard to dodge doctrinal positions that are in the text but not practiced by some denominations. I suppose that's why I prefer commenting that are strictly non-sectarian. They are more honest with the beliefs of the original writers.
Anyway, once the devotional section is used, it will have no further value except to increase the thickness of the Bible.
Binding material is decent. Spine is glued - not sewn.
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Review 2 for CEB Common English Daily Companion Bible - Navy EcoLeather
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Great study guides for each week and more.

Date:May 15, 2012
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Gramakim2
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I just love the Common English Bible. I find myself not needing to use anyother bible but this very one. It has everything you need in a bible and study guided for each week of the year, refrences to refer to your need in praying. It puts it in English that you can understand without needing help understanding what something meant.
Thank you
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Review 3 for CEB Common English Daily Companion Bible - Navy EcoLeather
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Plain and Simple, but Simply Good

Date:March 21, 2012
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Maddyjoe
Location:So. California
Age:45-54
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I was gifted this bible, and while I still prefer the flow and readability of the New Living Translation, the Common English Bible is clear and will be quickly understood by those wanting an easier translation in everyday language, yet retaining a bit more of the formality customarily found in translations such as the NRSV or NAS bibles.
First thing I liked was the appearance of this bible (Navy EcoLeather). It is not flashy; just a simple, practical-looking bible for everyday use. It is of nice size, 5.5" by 8.5" and the dark navy leather-like cover is thin and flexible, not stiff. It does lay flat when opened. Pages are silver edged. Two grey ribbon markers. Binding is sewn. It is light to medium weight.
The bible is separated into two parts. The first section contains all of the devotional features of this bible: User Guide, Outline of Daily Devotions (which are also broken down into weekly themes for the 52 weeks of the year, then by books, and then topically); Spiritual Practices, such as helps for a better prayer, study, and worship life, scripture memorization, fasting, etc. There are also three separate reading plans: Bible in one year with a handy chart to keep track, New Testament in 90 days, and a One-Month Sweep for a quick overview of the entire bible. There is also a small selection of verses for when you are discouraged, impatient, tempted, etc.
The second section consists of the entire bible in the Common English version, with several color maps at the back. There is no concordance. It is NOT a red-letter. Print is 9-point, so I do need my glasses when reading. It is in double-column format.
The daily devotions (365 of them) are the type you would find in any devotional: A topic, a scripture reading or two, commentary, several reflections in the form of questions, a prayer, and finally, a space to jot personal notations. I find it very convenient to have a complete annual devotional and bible all in one volume.
I would have loved a bible like this when I was a new Christian 30 years ago. It has all the tools to help one develop a strong, spiritual foundation for living, in a plain and simple package that is attractive for both men and women. The only reason I give 4 stars and not 5 is that it is not of the extrememly high quality of the more expensive leather bibles, and it is lacking a concordance and red-letter. However, I do recommend it highly!
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