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Tyndale House NLT Holy Bible, Mosaic Edition--hardcover

On our own we are little more than bits of stone and glass. Together we are the Body of Christ. Holy Bible: Mosaic is an invitation to experience Christ in His Word and in the responses of his people. Each week, as you reflect on guided Scripture readings aligned with the church seasons, you will receive a wealth of insight from historical and contemporary writings. Full-color artwork, quotes, hymns, prayers, and poems enhance the rich devotional experience. Also includes a Dictionary/Concordance, NLT word study system with Hebrew/Greek dictionary.

Key Features
  • Writings from every continent and century of the Christian Church - Contemporary and historical writings from Christians across the globe such as St. Augustine, Charles Wesley, and Henri Nouwen.


  • Full-Color Art - Full color art offers another kind of reflective devotional experience, with artwork from contemporary and historical artists.


  • Center column reference text with word study system - The clear New Living Translation text in this Bible is set in a center-column reference format, with Greek and Hebrew word studies to give you greater insight in study. There are also icons in the margins of the text to indicate which Scripture passages are linked to which writings.


  • Variety of Reflective Content - The content is arranged so that every week the reader has a variety of content for reading and reflection. Each week follows a theme appropriate to the Church season (such as Advent, Easter, etc). The content included for each week includes full-color art; Scripture readings; a historical reading; a contemporary reading; a prayer, creed, hymn or quote; and space for reflection.


  • Space for your response to God’s promptings - Add your tile to the mosaic—write or draw your response, prayers and questions in the provided space.
Also includes
  • NLT Dictionary/Concordance
  • NLT word study system with Hebrew/ Greek dictionary
  • A beautiful layout of art and devotional content
  • Access to online community and content
  • Presentation page
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Review 1 for NLT Holy Bible, Mosaic Edition--hardcover
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:January 7, 2010
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Patricia A Perry
The Mosaic Holy Bible makes a lovely addition to any Bible student's collection. The variety offered in each week's study is a rich highlight. "Epiphany, Week 6," for example, is focused on Seeking and Saving. Under that umbrella we have numerous scripture readings, accompanied by a Chinese painting depicting The Parable of the Lost Son; a short message about joyful evangelism; another (by Dan Kimball) cautioning us against isolationism; an excellent application devotional by Jay Blevins; a short teaching by Greek theologian Athanasius of Alexandria; an applicable quote by Richard Baxter of 17th Century England; a prayer by Sir Francis Drake; and a place for the student to write in "Reflection." This is the perfect Bible for the student who struggles to stay with studies that become rote. Mosaic brings the reader something new every day.
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Review 2 for NLT Holy Bible, Mosaic Edition--hardcover
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:December 11, 2009
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Cassie Hale
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! I love it, and I love the version used. I'm Lutheran and am always looking for neat devotions to coincide with the church calendar, so this Bible is a bonus. I especially love that it isn't "emergent" or part of the "spiritual formation" movement--just Christian History throughout the centuries--ALL Christian History.
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Review 3 for NLT Holy Bible, Mosaic Edition--hardcover
Overall Rating: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5

Date:October 15, 2009
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ColleenB
It was stated in the users guide that this Bible's purpose is to provide a way to encounter Christ on every continent and in every century of Christian history. To show that we are part of a mosaic, a patchwork of people, places, times and cultures, that depicts one person: Jesus Christ. I feel this Bible met its purpose. The contributors did a great job organizing this Bible and presenting the larger community of Christians. This Bible is divided into two section. The first half of the book contains weekly meditations. They are designed to be used in connection with the church year. These weekly meditation contain quotations, poems or other writings,by people all over the world, that correspond to the scriptures that are presented. I think for someone like myself that can not physically attend mass every week, this is a good way to stay connected with Christ and to follow readings that correspond with the church seasons. This section offers suggested readings, prayers and a place to write down your own reflections, as well as beautiful artwork. The second half of the book is the New Living Translation of the Old and New Testaments. It is nice having this in the same book as the meditation section, although it is also nice having it seperated so that if you are more comfortable reading a different version of the Bible you can still follow along with the weekly meditations. I found the New Living Translation easy to read. I liked that along with this Bible, you can also go to the Holy Bible: Mosaic web site. You may need this to help you know exactly where we are in the church calendar and what week to follow in the meditations(although you may read what ever chapter you would like). Although I have not used the next feature, there is also a discussion forum on their site.
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Review 4 for NLT Holy Bible, Mosaic Edition--hardcover
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:November 11, 2009
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Rick Webster
I love this bible. The description here at CBD doesn't do it justice. The 52 weekly devotionals are at the front of the bible and printed on a rich, cream coloured paper - which is important for showcasing the modern and historical art, the poetry and writings from a broad spectrum of both contemporary and historical Christian figures. If you follow your own reading plan there are symbols throughout the text that take you to the devotional material to further enhance your own reading. Center column references are actually helpful. This is not a standard 'devotional' bible. It doesn't offer little nuggets of wisdom. It's thoughtful reading and beautiful to hold. I can't recommend it enough.
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Review 5 for NLT Holy Bible, Mosaic Edition--hardcover
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:September 30, 2009
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RS Rogers
This is simply my favorite Bible. It's a brilliant idea, that covers just about everything I'm looking for in a day-to-day reading Bible, and the execution of the idea is just about perfect. Unlike most "themed" Bibles, Mosaic does not disturb the scriptural text with commentary. Rather, the devotional material is collected in the front of the book, printed on thick, creamy matte paper comparable to the paper in a Moleskine notebook. The rest of the book is the text of the NLT, in the excellent 2007 revision, printed on regular Bible paper. Both sections contain sufficient space for the reader's own notes.Each weekly devotional section contains Christian art, devotional meditations, scriptural quotations, prayers, and sermon excerpts that deal with a particular topic appropriate to that week's place in the Christian year. For example, the current week as I write this is organized around "Remembering," and includes readings from 1 Cor. and Mal., as well as from Bob Mitchell, Richard von Weizscker, A.W. Tozer, John Flavel, Horatius Bonar, and St. Patrick. These are Christian voices from America, Germany, Scotland, and Ireland, from the 4th century to the 21st, and from Catholic, Lutheran, Presbyterian, and Evangelical traditions.My only complaints are about presentation. For one, the binding is glued, not sewn, so I am not confident in Mosaic's longevity, particularly given that it binds two very different paper types. Also, the "leatherlike" cover does not feel at all like leather, a poor example by current standards. Looks great, feels cheap. And while the art is well chosen to suit each week's topic, far too much is contemporary American painting and photography. But those complaints are minor. Aside from a couple of excellent recent study Bibles, this is the best new Bible-plus-extra-stuff published in many years -- possibly the best new Bible yet this century.
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