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The Mosaic Bible

Mosaic.jpgMosaics are folks who cobble things together from a variety of traditions and who have little desire to trust only one tradition or commit themselves to only one point-of-view. But, when all put together, a coherence emerges. Mosaic, in other words, is a good word to describe the Church’s unity for many of us. Instead of opting for a more visible or institutional unity, many of us believe the diversity is swallowed into the larger unity of what God is doing in this world.

This Bible is shaped by one doctrine: one, holy, universal and apostolic church.
So, Holy Bible: Mosaic NLT (Meditations), the new Bible from Tyndale and using the New Living Translation (yours truly was part of the translation team for Luke), expresses this “mosaic” approach to the Church very well. This new Bible is two books in one: a weekly devotional, shaped by the Church Calendar — hence a perfect time to buy this Bible so you can begin using it at Advent, along with the full NLT. Books of prayer often don’t have Bibles so one has to have both the book and the Bible. This combines the two.
The highlight of this Bible is the diversity of authors and readings, along with profound artwork, that provides a multi-sensory experience of devotion. 
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posted November 1, 2009 at 6:50 pm

I grabbed a copy of this Bible the day it came out and have been really impressed with how well (read: diverse and applicable) the devotional and thematic material has been put together. I especially like how the additional material has been kept separated from the Bible content so that it works just fine as a “regular” Bible as well. I would definitely recommend it as a great addition to devotional life.

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posted November 2, 2009 at 1:32 am

I am a long time user of the NLT and recent convert to observing the church calendar. This Bible is already on my Christmas list.

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posted November 13, 2009 at 7:34 pm

Hi Scot,
(I’ve linked to your site from mine)
I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed Holy Bible: Mosaic. I’ve really loved my copy, and contributing my small part was indeed a joy and honor. The editors did fantastic work or make the weekly mediations rich and rewarding, and Christian art work from all over the world, from almost every century of Christianity that is included helps give me a sense that Christ’s bride has a long. powerful, and lasting legacy, in the really and potency of God’s grace and agency.
I would suggest to NOT wait until Christmas… The Holy Bible: Mosaic begins weekly meditations at Advent, (the first week in Dec.) but Tyndale also provides a special Advent sampler of the mediations from the Mosaic Bible that might tide you over, or make a thoughtful early Christmas card, (and are small enough to fit in a envelope.) Another nice thing is that it’s only $1.99. Some churches are giving them out so they can all be enjoyed together.
The interactive Mosaic blog at Tyndale makes it possible to discuss the mediations for people from all over the world reading the ssme thing at the same time.

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