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Common English Bible Broadens Its Appeal
NASHVILLE, TN (January 2012) – As 2012 dawns, the new Common English Bible translation is establishing itself on multiple websites, celebrating its second consecutive month as a CBA best seller, was twice considered by journalists as being one of the top religion stories of 2011, and is creating a growing buzz among bloggers. BibleGateway.com, the highest ranked (according to Alexa) website in the world for Bible search activity, is now featuring the Common English Bible in its Verse of the Day free email subscription. And Patheos.com, the international online hub for faith communities, is now featuring the Common English Bible as its Daily Verse, appearing on its Library Bible Resources page, Evangelical Portal, and Progressive Christian Portal . The free-to-search text of the Common English Bible, is available online at commonenglishbible.com, Bible Gateway, and YouVersion.
The Common English Bible was on the January CBA Bible Translation Best Seller list (based on actual unit sales in Christian retail stores in the United States through Dec. 3, 2011). Its debut on the list in December came after being in stores just less than three months. The completion of the Common English Bible after four years of translation work was named one of the top 10 religion stories of 2011 as decided by leading international religion journalists in the 30th annual Religion Newswriters Association survey and by editors of the Associated Baptist Press .
“There’s a reason the Common English Bible is receiving such a positive and popular reception,” says Paul Franklin, PhD, associate publisher. “It’s probably the most literal Bible translation, built on common ground with academic rigor and denomination neutrality, which clearly communicates ancient sacred text in understandable 21st century English.” The Common English Bible is written in contemporary idiom at the same reading level as the newspaper USA TODAY—using language that’s comfortable and accessible for today’s English readers.
More than half-a-million copies of the Bible are already in print, including an edition with the Apocrypha. In February, Church/Pew Bibles, Gift and Award Bibles, Large Print Bibles will begin shipping, and Children’s Bible editions will be in stores this fall joining the existing Thinline Bibles, Compact Thin Bibles, and Pocket-Size Bibles, bringing the total variety of Common English Bible stock-keeping units (SKUs) to more than 50.