In a nod to the revolutionary changes occurring in publishing, the
new complete Common English Bible is now debuting in 20 digital
platforms, almost two months before print editions will be available
in stores. It’s currently online
along with a search
widget users can download to their blogs and websites. This is
the first time the Common English Bible is available in its complete
form including the Old Testament, and available with the Apocrypha.
“The Common English Bible is a brand new, bold translation
designed to meet the needs of people in all stages of their spiritual
journey and study,” says Paul Franklyn, associate publisher for
the Common English Bible. “We’re excited to make this
translation available as soon as possible through the Internet and
other digital resources.”
The Common English Bible is unlike any other translation. It’s
uncommon in that it’s the newest translation by the largest number of
biblical scholars & church leaders in words 21st century readers
use every day. It aligns academic rigor with modern understandability,
proven through extensive field-testing with—and acting on feedback
from—hundreds of readers.
“The Common English Bible is the result of collaboration
between opposites: men working with women; scholars working with
average readers; conservatives working with liberals, many
denominations and many ethnicities coming together around the common
goal of creating a translation that unites rather than divides, with
the ultimate goal of mutually accomplishing God’s overall work in the
world,” Franklyn explains.
The digital revolution is accelerating changes in language and its
everyday usage. The new 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. This new translation strives to make Bible
reading more clear and compelling for individuals, groups and
corporate worship services.
The digital editions of the Common English Bible are Kindle, iPad,
iPhone, Nook, Sony, Olivetree, Logos, BibleWorks, Accordance Software,
ChristianBook, Kobo, OverDrive, Blio, Copia, Lightning Source and
YouVersion. The introductory suggested retail price of all electronic
versions is $5.95 and will increase to the regular suggested retail
price of $9.95 on Sept. 1.