According to a recent poll by the American Bible Society, 90 percent of Americans own at least one Bible, but 22 percent never read the Bible. The Journey, a new Bible from Zondervan Publishing House, attempts to capture the interest of those more familiar with channel surfing than church hopping.
“This Bible is guaranteed not to spontaneously burst into flames if it’s read by people who don’t yet believe it’s God’s book,” say the editors. In fact, notes set within the easy-to-understand New International Version (NIV) text are directed at spiritual seekers who are looking for truth and practical answers to life’s tough questions.
With a graphic format more reminiscent of a computer screen than sacred text, The Journey has 450 icon-tagged information windows that direct readers to the Bible’s words on different facets of life.
“Hopefully, this Bible will show up often in the midst of small gatherings of people anxious to talk about the possibility that God is real,” say the editors. “A healthy, spirited discussion of its contents would make this book break into a cover-to-cover grin — if books could smile.”
— E.P. News