Your humble blogger has been selected to host a date on the blog tour, which is the public roll-out of the new Mosaic Bible.
This link will open the pdf up showing you a little more of the Mosaic.
I have come to truly appreciate the readability and the honesty of this translation. While no translation is perfect, I find that the NLT allows me to spend more time reading the text to my audience than having to explain translation errors, or give details why it was translated the way it was, or having to re-translate the text on the fly. Further, as many of you know, I like Church history, and I examine those who came before for rich insights into the daily lives of the Saints. Along with this, I have come to appreciate the bevy of voices which dominate our small world. Christianity is not an American enterprise, contrary to popular belief, but enriched by people from across the globe.
So, what better way to have my NLT translation, a little bit of Church history, and to read the voices from across the globe? This is what the Mosaic promises. I have, like you, only seen pictures of it, and I have followed the tweets (see the link below) waiting for every bit of information that comes my way.
I also want to announce since I am the first stop on the blog tour, I will be posting 24 posts in 24 hours (which has been done in the blogosphere before) on 22 September. I will re-post several of my older posts on the NLT, as well as insights from the Mosaic, a review of it, a contest about it, videos on the NLT in use, and other, I hope, guest postings on various topics related to the NLT.
If you would like to participate, or if you already have posts on the NLT and would like to include them as links, please email me here.
For those of you who are bloggers and who are interesting in the blog tour, click here.
August 28th Update: Tyndale has put up a website devoted to the Mosiac Edition of the NLT. You can sign up email alerts, etc…
Further, Keith Williams of Tyndale has posted the following pictures:
Tyndale has announced that by the end of the year, they will produce a ‘Mosaic Bible.’
Encounter Christ on every continent and in every century of Christian History. A new genre of Bible—a weekly meditation Bible—Holy Bible: Mosaic is an invitation to experience Christ both 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 will engage the soul; quotes, hymns, prayers, and poems enhance the rich devotional experience. Also includes a Dictionary/Concordance, NLT word study system with Hebrew/ Greek dictionary. A beautiful layout of art and devotional content, and an online community and content (coming Fall 2009) will extend the experience.
And in discussing today on Twitter, Keith Williams made mention that this version will have ‘white space’ for interaction with the reflective material, meaning that it will have a wide-margin-esq look to it. (“Looks like about 0.82″ in outer margin, 0.55″ top and bottom, standard inner margin” and “Double column, center column cross references, not quite an inch of margin on all sides (for Bible pages)”)