Keith Williams General Editor speaking about the artwork and creativity that went into Holy Bible: Mosaic :
OK, today is the day. The Kitchen is the official stop of the Mosaic Bible blog tour. We’ll be giving away a copy of the Mosaic Bible (which I reviewed yesterday). If you’re interested, just leave a comment saying why you are interested in owning the Mosaic Bible. I’ll draw at random from the qualified comments.
But before we get to that, we have a Q&A with Kevin O’Brien, the acquisitions editor for the project.
I’m very happy to have Keith Williams, one of the editors of the “Mosaic” Bible (NLT) that I’ve recently promoted here at IM, answering some of your questions about the NLT and the special Mosaic edition.
You can find the entire Mosaic Blog tour schedule here. Check out the various sites and all the questions and answers that have been published. The NLT Mosaic web site is a great resource. (Want a Christian year calendar for your Google Calendar?) You can buy the Mosaic Bible at Amazon. You’ll find all these links and resources behind the clickable ad on the sidebar.
So let’s get down to some of the questions contributed by IM readers for Keith and his answers.
First, this has a beautiful cover in hardback. The first section which is the Mosaic is on heavy cream colored paper and has full color artwork. The devotions/articles span the Christian year and are from various time periods from ancient church to modern. Devotions are organized in weekly segments and contain Scripture, Historical and Global Contributions, Meditations, and a place to write. AND there is artwork. Some of it is gorgeous. They’ve also included some poetry in the readings – along with some wonderful narratives and quotes building upon the Christian year.
When I was invited to participate in the Mosaic Bible project, I was thrilled and honoured. With the vast number of specialty Bibles out there, I was skeptical at first, but when I heard about the intentional embrace of Christian tradition, as well as the art and meditations from throughout the world and history, I was quickly convinced. This could be a real gift to the Body of Christ. So I said yes!