Thursday, May 01, 2008

Scripture for Busy Guys Who Don't Have Time to Read

This is real. It is not a spoof:

    NCV [New Century Version] Align: The Complete New Testament for Men

    Product Description
    Now delving into the depths of New Testament teachings is as easy as enjoying your favorite magazine! This "Biblezine" is brimming with practical insights to apply your faith to everyday life. Easy-reading NCV text Relevant articles on health, relationships, money, family, and more.

    Customer Reviews
    ***** Reviewed by Natasha Clay (Irvine, CA), December 20, 2007
    I love this format. The modern day man can take it to work, the doctors office wherever he goes. This will allow the man that doesn't normally find himself reading the bible consistently, to give him a practical way to incorporate God's word into their daily routine.
Click here to see a sample page from the book of Matthew, comlete with air conditioning tips. (No, I'm not kidding.) Throughout this "Biblezine" you will also find interesting random factoids that make it easy to apply what you read in scripture to real-life situations. For example, did you know that "ten times more people suffer from major depression now than in 1945"? It's true. It's right there in the Bible. Now, doesn't the passage about Jesus being tempted in the wilderness seem much more relevant?

Listen. I'm as open to new ideas as the next guy, but I just don't see how this is of any real use to believers. Are we guys really so thick-headed that scripture has to be dumbed down this much?


Anonymous said...

For the guy that doesn't normally take his Bible to work?
What kind of farce is this?
What does a man who loves the Lord have to fear? He SHOULD take his Bible to work! Let everyone in the office see it on his desk. Best of all, let all of his co-workers see him READING it. And living it. What better way to preach in a place that is becoming more and more hostile to the Christian?

Rick Beckman said...

Are men so thick-headed that the Scriptures need to be dumbed down? Not necessarily.

Are men so sinful that they fall for marketing gimmicks rather than delighting in the Word anyway? ...


Lee Shelton said...

Makes you wonder, doesn't it? Just slap something about sex or wealth on the cover and guys will buy it.

Rick Beckman said...

Brings to mind what the Scriptures say about the "lust of the flesh" and the "desires of the eyes."

And perhaps that "Top Ten Lists for Getting Ahead" bit was meant to inspire our "pride of life."

It's hard to believe there is a New Testament tucked into those pages. :\

Kevin Williams said...

That's awful .But that's what happens when goats make schemes to try and make the Bible intersteing for goats.

Rachel R. said...

"That's awful .But that's what happens when goats make schemes to try and make the Bible intersteing for goats."

Isn't THAT the truth!

Anonymous said...

What next? A New Testament swimsuit issue?

Somebody, quick, shoot me before it gets any worse! :p

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