Tyndale’s new plan is to challenge readers to take two lifetimes to read through the bible one time. This takes the pressure off. For example, if someone buys the bible but then forgets to read any of it for a few months or years, it doesn’t really matter. After all, they have another full lifetime to get through it.
Jeremy Sanders, a member of Campus Crusade for Christ at the
As part of Tyndale’s new format, the bible will be both large in size and font. The reason for this is that it makes the reader feel like he has read a lot even if he just glances over a few verses. Also, having a really big bible around the house helps reduce a person’s guilt for not actually reading it.
Brooke Reese, layout editor at Tyndale, told TBNN, “Part of the purpose of this bible is to take away guilt. God didn’t intend for us to feel guilty – He wants us to be happy. This bible will help with that. You can just read a verse or two per week and you’ll feel great. And even if you never make it through, it’s O.K. You’ve always got that second lifetime to make up for it.”
Tyndale expects to release this new bible just before spring break 2009. According to V.P. Schultz, “We figure that more than a few Christian college students will like to purchase this bible just before they travel to places like Daytona or