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Devotions, Bible study add to new B&H Revelation translation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–With the help Kendell Easley, Broadman & Holman has released the newest section of the Holman Christian Standard Bible.

The book, “Living with the End in Sight,” combines the complete text of Revelation from the HCSB translation with a two-page devotion for each chapter. The devotions are written by Easley, chairman of the New Testament department at Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in South Germantown, Tenn., and author of “User Friendly Greek” and the Revelation volume of the Holman New Testament Commentary.

“Living With The End In Sight serves as a solid study book for Revelation students,” said David Schrader of Broadman & Holman. “It includes two pages of commentary for each chapter taken from our Holman New Testament Commentary book on Revelation and color art depicting scenes from Revelation.”

After announcing plans in early 1999 to produce a new Bible translation, B&H, the trade publishing division of LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention, assembled a team of more than 80 translators, editors and stylists for the task.

B&H released the translation of the Gospel of John in the summer of 1999 and the four gospels (“Experiencing the Word through the Gospels with Henry Blackaby”) in early 2000.

Each chapter of Living with the End in Sight begins with a meditation and prayer. Within the text of the Scripture, bold words and phrases refer to study notes. Each chapter ends with an insight to wrap up the meditation and Bible study time.

Examples of these insights include:

— Never let the dull rhythm of this day make you think there’s not an end in sight.

— Do you fully realize the peril your unsaved friends are in? Enough to warn them?

— Pray for God’s people like there’s no tomorrow, because the devil is preying too.

— Christians must strive daily to be astounded by sin instead of enticed by it.

Throughout the book, sidebar notes and studies clarify key concepts while charts and comparisons expand understanding of events depicted in Revelation.

“With so many readers interested in fiction titles that document end times, we think this book is timely and, more importantly, packed with the truth of God’s Word,” Schrader said.

The complete Holman Christian Standard Bible New Testament is scheduled for release in 2001, and the entire Bible will be ready in 2004.

Living with the End in Sight can be purchased at LifeWay Christian Stores and other bookstores.

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