#CEBTour I just recieved my new bible - a thin Common English Bible with the Apocrypha. Thank you CEB!
The preface is very helpful as it reminds us that 400 years ago the King James version was translated so that it would be in the common english of the time so anyone could read it. The CEB of 2011 endeavors to do the same today. It is written at a 7th grade reading level and tries to be very accurate with the translation from the original Hebrew & Greek.
To compare it with other translations, go here.
I will comment more on the CEB when I look at the Apocrypha.
I will also be using it for St. Peter's Bible Challenge of 2012.
More details to come...