This new book is missing the point completely.
More high-end magazine than your typical Bible, the approved American Bible Society text is laid out in easy-to-read columns and paragraphs using chapter headings only, no verses. Totally unique in format and design, the contemporary photographs complement the story, provoke thought and connect to your everyday life.
I think “sex sells” is being taken a little too far here, bordering on outright blasphemy.. Why do we need pictures of celebrities in our Bible? What is this, My First Picture Bible? What’s next, Dr. Seuss’ Guide to the the Scriptures?
Like all religious holy texts, The Christian Bible is, by necessity, a dense book. If you don’t take your faith seriously enough to read even a few verses a day, pictures – let alone completely irrelevant ones – won’t make it any easier to digest.
Even if this glorified – pun intended – picturebook is being marketed towards a younger, “hipper” audience, it will still fail. Thing is, young adults don’t LIKE to read, they want to look at pictures or watch a movie. Youngsters, especially in the Western World, are generally retarded and most have ADHD anyway.
Look, I’m definitely no saint (in fact I am an angry, jaded, bitter, faithless person) but I DO know what the Bible is about, having read it cover-to-cover at least THRICE in my lifetime.
And this, sirs, is NO Bible.