Thursday, January 22, 2009

I promised to post again after receiving some books - so here it is.

I read somewhere about (if you join, please use this link). It is a site that facilitates the trading of books. Simply list at least 10 books that you are willing to trade. People request those books and you send them the books (you pay the postage). In return you get credits that allow you to request books from others. They even give a couple free credits for signing up.

As I began sending out books, I was nervous. I used their online system for purchasing and printing postage. By doing this, I got my credits instantly. I sent my books out and soon got notification that they had arrived.

I've requested several books and received many already. I've enjoyed reading the books and always love getting packages in the mail. I also joined the companion site I have had excellent results with both sites. I received all the things I requested and everything I sent was received. - Our online book club offers free books when you swap, trade, or exchange your used books with other book club members for free.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Green Bible update

There are over 200 pages of the Green Bible available for browsing at This is the Bible with "Verses and passages that speak to God's care for creation highlighted in green."

Spoken English New Testament update

As I mentioned a couple weeks ago, the Spoken English New Testament is available in print now. Today I discovered it also has a new web site

Friday, January 16, 2009

Bullinger's Companion Bible

Here's a link I'd lost track of, but ran across again today. It is scanned PDF files of the Bullinger Companion Bible. Scroll down the page to "Free Downloads Here" or order a copy on CD if downloading nearly 400 MB sounds like too much. Visit Companion Bible PDF Files.

New Testament Letters

This version is by Paula Fether (click for her blog). Click on downloads and look for "The New Testament Letters." Some of her other writings are available as well.

Universal King James Version

This looks to be a revision of the King James Version. While there is a book preview, it is too small to read. Visit the storefront of William Petri for more information.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Pidgin English Bibles

I recently ran across two different Pidgin English Bible projects. Both are intended for people in West Africa.

The first is being done by Rev. Dr. Ekoka A. Molindo. His web site states "The Pidgin English used in this Study Bible is commonly spoken in Benin, Cameroon, Nigeria, and Togo with a total population of over 100 million." This is a study Bible. A sample verse: "Jesus talk for Thomas say, " Look Thomas, na me I be road, na me I be true, and na me I be life. No person no day way fit go see my Papa way he no see me first (John 14:6)"

The second is hosted at It is interesting to see the difference in the two versions. A sample of this version: "Jisos kon reply, “Na mi bi di road, and di trut, and di life. Nobodi go fit go mit my Papa unless e pass thru mi (John 14:6)"

Monday, January 5, 2009

Cambridge History of the Bible

Rooting about the web today I found another treat for you: The three volume set of the Cambridge History of the Bible. It is readable online and downloadable as well. It is at I had to sign up (quick, free, no personal information). Here are the books: Volume 1, Volume 2 and Volume 3.

Spoken English New Testament

I try to "do the rounds" and check back with ongoing translations. One of those is the "Spoken English New Testament" by J. Webb Mealy. He has published a preliminary edition of his New Testament Translation. You can download and read it at his web site, Simple Gospel.

Friday, January 2, 2009

HCSB Second Edition

Many other blogs have reported that the Holman Christian Standard Bible has been released for Wordsearch and Bible Explorer. Check He Is Sufficient blog for information and links about the update. To see a comparison of the two versions for the book of Ephesians visit