Watch the Mission of the Modernized Geneva Bible
Read. Finish. Repeat.
The MGB New Testament is not an exact facsimile reprint intended for Reformation scholars.
We updated outdated words and syntax with modern English equivalents and haven't removed a single verse.
The thirteen thin volumes of the MGB New Testament are meant to be pulled off the shelf and read again and again; to be dog-eared and written in; to be consumed.
So on your 2nd or 22nd read, you discover new depths to the Word and grow closer to God in faith.
Focus on the Word.
Every design decision for this MGB New Testament was made to encourage daily Bible reading.
Unlike most readers’ editions, the MGB retains chapter and verse markings to allow you to keep track of Bible reading plans or sermon references.
The thirteen thin volumes are designed to be easy to take on-the-go, and quick to finish in a sitting or two, making daily progress visible and encouraging.
Old Testament is forthcoming.
Excellent. Very portable, easy to read supplement to my study bible.
I love my new Geneva Bible; the translation is beautifully done. But, and this a big but, it is missing the marginal notes penned by the giants of the reformation. Maybe you could publish an addendum with the notes translated into modern English? That would be nice.
Looking forward to Old Testament.
I purchased the Modernized Geneva Bible after being introduced to it through Camon Press’s Same Page Summer. I had been looking for a copy of the 1599 Geneva Bible for a while. All that was available were ‘reproductions’ in old English or highly priced out of print versions
On the plus side of the ledger, it is a handsome freestanding product and is comfortable to read. It maintains the lyrical beauty of the original with updates language (think NKJV). Having individual volumes for each book makes it easier to concentrate on the book at hand without getting lost browsing through her entire New Testament
On the negative side, being in individual volumes, it make cross referencing difficult (which seems to be deliberate, see above)
Also, the slipcase is a bit too snug, causing the reader to remove several volumes to get to the one they want
Down the road, I would love to see this modernized version published with the original’s commentary and cross reference
"A great advance"
Its most felicitous turns have gone into the [KJV]...A man would need to unmake himself before he was an impartial critic.
"The Bible of choice"
for English-speaking Protestants...England was a Protestant nation, and the Geneva Bible was its sacred book.
"The most popular Bible"
throughout Shakespeare's lifetime...[His] references are often closer to the Geneva Bible than to any other.
"The People's Bible"
was deeply loved by English Protestants, and not only those of the more zealous sort
of Renaissance scholarship printing and Reformation Bible thoroughness