Three Testaments: Torah, Gospel and Quran, edited by Brian Brown, has been published by Rowman & Littlefield, with content licensed from the Jewish Publication Society, Sheed & Ward, and Kazi Publications. The book brings together the Abrahamic scriptures for the first time, according to Brown, in a single volume. A launch tour kicks off at Ground Zero in New York on Sept. 9, and a 9/11 event in Washington, D.C., at the Canadian Embassy gather diplomats from around the world. Similar events are planned for Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Chicago. The tour then moves on to Toronto for a finale at the Royal Ontario Museum. Said Brian Brown, “Despite its academic patina, we believe this book may be of great interest to the American public as it moves forward in religious understanding.”
The Deep Blue Kids Bible, a new children’s Bible using the Common English Bible (CEB) translation, releases in September from Abingdon Press. In addition to the full biblical text, the Deep Blue Bible has trivia, topical devotions, and other child-friendly features presented by Asia, Kat, and Edgar, colorful characters illustrated in 3-D. For ages 7-12. An expanded trailer includes interviews with contributors, editors, and designers.
Saint Benedict Press offers the colorful New Catholic Illustrated Bible (Aug. 15), with stories retold by popular Catholic blogger and writer Amy Welborn and illustrated by Lars Kofod-Fredriksen. The text, which retells 52 biblical tales, incorporates the New American Bible Revised Edition (NABRE) and is suitable for children age 8-up.