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The Nkjv Slimline Bible

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  6,639 Ratings  ·  450 Reviews
Make God's Word your everyday traveling companion. Thin and lightweight, Thomas Nelson's "UltraSlim(TM) Edition" boasts a complete and easy-to-read Bible that is ready to go when you are A Bible you can be comfortable taking with you every day and everywhere you go, the "UltraSlim(TM) Edition" is thin enough to tuck into your purse, briefcase, backpack, or glove compartmen ...more
Hardcover, 928 pages
Published November 1st 1999 by Thomas Nelson Publishers (first published January 1st 1901)
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Debra According to my Bible study today, GOD refers to mankind as male and female and man as male; (see Genesis chapter 8, verse 21, NKJV for answer).
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David
Nov 30, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A thrilling work of science fiction on an epic scale. With a cast of thousands, a storyline that continues down through generations, and a seemingly never ending tapestry of plot twists, this book is sure to delight any reader. One has to admit that the idea of a hero written as a cosmic-Jewish-zombie-telepath seems a bit hokey at first, but somehow the authors pull it off with only a few insults to the reader's intelligence.

This is definitely NOT a book for children however! The many adult the
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kyknoord
Aug 07, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
An absurdly confusing generation-spanning saga.

Apart from being generally long-winded, there are too many inconsistencies in the plot to ignore. The pointless digressions and Tolstoyesque cast of thousands makes it very difficult to follow, let alone identify with any of the protagonists.

The ending makes no sense whatsoever.
Jerry Alexander
Dec 30, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
WARNING: This a work of fiction. Do NOT TAKE it literally.

CONTENT ADVISORY:

Contains verses descriptive or advocating suicide, incest, bestiality, sadomasochism, sexual activity in a violent context, murder, morbid violence, use of drugs or alcohol, homosexuality, voyeurism, revenge, undermining of authority figures, lawlessness and human rights violations and atrocities.


EXPOSURE WARNING: Exposure to contents for extended periods of time or during formative years in children may cause delusion
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C-shaw
Apr 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Out of all the minutes in a day, how many do you devote to God??

NOTE TO FRIENDS: I UPDATE THIS ROUTINELY FOR MY PERSONAL RECORDKEEPING, NOT TO APPEAR AS HOLIER-THAN-THOU!
5/11/17 - I just finished the book of Matthew, and now I'm going to start it right over again since it contains so much, particularly the life and words of my Savior. It's funny when re-reading passages that I have read numerous times, how I find new information that I overlooked in the past. With this reading of Matthew I noted
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Elizabeth
Jan 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I started reading the Bible as soon as i could read, which was before kindergarten. My mother started me reading a few verses a day, then a chapter, and the more times i went through it the more i wanted to read it. I've lost count of how many times i've read it cover to cover...it's the living Word of God, relevant to today in a way that many people don't realize because they don't study it - instead, they pick through what they like and don't like. Don't do that...read it and be open to what G ...more
Mike (the Paladin)
This is probably still my favorite translation of the Bible it was the first one I read through, cover to cover from front to back that is. Most of the mistranslations of the original KJV have been corrected while the flavor and poetry of the 1611 language are still there. (though sadly there are a couple of places where the "Authorized King James" got it right and the NKJ mistranslated) This is an attempted word for word translation much like the RSV and ASV (also New Revised Standard and New A ...more
Bo'kem Allah
Aug 19, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I read this book 1 chapter a day, from Gen. 1 - Rev. 22 & I will NEVER get those 3 years back. What a waste of time...

It's a shame that people worship a childish & jealous, psychopathic murderer.

The psychosis of Abraham is a horrible malfunction of common sense & rational... IT'S PATHETIC. What kind of man would be willing to kill his own son at the request of an invisible being? Is that what is required of you from your god? That's the father of Judaism, Christianity & Islam. Th
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Case
Feb 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If there is only one book you read in your life, make it this one. It contains the actual history of the world, not what modern scientists would have us believe. Man is lost in sin and we will all answer for the sins we commit in this life. However, there is hope for us. God's only begotten son, Jesus Christ, came to earth 2000 years ago, lived the perfect, sinless life, and willingly let himself be crucified by those who opposed him. He gave his life as a perfect sacrifice to atone for the sins ...more
Jake
Dec 14, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Holy crap this thing is long! It's not exactly a page turner, but it does have lots of sodomy, rape, incest, people living in the sky and underground in pits of fire, burning bushes, canes that turn into snakes, and a race of giants! Wait a minute, this isn't supposed to be fiction?...
Dana
Feb 15, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As much a discipline and a study as it was a goal for me to read. I was surprised at how often my Sunday school teaching version of a story was vastly different from the original, which was often quite brief. Beautifully written at times and just plain boring and confusing at others. I found that as many questions were raised for me as they were answered. All of the violence and killing in the name of God was very disturbing, as was the general attitude towards women. The basic ethical teachings ...more
Dj
May 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Bible is our instruction manual, our way to living a Godly life...there is so much we do not know until we read and study the Bible. It's so important to be opening our Bibles, making sure what we are being taught and/or what we hear is true because there are so many miss teaching it. It's also important to be attending a Bible-believing Church.

Until we choose to follow God, to truly believe and have faith in Him and accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior we will always feel empty and w
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Curtis Brinkman
Jun 04, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Dawkins said it best: "The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully."

Ed Williams
Aug 31, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
With possibly one of the strongest opening lines in history, the Holy Bible really starts off swinging. Here we're not only introduced to the main character, named God, but are also informed that he's some sort of magical being (whether that's a vampire or a wizard or something, we don't know yet--we just know he can fly and shoot laser beams). The prose in this section is simply top notch, and you'll find that the action, atmosphere and language of the Holy Bible are carried off with a master's ...more
Eugenie
Mar 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I pray that God gives me revelation so that I can fully understand the book of Revelations
Mike (the Paladin)
I hesitated to include the Bible (any translation) as it's not just another book it isn't to me...but 5 stars.
Daniel J. Nickolas
Oct 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: the-core
The most unfortunate thing about reading the Bible is that it’s nearly impossible to do it without preconceived notions of what it is, what it isn’t, and what it’s actually saying. Many believers seem to read the Bible with the notion that it’s one work, the original language being English, and that despite endless translations and paraphrases, including a continuing debate over whether or not the Apocrypha is scripture, it can contain no fallacies of any kind. Non-believers, though they seem to ...more
Greg
Dec 12, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book had interesting stories, but it was obviously written and edited by committee: multiple authors within different time periods, some quite talented, others with almost sinister agendas. It was most likely written by nobles for Kings since they were the only ones literate enough to write these many 1000's of years ago.

And considering the language used throughout, Lord, Kingdom, it was obvious the last edition was heavily tainted in Feudalism.

Generally, this book was disjointed and obtus
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Kristy
May 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I will be currently reading this great book for my entire life until every page is swollen and worn from years of use. I hope to never get tired or worn out from reading it and pray that my children and husband will do the same. If you don't have a bible of your own please let me know and I will buy you one or give you one of mine. It's the greatest love story ever written about a Savior who loved the people of the world so much that He gave His own life for us to live.
mark monday
Mar 07, 2013 marked it as on-the-shelf  ·  review of another edition
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ok well i actually believe in God, but i just couldn't resist this very special gif.
Autum
Sep 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received the Jesus Calling devotional bible with general editor Sarah Young a while ago. This was an excellent devotional bible, in appearance and in the readings. The cover is beautifully designed with a photo of a hand that seems to beckon the reader to come closer to our Lord. I must say that this is a bible that I will cherish and continue to use in my walk with the Lord. I was drawn in to the readings and prayers almost instantly. I like that Sarah Young’s devotional readings are more lik ...more
Mark Schmidt
Feb 13, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: the-other-side
Filled with historic and scientific inaccuracies, this book has been cherry-picked and reinterpreted for millennia to support whatever morality its readers chose to draw from it.

Slavery (Leviticus 25:44-46) and Polygamy (all-throughout the first half), background themes of the first half, depicted as a normal part of life are never questioned as immoral. Yet believers in the modern narrative of this book find these things deplorable while lacking any ability to reasonably demonstrate why these t
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Lynn
Oct 22, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It was difficult to read, especially as a curious kid.
The stories are interesting, but thinking back to it, I question why people would believe it is 100% true and accurate. From a historical point of view, it is intriguing. However, there are plenty of works that were partially historic and partially fiction with notations about "the gods." The Bible seems no different than any other ancient work, but has withstood the lashes of time. With only parts of it being canonized and recanonized, trans
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Hosanna
Jun 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
How could I ever give this Book, written by God Himself, less than five stars? The Bible is the most powerful, beautiful and gripping Book ever written. It is 100% inspired by God and sharper than a double edged sword. It had been translated into at least 2,400 languages--more than any other written book! WARNING: This Book can change your life forever!!!!!
Michelle
Currently, I feel like a heavy load has been lifted from me. Review and rating to follow...
Senior Seminar
May 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Agata
Mar 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christianity
I'm going to be reading this book for the rest of my life. :)
Sher
Sep 12, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WOW! I finally finished my journey through the Bible. It has been fascinating as I have put many things into perspective. I loved listening to this semi-dramatized, modernized language version of the scriptures. It gave me a unique perspective. I am sure I will listen to it over and over again as I work at understanding all that is there for me. Except for "Leviticus." I will never listen to it, or read it, again!! It is the worst book EVER. Not that all the rest of it is wonderful, because ther ...more
Dan Giaquinta
yeah. that's right, no rating. I'm not rating the Bible. Yes, I have read it cover to cover (though that was a long time ago). As I learned in one of my favorite classes in college, perspective is everything. that class was taught by Lacey Baldwin Smith at Northwestern. I now see that he died late last year - that makes me sad. It seems that he wrote a book on the same topic though I remember the name slightly differently. Since he published the book about 10-15 years after the seminar class, I' ...more
Jamest.
Alright. I readily admit that I'm an atheist, but I was raised as a good Catholic boy and besides you should really know exactly what it is your rejecting.

A decent if somewhat dry read. Some good, fanciful stories if you don't take them literally. Although if you've alteady read Sumerian mythology you'll recognise a lot of the same elements. A lot of draggy sections full of a lot of beggeting. Really picks up in the second half when a young radical named Jesus appears on the scene and teaches us
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Kate
Apr 06, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry, philosophy
A lot of violence and mysoginy, a story of people who lived thousands of years ago in an arid country within a very rigid patriarchy, a lot of superstition, a lot of invocations from a God above. But a lot of stories of human trial, suffering and human capability in spite of it all.

My favorite books: Proverbs, stories of Jesus in the books of Matthew and Luke, particularly the story of the Sermon on the Mount, a fantastic parable about the sharing and possibiities of human kind.

The story of Gene
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