The Bible is a great gift to us from God. Through its words, God reveals himself to us and invites us into a relationship with him. And as we bein to better understand who God is, we also begin to better understand who we are – people who are loved by God, created in his image, and called into a new kind of life as members of his renewed creation.
The appropriate way to receive the Bible is to come to know it deeply, to lose ourselves in it precisely so that we can find ourselves in it. But the Bibles that most of us read are filled with artificial divisions and additions that, though originally meant to make the Bible easier to navigate, have had some unintended consequences. We now rarely read the Bible the way it was originally meant to be read. We most often break it into small, digestible chunks and pieces. We seldom read it at length and without distraction. Immerse: The Reading Bible has been developed to reopen our eyes to the beauty of God’s word in its amazing unity so that we can more easily discover its call to live into God’s grand Story.
Immerse: The Reading Bible presents each book of the Bible without chapter and verse numbers, subject headers, or footnotes – all later historical additions. The entire text of the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, is presented in a single-column format with easy-to-read type. To provide meaningful perspective, book introductions give historical and literary context, and the books are often reordered chronologically or groups with books that share similar ancient audiences. This unique Bible enhances the opportunity for readers to approach God’s word in simple clarity.
Immerse is more than just a series of books; it’s a community growing experience rooted in God’s word. It is a chance to take a deep breath, and drink deeply. Immerse yourself in God’s beautiful, life-giving words.