Congratulations to Mr. Juan Martinez who is the winner of the Holy Bible: Mosaic contest on New Epistles . I will be mailing out to you a certificate for a copy of the Holy Bible: Mosaic redeemable at your local Christian bookstore, compliments of Tyndale Publishing House. Mr. Juan Martinez asked a great question: “When I have read previous books with historic Christian artwork, I have been puzzled to find inappropriate artwork such as demonic beings or undressed angels and ugly pictures of Jesus. Is this found frequently inside the Mosaic?” Well Juan, I checked and didn’t see any demonic pictures of Jesus–nothing even close to being inappropriate, in my opinion. They are mostly very beautiful and colorful.
I also have several other questions regarding the Holy Bible: Mosaic that I hope can be answered by someone from Tyndale or one of the contributors. My originally assigned guest on this blog tour was not able to answer my questions because they were more of an insider’s editorial type of question. So I’ll leave this up to someone from Tyndale.
Question #1: The Holy Bible: Mosaic includes a one-year lectionary of readings that follow this church-year. Throughout history, there have been one-year lectionaries developed by Catholics, including adaptations by Anglicans and Lutherans (i.e., Revised Common Lectionary). Was this lectionary one of the historic one-year lectionaries, or if it this lectionary of readings was designed by Creedo Communications, who are the developers of this bible?
Question #2: I find some of these themes very good—some more challenging than others (e.g., mastering virtues; God in community; global church community; fasting; wealth; possessions; authenticity; blame; service; diversity; righteous judgment). How were these themes chosen? By the editors or by the contributor?
Question #3: It was mentioned that the contributors were from a diverse background. This is another reason why it is called the Holy Bible: Mosaic. How many countries and cultures are the contributors from?
Question #4: The artwork is one of the best features of this bible. It reminds me of some of those older bibles with artwork depicting biblical stories. They range from ancient to modern-contemporary. How did the artwork get picked for the Mosaic bible?