Full-color illustrations highlight this finely-crafted Bible. Perfect for all ages, this Bible brings to life the stories and important scenes captured in the Scripture narrative. With the Contemporary English Version as its source, the readability flows. Along with all the full-color images, are end-of-verse cross-references, this Bible provides a mini-dictionary of important words and Bible themes, and full color maps. The Holy Bible, Contemporary English Version (CEV) was introduced beginning with the New Testament in 1991. The entire Bible was released in 1995. The translators of the CEV have diligently sought to capture the spirit of the King James Version of the Bible (1611), as the translators nearly four centuries ago of that magnificent translation desired that the Scripture "be understood" by ordinary people. Those responsible for translating the CEV understand that more people hear the Word of God read than actually read it for themselves. The Contemporary English Version differs from all other English Bibles-past and present-in that it takes into consideration the needs of the hearer, as well as those of the reader, who may not be familiar with traditional biblical language.Contemporary English Version Staff is the author of 'Illustrated Bible Contemporary English Version', published 2005 under ISBN 9780899570778 and ISBN 0899570771.