Thursday, May 17, 2007

TNIV Bookshelf

As a complete translation, the TNIV is only a couple of years old. That's still infancy stage in the life of a major translation of the Bible. Nevertheless, we're already starting to see a number of new books being published that use the TNIV as a default/primary translation. Some of these are scholarly and some are popular. And at least one so far extends a bit outside the boundaries of the "Evangelical" world.

Wayne has highlighted some of these books in the sidebar of this blog, and we're calling it the TNIV Bookshelf.

So far, the following books are in our list:
An Introduction to the New Testament by D. A. Carson and Douglas J. Moo

The Writings of St. Paul, 2nd ed. by Wayne A. Meeks & John T. Fitzgerald

How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth by Gordon D. Fee and Douglas Stewart

Becoming Conversant with the Emerging Church by D. A. Carson [this book was released before the publication of the entire TNIV, so only NT references use the TNIV as its base]

Sex God: Exploring the Endless Connections Between Sexuality and Spirituality by Rob Bell

Velvet Elvis by Rob Bell

Just Walk Across the Room by BIll Hybels

The Deity Formerly Known as God by Jarrett Stevens

Peppermint-Filled Piñatas by Eric Michael Bryant
We're confident this list will grow and hopefully the TNIV will eventually supplant the NIV as the nearly default translation for most writers and publishers. In the meantime, if you spot a book using the TNIV as a primary translation, please let us know so that we can include it in our list.

16 comments:

anonymous said...

That should be: Writings of St. Paul, 2nd ed., Wayne A. Meeks & John T. Fitzgerald. Here is a cover image without the "look inside" arrow:

anonymous said...

A smaller scan.

R. Mansfield said...

Thanks, Anony. I fixed it in my post. Wayne set up the sidebar, so maybe he can take a look at it later.

Wayne Leman said...

That should be: Writings of St. Paul, 2nd ed., Wayne A. Meeks & John T. Fitzgerald. Here is a cover image without the "look inside" arrow:

Thank you, sir. I tried to find an image without amazon.com's look inside arrow. I often check b&n but forgot to this time. I could make all the changes quickly. The smaller scan seems to display a bit better. I'm resizing images in the html code so they all display uniformly.

Appreciate your help.

Jason said...

I own a couple of these books and hadn't even noticed that they used the TNIV. Whoops! Thanks for the list.

-mike- said...

"Radical Revolution" by Shane Claiborne also uses the TNIV.

Great book, aslo.

:)

Wayne Leman said...

Mike added:

"Radical Revolution" by Shane Claiborne also uses the TNIV.

Mike, do you happen to know his his "The Irresistible Revolution" also uses the TNIV?

hugo said...

"How Long, O Lord?: Reflections on Suffering and Evil" (2nd edition) by D.A. Carson uses the TNIV.

Keep up the good work guys! Your blog is very informative.

Wayne Leman said...

Thank you, Hugo, for another title to add to the TNIV Bookshelf. I always appreciate books by Carson.

mattyc said...

"Listening to the Beliefs of Emerging Churches: Five Perspectives" edited by Robert Webber uses the TNIV and I think "The Real Mary" by Scot McKnight also uses it.

anonymous said...

It's already been two months, and we have not yet had a post on the new TNIV Manga Bible: themangabible.com.

You only seem to cover Zondervan publications here -- why ignore the work that other publishers are doing with the TNIV?

Wayne Leman said...

You only seem to cover Zondervan publications here -- why ignore the work that other publishers are doing with the TNIV?

Ignored out of ignorance, not knowing about the TNIV Manga Bible.

Thanks for letting us know. This looks like an interesting project. I'd like to see some copies.

In the meantime, I'll include the Manga Bible on our TNIV Bookshelf. Hmm, if it's straight Bible text with the comic pictures, maybe it should go somewhere else in the blog margin.

Oh, where, oh, where should the Manga books go?

:-)

R. Mansfield said...

Anony said, "You only seem to cover Zondervan publications here -- why ignore the work that other publishers are doing with the TNIV?"

We listed The Writings of St. Paul. It's not a Zondervan book. Some of the others we're trying to get confirmation on--which can sometimes be difficult without looking at a copyright page directly or if Amazon doesn't have a "search inside" feature.

Jeremy Pierce said...

Philip Towner's new commentary on the letters of Timothy and Titus (NICOT; not the older IVPNTC volume by him) uses the TNIV in addition to giving his own translation.

Jeremy Pierce said...

Got that wrong, sorry. He doesn't give his own translation. He just uses the TNIV and then corrects it when he thinks it's wrong.

Wayne Leman said...

Thank you, Jeremy. I have added Towner's commentary to the Bookshelf.