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The Common English Bible Recognizes National Bible Week -- Nov. 20-27

Contact: Audra Jennings, The B&B Media Group, 800-927-0517 ext 104, ajennings@tbbmedia.com 

MEDIA ADVISORY, Nov. 4, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- Timely Interviews for National Bible Week - Nov. 20-27.  Timely Verses for International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church - Nov. 13

    WHAT: National Bible Week, Nov. 20-27. Sponsored by National Bible Association.

    WHO: Interview Dr. Paul Franklyn, associate publisher, Common English Bible.

    WHEN: Beginning now.

    WHERE: National interest.

    WHY: The new Common English Bible (Twitter @CommonEngBible) is UNCOMMON. It's the ONLY Bible to have 120 translators, from American, African, Asian, European, and Latino communities, from 24 denominations. It's the ONLY Bible to seek feedback from over 500 everyday readers, of all ages, to help the scholars translate the Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek biblical texts into modern conversational English 21st century readers can understand.
 
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    WHAT: International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church, Nov. 13. Resource: IDOP

    WHEN: Beginning now.

    WHERE: National interest.

    WHY: To give biblical perspective, use the following verses during this time:

    "So we cried out for help to the LORD, our ancestor's God. The LORD heard our call. God saw our misery, our trouble, and our oppression." Deuteronomy 26:7 from the Common English Bible

    "The LORD is a safe place for the oppressed --  a safe place in difficult times." Psalm 9:9 from the Common English Bible

    "Sing praises to the LORD, who lives in Zion! Proclaim his mighty acts among all people! Because the one who avenges bloodshed remembers those who suffer; the LORD hasn't forgotten their cries for help." Psalm 9:11-12 from the Common English Bible

    "Have mercy on me, LORD! Just look how I suffer because of those who hate me. But you are the one who brings me back from the very gates of death so I can declare all your praises, so I can rejoice in your salvation...." Psalm 9:13-14 from the Common English Bible

    "Let all those who are suffering eat and be full! Let all who seek the LORD praise him!" Psalm 22:26 from the Common English Bible

    "Speak out on behalf of the voiceless, and for the rights of all who are vulnerable." Proverbs 31:8 from the Common English Bible

    [Jesus said:] "If the world hates you, know that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, the world would love you as its own. However, I have chosen you out of the world, and you don't belong to the world. This is why the world hates you." John 15:18-19

    [Jesus praying:] "I gave your word to them and the world hated them, because they don't belong to this world, just as I don't belong to this world. I'm not asking that you take them out of this world but that you keep them safe from the evil one." John 17:14-15 from the Common English Bible

    "We even take pride in our problems, because we know that trouble produces endurance, endurance produces character, and character produces hope." Romans 5:3-4

    "Who will separate us from Christ's love? Will we be separated by trouble, or distress, or harassment, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?... But in all these things we win a sweeping victory through the one who loved us. I'm convinced that nothing can separate us from God's love in Christ Jesus our Lord: not death or life, not angels or rulers, not present things or future things, not powers or height or depth, or any other thing that is created." Romans 8:35, 37-39 from the Common English Bible

    "In fact, anyone who wants to live a holy life in Christ Jesus will be harassed." 2 Timothy 3:12 from the Common English Bible

    "You know that the testing of your faith produces endurance." James 1:3 from the Common English Bible

    "Those who stand firm during testing are blessed. They are tried and true. They will receive the life God has promised to those who love him as their reward." James 1:12 from the Common English Bible

    "Look at how we honor those who have practiced endurance. You have heard of the endurance of Job. And you have seen what the Lord has accomplished, for the Lord is full of compassion and mercy." James 5:11 from the Common English Bible

    "You have shown endurance and put up with a lot for my name's sake, and you haven't gotten tired." Revelation 2:3 from the Common English Bible

    "Pray continually." 1 Thessalonians 5:17 from the Common English Bible

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For a media review copy of the Common English Bible and to schedule an interview with Paul Franklyn, please contact Audra Jennings, ajennings@tbbmedia.com or 800-927-0517 x104.