A new cutting-edge edition of the Bible is coming Oct. 9, 2018 from Tyndale House Publishers (@tyndalehouse) that combines the tactile experience of the biblical text on printed pages in the New Living Translation (NLT) Bible version with full-color reference study material in an accompanying app.
Several years in development, the Filament Bible NLT (Tyndale, 2018) (ISBN: 978-1-4964-3631-3, $59.99; 978-1-4964-3317-6, $79.99) introduces a patent-pending print + digital augmented reality combination that provides opportunities never before featured in a single Bible, according to the publisher.
Filament (website) is unique in that the print Bible pairs seamlessly with smartphones or tablets through the Filament app, available free in the App Store and Google Play. The app uses the device’s camera to recognize the page and instantly connects to a rich set of curated content centered around that passage—study notes, profiles, devotionals, interactive maps, videos, and more.
“The concept is powerfully simple,” explains Keith Williams, senior editor for Bibles at Tyndale. “The print Bible features a carefully crafted page design, offering the best possible reading experience in a single-volume print Bible. A line-over-line single-column setting, generous font size and margins, and optimal line length create a strikingly beautiful presentation of God’s Word in a portable package.
“Filament is exciting because it allows us to do things we could never do in a print Bible, like including profiles for every person mentioned on a page or allowing the reader to tap and explore an interactive map,” says Williams. “At the same time, it also allows people to have a clean, uncluttered reading experience with the Bible when they want to engage directly with God’s Word.”
Tyndale House Publishers, founded in 1962, is the world’s largest privately held Christian publisher of books, Bibles, and digital media. Tyndale has published many New York Times bestsellers. The largest portion of its profit goes to the nonprofit Tyndale House Foundation, which makes grants to help meet the physical and spiritual needs of people around the world. Tyndale was founded to publish Living Letters, which later comprised part of The Living Bible, a contemporary paraphrase of the Bible that became a global publishing phenomenon. Tyndale now publishes the Holy Bible, New Living Translation (NLT), the translation of choice for millions of people.
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