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The Readable Bible Launches First Modern Format Bible on Kickstarter

The Readable Bible, a new translation of the Scriptures in the modern, easy-to-read formats of today's nonfiction books, has launched on

Leawood, KS, November 22, 2017 --( After over 3,000 years of being presented in plain text, the Bible is getting a much-needed makeover. While other print products have moved to graphical presentations, the Bible has remained frozen in time. Now, people can see what the Bible looks like in the modern formats of today’s nonfiction books.

“People hate to admit it, but the Bible is hard to read,” said Rod Laughlin, founder of The Readable Bible. “It’s my hope that this new translation will inspire more people to read the Bible and share it with their friends.”

The Readable Bible has revitalized the study of the Scriptures for several members of the organization’s volunteer proofing team.

“I have now discovered this wonderful tool, this incredibly marvelous book,” said proofing team member, Denise Felton. “It's 3.30 a.m. and I'm forcing myself to put down my iPad and return to bed. Thank you, thank you, thank you for this creation, to which I am so eager to return.”

The Readable Bible presents the 27 types of information in Scripture in 17 different formats for easy readability and immediate recognition:

· Census data is presented in tables.
· Genealogies appear in family trees.
· Plans for physical objects are presented in specification documents.
· Letters and agreements appear on parchment.

“I believe that this translation and its helpful notes will be a significant contribution to the translations available to contemporary readers of the Bible. It is easy to read and accessible,” said Dennis Horton, Director of Ministry Guidance, Baylor University Dept. of Religion.

The Readable Bible New Testament will be available in 2018, the complete Bible in 2020. The Readable Bible has launched a crowdfunding campaign on to raise the needed funds.

About The Readable Bible
The Readable Bible is Scripture in today’s formats as if the writers were sitting at a computer when they received their inspiration from God. It is primarily a word-for-word translation with footnoted thought-for-thought translations when needed for easier readability.

About Rod Laughlin
Rod Laughlin holds a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has served as a Christian businessman, pastor and Bible teacher. Today his primary work is leading the development of The Readable Bible.

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