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2. Random House Webster's Large Print
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3. The Official SCRABBLE (r) Players
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4. American Map Road Atlas 2005 United
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5. Webster's New World Large Print
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7. NIV Large Print Reference Bible,
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14. David A Man Of Passion And Destiny
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20. Webster's 21st Century Large Print

1. Home Theaters and Electronic Houses
by Tina Skinner, Cedia
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Catlog: Book (2004-02-01)
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2. Random House Webster's Large Print Dictionary
by Random House
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Asin: 0375401148
Catlog: Book (1998-06-16)
Publisher: Random House Reference
Sales Rank: 651072
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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Book Description

Specially designed to be easy on the eyes, Random House Webster's LARGE PRINT Dictionary is an indispensable reference for the visually impaired or anyone who has difficulty reading normal type.

Includes over 35,000 concise, authoritative definitions for use in school, home and office

Offers the most common everyday vocabulary together with scientific, technical and professional terms

Conforms to the specifications of the NAVH (National Association for the Visually Handicapped)

Provides supplemental material including major U.S. cities, weights and measures, signs and symbols and a list of U.S. presidents

Introducing a New-Words section with the most current words and word usage
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4-0 out of 5 stars Good concise office reference
For more entries, and bigger letters you would buy a tome sized dictionary. This dictionary is very nice for an office reference. It has enough word entries, and is small enough to serve that purpose.

1-0 out of 5 stars This book is an insult to intelligent hard of seeing people
This dictionary is a disappointment to people who have trouble reading normal print dictionaries. With half the number of entries of other dictionaries, no pronunciation key for entries, no etymology and extremely bare bones definitions, this dictionary is completely useless. I wish that the publishers would issue a large print dictionary in as many volumes as would be necessary to contain all the information of a standard print dictionary. My eyes are bad but my brain is fine. ... Read more


3. The Official SCRABBLE (r) Players Dictionary, Large Print Edition
by Merriam-Webster
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Asin: 0877796238
Catlog: Book (1998-02-01)
Publisher: Merriam-Webster
Sales Rank: 13190
Average Customer Review: 3.85 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Toss up but go for it
First off, if you don't have a Scrabble dictionary and play Scrabble, you NEED TO buy this book. But let's say that you're like me and you have an older edition. Well the older editions had separate sections that listed all those nifty two letter words that can rack up big points (ex: aa, ae, xi, em, jo, etc). But you can find all of those words in the new one, just not listed separately. However, if you're like me and want to use all the new-fangled words like zit then you won't find them in any edition but the new one. I'm sure that there are many other new words in this edition, zit is just the only one that I've noticed so far. It's a trade-off, yoúr choice: the convenience of common-word lists in the older editions or the proff that newer words exist in the new version. I have both; maybe that's your best bet.

4-0 out of 5 stars How Do YOU Spell Scrabble?
Here is an interesting book. It has listed legal words for the American favorite game named Scrabble (and similar word-building, letter-based games.) The third edition has dropped some perfectly legal words which would otherwise be considered vulgar. I suppose I can understand a parent's objection to inclusion of such words. I believe the Anti-Defamation League was responsible for the removal of "offensive" words. While no one should promote the use of epithets and derogatory terms, they are still useful as reference material. This dictionary lists definitions, so it can be used as a stand-in for a standard dictionary, if needed. The "Player's" dictionary cannot replace a true English Language dictionary (Mr. Webster has nothing to fear. Then again, Merriam-Webster is the publisher, so you know it IS a dictionary.) This book is geared toward the game. Words which could not possibly be used in the game are not in the dictionary (pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis, for example.) Bottom line? Buy this or the "Official" word list.
While the dictionary lacks a number of words appearing in the word list, those who want to learn more than just a use for the tiles currently in their rack will appreciate the dictionary. A good educational tool and useful to decide the fate of challenges. (Then again, so is the official word list.) If you want to know what the words mean, this is the book of choice.

4-0 out of 5 stars Helpful, but technically not official
If you play scrabble around the home, this is a fun, helpful book to have around.

The National Scrabble Association web page on May 2004, has a tournament rules list that is dated May 2002. In these tournament rules, the reference section is as follows:

a) Official Tournament & Club Word List

Official Tournament & Club Word List (OWL) contains the only 2- to 9-letter words acceptable for club and tournament play, published by Merriam-Webster, Inc.

b) Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition (MW10)
For words of more than nine letters, the OWL is consulted first. If a longer word (more than nine letters) is not listed in the OWL, to be judged acceptable it must appear as a main entry or inflected form or alternate spelling in bold print in (MW10). It must not be capitalized, hyphenated, contracted, foreign or listed only as part of a multi-word phrase.

Words of fewer than 10 letters listed in MW10 but not in the OWL are not acceptable, nor are inflections of main entries of fewer than 10 letters. Any word used in the definition of another word but not listed itself is not acceptable.

4-0 out of 5 stars Serious Scrabble players: Use it along with the 2nd edition
The 3rd edition of the Scrabble Dictionary, the newest edition as of this writing, will give you the most up-to-date listing of acceptable words to use in Scrabble.

However, many people don't realize that the Scrabble Dictionary went PC in this edition by removing all "offensive" or "vulger" terms. It appears that they wanted to make Scrabble a more family game and thus believed the removal of the bad words was necessary.

Obviously, you don't want your kid using certain four letter words on the board. However, removing these words is rather dishonest. They're words, period, and you can't place a value judgement on whether they're acceptable or not to include in a dictionary. It's like removing certain portions of a science or literature book because someone might be offended. As a result, many hardcore Scrabble players have refused to use the 3rd edition.

I'm sure many people, especially parents, will have no trouble with any of this. But for serious Scrabble players it's necessary to have a dictionary that determines all acceptable words. So what to do? Use both the 2nd and 3rd editions. While it's no longer being published, you can find the 2nd edition in either soft or hardcover on auction sites and at used book stores for a reasonable price.

1-0 out of 5 stars For cheaters only
That's right, suckaz, if you use this book you are a cheater! You should only be allowed to play words you can actually use in a sentence without consulting a reference. The proliferation of Scrabble dictionaries turns the game into a memory game...who can remember the most bogus two-letter words that are in the Scrabble dictionary?

Pick a real dictionary instead, and then only use it when someone is challenging a word. Keep it real, yo. ... Read more


4. American Map Road Atlas 2005 United States: Large Scale Large Type (Atlas)
by American Map Corporation
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Asin: 0841625174
Catlog: Book (2004-08-01)
Publisher: American Map
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5. Webster's New World Large Print Dictionary
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Catlog: Book (2002-06-15)
Publisher: Webster's New World
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This Large Print Book Carries the Seal of Approval of N.A.V.H.
No more struggling with the fine print, thanks to Webster's New World Portable Large Print Dictionary
...which has all the outstanding features of other Webster's New World dictionaries, including clear, precise definitions
Based on the acclaimed Webster's New World Dictionary, Fourth College Edition, this is the most up-to-date and handy large print dictionary available, offering
* Over 35,000 entries
* Precise definitions
* Syllable breaks, accents, and pronunciation for difficult words
* Clear, highly readable type
With its authoritative, current, and accessible information in a compact, easy-to-use format, Webster's New World Portable Large Print Dictionary is the one dictionary you can use anywhere-in the office, in the classroom, at home...and all the places in between.
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6. American Map Road Atlas: Large Scale - Large Type (American MapRoad Atlas 2004)LARGE PRINT]
by American Map Corporation
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Asin: 0841617880
Catlog: Book (2003-08-01)
Publisher: American Map Corporation
Sales Rank: 90757
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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2004 Edition.Accuracy guaranteed.Maps are 30% larger than standard road atlases.Highly visible road network.Evocative "3-D" shaded relief.Detailed city vicinity maps.Vacation & travel information.Discovery Channel travel adventures.Same-page quick reference indexes.Comprehensive index. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Only good if you live on the East coast
Very nice maps and graphics, maps are reasonably detailed, however, this atlas has a serious defect in the way it depicts the Western states: Low population states like Utah, Wyoming and Nevada are given a single page instead of the double-page that their sizes warrant. Even Connecticut, which is tiny, gets a two-page spread, while Nevada, which has counties bigger than Connecticut, gets shoved into a single page. If you drive out West, you will want another atlas, perhaps a AAA, Gousha or Rand McNally. Overall good, but shortchanges Western states.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Best!!!
This is THE ONLY road atlas to use if you want up to date construction and improvements on highways. It's sometimes hard to find - but it is worth the effort.

None best!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Best US road atlas by far!
If you buy only one atlas for driving in the US, buy this one and you won't get lost! My family travels by car quite a bit,all over the US, and I am always the navigator. I have used many atlases until I found the American Map Company atlas, and now I won't use any other. I buy the new edition every year.

Some atlases are very confusing, in city interchanges especially, and this one is very easy to follow. It also shows points of interest in red along the way-- interesting tourist spots, museums,etc., that you may not have known were nearby if you are travelling through several states on vacation like we do. It also has maps of the national parks, which are good for pre-planning a visit. It also shows the location of rest areas on the interstates, which is very important if you have kids with you!!! I also like that it is spiral-bound, so you can just fold it neatly back to only show the map you want.

I have compared this atlas side by side with Rand McNally and others, and it is by far the easiest to read. So get this one before you head out on that cross-country road trip! You won't be sorry.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent & I recommend to buy
This book is quite frankly an excellent reference for your travel. Of all the road atlas books on the market, I found this to be the best. ... Read more


7. NIV Large Print Reference Bible, Personal Size
by Not Applicable (Na )
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Asin: 0310905818
Catlog: Book (1986-11-01)
Publisher: Zondervan Publishing Company
Sales Rank: 181514
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- 12-point typeface and study helps in an easy-to-carry size - End-of-paragraph reference system - Book introductions and outlines and an NIV concordance ... Read more


8. Nelson's Complete Book Of Bible Maps And Charts : All the Visual Bible Study Aids and Helps in One Key Resource-Fully Reproducible
by T Nelson
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Asin: 0785211543
Catlog: Book (1996-07-16)
Publisher: Nelson Reference
Sales Rank: 106692
Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars
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Nelson's Complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts is completely updated and packed full of visual aids that offer a deeper understanding of the Bible.By using the large, reproducible maps, charts, tables, and surveys, you can visualize the events, places, and people in the Old and New Testaments.Whether you teach a Sunday school class, lead a Bible study, or just want to get to know the Bible better, this resource is a great addition to your study library. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Reference Maps!!!
I use this book everytime I read the Bible or anything biblically related. The information contained in it, is comprehensive! It covers ancient times, to current time. The maps also contain transparencies, which really help you to see how much has changed in the middle east, over the centuries, before, during and after Bible times. It's great!

4-0 out of 5 stars Fine but simplistic
I almost think this book is misnamed. Covering Genesis through Revelation, it serves more as an overview of the books of the Bible in its order, including providing background, author, theme, and other information that you would expect in a study Bible or commentary. This is fine. The charts are available throughout, but they are quite simplistic and are not really in any order. Of course, you can look in the index for help, but unless you know what you are looking for, a particular chart or map might be hard to find. For instance, they have a small chart on Christ's superiority at the end of the section on Hebrews. Unless you knew that was there, how would you ever find it? Although this book is fine, if you are searching for clearer and more detailed charts and maps, let me recommend the Holman Book of Charts and Maps. I think this would be a better buy, if I had to choose between the two.

5-0 out of 5 stars My First Stop Bible Study Reference Book
Do you have only a limited amount of time for Bible study like I do? Due to this, I need a few good reference works that can really jump-start my Bible study - ones that I can rely on every time I want to really dig into a book of the Bible. Nelson's Complete Book of Bible Maps & Charts is just that sort of book! It is now my FIRST STOP reference book for Bible study. Why? The balance of charts, outlines, and articles give me excellent big pictures of the Bible that I can actually REMEMBER.

This work's greatest strengths are the summary charts for every book of the Bible. Unlike most, these analyze each book in A NUMBER of complementary ways, not just one. You see themes that overlap and weave together! The outlines and many, many topical charts give even more depth to each book and help tie books and themes together. The articles also include a lot of very useful background material. Overall, this reference is laid out in a very user-friendly fashion.

I use this book for both personal study and teaching preparation. It is literally a must-own for anyone serious about understanding the Bible better; I cannot say enough good things about this work!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great and Useful tool
I've had some opportunities to look at this book and it is very helpful to get a general overview about the Bible. There are good pictures and charts that are very helpful. I know that there are many other types of books that are similar, but I would rate this one above the others

5-0 out of 5 stars Great
Wonderful maps, charts, and synopsis of each book of the Bible. Maps are easily read and can be of use to the beginning Bible student or most advanced. Well worth the price to add to your own personal library or church library. ... Read more


9. AAA Large Print Road Atlas 2005 (AAA Atlas)
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Asin: 1595080147
Catlog: Book (2004-11-01)
Publisher: AAA
Sales Rank: 127558
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An easy-to-use large type interstate road atlas with many features that will interest both the leisure and business traveler. The Large Print Atlas contains full color maps of each state and province with many insets of cities, national parks or other interest.It has more than 58,400 indexed cities and towns, more than any other road atlas.Each state and provincial map has individual state mileage charts, orientation maps and handy reference notes for continued map coverage or inset information.All major and many minor highways are shown and labeled.Also included AAA identified and evaluated scenic routes.Map legend helps readers select major roads/highways, toll roads, ferries, identify towns, cities, county seats, ferries, ski areas, rest areas, AAA-approved camping facilities, highway distances, time zones and more.The features don't stop there, also included is AAA's exclusive Driving-Time Chart personally monitored by our in-the-field experts. ... Read more


10. Webster's New Explorer Large Print Dictionary
by Merriam-Webster
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Asin: 1892859165
Catlog: Book (2000-06-01)
Publisher: Federal Street Press
Sales Rank: 18211
Average Customer Review: 3.67 out of 5 stars
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An invaluable, easy-to-use resource for those who require or prefer large print, this dictionary includes the core of the American English vocabulary and offers many of the same key features that make Merriam-Webster dictionaries best-sellers. The book, which carries the Seal of Approval of the National Association for Visually Handicapped, features 40,000 entries with definitions, table of pronunciation symbols, and a special section on abbreviations. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Dyslexia life saver!!!
My daughter has severe dyslexia. We were at a standstill about how she could look up vocabulary words. I found this dictionary, and the clarity of the pages was just what she needed. Let's face it, a real dictionary has too many definitions on one page. That means itty print, too hard for those with learning disabilities. Having clear, uncluttered definitions allow my daughter to write the definitions without getting the brain fatigue that comes from trying to focus too much. Her school has ordered this dictionary for all it's elementary classrooms, and it is a BIG hit. This is NOT a children's dictionary, but it is a dictionary that my daughter will use through high school I am sure.

2-0 out of 5 stars Too basic
Found this dictionary to be too basic. I already knew the meaning of most of the words listed.

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Dictionary for the Visually Impaired Children

   I bought this dictionary for my daughter, who has Retinitus Pigmentosa (a degenerative retinal disorder). I looked specifically for Large or Giant print dictionaries. This one carries the NAVH seal of approval.

   The typeface is clean and crisp, so she is able to read this dictionary without a magnifying glass. The words are in boldface, so she can quickly scan the pages for her words. The definitions are short and simple, more well suited for an elementary or middle school child. My daughter is in High School, so I would have liked somewhat more detailed definitions.

Good Points
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+ Large, clean print my daughter can actually use!
+ Relatively inexpensive
+ Durable color hardcover binding with color jacket
+ Concise and simple definitions are well-suited for elementary to middle school aged children.

Bad points
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- Definitions are barely adequate for high school students and not at all suited for college students (Buy a Collegiate dictionary instead)
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11. Oxford Large Print Dictionary
by Julia Elliott
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Asin: 0198606680
Catlog: Book (2002-10-01)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Sales Rank: 14716
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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The Oxford Large Print Dictionary has been noted for its unique combination of Oxford's unmatched dictionary resources and a specifically designed large print format for ease of reading. Now fully updated in this revised edition, The Oxford Large Print Dictionary incorporates the latest changes and additions to the English language, providing a total of 74,000 definitions in over 60,000 entries.

The vitality of our language has been recognized with the inclusion of many new words and phrases, including "love handles," "couch potato," "ozone hole," and "spin-doctor." Included as well are encyclopedic entries on over 4,000 institutions, places, and famous people, including new entries ranging from Bill Clinton, Stephen Hawking, and Madonna to the new nations of Slovakia and the Czech republic. Also detailed are the states, the countries of the world, capital cities, heads of qovernment, constellations, and geographical features such as rivers, mountains, and seas. All told, The Oxford Large Print Dictionary, Second Edition, offers the most comprehensive, authoritative large print dictionary available today. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Oxford Large Print Dictonary
My 90-year-old mother was lamenting the fact that her beloved dictionary didn't follow her from the old homestead to the assisted-living facility where she now happily resides. So I knew I had to get her one. After much scouting, I settled on the Oxford Large Print Dictionary. Perfect choice: light enough for her to lift, large enough print for her to read, and at 60,000 entries, considerably more definitions than others in the market. She just now received it. And horror of horrors, she told me I had misspelled "nonagenerian" on her gift message. Quite a gal, my mom!

3-0 out of 5 stars Know what you're getting
Be sure to look inside this dictionary before buying it. I did not. Entries do not provide pronunciation or etimology which might be important to the user. ... Read more


12. King James Giant Print Reference Bible
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Asin: 0785202684
Catlog: Book (1989-06-06)
Publisher: Nelson Bibles
Sales Rank: 31626
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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The majestic King James Version in popular giant print. Available in a wide range of colors and high-quality bindings.

Giant print makes Bible reading easier, more enjoyable for everyone who spends time in the Scriptures. Our best-selling King James Version edition, this classic is easy to find with its attractive packaging.

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2-0 out of 5 stars Best book ever written :) but item's description misleading.
I have no complaints about God's holy Word, but this actual book is NOT leather bound as described but is made of Leatherflex, which is a plastic coated imitation. I returned my order.

5-0 out of 5 stars King James Reference Bible (Giant Print)
This is the Bible we all grew up with - the stories we know by heart from childhood. The Christmas story in Luke from the pagents of yesteryear, the beautiful psalms, the lyrics from Handel's Messiah from Isiaih, the creation myth, its all here in the words we remember, in the poetry that falls so beautifully on our ears. And, best of all, this beautiful Bible is printed in giant print so it can be enjoyed by everyone from children learning to read the Bible to seniors whose eyesight may be failing but their faith is as strong as ever. And the family can be tied together forever in the pages of lineage and family trees in the front pages which will make it a treasured heirloom. This Bible is so beautiful everyone should own one. ... Read more


13. NKJV Quick Reference Bible
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Catlog: Book (2000-10-15)
Publisher: Nelson Bibles
Sales Rank: 892462
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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In 1975, Nelson Bibles introduced The Open Bible -- the friendliest study Bible ever produced.Now the same topical index loved by more than 3 million Open Bible users is available in the NKJV Quick Reference Bible.These center-column reference editions have custom features that help you find passages of Scripture in record time!

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4-0 out of 5 stars help for baby boomer aging eyes
This larger type really helps with the eye strain so common in baby boomers like myself.Though larger than my previous Bible, this edition is still a very commom sized Bible and very comfortable to use. The center reference column is common and helpful, as is the concordance.However, this Bible has a new feature to me, the Quick Find.This topical type of index can be very helpful when looking for a particular topic or that scripture you know is somewhere, you just can't remember where!For the price, the binding and cover are nicely done and the gilt edged pages add to the appearance.If you are looking for a more comfortable and less frustrating experience visually while reading the Bible this one is for you.

4-0 out of 5 stars help for baby boomer aging eyes
This larger type really helps with the eye strain so common in baby boomers like myself.Though larger than my previous Bible, this edition is still a very commom sized Bible and very comfortable to use. The center reference column is common and helpful, as is the concordance.However, this Bible has a new feature to me, the Quick Find.This topical type of index can be very helpful when looking for a particular topic or that scripture you know is somewhere, you just can't remember where!For the price, the binding and cover are nicely done and the gilt edged pages add to the appearance.If you are looking for a more comfortable and less frustrating experience visually while reading the Bible this one is for you. ... Read more


14. David A Man Of Passion And Destiny
by Charles R. Swindoll
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Asin: 0849942500
Catlog: Book (2000-10-19)
Publisher: W Publishing Group
Sales Rank: 346311
Average Customer Review: 4.86 out of 5 stars
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David was a man after God’s own heart…

“What does it mean to be someone “after God’s own heart?” David, Old Testament shepherd, king, and psalmist, offers an answer in the shape of his own life.

In many ways he was a most extraordinary man—intelligent, handsome, abundantly gifted as a poet, musician, warrior, and administrator. Yet in other ways he was a most ordinary man—often gripped by destructive passion, rocked by family chaos and personal tragedy, and motivated by political expediency. How did David become the national hero of God’s chosen people? Why is he the one character in the Bible described as a “man after God’s own heart?” Chuck Swindoll explores the many facets of David—from his teenaged years and dysfunctional family life to his overwhelming passion for God.

David’s life offers hope to all of us. It shows how devotion doesn’t mean perfection—that God loves us in spite of our weaknesses, and can do extraordinary things through ordinary men and women. David offers an insightful and timeless perspective on what it means to be truly spiritual, to become like David—men and women after God’s own heart.

David is the first of a multi-volume series exploring Great Lives from the Bible and mining them for the qualities that made them great. Chuck Swindoll wants to show us that these great men and women were not great in and of themselves—in fact most of them were humble and ordinary as you and I. They became great when they placed themselves at the Lord’s disposal, allowing Him to develop within them the marks of true character: humility, purity, authenticity, and integrity. To live a life God considers “great” is within the reach of everyone who submits to Him.

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2-0 out of 5 stars Christian baby food
Chuck Swindoll, though an engaging speaker and a prolific and even sometimes insightful writer, has written here what I feel is a watered down version of the real lessons to be learned from the life of David. As Jack Miles said in his book God: A Biography, we have the advantage of knowing how things turn out when we read the Bible and this colors our interpretations of the Old Testament stories, in particular. Swindoll is very adept at bringing in later ideas, even New Testament ideas, into the story to make his points. Bottom line--the story of David the King of Israel is not a Christian story, it is a Hebrew story. Because of this, any "Christian" lessons taken from it are at least suspect, if not completely misguided. While we, as Christians, can learn lessons from the life of David, we must remember that the Hebrew people believed in a very different God than we do today. Yahweh was a warrior God that always went to bat for his people and stood up for the underdog. He did not, however, encourage the "little people" to have a personal relationship with him. In fact, only priests, kings, and prophets had any direct access to him at all. The God of the New Testament, on the other hand, is a nurturing God who wants each of us to know we are his children and that he will do anything to have a deep, personal relationship with him. The point of all of this is, if you read this book, please read it in the light in which it was written--as a book for beginning Christians who have not, as Paul said, given up the baby food.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book About a Great and Flawed King!
Consistent with Swindoll's writing style, the reader sees the character as described by the Bible - both good and bad.

While David was Israel's greatest king, he also committed grevious sins that adversely impacted those around him. Even so, he was described as " a man after God's heart".

Some of the excellent points Swindoll covers in his book include:

1. God can use our talents and use them for His glory.
2. Do not fight battles in your own strength! Rely on the
Lord and His timing and methods.
3. How our bad decisions affect others.
4. God cares about the details of your life - the better you
know your standing with the Lord, the freer you are.
5. We must not abuse God's grace to sin and expect no
consequences.
6. When God says no to our dreams, it may be because of
redirection in our lives.
7. The importance of having a thick skin - if you want God
to use you, you need to shed your ultrasensitivity.
8. Important notes about true friendship.

All in all, an excellent read that can encourage us and sober us about the impact we have on other people!

5-0 out of 5 stars The Human Side of Greateness
Mr. Swindoll gives you a complete account of David's life. Not only does he accurately depict the greatness of David, the anointing by Samuel, the victory over Goliath, and the courage of Daivd, but he also vividly portrays the human side of greatness. That is the fleshly side. For so long we have to come to highly esteem our Biblical brothers and sisters just for the good side and great accomplishments. Mr. Swindoll takes you into every aspect of David' s human side (David's sin and faults). He expounds on David's lack of discipline toward his children, his inability to provide a functional home, his quick temper with Nabal the husband of Abigail, his issues with Bathsheba that we all know about along with his murderous plot of Uriah, his pride in numbering the people of God, and the rashness (quick judgment) of his counsel as when he was instructed by the Prophet Nathan to build God a house. This was not God's will for David but he was instructed as so. I don't want to dwell on the negatives, I just want to commend Dr. Swindoll for covering the whole aspect of the life of David and not just the good. Every human being, even Bible great ones as David, have two sides. We ought to learn from both. Take the good side of the great ones and model it. Then take the faulty human side in order to learn how not to make the same mistakes. For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope. Romans 15:4. I commend Dr. Swindoll for doing a wonderful job of covering every side of the life of David. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking to take the lives of the Bible Patriots as a modeling tool and as a studying tool. This book was recommended to me by a friend. and I do the same to any interested party

5-0 out of 5 stars My Little Review
Chuck Swindoll has done us all a favor with this series on great lives from the scriptures. I think "David" is his best one from this series, and I highly reccomend. Thought-provoking, well-presented. Interesting and informative. Fun. Theologically well-grounded. Profound and insightful, too. I liked it! :)

5-0 out of 5 stars David - Ancient Life Still Relevant For New Millenium Living
David, though a king, was an ordinary man like us - full of emotions and struggles, and passionate in life. Charles has taken the ancient pages of David's life and unfolded them in simple but powerfully relevant ways. I found the David in me rising up, and renewed passion aflame to meet the challenges facing me, as I studied this book chapter by chapter in my daily devotions. ... Read more


15. A Short History of Nearly Everything
by BILL BRYSON
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Asin: 0375432000
Catlog: Book (2003-05-06)
Publisher: Random House Large Print
Sales Rank: 8286
Average Customer Review: 4.47 out of 5 stars
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One of the world’s most beloved and bestselling writers takes his ultimate journey -- into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer.

In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail -- well, most of it. In In A Sunburned Country, he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife Australia has to offer. Now, in his biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to understand -- and, if possible, answer -- the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves. Taking as territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from there being nothing at all to there being us. To that end, he has attached himself to a host of the world’s most advanced (and often obsessed) archaeologists, anthropologists, and mathematicians, travelling to their offices, laboratories, and field camps. He has read (or tried to read) their books, pestered them with questions, apprenticed himself to their powerful minds. A Short History of Nearly Everything is the record of this quest, and it is a sometimes profound, sometimes funny, and always supremely clear and entertaining adventure in the realms of human knowledge, as only Bill Bryson can render it. Science has never been more involving or entertaining.
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4-0 out of 5 stars Just like on PBS
I like Bill Bryson's writing style. This is a book one wishes they read as a teenager. It really brings science alive. One feels like they are witnessing events as they occur in the first person. I like how Bryson takes scientific topics and makes them simple too understand. Bryson puts numbers in perspective and helps the reader understand the spatial enormity or complexity of the elements, atom, planets, and stars. Its easy to retell a Bryson story because they have good imagination well connect ideas that flow into an interesting story without sounding too intellectual. Like, "What is it like to be inside of an Cell? How do cells work? Who discovered DNA and why?" Question like these.

I think reading "A Short History of Nearly Everything" is a great introduction to science, astronomy, biology, and geology. Bryson keeps the narrative down to earth, terminology to a minimum, and brings out interesting viewpoints on the birth of the cosmos, the self-repairing DNA, life on planet earth, and the composition of the earth.

Bryson did a job not boring the reader with the mysteries of science. Its entertaining reading and not difficult material to understand. Bryson presents thought provoking material that makes one want to read many other published books by Bryson.

5-0 out of 5 stars He Really Does Cover Nearly Everything
Bill Bryson is one of those rare non-fiction writers who can combine anecdote, humor and actual information, all in one book. Here he covers the history of the earth, starting with the big bang and covering all sorts of ground since then, including why you should be really afraid of meteors (by the time we spot the big one it'll be too late) and why you should think twice about that next visit to Yellowstone (the big one is about due).

As with most of his books it's clear he's done a lot of research, and the book is larded with the kind of stories about Famous Scientists that you've probably never heard...but also full of the sort of survey scientific information that will leave you thinking you've learned something really interesting.

Definitely worth picking up.

Who will like it: lovers of pop science, lovers of Bill Bryson, people willing to read a thick book from start to finish.

Who won't like it: people bored by pop science or any science at all.

5-0 out of 5 stars Rediscover what you learned in school and forgot
This book is aimed at people who either know very little about science, or who studied it in school and then forgot it all (my case). I read some of the reviews here and was shocked at how people criticize Bryson, especially saying he got scientific terms mixed up or had errors in his book. He is not a scientist and in my opinion that makes this book that much more impressive! Bryson devoted years of his life to learn this material, and to think we can take it all in by reading a book.. well it just doesn't seem fair! I was sad when I reached the end of the book, I wanted it to continue. I learned so much from this book, and it's interesting how many times the subject material in this book comes up in every day conversations.

Bryson approaches history from two angles: Astronomy and what we know about the universe, and Evolution and what we know about life on Earth. I learned so many things I didn't know. Fascinating facts such as that meteorites are used to date the earth with carbon dating (they're the same age). Meteorites contain proteins needed to build life. Human like species have been on Earth for 1 million years. After finishing this book, I find myself thinking about topics like these during my free time. That's how impressive this book is. If you love science, this won't be a book you just read and forget. It's a book that will teach you things you'll be thinking about for a long time.

Honestly I cannot recommend this book highly enough. If you're interested in science, it is a must read.

Michael

5-0 out of 5 stars Tabloid history of science
The book's title is very gripping but somewhat misleading - it is in fact a book of science tabloids - in a good way. It covers basic findings and histories of almost all major areas of natural sciences in a shallow but easy to follow manner. It is not intended to be introductory to science and science history (find a textbook instead), it is a fun-fact book of science and science history.

This book is full of interesting anecdotes of science and scientists behind scene, which makes the reading stimulating and gives the readers a joyful sense of "discovery". Here are just a few examples top of my mind:

- Components of your daily household cleaning powders like Comet and Ajax are made from the huge ash deposit in eastern Nebraska - they are leftover volcanic ashes from the ancient monstrous eruption of Yellowstone.

- Marie Curie, the only person to win Nobel prize in both chemistry and physics, was never elected to the French academy of sciences largely because she had an affair with a married fellow physicist after Pierre Curie died in a traffic accident. Madame Curie eventually died of leukemia and her papers and lab books (even her cookbooks) are so dangerously contaminated by radiation that those who wish to see them must wear protective clothing.

- Clair Patterson (a University of Chicago alumnus), who in 1953 gave the definitive measurement of the age of the Earth (4,550 million years - plus or minus 70 millions) by analyzing lead/uranium ratios in old rocks and meteorites, was also the leading expert in atmospheric lead poisoning and the early advocate of cleaning lead additives from manmade product. To his credit, Clean Air Act 1970 eventually led to the ban of leaded gasoline in United States in 1986. Almost immediately the blood lead level in Americans dropped 80%.

Informative tabloids like these are all over the book. Bryson did a perfect job of bringing dull facts in history of science into fun everyday life experience. He compiled a huge amount of anecdotes from otherwise hard to find sources and weaved them together seamlessly in fluid and humorous writing. It makes the reading of science fun.

5-0 out of 5 stars The best book you would be able to read in your lifetime!
By reading this book you realize how lucky you are to be here right now. To be reading this in front of your computer is an acomplishment that you may not realize. It shows how much we know about ourselves and the enviroment around us. "A Short History of Nearly Everything" explains in full detail how we became who we are, how we survived, and how impossible it is to do so. If you are interested in science and are looking for something to read, this well-written story is a great page-turner. ... Read more


16. The Complete Guide to the Book of Proverbs: King Solomon Reveals the Secrets to Long Life, Riches, and Honor
by Cody Jones, Cody L. Jones
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Asin: 0963894471
Catlog: Book (1999-05-01)
Publisher: Quinten Publishing
Sales Rank: 221744
Average Customer Review: 4.23 out of 5 stars
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Proverbs is the only book in the Bible devoted exclusively to the art of success. By citing both negative and positive rules of life, Proverbs clarifies wise and foolish choices in a host of situations. The central spiritual principle that will transform your life is the law of love.

"Pleasant words are like a honeycomb,
sweetness to the soul and health to the body."
-Proverbs 16.24

"Better is a dinner of vegetables where love is
than a fatted ox and hatred with it."
-Proverbs 15.17

The Complete Guide to the Book of Proverbs is the first Bible commentary in 2700 years to solve the ancient mysteries of the identities of Lady Wisdom, Solomon's secret ghost writer, the seven pillars of wisdom, the woman of noble character, Agur, Lemuel, and Lemuel's mother. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Interesting and Very Readable
The author, Dr Cody L Jones, has obviously done his homework. This is no mere collection of proverbs, but is a serious 568-page work that is for both reading and reference. The first 23 pages include a list of charts, a guide to pronounciation, and an outline of the structure of Proverbs. Pages 25-256 are a commentary on Proverbs. The comments are interesting and very readable, and they put things into a historical setting. The book includes many historical drawings and photos to give the reader a sense of the culture of the time. The next section (pages 257-315) provides a topical guide to Proverbs, with 96 topics arranged alphabetically. Each topic is amplified by one or more verses. The third principal section (pages 317-545) offers the full texts of six different versions in parallel: New King James, New Revised Standard, New Century, New International, King James and New Living. While some versions are more orthodox and strictly translated, others are more readable; and the ability to see all six versions of a verse on the same page spread certainly is an aid to understanding. If this book piques your interest in the book of Proverbs-and it might-it is well worth the cover price. There is much wisdom to be gained in Proverbs and this tool can help you uncover it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Can be read cover to cover with the greatest enthusiasm.
In The Complete Guide to the Book opf Proverbs, Cody Jones combines six popular translations of Proverbs (New King James, New Revised Standard, New Century, New International Version, King James & New Living Translation) in parallel with an in-depth commentary.

Jones' superb commentary enhanced our understanding of one of the most popular books of the Bible and provides a thumbnail sketch of every character of the Bible referenced in Proverbs.

The Complete Guide to the Book of Proverbs can be read cover to cover with the greatest enthusiasm, and well serves to be dipped into again and again for students of Scripture seeking a more profound understanding of Proverbs, and clergy in need of a fresh appraisal and presentation of the most contemporary applicable of the Old Testament.

1-0 out of 5 stars Cody Jones' Book on Proverbs is a waste
This book is a terrible waste of money. If you want a decent book on Proverbs see Michael Fox's Anchor Bible Proverbs 1-9. Cody Jones is not informed about true Proverbs research and Hebrew text and most of the reviews on Amazon are more PR attempts to cover the poor substance of this book. I bought it and what a waste

5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful and well-done
Cody Jones' beautiful and well-done book on Proverbs is sincerely appreciated. God bless!

5-0 out of 5 stars Six parallel translations of Proverbs are especially useful
The wisdom contained in Proverbs has always been of particularinterest to me, and through the years I've acquired a number of useful commentaries on the Book of Proverbs . And I must agree with what Cody Jones briefly touched upon in the introduction to his book - that all too many commentaries (both older and more modern ones) are entirely overly academic and rather arid in their treatments, which in most cases clearly are not intended to help the average person in the practical, day-to-day pursuit of wisdom.

I must say that I very much enjoy the format of Cody's new work, and consult it frequently on a daily basis since I've purchased it. What I've found especially useful is the six parallel translations of the Proverbs near the end of the book. ... Read more


17. Oxford Large Print Thesaurus
by Not Available
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Catlog: Book (2004-08-04)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Authoritative, up-to-date, and with exceptionally clear print, the Oxford Large Print Thesaurus contains over 130,000 alternative and opposite words, drawing on the most recent findings of the language research program at Oxford University Press. The book's clear page layout, designed in association with the Royal National Institute for the Blind, offers enlarged fonts, larger margins, generous line-spacing, and good quality paper, ensuring that there is a minimum glare and show-through. Ideal for both adults and children, particularly those with vision impairment, the Oxford Large Print Thesaurus is a valuable reference tool for use at home, school, or the office. Lightweight and affordable, the book is also a perfect companion to the Oxford Large Print Dictionary. ... Read more


18. Holy Bible: Classic Giant Print Center Column Reference, New King
by Not Applicable (Na )
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Catlog: Book (1994-06-22)
Publisher: Nelson Bibles
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Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Now there is a New King James Version Reference Bible available in giant print. With center-column references, self-pronouncing text, topical running heads, messianic prophecies with stars, 8 pages of maps, and concordance, this is a true reference Bible.

The giant 13 1/2 point type makes reading easy! A dependable reference Bible, this giant print Bible is also an excellent choice for a pulpit Bible. The 8-page family record offers room to record important milestones, such as births, weddings, and family history. Available in durable leatherflex, the Nelson Classic Giant Print Center-Column Reference Bible comes in popular colors.

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5-0 out of 5 stars LOVE IT!
One of the most accurate versions is now available in giant print! I love this because of the way it flows, and you get int reading it.

2-0 out of 5 stars Nice big print, but pages too thin
The Giant print is great, but the pages appear to be too thin, because the print from the other side of each page shows through on the side you are reading. This is very distracting. Go for the real leather edition, which is slightly thicker. ... Read more


19. Mla Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (Mla Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 6th ed)
by Joseph Gibaldi
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Catlog: Book (2003-06-01)
Publisher: Modern Language Association
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Average Customer Review: 4.38 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars A necessity for writers of college research papers.
Knowledge of MLA formatting is a necessity for writing college research papers these days. As an older, part-time college student, I found myself lacking the skills to properly cite information in my papers. Not having time to take an entry level English class, to learn the MLA style, I turned to the MLA Handbook for guidance.

This easy to use book has been a lifesaver! The book is well organized and provides plenty of examples. The table of contents is broken down so well, something that is not common enough in textbooks, that within minutes of picking up the book, you have a concrete example of what you need.

Each section starts with the most basic example of citing from a particular type of work and builds, step-by-step, to a complete citation. The applicable example for entry into the Works Cited Page can be found with ease as well.

If you will be writing research papers, or currently find yourself having difficulty citing, this is a tool you should strongly consider.

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5-0 out of 5 stars A necessity for writers of college research papers.
Knowledge of MLA formatting is a necessity for writing college research papers these days. As an older, part-time college student, I found myself lacking the skills to properly cite information in my papers. Not having time to take an entry level English class, to learn the MLA style, I turned to the MLA Handbook for guidance.

This easy to use book has been a lifesaver! The book is well organized and provides plenty of examples. The table of contents is broken down so well, something that is not common enough in textbooks, that within minutes of picking up the book, you have a concrete example of what you need.

Each section starts with the most basic example of citing from a particular type of work and builds, step-by-step, to a complete citation. The applicable example for entry into the Works Cited Page can be found with ease as well.

If you will be writing research papers, or currently find yourself having difficulty citing, this is a tool you should strongly consider.

"Tight Lines!"
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5-0 out of 5 stars A Life Saver
The MLA Handbook is the perfect companion of any higher education student. My English teacher, Mr. Holt, has recommended this book with pride and I agree with him. Any essay assignment should be double checked using this book. Once you land your hands on this novel, skim through it and post sticky notes on the important pages for a quick check when you need it later.

5-0 out of 5 stars A definite reference for College students.
I use this book almost in daily basis. As a graduate student - I write several journal articles and research papers weekly. This book is my primary reference book when I edit the final draft copy. If you are in college - I suggest you should invest the money and get this book - you will need this book many times for proper referencing, quotation, and correct punctuation style.

4-0 out of 5 stars Acceptable Guide for Writing Acceptable Research Papers
The best parts of this edition of the MLA guide are those that enforce the mechanics of strong writing, though if you're the creative type with unconventional ideas, there is no need to be constrained by these guidelines. Another good section concerns plagiarism, especially the tips on how to avoid both malicious and accidental plagiarism. The guidelines on how to conduct research are better presented elsewhere, while the chapter on how to format a paper is not entirely useful unless you have an assignment that demands that particular type of formatting. Otherwise you will often be free to use a format and construction style of your own choosing. Of course the meat of this guide is the sections on citations and bibliographies, which quite clearly explain the punctuation and mechanics of just about every type of citation imaginable (including new-fangled Internet sources). The only problem is that these sections are difficult to search because of a fuzzy index that sends you to annoyingly demarcated section numbers rather than page numbers. [~doomsdayer520~] ... Read more


20. Webster's 21st Century Large Print Dictionary (21st Century Reference)
by Barbara Ann Kipfer, Princeton Language Institute, Philip Lief Group
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Asin: 0385316437
Catlog: Book (1996-07-01)
Publisher: Delta
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