Manuscripts: The Gospels


4.70 out of 5 based on 10 customer ratings
(10 customer reviews )

We were inspired by the way scripture was originally written, by individual authors with diverse points of view. Manuscripts presents the Gospels in easy-to-read, pocket sized Bible books.

This set includes:

  • The Gospel According to Matthew
  • The Gospel According to Mark
  • The Gospel According to Luke
  • The Gospel According to John
  • A Slipcase

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The Bible doesn’t have to be intimidating

Each Gospel is formatted like a traditional book. The text is arranged in one column, without verse numbers or footnotes. We used the New American Standard Bible, a translation widely respected for its word-for-word accuracy. Jesus’ words are printed in red and are placed in their own paragraphs for emphasis.

Details overview:

  • Pocket-sized (5.5 inches tall x 3.75 inches wide x less than 1 inch deep)
  • Thick pages (60lb paper)
  • Perfect-bound
  • Rounded edges to prevent fraying
  • New American Standard Bible

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    4 out of 5

    Friendly format fills a needI think it’s fantastic that Manuscripts has published this format of the four Gospels. “Reading the Bible“ can be a big ask and this friendly format could be a great out reach tool. The quality is excellent the price is a bit steep

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    5 out of 5

    ACCESSIBLE!I love the portability of these these books, and how they make the Word of God accessible to others. We gave a set to an 86 year old women, who told us she could finally read the Bible in bed as it was small enough that her arthritic hands could hold it! She was so thrilled. Another octogenarian told us, upon receiving her set and starting to read it, that it was the FIRST TIME she had ever read the Bible!! This beautiful, but simple version of God's Word is affecting lives.

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    5 out of 5

    Love my manuscripts!So glad I received my manuscripts! The quality of these books is amazing. I started reading Luke and the versality of just fitting it in my purse without too much bulk is great! I get to pull the manuscript book anywhere I am. I need to have a tangible book to read and these books are perfect.

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    5 out of 5

    Game ChangerManuscripts has not changed one letter in the Bible. The innovative presentation is high quality and works well for those who want to read the Bible for the first time or who are well acquainted with God’s word.

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    5 out of 5

    Great Design!These books are brilliant! They're a great size and the design is super clean. They look great on the coffee table and it's wonderful having God's word so accessible. Great to share with interested friends.

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    3 out of 5

    Get rid of the headingsI bought the set for my goddaughter and I'm happy to give them to her. There were three typographical decisions that really bummed me out. If the goal of the project is to introduce these texts so people read them like a "traditional book" then you need to get rid of the headings. (Maybe using the NASB required you to include them?). I've never read a "traditional book" with headings. Can you imagine reading a Tom Clancy or John Grisham novel with headings like that? Matthew 13 has 11 headings alone!
    I would have also liked to see the paragraphs as paragraphs, instead of having any entire blank line between each one.
    I would have preferred you drop the red letters ( doesn't meet the goal of the reading experience being like that of a "traditional" book). Imagine reading The Hobbit where Bilbo's words are all in red letters.
    I shared a picture of receiving these books and used the @manuscriptsbooks on Twitter, but it doesn't look like they have an account.
    Three stars. They meet the objective of making God's word less intimidating.

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      Thanks for your feedbackHey Tim,

      We really appreciate your honest assessment and we're sorry to hear Manuscripts didn't meet your expectations. While many have enjoyed the blend of traditional Bible design elements and the modifications that made it closer to a novel's format, we hear where you're coming from. These points will be kept in mind when planning future iterations. In the meantime, we will work to show more of the details of the book's formatting on the website and our social media.

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    5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Overjoyed!I carry one in my purse; so now I can read Scripture where ever I am. It's a perfect take along size.

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    5 out of 5

    Amazing!Great, high quality, compact reader to keep with you on the go... Or just to experience reading the Bible as a continuous story, without the distraction of verse numbers. Blown away by the quality and love that it's NASB, too!

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    5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Wonderful!Sometimes I have a hard time getting through the Bible. This new format of the Gospels makes it so much easier to read, pause, and reflect. Also, the smaller size fits in my purse, so I am actually reading more. The slipcase is such a nice touch. Thank you.

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    5 out of 5

    IncredibleI’m really impressed with how these were made and set up. The layout gives such a fresh way to reading the Word and on top of that, it’s NASB translation! Seriously incredible all the way around. I also love the size of them. They are perfect pocket/purse size. I’ve been telling everyone about them!

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