The Jefferson Bible, or The Life and Morals of Jesus of
Nazareth as it is formally titled, was Thomas Jefferson's effort to
extract the doctrine of Jesus by removing sections of the New Testament
containing supernatural aspects as well as perceived misinterpretations he
believed had been added by the Four Evangelists.
— Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Navigation sets it apart
This electronic version of the public domain work is much improved over its paper counterpart. The table of contents allows for speedy navigation. Also, Apple's addition of a "Back" feature at the bottom left of the screen provides the ability to return to the previous location with ease. The cost is a small price to pay to have this classic handy on the iPad.
A free book for $10
Please note that my low rating is not a reflection of the content of this intriguing work by Jefferson, but an indictment of the all too common practice of packaging eBooks for sale without any concern whatsoever for their layout.
This work is in the public domain, and has been for years. The complete text is available on the Internet, for free. Now someone has apparently taken that text, churned it through an ePub conversion utility, and put a price tag on it without adding any value whatsoever.
No care has been taken to reformat the work for an ePub text flow. Had the publisher at least made an effort to improve the presentation, the price might be thus justified. As it stands, they want us to pay for their diligence in doing nothing.
Much better that the free version!
Much better than the free version!