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Which Bible Translation Should I Use? - Andreas Kostenberger

SKU: Biblical Studies
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A comparison of four recent versions.

"Which Bible translation do you recommend?"

I am asked that question more than any other, yet I always struggle to answer it. The question itself usually indicates that the one asking it genuinely reveres the Word of God and wants to understand it as accurately as possible.. Such a question is not to be taken lightly or answered flippantly. On the other hand, an honest and thorough reply requires a discussion of various approaches to translations and a comparison of how major translations handle particular passages, something that is not usually possible in a brief and informal conversation.

Which Bible Translation Should I Use? solves this dilemma by offering a helpful and accessible guide for evaluating modern English translations. It wisely focuses on the current "big four" translation options: ESV, HCSB, NIV and NLT. The writers who champion the various translations are real experts who know the translation like the back of their hands and yet explain the differences between the translations in terms that the person on the street can understand. From now on, my answer to the question about the best Bible translation will be brief and simple:

"Instead of recommending a Bible, may I recommend a book?"

bible / ESV / HCSB / NIV / NLT / paperback / Translation