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New Living Translation

The New Living Translation.

I just received this in my in-box, and  thought it was worth passing on. The folks behind the New Living Translation of the Bible are currently running a contest on their Facebook page. You can enter to win a trip for four to a center in Florida where efforts are being made to translate the Bible into, well, pretty much every language there is (yes, I know this is a hot issue — but if people are going to embrace the Christian faith, it makes sense for them to have the Bible in their own language). By entering, you can vote for one of three ministries to receive a cash grant (my personal favorite is The Dream Center which works with gang members and other at-risk youth in Los Angeles). Entering the sweepstakes makes you eligible to download a free recording of Matthew West reading the Christmas story. You’ll also be in the running to win Bibles for yourself or for a ministry of your choosing.

Want to learn more about the contest? Visit the New Living Translation Facebook page.

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Author of Befriending Silence, The Big Book of Christian Mysticism, Answering the Contemplative Call, and other books. Retreat leader. Speaker. Professed Lay Cistercian.

  • lightbearer

    is nlt a good version compared to say nrv or kjv

    • Carl McColman

      It’s certainly more readable, and may even be more accurate, than the KJV. It’s a paraphrase, so it’s not as accurate as the NRSV, but it’s popular because it’s easy to read and understand.