on 20 December 2014
I am delighted to have this copy which contains a most helpful Introduction expressing the benefits of this translation which freely departs from literal translations of the original languages. It states it is born out of a sincere desire to have the Word of God reach as many people as possible in a language that is our own and making it unsuitable as a basis for doctrinal or traditional disputes. It even cautions those who wish to engage in theological disputes not to use this volume! In this edition, the Deuterocanical books are paraphrased and are included after the books of the New Testament and not conventionally between the Old & New.