13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on 6 September 2010
I bought this for someone who had never read the bible; it is perfect, with simple language and lovely drawings. Perfect for anyone and everyone!
on 7 December 2014
A very clear, and in general accurate translation, in the equivalent modern translation style.
I thought the psalms particularly well done.
Only one verse in the New Testament did I take exception to as being unduly harsh.
It is John 2:4 which reads 'You must not tell me what to do.'
Other versions have "what is that to me and to thee"? Some other translations comes to mind. "Let us not be involved" or "I do not wish to be involved"
It is a somewhat softer refusal than the rather peremptory command offered in the the Good News translation.
Richard McCullen CM