I stumbled upon The Touchpoint Bible at a Women's Retreat. Flipping through, I became immediately engrossed. Not only does this Bible translate God's Word into language I understand, it also has "mini" Bible studies--or Touchpoints-- on a huge varirety of topics. Whenever life throws something at me I don't understand, I browse the index and go directly to the Touchpoint that seems most relevant to what I am experiencing. It is TONS easier to use than a concordance. It truly delivers what it claims: God's word at your point of need. I recommend this Bible to all of my friends! Some have been hesitant and cautioned that it is a paraphrase, not a translation, but they are wrong in this assumption. I show them the part in the front of the book that explains how The New Living Translation came to be and they are impressed at it's credentials as a new translation of God's Word. This is a GREAT translation for new believers, in my opinion, as well as a wonderful addition to the library of Bibles on every Christian's shelf.