Book Review: The Living Bible – Paraphrased – Good News Staff – Good News Magazine

Book Review: The Living Bible – Paraphrased – Good News Staff – Good News Magazine

Book Review: The Living Bible - Paraphrased

MOST members of God’s Church have rightly understood that The Living Bible captures the story flow of the Bible, but is not a literal word-by-word translation. It is certainly permissible to read The Living Bible, but always keep in mind that it is a very free paraphrase and errs greatly at times. One of the “Twelve Rules for Bible Study” is: “Don’t establish doctrine with Bible helps.” In the final analysis, The Living Bible is essentially a “Bible help,” not a translation. It is a paraphrase of the Bible, often leaning to what one sincere, but nevertheless deceived, man thinks the Bible is trying to say. Sometimes he does an excellent job – but at other times he goes way out on a limb.

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About Herbert W Armstrong

Herbert W. Armstrong (July 31, 1892 – January 16, 1986) founded the Worldwide Church of God in the late 1930s, as well as Ambassador College in 1946, and was an early pioneer of radio and tele-evangelism, originally taking to the airwaves in the 1930s from Eugene, Oregon. Mr. Armstrong preached an eclectic set of theological doctrines and teachings that came directly from the Bible. His teachings included the interpretation of biblical prophecy and taught observance of God’s Laws, Sabbath (Saturday), and the Biblical “Holy Days”.
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