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