The Complete Guide to Bible Translations by Ron Rhodes

The Complete Guide to Bible Translations: How They Were Developed - Understanding Their Differences - Finding the Right One for YouThe Complete Guide to Bible Translations: How They Were Developed – Understanding Their Differences – Finding the Right One for You by Ron Rhodes
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Excellent book giving information behind many of the English translations of the Bible that we have today. Information is given as to the types of different translations – word-for-word vs. thought-for-thought (or a combination of the 2) as well as who was behind the translation and reasons for why the translation was done.
Most of the chapters give an overview & history of the various translations – such as the King James Version, the New King James Version, the New American Standard Bible, the New International Version, the English Standard Version, the Holman Christian Standard Bible, the New Living Translation and other popular translations.
Very readable and helpful resource for understanding the different translations that are out there. A brief chapter in what to look for in a Bible is also given at the end of the book.

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