The Living Bible Reborn: Tyndale's 50th Anniversary
Tyndale, unsurprisingly, concludes that people don't read the Bible because they can't understand it, and the solution is the NLT. It is true that among those surveyed who do not read the Bible at least once a month, 40 percent feel that the Bible is too hard to understand. But 59 percent feel that they don't have enough time. That last statistic is perhaps the most telling in the entire report. It may remind us that the demands and commands of Jesus come through pretty clearly in the end, no matter what translation you happen to be using; the difficulty, it seems, lies in following them.
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