Review: The Holy Bible ( God's Word Translation)

Large, Easy-to-Read Type for Children Ages 6-12.

  This Bible, published by Baker Books has the God's Word Translation. I am a King James fan and this translation or version, is new to me. But it is a very easy to read version for any young child who can read by himself. For those of you curious to know about God's Word translation, I will include an excerpt from the Bible's preface:

" Many Bible translations contain theological terms that have little, if any, meaning for most non theologically trained readers. God's Word avoids using these traditional terms and substitutes words that carry the same meaning in common English" 

Here's how Psalm 23 reads in this version ( I love the simplicity and warmth in the words):

1   The Lord is my shepherd, I am never in need.
2  He makes me lie down in green pastures.
    He leads me beside peaceful waters.
3  He renews my soul.
    He guides me along the paths of righteousness for the sake of His name.
4  Even though I walk through the dark valley of death, 
    because you are with me, I fear no harm.
   Your rod and your staff give me courage.
5  You prepare a banquet for me while my enemies watch.
    You anoint my head with oil
    My cup overflows
6  Certainly, goodness and mercy will stay close to me all the days of my life,
    and I will remain in the Lord's house for days without end.

Special features for young readers include:
  • 12.5 point type for easier reading
  • Dynamic full-colour illustrations
  • The teachings of Jesus index
  • Single-column format
  • Easy-to-carry size
  • Application index
The language is easy to understand and it captures the meaning of the original Hebrew text  without altering the meaning. It is a highly reliable version as many translations alter the original meaning of the scriptures or something gets lost somewhere in the process of translation. I will definitely consider my son using this Bible as it is a perfect version to graduate to just when he is done with his picture Bible.This will make a great gift for a young child and it has a nice page where you can write a message to the gift recipient.

Buy it from Baker Publishing Group for $22.99.

(Disclaimer: Thanks to Baker Publishing Group, I received a free copy of this book. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way.All opinions expressed here are only my own.)


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