Friday, September 28, 2012

Friday Book Giveaway!

I received in the mail this week a copy of Which Bible Translation Should I Use? (Broadman and Holman). It is scheduled to be released on October 1st.  Here is the blurb.

One of the most frequently asked questions related to the Bible is, “Which Bible translation should I use?” People often wonder what is the all-around best English Bible translation available. In this book, Douglas Moo, Wayne Grudem, Ray Clendenen, and Philip Comfort make a case for the Bible translation he represents: the NIV 2011 (New International Version), the ESV (English Standard Version), the HCSB (Holman Christian Standard Bible), and the NLT (New Living Translation) respectively.

In each case, the contributors explain the translation philosophy under- lying these major recent versions. They also compare and contrast how specific passages are translated in their version and other translations.

Which Bible Translation Should I Use? is ideal for anyone who is interested in the Bible and wants to know how the major recent English translations compare. After you’ve read this book, you will be able to answer the title question with confidence. You will also learn many other interesting details about specific passages in the Bible from these top experts.

I was a bit disappointed to see that they focused on only four translation that tend to be favored by conservative evangelicals. But the essays will be helpful since each author is promoting (defending?) the translation they helped produce. 

I will be choosing a winner for this book on Sunday, September 30th. If you would like a chance to win this book put your name below and be sure to check back sometime after Sunday to see if you won. If you fail to claim your prize in five days the book goes back on the shelf for another day.