[sword-devel] Often-requested yet never-available Bibles

Barry Drake bdrake at crosswire.org
Mon Jul 27 00:45:33 MST 2009

Hi there .......

Jonathan Marsden wrote:
> If ten CrossWire people kicked in $1000 each (or twenty people @ $500
> each), and if (a big if?) there was a reasonable expectation of selling
> 500 NIV modules within a year or two, it would be doable.  

Well, I for one would go for this.  Suggest setting up a web page to let 
us make a pledge and see what response we get?

Now - a rant - I see it as a great pity that so many people want the 
NIV.  As a theologian, I never recommend this translation to my students 
  as it has a party bias.  The entire translation team is from the 
evangelical school.  The Good News (TEV) and the NRSV are two reliable 
unbiased translations that I recommend to my students.  Both are 
available in Catholic editions or as versions with apocrypha, and the 
NRSV especially is a good study bible.  The NET bible too is an 
excellent translation.  Why, oh why do so many people still want the NIV?

God bless,

-- From Barry Drake (The Revd) minister of the Netherfield United 
Reformed church, Nottingham see http://www.jesusinnetherfield.org.uk for 
our church homepages).

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